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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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The view of Spokane's middle falls through Riverfront Park. (Liz Kishimoto / The Spokesman-Review)

Ballooning costs for Riverfront Park renovation stir debate 83 

Members of the Spokane Park Board questioned the ballooning cost of a Riverfront Park design contract this week, at one point coming close to stripping some projects from the work, including a promised skate park on the park’s north bank. The contract with the Seattle-based Berger Partnership, a landscape architecture and urban design firm, was originally limited to $1.5 million but the firm is now projecting more than $3.8 million in costs, prompting one park board member to warn the final contract cost is “going to be much higher than that.”

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From left, Scott Cook, Catrina Cook, Chrissy Hanson and Alisha Rodenbough wave at drivers while standing on the corner of Flint Road and the Sunset Highway, Friday, May 13, 2016, as the International Association of Machinists local continues its strike against Triumph Composites in Airway Heights. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Photo: Machinists strike

From left, Scott Cook, Catrina Cook, Chrissy Hanson and Alisha Rodenbough wave at drivers while standing on the corner of Flint Road and the Sunset Highway, Friday, May 13, 2016, as the International Association of Machinists local continues its strike against Triumph Composites in Airway Heights.

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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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