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Moody Bible Institute to close Spokane campus

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Moody Bible Institute students Melanie Baize, left, and Danielle DePace, right, visit with former student Miranda Smith on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in the school’s lobby. Moody, based in Chicago, has announced it’s closing its branch campus in Spokane after 25 years. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
The Moody Bible Institute will close its Spokane campus at the end of the school year, leaving students to continue pursuing their undergraduate degrees online or at the Christian evangelical school’s main campus in Chicago.

With changing times, Spokane’s marching bands fall out of step

Fri., Nov. 10, 2017

Members of the Shadle Park High School marching band welcome their bagpipe unit after playing at halftime of the football game, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Joe Albi Stadium. Shadle has one of the last marching bands at a Spokane High School. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Over the last 20 years each of Spokane’s five comprehensive high schools have either discontinued or drastically scaled back their marching band programs. What was once a staple of high school football games is now often reserved for special events and parades. And, that change is illustrative of wider, cultural changes, said Spokane-area marching band directors.

Angela Davis calls for activism, resistance at much-anticipated Gonzaga speech

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 7:47 a.m.

Angela Davis on April 4, 2013. (Amy Sussman / AP)
About halfway through her lecture at Gonzaga University, Angela Davis asked if anyone in the audience was familiar with “the box.” While the remark drew puzzled expressions from many in the audience, a few near the front spoke up to inform Davis that Gonzaga officials have been working to get rid of “the box.”

Parents complain after Ohio school sings cotton picking song

Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Some parents at an Ohio middle school have said they were shocked to hear an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton just days after other students in the district took photos and videos of themselves with a Confederate flag outside the high school.

Idaho’s only black legislator, Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb: ‘I’m a zealot for equity’

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

Idaho Senate Assistant Minority Leader Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, waits in the senate chambers at the state Capitol building on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 in Boise, Idaho. (Otto Kitsinger / AP)
Cherie Buckner-Webb isn’t just Idaho’s only African-American state legislator – she’s the first and only. When she goes to events in other states, “I say I live in Boise, Idaho, and I don’t know who’s more alarmed – black folks or white folks,” she said with a laugh. “It doesn’t bother me, but it’s my goal to change it.”

At GU, collaborative ‘game show’ pushes political antagonism to the sidelines

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

Dan Garrity, director of broadcast studies at Gonzaga University, right, crosses himself after leading his students in prayer before taping “Common Ground,” Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, on the GU campus. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Red or blue. Donkey or elephant. Liberal or conservative. For Dan Garrity and his broadcast journalism students, politics is looking awfully binary these days. Like two sports teams pitted against each other, the TV news reporter turned Gonzaga professor said the United States is as divided as he can remember – with lines drawn, and little effort to empathize with ideas on the other side.

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