Latest Spokane News

Ferguson: Supreme Court decision won't hurt Hanford workers

Jun. 21, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — While the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a 2018 state law that protected workers at a former nuclear weapons production site, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said an updated law passed earlier this year remains in place. That means...

Psychiatric evaluations of school shooter to remain sealed

Jun. 11, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Forensic psychiatric evaluations of Caleb Sharpe, who pleaded guilty to killing a classmate and injuring others in a shooting at Freeman High School in 2017, won’t be made public ahead of his August sentencing. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael...

Spokane to pay $210K to settle lawsuit over BLM protest

Jun. 10, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The city of Spokane will pay a woman $210,000 after police fired a nonlethal bean bag round at her throat during a downtown Black Lives Matter protest in May 2020. The projectile strike forced Chandra Haine to undergo surgery, and her physical and mental...

Wolf pack kills calf, forcing decision on lethal control

Jun. 09, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A wolf pack in northeastern Washington state has killed another calf, forcing the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to determine whether to cull the pack, officials said. The Togo pack of wolves has attacked three calves over the past 30 days, surpassing...

Replacing benefits of Snake River dams would cost billions

Jun. 09, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state can be replaced if the dams are breached to save endangered salmon runs, according to a new report released Thursday. But it would be expensive. ...

Legislature moves to expand nursing education in Washington

Jun. 06, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated a health care staffing shortage in Washington, so the state Legislature this year provided more than $38 million to expand nursing programs statewide. Some schools, like Eastern Washington University, got funding to create a...

Malachi Smith, one of nation's top transfers, joins Gonzaga

Jun. 02, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Malachi Smith, one of the top players available in the transfer portal, signed Thursday with Gonzaga. Smith's decision followed news this week that Gonzaga starters Drew Timme, Julian Strawther and Rasir Bolton have all decided to return to play another season...

Timme, Strawther, Bolton returning to Gonzaga next season

Jun. 01, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Star forward Drew Timme and wing Julian Strawther said Wednesday they will drop out of the NBA draft and return to the Gonzaga basketball team next season, a decision announced a day after guard Rasir Bolton also said he would return to the Bulldogs. Timme is...

Longtime partner suing former Washington QB Mark Rypien

May. 31, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The former longtime partner of ex-NFL quarterback Mark Rypien has filed a personal injury lawsuit against him alleging years of physical and emotional abuse. The Spokesman-Review reported that Danielle Wade filed the lawsuit in Spokane County Superior Court. ...

Cougar mauls 9-year-old at church camp in Washington state

May. 31, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A cougar attacked a 9-year-old girl who was playing hide-and-seek at a church camp in Washington state, seriously wounding her and sending her friends running in fear. Lily A. Kryzhanivskyy and two other children were playing in the woods Saturday at the camp...