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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

$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.


Mountain biking trails on Mica Peak taking shape; Beacon Hill remains threatened by development

It’s hot. My lungs are burning. And everything I thought I knew about fitness is expiring on the waves of ragged breath.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

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.


Spokane man tallies 146 bird species in Pend Oreille County in a big birding day for the books

By the time midnight rolled around June 26, Michael Woodruff was out of bed and in the woods listening intently in the morning darkness.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

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, 10:38 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

Eli Francovich: Seeing the west through the eyes of a Dutchman

In late May, Dutchman Freek Borlee visited me for three weeks. During that time I saw the landscape through his eyes and found myself falling back in love with the …


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.


Spokane’s Alex Prugh qualifies for U.S. Open; Clarkston’s Joel Dahmen falls just short

Spokane’s Alex Prugh is returning to the U.S. Open for the first time since 2007, when he competed as an amateur.


Gene Warnick: A newcomer’s guide to public golf courses in Spokane County

Last year was my first full golf season in Spokane. The only course I had played previously was Indian Canyon, and that was in the previous millennium.


2019 course guide for Spokane-area golf courses

2019 course guide for Spokane-area golf courses


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

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: Fri., April 26, 2019, 12:01 a.m.

Former track athlete’s 1968 Mead High School record in girls high jump is reinstated

Had Becky Nelson been born just a decade later, we just might be celebrating her as an Olympic athlete.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Donny Daniels leaving Gonzaga, dialing back after four decades in coaching

Assistant Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga, but he’s not quite ready to completely call it quits after four decades in the coaching profession. He’s expected to join Utah’s staff as …


NCAA diving champion Colin Zeng continues quest to compete in Olympics

Last weekend, for an unprecedented second year in a row, Colin Zeng was named NCAA Diver of the Year at the 2019 NCAA swimming and diving championships in Austin, Texas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

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, 8:28 p.m.

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, 11:28 p.m.

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 …


Urban skiers hit Spokane’s in-city slopes

While the continued snow might bother some, it’s cause for celebration among many Spokane skiers looking for an easy line.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Gonzaga commitments Anton Watson, Drew Timme not selected for McDonald’s All-American rosters

Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson and Texas post Drew Timme, key members of Gonzaga’s 2019 recruiting class, weren’t selected for the McDonald’s All-American game.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

EWU Eagles fans rally downtown to celebrate national championship run

In celebration of Eastern Washington University’s most successful football season since 2010, fans cheered and congratulated players at a rally in the atrium of River Park Square Saturday.


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, 10:36 a.m.

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, 10:55 p.m.

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, 8:06 a.m.

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, 9:12 p.m.

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: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Jim Meehan: Spokane’s Alex Prugh celebrates PGA Tour card in style

The Web.com Tour does a cool ceremony every year after its final regular-season event, announcing the 25 players that secured PGA Tour cards for the following season.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

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.