Teenage driver cited after Colville woman killed in head-on crash on U.S. 395

<p><p>A 56-year-old Colville woman died in a head-on collision Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 395 10 miles north of Spokane.</p></p><p><p>Paula J. Leclaire died at the scene, while her passenger, 26-year-old Colville man Alexander G. Leclaire, was injured and taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center , according to the Washington State Patrol. </p></p><p><p>A 17-year-old from Spokane…Continue Reading

Live music will return to the Christmas Bureau for one day only

<p><p>The live holiday music that used to fill the Christmas Bureau every year ended when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. This year, it’s coming back.</p></p><p><p>The bureau played recorded music at the Spokane County Fair &amp; Expo Center last year in an effort to limit the number of people inside. There will be recorded music this year,…Continue Reading

Spokane Public Schools trying to expand inclusion for special education students

<p><p>Spokane Public Schools is making progress toward greater inclusion of students with disabilities into general classrooms, but more work lies ahead, board members were told this week.</p></p><p><p>Among the district’s priorities in its 2022-28 strategic plan is to increase access and inclusion for students who receive Special Education and English Language Development services, with a goal…Continue Reading

One dead in U.S. 395 crash north of Spokane

<p><p>One person died and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle rollover crash shortly before 4 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 395 north of Spokane.</p></p><p><p>Washington State Patrol Trooper Ryan Senger said the crash, near Dragoon Road in the Denison area, blocked the highway for several hours. Minor injuries were reported to at least one other…Continue Reading

Another $5 million coming to fund solutions to homelessness in Spokane

<p><p>Another $5 million is coming to Spokane to help house the homeless, the state Department of Commerce announced Friday morning.</p></p><p><p>Friday’s announcement marks the <a href=”https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/jun/26/as-spokane-makes-progress-on-new-shelter-state-fun” target=”_blank”>final round of funds for Spokane through the state’s Rights of Way Safety Initiative</a>, unless the legislature dedicates more money in the upcoming legislative session.</p></p><p><p>The $143 million initiative, passed last…Continue Reading

'No good answer.' Trial of Tacoma officers charged in Ellis case delayed past 3-year mark

<p><p>The trial of the three Tacoma police officers charged in the March 2020 killing of Manuel Ellis has been delayed several months pending a Washington Supreme Court ruling.</p></p><p><p>The question before the state’s high court is whether a compelled internal affairs statement from an officer who hasn’t been charged should be disclosed to prosecutors.</p></p><p><p>The new trial…Continue Reading