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SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016

May 1891: A celebration takes place at Cashup Davis Hotel on top of Steptoe Butte. (Courtesy of C J Davis)

Cashup Davis Hotel

James “Cashup” Davis, born in England in 1815, came to America 1840 to seek his fortune. Davis married in Ohio and headed west in a covered wagon in 1871. He settled near St. John and later near Steptoe Butte. On a 1,600-acre homestead, he farmed wheat, raised livestock and started a general store with a dance hall and rooms for rent, making the Davis ranch a popular stop for stagecoaches during the 1870s.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016

Three-car accident sends four to hospital

Four people are in the hospital after a three car crash, Saturday. A vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign while crossing Hwy 902 at S. Craig Rd., near Medical Lake, and was hit by two vehicles, according to ...

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SPD property evidence facility broken into 11 

The Spokane Police Property Evidence Facility was broken into Friday night. A police officer noticed that the fence to the outdoor parking area had been damaged Saturday, according to a news release. Surveillance video showed a suspect arriving on bike, ...

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Cyra Carlson, daughter of the owners of Spokane Sport Horse Farm, holds Ami, one of five feral and other unadoptable cats that help control rodents. The cats were provided through SpokAnimal’s Farm Livin’ program. Since 2009, 1,700 feral cats have been placed on area farms. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

SpokAnimal program for feral cats gets boost from viral video 14 

An innovative Spokane program that has been putting feral felines to work as farm hands has recently become an international sensation. An 11-minute video about the felines on the farm – produced for a popular cat show on the Animal Planet cable channel – has gone viral on the Web, logging 6 million views since it first appeared about two weeks ago.

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Clean energy: Gonzaga University students, including Brad Ladua, left, clean up yard debris near the corner of Addison Street and Montgomery Avenue during the Logan Neighborhood Council’s fifth annual Dumpster Event on Saturday  in Spokane. Some 175 volunteers from Gonzaga, Moody Bible Institute and Fourth Memorial Church gathered to assist neighbors in filling 14 Dumpsters, each holding 30 cubic yards of debris. A slideshow at www.spokesman.com/galleries, feature more photos from the event. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Photo: GU students take in the trash

Clean energy: Gonzaga University students, including Brad Ladua, left, clean up yard debris near the corner of Addison Street and Montgomery Avenue during the Logan Neighborhood Council’s fifth annual Dumpster Event on Saturday in Spokane. Some 175 volunteers from Gonzaga, ...

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Trucking service center being built on West Plains

Construction is underway on a trucking industry service facility along Interstate 90 on the West Plains, at Exit 272. An outlet of the national Speedco chain is entering the Spokane market to offer tire services, quick lube and other maintenance ...

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Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Joshua R. Lenier and Sandra M. Squicciarino, both of Spokane. Timofey S. Zhelez, of Spokane, and Svetlana N. Zemlyanoy, of East Wenatchee. Ariel Pineiro Lemas and Doris Lucero Vargas Aguirre, both of Spokane. Jeshua J. Defilippis and ...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

‘Elderly’ kayakers rescued from Spokane River 16 

Two kayakers were rescued Friday after overturning in the Spokane River between Flora and Sullivan Roads. The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to the incident and found two people on the north shore of the river. The couple, described as ...

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Man injured in rollover wreck on SR-195 Friday 

A man was taken to the hospital by helicopter after a rollover crash 15 miles north of Colfax just before noon Friday. Three young men were northbound on state Highway 195 when the driver tried to pass two northbound vehicles, ...

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Spin ControlClinton, Sanders split Spokane

Here's how the votes broke down in the Democratic presidential primary in Spokane County in Tuesday night's count. Hillary Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders by just under 500 votes, ...



Extra CreditSpokane graduation rates increase slightly

Spokane Public Schools on-time graduation rate increased slightly in 2015, up to 84.5 percent. However, the districts on-time graduation rate for Black/African American students dropped to 77.8 percent. In 2014 ...






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