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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

Hometown boy Ryan Lewis, left above, and Macklemore hold sway over a soldout crowd at the Spokane Arena Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Lewis and musical collaborator Macklemore announced a concert in Spokane in August 2016, which sold out in less than a day. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis coming back to Spokane

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are returning to Spokane this summer, kicking off a short tour of mid-size Washington venues at the Bing Crosby Theater on Aug. 23. It will be the first time that the Seattle-based hip-hop duo have performed ...

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Former Spokane city attorney will continue city labor work 

A former city attorney and involved in the City Hall controversy regarding the firing of Spokane police Chief Frank Straub will remain working for the city on a temporary basis, after the Spokane Ethics Commission approved of the work this week. Erin Jacobson left the city earlier this month for a job with the employment and labor relations firm, Archbright. Jacobson worked at the city for six years as its chief labor attorney.

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Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Joshua M. Spicer and Kathrynn C. Schaible, both of Liberty Lake. Kenneth S. Krestian and Reghan N. Thronson, both of Spokane Valley. Gary L. Peters, of Mica, and Gretchen J. Anderberg, of Spokane Valley. Craig J. Collier, ...

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

Spokane police chief job draws 31 applicants 12 

Thirty-one people have applied to be the next chief of the Spokane Police Department, and eight of them live in Washington. A 2012 search for chief yielded 16 applicants, and Frank Straub was chosen among them. The city contracted with ...

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Spin ControlWebsite for political numbers geeks

OLYMPIA -- Politics, like baseball, is often a game for people who love numbers. To satisfy that love for political geeks around Washington, the Secretary of State's office has devoted ...

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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