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News >  Education

Gonzaga Prep reckoning with photo of students in KKK robes in 1968 yearbook

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep administrators are reckoning with the discovery of a photo in the school’s 1968 yearbook that shows at least three students dressed as Ku Klux Klan members during an assembly in the school’s gym. A member of G-Prep’s Class of ’68 pointed out the photo to fellow alumni and notified the president of the Jesuit high school on Thursday. That followed revelations that Virginia’s governor and attorney general donned blackface in the 1980s, and a wave of headlines about racist images in college yearbooks.
News >  Crime/Public Safety

House fire in East Central ruled accidental

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

A house fire in the East Central neighborhood was ruled accidental after an investigation by the Spokane Fire Department. The blaze in the house on the 3200 block of North Regal Street started at about 11:30 a.m. when “plastic furniture was inadvertently placed in contact with a natural gas-fueled, free standing fireplace,” according to a Spokane Fire Department news release.