Regional News

The latest stories from Spokane Public Radio and the Northwest News Network.

Ways to Connect

City of Spokane To Hold Stadium Advisory Vote

Aug 6, 2018
Spokane Public Schools

The Spokane City Council has chosen to ask voters in November where a new high school sports stadium should be located.

At a special Monday night meeting, the council voted 5-1 to put the issue to a non-binding advisory vote.

Spokane County Sheriff Faces Election Challenge

Aug 6, 2018
Scott Maclay

The Spokane County Sheriff’s race featured in tomorrow’s [Tuesday] primary election features three-term incumbent Ozzie Knezovich versus Scott Maclay, a man who has legally changed his name to Dump Ozzie Dot Com.

On the evening of August 14, 2010, Steve and Laurie Jenks were returning to their motel from a wedding in Walla Walla. It was dark and Steve, who was driving, had been warned to watch for deer along Highway 124. 

An emaciated orca from the Pacific Northwest’s critically-endangered resident killer whale population could get a pole injection of medicine under the latest prefered option of an emergency response team. 

Ozzie Knezovich: Spokane Sheriff Runs For Fourth Term

Aug 6, 2018
Ozzie Knezovich

Here's our full interview with Ozzie Knezovich.

Angel Springs Fire Continues to Grow

Aug 3, 2018
Northeast Washington Type 3 Incident Management Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Angel Springs Fire continues to burn in Lincoln County north of Davenport.  Jeff Sevigney, a spokesperson for the Washington State Patrol says the fire, which started yesterday a little before 3 p.m., is growing.

An emaciated, 4-year-old Pacific Northwest orca is drawing alarm.

NOAA Fisheries spokesman Michael Milstein said feeding live Chinook salmon to the female orca, possibly laced with medication, is being considered.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

The November ballot in the city of Spokane has become more crowded and interesting.

Last night, the city council and school board approved two bond issues that would add more than a half billion dollars in public debt. Those would pay for new and renovated schools and libraries.

Rather than scream at the large potential cost to taxpayers, people who testified at a public hearing Wednesday night praised the bodies for working together on such a bold plan. 

Inland Journal, August 2, 2018

Aug 2, 2018

This week on Inland Journal (8/2/18; Thursday at noon on KPBX; Thursday at 3 pm on KSFC):      
    •    Our final program featuring conversations with candidates on Washington’s August 7 primary election ballot.
    •    Today, candidates for a Seventh District state House seat: Jacquelin Maycumber and Randy Michaelis
    •    Steve Jackson reports on how a proposed silicon smelter is the main issue in a Pend Oreille County Commission race
    •    Three candidates for Spokane County seats: Rob Chase for commissioner, Scott Maclay for sheriff, Randy Brandt for District Court

Jacquelin Maycumber

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber (R-Republic), who was appointed to her seat early in the 2017 session, won an election last November to keep the seat until the next general election, which is three months from now. Her opponent is Democrat Randy Michaelis.

Pages