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Spokane, WA, United States

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Past articles by Kip:

Former EWU women's basketball coach alleges age, gender discrimination in lawsuit against school

Wendy Schuller, who coached the team from June 2001 to March 2021, filed her claims against EWU and Athletic Director Lynn Hickey in Spokane County Superior Court last month and is seeking at least $5 million in damages. On Friday, the lawsuit was moved to U.S. District Court in Spokane at the request of the Washington Attorney General's Office, which is representing EWU against the… → Read More

'It's important that patients see themselves': Rogers High School studies receive medical training Friday

The event was a collaboration between the Spokane NAACP Health Committee, Providence Health Services and Spokane Public Schools to offer medical training to students of color and other groups underrepresented in medical fields. → Read More

A 'Truly' fair tax structure? Washington eyes lowering fees for booming canned cocktail industry

Malt-based beverages, such as the hard seltzer brand Truly, are taxed at a much lower rate in Washington than spirits combined with mixers in a can. In a push that has taken place nationwide at the behest of the spirits industry, lawmakers are now considering a new way to tax lower-proof, spirit-based drinks sold in Washington's stores. → Read More

Classroom energy: Partnership between Spokane Public Schools, Gonzaga pushes climate science for elementary students

Spokane Public Schools and Gonzaga University's Center for Climate, Society and the Environment have partnered to provied the district's 36 elementary buildings, including the Libby Center and Spokane Public Montessori, kits teaching about climate science and renewable energy. → Read More

Naming rights for Pavilion in Riverfront Park has to wait

Spokane Parks & Recreation received no takers this fall for a 10-year, $1.25 million deal that would affix a sponsor's name to the structure, first built for Expo '74 and repurposed in 2019 as part of the park's redevelopment project. Though several firms downloaded information from the city's website about a possible deal, the bidding period ended Oct. 31 without a formal offer. → Read More

'It's still the Apple Cup': Touchmark residents, friends on opposite side of the UW/WSU rivalry celebrate game

Touchmark on the South Hill residents Pat Thompson and Richard Pruett drew more than a few puzzled glances at a happy hour event this week celebrating Saturday's Apple Cup game. → Read More

Wintry weather continues through weekend, then a warmup for the holiday

Overnight lows have dipped into the teens each night since Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Spokane, and 14 of the first 17 days of November have seen temperatures below average for this time of year. That trend should continue until Monday, said Jon Fox, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Spokane. → Read More

'It becomes everybody's work': Artist unveils public sculpture The Seeking Place in Riverfront Park on Tuesday

The piece was selected by the Spokane Park Board more than two years ago as the second public art structure to be paid for with some of the money raised by the $64 million in bonds for Riverfront Park's redevelopment. When the other artwork, Meijin Yoon's "Stepwell," is finished as early as later this year, the redevelopment that began with a groundbreaking in the gondola meadow more than six… → Read More

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers seeks 10th term, possible committee chair against Democrat Natasha Hill

The election has not drawn the national-level interest that was seen in the last midterm contest, when Lisa Brown and McMorris Rodgers ran neck-and-neck in fundraising in a contest that sent the congresswoman back for her eighth term in Washington D.C. Both candidates expressed concern about the direction of the country, largely mirroring a party divide that has broken out nationally as the… → Read More

Satanists file federal lawsuit to overturn Idaho's abortion ban

The Satanic Temple, headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Idaho on Friday alleging the law, which went into effect Aug. 25 and imposes felony criminal charges on any person performing an abortion in the state, violates members' Constitutional rights. → Read More

Wildfire smoke reaches unhealthy levels Sunday afternoon, likely to linger for Monday

Air quality continued to worsen Sunday afternoon in Spokane, and forecasters aren't expecting it to leave anytime soon. → Read More

Spokane Riverkeeper urges conservation as water flows fall

Monitoring by the United States Geological Survey showed river flows falling to below 1,000 cubic feet per second last week below the Monroe Street dam. Under a law passed by the Spokane City Council earlier this year, such a level could trigger an emergency declaration as early as next year from City Hall that would limit water use within city limits. → Read More

Warren Heylman, architect behind Parkade, airport and other iconic Spokane designs, dies at 98

Heylman, the bow tie-wearing architect who went from designing Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired homes on the South Hill to massive public projects and affordable housing during the boom years of Spokane architecture, died Aug. 10. He was 98. → Read More

Police: Spokane teenager drowns Saturday in at Corbin Park in Post Falls

Authorities were called to the park, just south of Interstate 90 on the Spokane River, around 9 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release. Family members reported the boy had been missing for an hour. His clothing was found on the beach near the water, according to authorities. → Read More

Hatch Road Bridge reopens Friday, ending long detour on Spokane's South Hill

The Hatch Road bridge, closed since late March, reopened Friday, giving motorists back a connection off of U.S. 195 that had prompted a lengthy detour for travelers approaching Spokane from the south. → Read More

Jury trial begins in Spokane County Jail death of woman where video evidence was erased

The attorney for the estate of a 55-year-old woman who died in custody of the Spokane County Jail of a ruptured intestine told jurors Tuesday he anticipated requesting a judgment in the "multiple millions of dollars" against the contractor tasked with providing inmates care. → Read More

Spokane library branch in STA Plaza to close Thursday ahead of grand opening of central library next month

The temporary, second-floor space at the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza downtown will shutter at the end of the day Thursday. It was one of two temporary check-out locations during renovation of the city's library system funded by a $77 million bond measure passed in 2018, intended to take the place of the downtown library branch, which shuttered ahead of renovation in February 2020. → Read More

We the People: The stripes of the American flag symbolized the colonies. How were they named?

Those 13 stripes, and original 13 stars, symbolized the former British colonies that became the first American states at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War. It may not surprise you to learn that the monarchy had a big hand in determining the names of those early states, issuing what were known as land grants or charters that declared new names for territories. → Read More

Getting There: Pedestrian underpass will link East Valley schools when Bigelow Gulch is finished

Crews working for Spokane County, the city of Spokane Valley and the school district begun this month a project that will completely revamp the area between East Valley middle and high schools, including new playfields, utility lines and provide the eastern terminus of a road project that's been in the works since before most of the students thwacking tennis balls Friday morning were born. → Read More

Doorbelling group checking voter rolls in Spokane County not government-sanctioned, Auditor's Office says

The organization's website includes a YouTube video featuring Glen Morgan, who introduces himself as an activist and former candidate for the Thurston County Assessor's Office. Morgan is a frequent filer of Public Disclosure Commission complaints, often against Democratic or progressive candidates, and was responsible for a mailer in a state Senate race in Spokane in 2018 that urged voters to… → Read More