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When a Public Hearing Isn't for the Public; Oil Train Hearing in Spokane, WA Leaves Public Frustrated

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

If this truly was a hearing for Spokane, by Spokane, we most certainly would have seen, and would have been right to expect to see presentations or statements from various response or regulatory agencies in the area who would be responsible if something were to happen in Spokane.

Gender Neutral and Father's Day

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

With the gradual acceptance of gay and lesbian couples and the enactment of more and more laws permitting same-sex marriages, are we beginning to see the breakdown of the role of both mothers and fathers in the lives of the family?

The Inland Northwest Fight to Avoid Becoming the Next Bomb Train Story

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

You'd be hard-pressed to find another scenario so ripe with risk, uncertainty and horrific examples of failure, while simultaneously unimpeded by regulators or even common sense safety measures.

Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

When it's all risk and no reward, it's all of our responsibility to stand up and protect not just Spokane but the rest of Washington from bad deals on wheels.

Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Tom Foley's Funeral

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., released a press release Sunday announcing its intention to protest the funeral proceedings of former Hou...

FBI: String Of Ricin Letters Were Sent On Same Day

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — A suspicious letter containing the deadly poison ricin was mailed to President Barack Obama from Spokane, Wash., on the same day simil...

PHOTOS: How One Couple Turned A Shack Into An Adorable Cottage

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 05.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

When you see the "before," you'll be amazed by the homeowners' vision.

Cop Punished After Young Daughter Shot Herself With His Gun

AP | Posted 07.26.2012 | Crime

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane's police chief says the officer whose young daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon in April h...

Why School Officials Detonated This Water Bottle (WATCH)

Posted 03.26.2012 | Teen

A baseball coach in Spokane County, WA, spotted a suspicious-looking device on school campus early Saturday morning, according to He called ...

MLK Parade Bomber Sentenced To 32 Years In Prison

AP | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 12.21.2011 | Crime

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A federal judge was not swayed by the last-ditch attempt from an Army veteran with extensive ties to white supremacists to change hi...

The World's Fair Project: An Introduction (PHOTOS)

Jade Doskow | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts
Jade Doskow


Naked Fisherman Arrested

Posted 10.19.2011 | Weird News

Dean H. Meginniss, a 54-year-old man from Spokane, was arrested at an eastern Washington lake on Sunday after authorities received a complaint that he...

Insane killer says escape from fair was unplanned

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The insane killer who walked away from a county fair field trip arranged by his Washington state mental hospital says he didn't plan his escape.

Phillip Arnold Paul told KXLY-TV he saw an opportunity at the Spokane County fairgrounds and took it. He was on the run for three days before he was arrested Sunday near Goldendale and returned to Eastern State Hospital.

In the interview Wednesday, Paul said he hid in woods where he used to camp, and he expected to be caught. He says he wouldn't try to escape again.

Paul was committed to the mental hospital in 1987 after he was acquitted by reason of insanity for killing a 78-year-old woman.

Hospital CEO Harold Wilson has resigned.

Wash. hospital chief resigns after man's escape

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The head of a Washington state hospital has resigned in the wake of the escape last week of a criminally insane man who stayed on the run for three days.

Eastern State Hospital CEO Hal Wilson announced his resignation on Wednesday. He has contended the mental hospital did everything according to policies and procedures, despite widespread criticism from some hospital staffers and local law enforcement.

Patient Phillip Paul escaped from hospital custody during a trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair with 30 other patients last week.

He was committed to the hospital in 1987 for the slaying of a Sunnyside woman.

Boulder Abortion Doctor Receives Death Threat From Washington State

The Boulder Daily Camera | John Aguilar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A federal grand jury indicted a resident of Spokane, Wash., on Wednesday for allegedly threatening to kill Boulder abortion doctor Warren Hern and mem...

Spokane Hoopfest 2009

The Spokesman Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In West Central's Cannon Park, the passing of the city's pool bond meant the replacement of a worn-down, leaking pool with a new pool, complete with s...

Washington Residents Smuggling In Eco-Unfriendly Products

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SPOKANE, Wash. — The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are b...