- Western Hockey League Standings Updated: Feb-08-16 11:25 pm
- Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season Updated: Feb-08-16 5:51 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday.
- Turnbull wildlife refuge reopens on Monday Updated: Feb-08-16 12:29 pm
CHENEY, Washington - The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge south of Spokane, Washington, has reopened after being closed to the public last weekend because of the situation at a refuge near Burns, Oregon.
- Indian tribes seek to restore Columbia salmon runs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:52 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Some Northwest Indian tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.
- Fed court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers Updated: Feb-05-16 3:27 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Some blueberry growers in Walla Walla County have admitted in federal court that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of three years.
- Supreme Court rejects Spokane bill of rights effort Updated: Feb-04-16 12:32 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The state Supreme Court has rejected an effort to put a "community bill of rights" on the ballot in the city of Spokane.
- Education Department investigating Spokane schools Updated: Feb-04-16 11:09 am
SPOKANE, Washington - The U.S. Department of Education is investigating how Spokane Public Schools handles special education after the former director of that program filed a federal civil rights complaint.
- Former police chief sues city of Spokane Updated: Feb-02-16 5:16 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub has filed a lawsuit against city officials, contending his civil rights were violated in his forced resignation.
- Fire pit kills northern Idaho woman, burns husband Updated: Feb-02-16 12:17 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A woman is dead and a man is badly burned because of a fire pit they were sitting around in northern Idaho.
- Software for Washington colleges needs improvement Updated: Feb-01-16 9:37 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Officials say the $100 million computer software system for Washington state's community colleges will likely cost another $10 million before it's ready for use.
- Wiltjer scores 35, Gonzaga coasts past Santa Clara 84-67 Updated: Jan-28-16 11:30 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Kyle Wiltjer made 7 of 10 from 3-point range with 35 points and Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 84-67 to sweep the season series on Thursday night.
- Gonzaga struggling after opening in Top 10 Updated: Jan-28-16 2:58 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Gonzaga began the season ranked in the Top 10 and was expected to ride the imposing front court of Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Przemek Karnowski deep into the NCAA Tournament.
- Body pulled from Spokane River believed to be missing doctor Updated: Jan-27-16 10:56 am
SPOKANE, Washington - A body pulled from the Spokane River is believed to be that of missing Veterans Affairs hospital surgeon Dr. John Marshall.
- Idaho police pick up Santa Claus for driving the wrong way Updated: Jan-26-16 1:09 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A man legally named Santa Claus was arrested after police in Idaho said they saw him driving on the wrong side of the street.
- Spokane County ski area gets expansion permit, halt order Updated: Jan-25-16 11:00 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Work to expand Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is in limbo after Spokane County officials issued a grading permit for the project while the state Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction to halt the work.
- Jury selection begins in murder-for-hire case over oil deals Updated: Jan-25-16 1:19 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Jury selection started Monday in the trial of a man accused of hiring a hit man to kill a Washington state businessman in a dispute over business dealings in the North Dakota oil patch.
- Case of Moses Lake school shooter back in court Updated: Jan-22-16 7:22 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The case of Moses Lake school shooter Barry Loukaitis is headed back to a courtroom.
- Spokane mayor vetoes sick leave Updated: Jan-22-16 4:03 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane Mayor David Condon has vetoed a measure that requires local businesses to provide up to five days of paid sick leave.
- Detectives investigate in shooting of Spokane Valley woman Updated: Jan-21-16 9:30 pm
SPOKANE VALLEY, Washington - Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman who died Monday at her home in Spokane Valley.
- Goldmark seeks extra $24M to battle wildfires Updated: Jan-21-16 6:26 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Last year's wildfire season was the worst in state history, and state Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark on Thursday asked the Legislature for an additional $24 million to prevent a repeat in 2016.
- Spokane County sheriff criticizes Burns occupiers Updated: Jan-20-16 11:43 am
SPOKANE, Washington - The sheriff of Washington's Spokane County is continuing his criticism of an armed protest at an Oregon wildlife refuge.
- Man shot to death in Spokane identified Updated: Jan-19-16 8:11 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A man who was fatally shot early Monday morning in north Spokane has been identified.
- Washington lawmakers propose free community college Updated: Jan-19-16 7:52 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Tuition at community and technical colleges in Washington would be free for state residents without a bachelor's degree under a proposal announced Tuesday by a group of Democratic lawmakers.
- State's new poet laureate hopes to bring poetry to many Updated: Jan-18-16 2:04 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Washington's new poet laureate begins his two-year stint on Feb. 1 with hopes of bringing poetry to as many different audiences as possible.
- Patrol investigates threats against Washington lawmaker Updated: Jan-17-16 4:13 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The Washington State Patrol has confirmed it is investigating threats reportedly made against a state lawmaker who recently made headlines for visiting an Oregon wildlife refuge that's been occupied by armed protesters.