Spokane

The Spokane School District wants to be allowed to consider applications from prospective charter schools.

Slackline World Cup In U.S. For First Time, At Hoopfest

Jun 24, 2013

7,000 or so basketball teams take to the streets of Spokane this weekend to play in the 24th annual Hoopfest. Hoopfest’s organizers have a new trick up their sleeves this year, which will bring athletes from around the world to compete in a different sport. Paige Browning has the story.

Airmen Remembered In Spokane

May 29, 2013
Paige Browning

Tuesday in Spokane people came together to honor three Air Force airmen who died earlier this month. They were members of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base. Paige Browning has more on the memorial.

Matthew Ryan Buquet

Wednesday FBI officials in Spokane arrested a man for connection with mailing a poisonous letter to a government building. Spokane Public Radio’s Paige Browning reports.

Boston Marathon Runner Races Again In Spokane

May 6, 2013
Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

Three weeks after the Boston bombings, one of the iconic figures of that tragedy was racing again in Spokane. Bill Iffrig of Lake Stevens, Wash., joined more than 50-thousand runners on Sunday for the Bloomsday Run. You might remember the images of Iffrig on the ground immediately following a blast at the Boston marathon. Jessica Robinson has this story.

Law enforcement officials say they have increased the level of security for this year’s Bloomsday race in Spokane. More than 50,000 people participate in the 12-K run. Paige Browning reports.

Sticky Rules On Pot Brought Up At Hearing in Spokane

Feb 14, 2013

Tuesday night in Spokane about 450 people showed up to a hearing about the state’s marijuana market. The state liquor control board held the forum as part of their research in implementing the sale of recreational marijuana. Paige Browning reports.

In the past two days, there have been 149 vehicle crashes in Spokane County. Though snow falls in Spokane every year, Police say they still see a rise in car-wrecks on icy winter roads. Paige Browning reports.

In the final week of December, seven homicides occurred in Spokane. Chief of Police Frank Straub says crime in the city is on the rise. Paige Browning reports.

Spokane County’s 911 staff will soon grow, in order to speed up answering time. Paige Browning reports six call receivers will join the call center in the new year.

Hundreds of people attended Tuesday's public hearing in Spokane about a proposed coal export terminal in the Northwest. The meeting brought out strong emotions, and raised a moral question about how the hearings are run. Paige Browning reports the event focused on the proposed Gateway Terminal for Whatcom County, which would ship coal to Asia.

Former Spokane Officer Faces 4 Years In Federal Prison

Nov 19, 2012

A former Spokane police officer was taken away in handcuffs Thursday night, more than one year after being convicted, and more than six years after Spokane man Otto Zehm died. Paige Browning reports on Karl F. Thompson Jr.’s sentencing.

Thursday marks the beginning of the end in a six-year-long court case involving a former Spokane police officer and the death of a Spokane man. Karl F. Thompson faces sentencing Thursday morning in Spokane’s federal court. Paige Browning reports from Spokane.

Anonymous Commenter Reveals Identity

Jul 24, 2012
Sandy Clemons

A lawsuit in north Idaho over anonymous comments posted in an online forum attracted national attention. Now, the commenter at the center of that dispute has unmasked herself. As correspondent Jessica Robinson reports, the case reveals a rift within the north Idaho Republican Party.

City of Spokane Mayor Picks Police Chief Finalists

Jul 19, 2012

Four finalists for Police Chief in Spokane have been identified by Spokane Mayor Condon. Reporter Paige Browning has details.

The Spokane City Council Monday night voted unanimously to approve a $1.67 million settlement between Otto Zehm’s family and the city. Paige Browning reports.

United States Senate

Senator Maria Cantwell and Spokane’s Mayor Condon implore the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer a grant for the North Spokane Corridor.

US Senator Cantwell says the corridor is the missing link in the Eastern Washington transportation system.

“In fact the North Spokane Corridor is my top project priority and so that’s why we are here today, to say that we want to see this funding.”

Roger Rossing/Deutsche Fotothek / Wikimedia Commons

   
A scientist at Spokane’s Riverpoint campus has received a large grant to study one question: why do humans sleep? 

Photo by Fabio Gismondi / Wikimedia Commons

SPOKANE -- A former hostage to the Colombian guerrilla army will tell her story in Spokane on Wednesday. Ingrid Betancourt ran for the Colombian presidential seat in 2002. Her run came to a quick end when the FARC guerilla army captured her, and held her for more than six years in the jungle. Paige Browning has more on the activist’s only public appearance in the U.S. this year.

SPOKANE -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians just received a list of federal guidelines for their proposed casino project in Airway Heights. Along with the document came a new round of opposition. Paige Browning has more.

Photo courtesy SCRAPS

ELK, Wash. -- A team of national animal rescue specialists have flown into Spokane to help relocate and treat about 75 horses, goats, and other animals. Paige Browning has more on a search warrant that led to a dire farm discovery.

When You Think Spokane, City Wants You To Think Sports

Feb 9, 2012
Photo by USOC / USOC

SPOKANE, Wash. - The best amateur women boxers from around the country will participate in a historic event next week : team trials for the first-ever Olympic women's boxing competition. The location for the event is Spokane. As Jessica Robinson reports, the city has worked to brand itself as a sports destination.

SPOKANE, WA- The marchers at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Parade seemed to forget about the frigid weather, and an attempted bomber at last year’s event. Spokane Public Radio’s Paige Browning attended the parade and reports.

Morrison: “I believe in the dream, and it lives”.

Marching for her sixth year in a row, Karen Morrison marched near the front of the parade, leading the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. At least 1,000 people marched this year, led by a Lewis and Clark High School marching band.

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