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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016





100 years ago in Spokane: Salmon potlatch held at Prosser

Martha “Bobbie” Tonjes, the “pretty” Northwestern Business College student arrested on suspicion of prostitution, was released on bond into the care of a married sister “on the promise that she would reform.” The arrest shocked the faculty and staff of the college.

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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016



Spokane Junior Lilac Parade winners

The winners of the 65th annual Spokane Junior Lilac Parade: Grand sweepstakes: Evergreen Middle School marching unit Best Adherence to theme: Tie - Centennial Middle School and Sacajawea Middle School Band - Division 1: West Valley Combined Elementary Bands, first ...

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FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016




Spokane County Commissioners revise public meeting rules for ‘administrative’ topics 

Spokane County Commissioners gave themselves the option this week to move public hearings they believe won’t be well-attended to afternoons. A revision to county laws approved unanimously by the three Republican commissioners allows input on some topics to occur at sessions held at 2 p.m., when commissioners approve measures considered “routine.” This includes signing off on payroll, accepting grants and buying equipment. Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn said the change promotes “leaner” government by trimming costs and encouraging efficiency.

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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 ...






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