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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017



MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Then and Now: Western Union Life Building

Banker Robert Rutter, hotel man Louis Davenport, mill owner J.P. McGoldrick and Henry Richards of Washington Water Power, along with several others, organized Western Union Life Insurance in 1906. It was immediately successful, writing more insurance in 1907 than all ...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins delivers Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech at the Mormon church on 29th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Watkins, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, has been delivering his rendition of the speech around Spokane for many years. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 11:33 P.M.

Spokane pastor helps keep MLK’s dream alive

In the moments leading up to the spotlight, the Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins has an irrepressible smile, as his name would suggest. When the emcee recites Watkins’ impressive list of accomplishments, the crowd unites in applause. The 75-year-old pastor of New Hope Baptist Church slowly makes his way to the podium.

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Italian American Club recording secretary, left, Judy VanDyke, poses last year with, Ron Anselmo, club president, and Spokane Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza, club orator. (Judith Spitzer / Special to The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 11:36 P.M.

Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza remembered by those in Spokane legal community

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza, known by courtroom antagonists for his fairness, respectful demeanor and strict adherence to the letter of the law, has died at age 61. Cozza died surrounded by family at about 7:15 p.m. at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center of complications from bypass surgery he underwent after a heart attack last year, according to sources.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

An uncertain, and sometimes grim, future awaits Washington’s aging Hispanic farmworkers

Studies show that Hispanic farmworkers are likely to be injured on the job, and as they age, suffer from overuse injuries and long-term illnesses linked to working in the fields. But few of those who are in the United States legally have investments for retirement and most face looming medical costs. Undocumented workers who are aging out of the workforce have even fewer options.

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Blogs

Eye On BoiseThe week that was…

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, co-host Melissa Davlin interviews outgoing U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson, and Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls. The show also ...


Huckleberries OnlineParting Shot — 2.24.17 32 

Veteran Ron Goodall stands by his Harley-Davidson three-wheeler revving the engine to disrupt Friday's Where's Cathy demonstration at the Walla Walla County Courthouse along Main Street, Walla Walla, Wash. The ...


Spin ControlBaumgartner town hall Saturday

It may not have the passion and excitement of a congressional town hall meeting, but state Sen. Mike Baumgartner will hold a legislative town hall meeting on Saturday. Baumgartner, a ...





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 ...