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03/28/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it. The man said having the stolen copy of Richard Matheson's 1975 novel "Bid Time Return" had been bugging him. He included a $200 donation to the Great Falls Library and in a letter asked for forgiveness.
03/28/2017   Spokane Google News

The Independent

The Lead: Heavy winter damage in Spokane, WA Sec of State diagnosed with cancer
The Independent
The county has a winter road-maintenance budget of $3.5 million and the maintenance budget for the year is $20 million. Spokane County has declared a state of emergency twice and hopes to get FEMA disaster reimbursement. Asphalt resurfacing projects ...

03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - As the Gonzaga Bulldogs prepare for their first-ever Final Four appearance in Phoenix on Saturday, one student is doing what he can to make sure he can be at the stadium in person to witness history. Sean Palermo started an online petition to be sent to Gonzaga President Thayne McColloh, requesting that classes be cancelled on the Friday.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
BENEWAH COUNTY, Idaho - Work continues on an Idaho highway that has been closed for nearly two weeks because erosion has caused the road to sink. Bypass work on State Highway 5 in Benewah County is expected to be done this week and one lane of the road should be reopened by Wednesday or Thursday.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Rain showers gave way to beautiful rainbows seen all across the region on Monday. We asked you to send us your rainbow photos and you all delivered in a big way! Click through the slideshow above to see some of the stunning rainbow shots. And keep the pictures coming!
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Friends and family of two women believed to be murdered by the same man gathered outside the Spokane County Medical Examiners Office Monday. Heather Higgins mysteriously disappeared in Sept. 2010. Her body was never located but family of Kala Williams, who was murdered in 2012, says her killer is the same man responsible for Higgins’ whereabouts.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - If you want to watch the Zags take on the Gamecocks in person, it’s getting more difficult by the minute. That’s because if you’re looking for a plane ticket, you might be out of luck.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On a peaceful day in Coeur d’Alene, families and friends move along for a relaxing Sunday stroll. But, if you’re Nathan Smalley, excitement and euphoria run through your veins. You see, Smalley is a champion down hill skier who just got back from a competition in Europe. "It's been a long time, I've waited a long time for this,” Smalley said.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - If you’re staying home to watch the game, you probably will want some Zags gear. But it seems like that’s a little hard to do as the Zags are on their way to the Final Four. “It has been pandemonium the whole time,” says Ken Roughton, manager of the Zag Shop. The Zags are at the top of their game and these employees at the shop have to be at the top of theirs.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A coordinated investigation by state and federal authorities in Wenatchee has identified Coleman Oil, Inc., a fueling facility near the Columbia River, as the source of the biodiesel spill that has been leaking into the river. The search for the source narrowed last week when spill responders identified the product as biodiesel..
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Parks and Recreation has reopened the suspension pedestrian bridges in Riverfront Park Monday. They ask that, while the bridges have reopened, that people continue to use caution as the Spokane River remains closed to use.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane has hired an interim vendor to continue pay-by-phone parking meter service while public solicitation is completed for a vendor. The interim vendor was hired after the previous pay-by-phone app, Quick Pay, was discontinued because the company that oversees the Quick Pay app wasn't paying up in revenue, which in turn was a problem for the city.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reports that over the weekend the county jail hit a new record high for number of inmates in custody. The jail is built to hold 327 beds. As of Sunday morning, the jail had 439 inmates in custody. The sheriff's office says of those inmates, nearly 78 percent were being held on felony charges. 
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho Maximum Security Institution inmate who was sentenced to death has died of apparent natural causes Monday morning, according to the Idaho Department of Corrections. At 7 a.m., a correctional officer found Zane Jack Fields unresponsive in his cell. Prison staff initiated CPR and called 911. Medical personnel declared Fields dead at 8 a.m.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - House Democrats have released a two-year budget plan that proposes $3 billion in additional revenue - including a tax increase on some businesses and a new capital gains tax - to address a court mandate to increase state spending on basic education.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she will undergo treatment for colon cancer over the next several weeks. She said in a statement Monday that she remains committed to her role as secretary of state and will be able to continue performing her official duties during her treatment and recovery periods.
03/27/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police have arrested a 38-year-old man in connection to a drive-by shooting investigation that happened near Gonzaga's baseball field on March 17, 2017. Spokane Police officers were called to Gonzaga's baseball field after campus security reported the shooting. 
03/27/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane police seize large amount of drugs, guns in several East Central busts during the weekend
The Spokesman-Review
The Spokane Police department seized a significant amount of guns and drugs in four separate incidents over the weekend. The first stop happened just after 10 p.m. Friday, when officers Tyler Heiman and Elijah Hayward noticed a suspicious vehicle near ...

