Different Roads

Different Roads

Tim Benn and Kate Burke want many of the same things for northeast Spokane — but have different ways to get there
Tim Benn vs. Kate Burke

Change Agents

Councilman Breean Beggs, known for outside-the-box ideas, faces a challenge from council critic Andy Dunau
Breean Beggs vs. Andy Dunau

Lane Splits

The Monroe Street lane reduction has become the defining issue in the District 3 race, but it's not the only one
Candace Mumm vs. Matthew Howes

Opposing Forces

Five challengers try to change the balance of power on the far-right Spokane Valley City Council
ELECTION 2017: Spokane Valley City Council

Volatile Debate

An oil-train-fueled explosion would devastate Spokane, but is a proposed enforcement method even legal?
Every day, several trains hauling coal or crude oil move through downtown Spokane on elevated tracks.

The Hot Seat

Why the leader of Spokane's volunteer police oversight commission has stepped down from her role
For the second time in two years, the chairperson of Spokane's police ombudsman commission was asked to resign after becoming embroiled in controversy over the role of the volunteer panel. Deb Conklin has stepped down from her position as chair of the volunteer commission charged with directing police oversight in Spokane.

'black-and-white Issue'

After 4-2 city council vote, MLK Center will run the East Central Community Center
By the time the decision came before the Spokane City Council Monday night, what seemed like a simple question — who would get the contract to run the East Central Community Center — had become an imbroglio, involving race, conflicts of interest and questions of basic fairness. The seeds of the conflict were planted in December 2012, when the city of Spokane — looking to save money — handed over control of the community center to a private nonprofit, the East Central Community Organization.

Too Deep

Tyler Berens tries to climb out of the hole, yet something holds him back
There's a place in Keri Hillyard's mind where she safekeeps the image of the young man she loves. It's a Thursday evening in September.

Bird's-Eye View

Cheap and easy-to-use drones have transformed the art of photography
Time was, if you wanted a bird's-eye view and there wasn't a skyscraper handy, you had to find someone with a pilot's license, rent a helicopter for hundreds of dollars an hour, then hang out the door, wind blowing in your face and shaking your camera, and try to get a decent shot. This came with a risk, too.

The Right to Have a Home

With the Trump administration putting her immigration status back in jeopardy, Catalina Corvalan chose to fight back
Greeted by the clicking of dozens of cameras, a smiling Attorney General Jeff Sessions buttoned up his suit as he walked toward the podium on Sept. 5.

Not Silent, Still Deadly

SPD equipping service rifles with sound suppressors; plus, judge rules STA ad guidelines violated First Amendment
HUSHED SHOTS Each of the Spokane Police Department's 181 service rifles will soon be outfitted with SUPPRESSORS, more commonly known as silencers.

Funding Held Captive

With no state capital budget, hundreds of millions of dollars in Eastern Washington projects are in limbo
Every night in downtown Spokane, Hope House women's shelter turns away about a dozen homeless women for lack of space. By late next year, organizers could be breaking ground on a new building that will shelter three times as many people.

Help on the Way?

Many rural hospitals operate on razor-thin margins; Washington is trying to help them
When Josephine Johnson had trouble with pain in her abdomen a short time ago, she went to her doctor in Davenport, where primary care is just a few steps away from Lincoln Hospital. They did a CAT scan and then a colonoscopy, which she was due for, and discovered cancer.

The Ripple Effect

With tensions heightened following the Freeman High School shooting, local schools grapple with an increase in student threats
Before the Freeman High School shooting last month, things were relatively slow for the team identifying threats in Spokane Public Schools.

Battling Bias

WSU prof's virtual simulator aims to educate police about subconscious biases; plus, Spokane parklets get the go-ahead
ASK QUESTIONS FIRST, SHOOT LATER A Washington State University professor is taking a unique approach to IMPLICIT BIAS training for police.

Grow Your Own?

In Washington, you can brew your own beer, but you can't grow your own weed; that could change
Washington state is feeling a little left out. One of the first states in the country to legalize recreational marijuana, it's now the only state among that group that doesn't allow residents to grow the plant for personal use, according to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.

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