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SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016

SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016

Washington Records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Clifford D. Smith and Teresa K. Reed, both of Spokane. John R. Rawley and Alisha M. Davey, both of Spokane. Mark E. Manser and Ruth A. Nassen, both of Spokane. Larry D. Ledl, of Deer Park, and ...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016



A  20-car pileup, including an STA bus, stopped traffic on Ben Garnett Way north of Sumner Avenue during Friday night’s snowstorm, Dec. 23, 2016, in Spokane. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 6:30 P.M.

Icy streets cause crashes, slide-offs

Friday afternoon’s snow arrived just in time to snarl the evening commute, with nearly two dozen crashes reported by 6 p.m. The Spokane Police Department is asking people not to drive if they don’t have to, as police and fire ...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 1:04 P.M.

Two men injured in crash south of Deer Park

A head-on collision injured two men Friday morning on U.S. Highway 395 about six miles south of Deer Park.Sergey M. Grezhdiyeru, 25, of Auburn, was driving south on the highway near Wild Rose Road when he lost control of his ...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 11:23 A.M.

Sue Lani Madsen: We can’t all be Christmas angels

When I was in the sixth grade at Jefferson Elementary, we still had public school Christmas pageants. The grand finale was a Nativity tableau. We sang traditional Christmas carols and there was a narration of the birth of Christ read from Luke, just like Linus in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The sixth grade was responsible for staging the Nativity scene in full costume, and parts were being cast by my favorite teacher, Miss Olson. I desperately wanted to wear the angel costume and wings. I hoped Miss Olson would just give me the part if I asked. “Oh no” said Miss Olson, “we need a blond girl for the Christmas angel, and anyway you’re too tall. Christine is going to be the angel. I want you to narrate, you’re a good reader.”

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Rob McCann poses for a photo Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at the House of Charity  in Spokane. He says the bell on his right is rung every time a homeless person gets housing. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 5 A.M.

Rob McCann’s ambitious pledge to end homelessness is ringing true

Every time a bell rings – at least in the hallways at Catholic Charities – a homeless person gets a place to live. This year, that’s been 73 vigorous peals. Seventy-three people who have gone from the streets to a permanent apartment. At this rate, Rob McCann figures, street homeless in Spokane could become largely a thing of the past.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016

Washington Records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Jose S.M. Ibarra, of Chewelah, and Michelle E. Buono, of Spokane. Erika M.S. O’Brien and Melissa Luna, both of Spokane. Jennifer A. Barnes and Michael A. Hatch, both of Spokane. Brett D. McTaggart and Carolyn A. McTaggart, ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016



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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 ...