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UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Hoopfest sticks to schedule but secures backup date in case it must postpone

Hoopfest issued a news release on Wednesday stating its hope to play as scheduled on June 27-28.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

EWU trustees decline faculty request for independent analysis of athletics spending

“I can only conclude that they are afraid that an independent expert will disagree with their current course, and they’ll have to contemplate large changes,” a professor said in response …

From obscurity to fame: National curling championships this week in Cheney features stars

Cheney is hosting the USA Curling National Championships as teams vie for shot at fame.

Mt. Spokane’s offensive line clears way to state 3A playoffs

Through the first two games of the season the Wildcats had run, well, wild. Senior do-everything-back Kannon Katzer had run for 471 yards and scored nine touchdowns.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

$5M gift gets EWU off to a strong start in Roos Field renovation plan

The largest individual donation in Eastern Washington University history has given an early boost to the university’s ambitious plan to raise $25 million for renovations of Roos Field.

UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Eastern Washington football players released from hospital after ‘random’ shooting

Eastern Washington football players Dehonta Hayes and Keith Moore have both been released from the hospital after suffering gunshot wounds in downtown Spokane early Saturday morning.

UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Two Eastern Washington football players seriously injured in downtown shooting

Two Eastern Washington football players were shot early Saturday in downtown Spokane’s central bar district, at the intersection of West Main Avenue and North Division Street.

Hot dog champ Joey Chestnut: I’ll ‘do what it takes’ to win

Eleven-time champion Joey Chestnut says he expects this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest to be “a battle.”

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Spokane Indians, local sports community remember beloved Albertsons employee Andrew Vathis

The Spokane Indians honored longtime Albertsons employee and Special Olympian Andrew Vathis, who died in January, by having 30 members of his Special Olympics team, the Wolfpack, and 80 other …

UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

Former Gonzaga basketball standouts at Legends event recall rabid Bulldogs fans

Steven Gray was one of four former Zags participating in Gonzaga Legends, a panel part of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club series.

Spokane competitor Sandy Zimmerman completes American Ninja Warrior obstacle course

Spokane’s Sandy Zimmerman is the first mother to ever complete an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course.

The Women’s World Cup final 20 years ago changed American sports

About 40 million Americans watched the final match of the 1999 Women’s World Cup, and they’ll struggle to recall the score or the opponent.

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Cougar attacks child in Leavenworth; boy’s dogs drive big cat off

A cougar attacked a child Saturday evening in a city park in Leavenworth, Wash. The boy’s two dogs fought the cougar, eventually running the big cat off. The boy suffered …

UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Third Ferris coach in four years accused of inappropriate interactions with a student

The Ferris High School wrestling coach resigned earlier this month after an investigation was launched into whether he had inappropriate interactions with a female student. The incident marks the third …

UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Going to see the Zags in Orange County? Here’s your Disneyland to-do list.

Gonzaga’s sweet road trip to Anaheim for the NCAA Tournament means a whole bunch of folks from Spokane just got unexpected travel plans to the land of the Real Housewives, …

UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Your guide to Orange County: More than amusement parks

Awesome eats at Anaheim Packing District It’s a throwback to when oranges actually ruled Orange County.

UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019

Adam Morrison: With this Gonzaga team, you realize something bigger is at play

The magnitude of the moment is what matters the most. Yes, the games absolutely matter, but I’m talking about something different, something more meaningful. As this Gonzaga team begins its …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019

Junior Bloomsday returns to Spokane

Children too young or inexperienced to participate in the annual Bloomsday race in Spokane can again participate in the smaller Junior Bloomsday run, which will resume after a two-decade hiatus.

Gonzaga basketball legends share stories behind great teams

A year before he became a Gonzaga basketball player, Matt Santangelo found himself in a rather uncomfortable spot: On the back of a horse. On his recruiting visit.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Legendary WSU quarterback Jack Thompson’s alleged comments in Jason Gesser case fit a pattern of cover-up

In the pages and pages of records surrounding the Jason Gesser case, Jack Thompson’s comment was not the most significant, perhaps, nor is he the person most responsible for taking …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Jason Gesser resigns from WSU as new allegations of sexual misconduct surface

The resignation Tuesday of WSU assistant athletic director Jason Gesser blunted the career of a former standout Cougar quarterback who returned home to raise money for his alma mater. But …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

WSU places Jason Gesser on leave after former nanny files formal complaint alleging sexual misconduct

Washington State University placed Jason Gesser, a former quarterback and current athletic department employee, on administrative leave Monday after a former Cougar athlete came forward with new allegations that Gesser …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018

WSU responds to report alleging inappropriate sexual conduct by former football quarterback Jason Gesser

Washington State University officials announced Thursday that they found “no violation of University policy” regarding an investigation into alleged inappropriate sexual conduct by former quarterback, and current athletic staff member, …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018

Frustrated northeast Washington politicians meet after judge blocks killing of Togo pack wolves

Politicians and ranchers in northeast Washington are chafing after two environmental groups from outside the state temporarily blocked the legal killing of members of the Togo wolf pack.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Ferry County rancher claims to have shot wolf in self defense, wildlife officials investigating

State wildlife officials are investigating the reported shooting of a member of the Togo pack.

Loon’s death leaves Ferry County lakeside quiet

The shooting of a nesting female loon in Ferry County around May 9 is the latest tragedy pegging northeastern Washington as a foul place for rare fowl. Washington Department of …

Grant to offset Antoine costs

Spokane County has received a $1.6 million state grant to offset the costs of preserving Antoine Peak as a natural area just south of Spokane Valley. The grant was awarded …