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Jesse Tinsley

Jesse Tinsley

Current Position: photojournalist

Jesse Tinsley joined The Spokesman-Review in 1989. He currently is a photojournalist in the Photo Department covering daily news and shoots drone photography.



  • Keeping memories alive: Greg Jensen stands and salutes as taps is played Monday during military honors offered at the chapel nearby at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Jensen, a Vietnam-era veteran of the Air Force, goes to the cemetery almost every day with his lawn chair and a Bible to visit the grave of his wife of 42 years, Estrella. “It’s been 16 months and I miss her every day,” he said. Indoors, a handful of veterans and a few family members read the names of veterans who died without a military funeral, said prayers and folded a flag, followed by a gun salute and taps.

  • Ross Welburn of Hayden rides his shark cycle in the parade at Kinetic Fest, a daylong celebration of moving sculpture and human-powered transportation Saturday at the Riverstone development in Coeur d'Alene Sunday, July 12. Welburn created the frame from wood and plastic pipe and covered it with plastic.

  • Baseball great George Brett meets with Mike Redmon before the Northwest League-Pioneer League All-Star Game.

  • Rogers players celebrate after beating West Valley. The Pirates have two victories – back to back – for the first time since 2011.

  • Lewis and Clark receiver Leo Haghighi, left, hovers over the goal line and makes a diving touchdown catch past the outstretched arms of Mead's Beau Skinner, right, the LC's first score of the game in the first half, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Joe Albi Stadium.

  • Eastern Washington standout receiver Cooper Kupp scampers for a few more yards while straight-arming Northern Arizona’s Eddie Horn (7) in the first half Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at EWU’s Roos Field.

  • Matt Van Vleet, who lives on 18th Ave., east of Bernard, surveys the damage to his garage and two cars from a neighbor's tree, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Another car now shown, a Subaru, was purchased only a week ago.

  • South Arthur Street between 27th and 28th avenues remained blocked Saturday by fallen power poles, lines and trees.

  • Michele and John Barron stand quietly after laying a paving stone inscribed with their son's name in the walkway surrounding the new memorialoutside the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Josh Barron, a U.S. Marine, was killed in the crash of a V-22 Osprey aircraft in Hawaii in May 2015.

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