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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016







Cyclist Neesha Schrom digs into a plate of pancakes during the Bike to Work Week kickoff pancake breakfast, May 16, 2016, in Spokane's Riverfront Park. Schrom rides two miles to her work at Spokane Public Radio. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

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Cyclist Neesha Schrom digs into a plate of pancakes during the Bike to Work Week kickoff pancake breakfast, May 16, 2016, in Spokane's Riverfront Park. Schrom rides two miles to her work at Spokane Public Radio.

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1927: Fairmont Creamery manufactured butter and other dairy products in Spokane for more than 20 years. The leased building was one of several cold storage warehouses built along the railroad tracks on the east end of downtown to hold perishable foods and make ice. The refrigeration equipment was taken out in the mid-1960s when Sylvan Dreifus turned the building into a warehouse for Sylvan Furniture. (Libby Collection/The Eastern Washington Historical Society)

Then and Now: Fairmont Creamery’s Spokane plant

Fairmont Creamery was founded in Fairmont, Nebraska, in 1884. Farmers brought their milk to the plant to be separated and sold the butter fat, then took the skimmed milk home to feed hogs. Before refrigeration, milk didn’t last long. Fairmont began a series of groundbreaking innovations that changed dairying forever.

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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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