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03/26/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Researchers unearth century-old mystery in Spokane Chinatown-linked objects found in Riverfront Park
The Spokesman-Review
“What intrigues me about the pieces that they've excavated is that I don't think you can definitively tie that to Chinese or Japanese communities living downtown,” said Rose Krause, a metadata librarian at Eastern Washington University who studied ...

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03/26/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - A family is desperate for answers. Randy Nicholl passed away from his injuries last week. He was hit and left bleeding in the road back in September. Police are still looking for that unidentified driver. Ronnel Batts keeps photos of her brother Randy close by. “Randy was a special soul. A special needs guy that loved everybody,” she says.
03/26/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. - A normal shift turns terrifying after a gas station was robbed at knife-point, and it was all caught on camera. This happened at the Chevron on Sprague and Freya. Brooke Haux was just doing her job Saturday morning, when a woman walked in and approached the register.
03/26/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
ASOTIN, Wash. (AP) - An eastern Washington state sheriff says a decomposed body with no head found in the Snake River will be sent to Seattle. Asotin County Sheriff John Hilderbrand tells the Lewiston Tribune that the body found last week is possibly a male. The person's identity and cause of death are unknown.
03/26/2017   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
BOISE, Idaho  (AP) - Idaho officials are investigating the death of a 59-year-old inmate at a prison south of Boise.  The Idaho Department of Correction says Danny Cordova died Saturday morning at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution in Kuna.  Officials say a correctional officer found Cordova unresponsive in his cell just after 5 a.m. and prison staff initiated life-saving measures.
03/25/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Fans cheer all across Spokane as Gonzaga University advances to the Final Four
The Spokesman-Review
“This is huge for Spokane,” said Robert Andresen, who got his MBA at Gonzaga in 2014. “To see them finally break that glass ceiling is excellent. I think everyone was skeptical that they could break that Elite Eight curse.” The curse, if there was one ...

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03/24/2017   Spokane Google News

Sprudge

Nice Package: Indaba Coffee In Spokane, Washington
Sprudge
I'm going to be real: some of the best artists I know are baristas. Take Joey Bareither, a Spokane-based graphic artist and barista responsible for the gorgeous art upon the bags of Indaba Coffee. Bareither now runs JMB Design & Illustration, and has ...

03/21/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Flooding emergency declared as Spokane River reaches near-record highs
The Spokesman-Review
Spokane Mayor David Condon declared a flooding emergency Tuesday and said the Spokane River is closed to all users within city limits. All pedestrian bridges inside ... The flooding is not limited to Eastern Washington. High water levels in the Coeur ...
River closed in Spokane due to high water levelsKREM.com

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03/20/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

National Guard sent to Sprague as water rises; Little Spokane River falls below flood stage
The Spokesman-Review
About 40 members of the Washington National Guard descended upon Sprague on Monday as water continues to inundate the town. About a dozen structures have taken on water from the flooding Negro Creek, said Chris Canaday, Sprague's public works ...

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03/16/2017   Spokane Google News

Q13 FOX

The Guardian apologizes to Spokane after article portrays city in negative light
Q13 FOX
In it, he appeared to believe anyone who lives in Spokane relies purely on Gonzaga University's success in the NCAA tournament to bring them any hope in what he referred to as a “dangerous” city. But residents were quick to defend their home city.
The Guardian apologizes for flawed article about SpokaneThe Spokesman-Review
In praise of Spokane, Washington: home of the Zags – and much more besidesThe Guardian (blog)
How Gonzaga became the central hope for the struggling city of SpokaneThe Guardian

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03/14/2017   Spokane Google News

Spokane cardiologist Romeo Pavlic to pay $300000 to settle federal medical fraud claims
The Spokesman-Review
Spokane cardiologist Dr. Romeo Pavlic agreed Tuesday to pay $300,000 to settle a federal lawsuit alleging he overbilled Medicaid and Medicare for tests he did not perform on developmentally disabled patients at Lakeland Village in Medical Lake. Pavlic ...

03/04/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Knezovich, Haskell and Fagan praise Trump at rally in Spokane Valley
The Spokesman-Review
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told an impassioned crowd of Donald Trump supporters Saturday he was pleased the new president has been vocal in his backing of law enforcement. “I've seen the time when no one wants to wear a badge,” said ...

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