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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

Shawn Vestal: Spokane’s version of Westboro Baptist blowhards deserve cold shoulder 47 

Mother’s Day, 2016. A Spokane woman, trailed by a handful of kids and adults, marches through the Spokane Valley Target, waving a Bible over her head and roaring. “Target would have you believe with their Mother’s Day displays that they love mothers and children!” the woman shouts while being recorded on video. “This is a deception! This is not love, and they’ve proven it by opening their bathrooms to perverted men! I’m a mother of 12 and I’m very disgusted by this wicked practice!”

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Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Jesse M.L. Fosse and Brianne N. Hart, both of Nine Mile Falls. Jayce W. Robertson and Emily F. Dufault, both of Spokane. Michael D. Little and Jessica M. Carpenter, both of Spokane. Taylor E. Hendrickson and Rhema ...

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MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

Voting in Washington presidential primary ends Tuesday 

Washington’s presidential primary might be anti-climactic for Republicans and ignored by Democratic officials, but voters who are interested still can cast ballots before 8 p.m. Tuesday. Ballots must be properly marked and deposited in drop boxes or mailed and postmarked ...

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Transgender bathroom rule to get hearing in Yakima 52 

A rule adopted late last year that people can use public restrooms and other facilities in Washington based on their gender identity will be reviewed by a joint legislative committee next month in Yakima. The rule, adopted by the Human ...

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Nancy Isserlis in 2012. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

City Attorney Nancy Isserlis resigns 34 

City attorney Nancy Isserlis has become the latest member of Mayor David Condon’s administration to resign in the wake of controvery surrounding the ouster of former police Chief Frank Straub.

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Three hospitalized in crash near Deer Park

A woman and two children were hospitalized following a three-car crash Sunday night on U.S. Highway 2 north of Spokane. Sadele M. Haynes, 20, was driving north on the highway approaching East West Branch Road, the Washington State Patrol said ...

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1932: Members of the newly formed Inland Empire Early Birds Breakfast Club hold one of their first meetings beside the Spokane Falls in June 1932. The civic and social club focused on business networking but eventually had a meeting room and bar in the basement of the Davenport Hotel where members socialized. The club disbanded in 1968. (Libby Collection/Eastern Washington Historical Society)

Then and Now: Early Birds Breakfast Club 

During the Depression, nine business leaders sent out invitations to start a new club where businessmen could network and do public service, not unlike today’s Rotary or Kiwanis. The meetings would take place at breakfast, so it would be called The Early Birds Breakfast Club.

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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 ...

Photo blogCatching up with Then and Now

In the July 18 column about the Washington Cracker Co. building on E. Pacific Ave., it was mentioned that the cookie and cracker company used the swastika as a its ...

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Saving for the future

sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.



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