Boeing hasn't yet decided where it will build the 777X — either way, it has big ramifications for the Inland Northwest
Spokane County Commissioner Al French holds up his smartphone with a stock-market app showing Boeing's shares soaring.
As the temperature drops, Spokane's warming centers provide overnight refuge
In a dim-lit corner of the Salvation Army gym, a few men huddle around the low hiss of a radio.
Spokane County Sheriff's Office Deputy Joe Bodma, left, and Spokane Police Department Detective Jeff Barrington chase a puck during a hockey game between the agencies Sunday at the Arena.
Local nurses prepare to walk; plus, the state rejects Spokane County's urban expansion
Civil rights attorneys say systemic change is coming to the state prison system
In the fallout of a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit, Washington state's prison system is about to receive an unprecedented infusion of cash with the potential to reform the Department of Corrections from criminal justice advocates on the outside.
Reversing course, the Spokane City Council warms to a less-than-independent ombudsman
When the Spokane City Council last month swiftly and unanimously rejected a contract agreement with the Spokane Police Guild, they were met with praise. "Thanks for your leadership!" wrote Rick Eichstaedt, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Justice, an outspoken critic of the city and guild, on Council President Ben Stuckart's Facebook page.
SPD's new Internal Affairs director is changing the way officer misconduct is investigated
In a time when the Spokane Police Department looks to rebuild its public image and strengthen accountability, a former fraud investigator with the federal public defender's office has taken over the investigation of officer misconduct, training priorities and technology upgrades, including the implementation of officer-worn body cameras. As director of the department's newly created Strategic Initiatives division, Tim Schwering now oversees the vastly different, but often interconnected, operations of Internal Affairs, professional standards, information technology and officer training.
Jolly old Saint Nicholas landed at River Park Square Friday evening, and dozens of children craned their necks to catch a glimpse of Santa as he descended down the atrium escalator. With a wave of his finger, he lit the mall Christmas tree before dancing with elves and mingling with children, ready to whisper their wish lists into his ear.
The city's Use of Force Commission weighs in on progress at SPD; plus, Lakeland Village under fire
Not Done Yet A month-old letter from the city's Use of Force Commission surfaced last week in response to the Spokane Police Department's ongoing reform efforts, commending initial progress, but also calling out three recommendations in need of additional attention.
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The year was 1993, and something rare was happening — both political parties were finally agreeing that something had to change about the health care system.
Via filibusters, small-state senators held too much power for too long
Senate Democrats' recent vote to limit filibusters on certain presidential nominees has become the Republicans' red herring du jour.
Pay Attention! Interesting interviews as to “What can be done to make our roadways safer” in the Nov. 21 issue (“On the Street”).
The hijacking of a venerable arts institution
I have a sorry and regretful story to tell. It concerns the board of a nonprofit organization that I believe overstepped the boundaries of decency, honesty and fairness.
On Nov. 10, 1620 — just a day after sighting land — Master of the Mayflower Christopher Jones had to be frazzled. He had contracted to deliver his cargo of settlers to the Hudson River country, but without a reliable map he was adrift in uncharted waters.
Secessionist movements are afoot all over the West
Frustrated separatists can agitate all they want to for a state of their own, but if we ever add a star to Old Glory, it's more likely to represent Puerto Rico, American Samoa or Washington, D.C., than North Colorado. Earlier this month, voters in 11 sparsely populated Colorado counties got a chance to express their distaste for their state government — which is not geographically distant, but culturally a world away in Denver.
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