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Locally Writ: ‘Summer Stories’ series to be published as anthology

Inspired by a project the Minneapolis Star had planned in 2013, the original idea for “Summer Stories” was to run a serialized novel in Sunday’s Today section of The Spokesman-Review. When several local authors started releasing short-story collections around the same time, Carolyn Lamberson, then the features editor, had another idea.

Jan Oliver, Liam St. John’s mother: ‘All our family is incredibly proud of him’

Spokane resident Jan Oliver answered questions over the phone after her son, Liam St. John, 29, joined Gwen Stefani’s team on the new Season 19 of NBC’s “The Voice” on Oct. 20: How proud are you of Liam’s debut on “The Voice”? All our family is incredibly proud of him and so excited for his dream coming to reality.

Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek prosecutor’s removal

A St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home will be in court Wednesday asking a judge to remove the city's top prosecutor from the case.

IndyCar back in St. Pete seven months later to finish season

IndyCar opened the second week of March giddy to finally start its season. The coronavirus seemed so far away from the downtown streets of St. Petersburg and teams poured into the city eager to shake off six months of rust and race again.

Spokane’s Liam St. John joins Gwen Stefani’s team on ‘The Voice’

There is no doubt that Spokane singer-songwriter Liam St. John’s night was made on tonight’s second episode of Season 19 of NBC’s “The Voice.” After performing Marcy Playground’s “Sex & Candy” and pitched by judges and real-life couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani afterward to join their team, St. John, 29, chose Stefani.

Bob Gibson, Hall of Fame ace for Cardinals, dies at 84

Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, the dominating St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who won seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern standard for excellence when he finished the 1968 season with an earned run average of 1.12, has died.

Summer Stories: ‘What Rises Beneath’ by Jess Walter

It was quiet for 140 years. Then, in March, the mountain began to rumble: earthquakes, bursts of steam, blue flame, ash clouds that sparked 2-mile bolts of lightning. All spring, the volcano seethed, spewed and shuddered, magma bubbling up its throat and pushing the north flank out 5 feet a day.

Americans divided over armed civilians who flock to protests

The scenes have become commonplace in 2020: People gathered at state Capitols with semiautomatic long guns strapped across their chests. A couple near St. Louis emerging from their mansion brandishing firearms as Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched by the house. Men roaming the streets with rifles during protests over racial inequality, punctuated by two people being killed in Wisconsin and another in Portland over the weekend.

Summer Stories: ‘Ashes to Ashes’ by Julia Sweeney

It was a Sunday morning in May, and Ben had just left Angela’s dilapidated Seattle apartment building in good spirits. After a year of flirting, yearning and maneuvering (and with the aid of some Jack Daniels added to the espresso they sipped while playing chess at Last Exit on Brooklyn the night before), he’d finally gotten Angela to invite him home.