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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

Armed robbery at Spokane Valley Umpqua Bank 10 

A masked man robbed a Spokane Valley Umpqua Bank branch at gunpoint Tuesday morning, escaping with cash inside a blue athletic bag. The man entered the bank at 11205 E. Sprague Ave. around 9:45 a.m. and demanded cash. The heavy-set ...

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Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Brandi K.M. Kincaid and Kevin G. Swartz, both of Spokane. Kristopher S. Fairchild and Jolene H. Jenkins, both of Spokane. Andrew J. Roginski and Sara E. Nichols, both of Mead. Steven S. McLaughlin and Tina M. Gilbert, ...

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

Man dies in Lincoln County crash 

A man is dead after a blown-out tire caused his car to veer off Interstate 90 on Sunday night, according to the Washington State Patrol. Douglas I. Kerley, 67, was driving alone in a Hyundai Accent about 10 miles east ...

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Present day: The former Washington Cracker Co. building is being refurbished into a multiple-use commercial space for entertainment, restaurants and a winery. After decades as a bakery, it was used for many years as a warehouse for moving and storage companies. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Then and Now: Washington Cracker Co. 11 

Americans love cookies, biscuits and crackers. On the nation’s western frontier in the 1800s, cookies came from the family kitchen, rarely from the general store. But the development of consistent leavening agents and easy access to sugar and flour led many entrepreneurs to scale up factory production of cookies and crackers in the 1880s and 1890s. In New York, Adolphus Green and his partners formed the National Biscuit Company in 1898 after lining up a consortium of 40 smaller bakeries. The conglomerate would be renamed Nabisco in 1901. The company debuted the sugar wafer in 1901, Animal Crackers in 1902 and Oreos in 1912.

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SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016

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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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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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