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SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017



L.R. Horton of the Anti-Saloon League was hit in the leg with a bullet while delivering a speech at the Plymouth Congregational Church, The Spokesman-Review reported on Feb. 19, 1917. (Spokesman-Review archives)

SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017

100 years ago in Spokane: Prohibition leader hit by bullet during speech at church

L.R. Horton of the Anti-Saloon League was hit in the leg with a bullet while delivering a speech on “The Progress of Prohibition” at the Plymouth Congregational Church, at the corner of Mallon Avenue and Adams Street. “Wishing to avert a commotion and thinking some boy had thrown a stone through the church window, Mr. Horton continued to the close of his address, then picked up the bullet.”

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SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017

UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 10:18 P.M.

Senator Cantwell pays Vancouver a visit

When Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., was picking sites in Vancouver she wanted to see in person, it’s not a shock she picked locations that relate to freight. Last year, Cantwell introduced the multimodal freight grant program, which aims to reduce congestion at U.S. ports and improve efficiency.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 8 P.M.

Veterans home in Walla Walla officially opens

The first residents of the new state Walla Walla Veterans Home began moving in Wednesday, just in time for a grand opening ceremony on Saturday. The $34 million nursing care facility has 80 private rooms for residents expected from 10 ...

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UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 9:16 P.M.

State proposes buying acreage in Columbia County

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing buying 43 ares in Columbia County. The Goat Mountain Road shrub steppe land near the Tucannon River is bordered on the south and east by the W.T. Wooten Wildlife area. ...

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