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Picture stories

Large-format slideshows on special themes.

2012 Spokane National Boat Show

The weeklong Spokane National Boat Show opens Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Visitors can see many types of boats and accessories, plus a display of antique and modern wooden boats.

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Gonzaga vs. San Diego (Jan. 21)

The Bulldogs pounded San Diego inside as Robert Sacre, Elias Harris and Sam Dower combined for 48 points and GU (16-3, 6-1) used a 41-27 advantage on the boards to post its third consecutive West Coast Conference win, the latest in front of another full house of 6,000 Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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MLK JR. Unity March

Thousands gathered in downtown Spokane, Wash., to participate in the Martin Luther King Lr. Unity March. The route passed along Main Avenue and Washington Street, where a backpack bomb was placed near a bench before last year’s event.

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Orchard Center MLK march

Students at Orchard Center are honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Friday with an assembly at 9:15 a.m., followed by a march through the neighborhood carrying signs. The students have researched the subject and make their own signs based on what they have learned.

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Seattle Mariners visit Spokane

Mariners’ former player and broadcaster Mike Blowers and two other players, Tom Wilhelmsen and Blake Beavan, visit the children at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. The trio have been touring the state and visiting schools and hospitals. Kids at hospitals received sports bags, autographed baseballs and a photos.

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Spokane Chiefs vs. Everett (Jan.11)

Six players scored and the Spokane Chiefs won their fourth straight game with a 6-1 victory over the Everett Silvertips on Wednesday night at the Arena – giving coach Don Nachbaur his 500th win as a coach in the WHL.

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The Silver Valley’s Snakepit

Joe Peak remembers the first time he walked into the Snakepit. A jewel-bedecked woman tended the bar. Paintings and posters and Western memorabilia covered the walls and hung from the ceiling. Smoke filled the air. It was January 1978, “The bar was three deep with loggers and miners,” Peak said. “It was surreal, it really was. A pretty rowdy bunch.” Weeks later, he owned the place. But for the first time in forever, the future of the Snakepit, est. 1880, is in doubt.

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2011 Year in photos

Take a look back at photos taken in 2011 by The Spokesman-Review staff photographers, Christopher Anderson, Colin Mulvany, Dan Pelle, Kathy Plonka, J. Bart Rayniak and Jesse Tinsley.

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Swearing in Spokane’s new council

Spokane got three new city council members and a new council president in what may be the largest cadre to be sworn in at the same time. The new council president is Ben Stuckart, who edged Dennis Hession to succeed Joe Shogan and the new council members are Steve Salvatori, Mike Fagan and returning member Mike Allen.

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