Between 8,000 and 10,000 people celebrated Bastille Day on July 14, 1918, at Spokane’s Natatorium Park.
I sat down with an elder recently, a wise man who has seen a lot of life and who has learned deeply from his experience. The man was one of those folks to whom it was easy to talk. And so I found myself telling him about something that happened to me a while back, about an occasion when someone whom I had admired and liked and trusted had behaved in a way that left me feeling angry and disappointed. The man listened carefully. And then he uttered something simple and – at least for me – revelatory. He said:
Let’s hear from bald men and a few of those who remember the moon landing this week in 1969.
Dozens of people with varying ability levels gathered on the shores of Clear Lake for the St. Luke’s annual Ski Fest.
Road crews working on the rebuild of North Monroe unearthed something last week that was both very familiar yet strangely alien to modern eyes.
Spokane County has hired a new criminal justice administrator to oversee reforms aimed at reducing the county’s jail population and racial disparities. Data from the reform effort so far makes clear that the new administrator, Spokane native Maggie Yates, is stepping into a challenging role.
A one word substitution in last Saturday’s print edition of this column launched a lively social media discussion on fake foods.
The four dams on the Lower Snake River are in no danger of going away. At least not at the hands of congressional candidates for Eastern Washington.
Proponents of the House plan, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, say it would combine the best features of two programs that encourage conservation efforts through a mix of financial and technical assistance. Critics say it would limit farmers’ ability to improve soil, water and air quality and comply with state regulations.
Spokane police officer found Nellie Cook, known in police circles as “Fighting Nell,” hanging 20 feet above the pavement.
The city of Spokane is suing the owner of the recently-destroyed Shogun Restaurant, accusing him of operating a storage facility next door that has been used as a drug den, drawing criminals and prostitutes and causing turmoil to the city’s resources since 2011.
Three people were killed Friday morning when their single-engine plane crashed seven miles west of Deer Park in Stevens County.
There’s a manikin at Spokane Community College that blinks, bleeds and births babies. It’s being used in a new simulation lab at the college, which helps nursing students prepare for real-life hospital scenarios. The newly renovated rooms that house the lab hosted its first students on Wednesday.
Nearly 1,000 athletes from over 40 countries are competing at the 2018 Pan Am Taekwondo Championships in Spokane.
Gonzaga University “had added the third gold star to its service flag” – meaning, the third former Gonzaga student had died in wartime service. The latest was Louis P. Mutty, a “naval volunteer aviator,” who died in a plane crash in Miami, apparently while in training. Mutty had attended Gonzaga’s high school for two years. The Gonzaga president said he was an athlete, a debater and “was very well-liked.”
City lawmakers say their hands are tied by local and state regulations that limit where they can extend water service. Ginny Beadle’s application was denied, despite part of her land being sold to bring water to other homes on Five Mile Prairie and her property abutting a water main built 17 years ago.
A small electrical fire was extinguished by stadium workers and an off-duty firefighter at Avista Stadium on Thursday night.
The request doesn’t include refurbishing the rides that once were housed in the old U.S. Pavilion, but to determine if the Parks Department should buy new rides and put them on the north bank of the newly redeveloped park. Opponents said the Park Board was directing staff to resurrect an idea that isn’t financially feasible and had already been decided.
The president of the union representing Spokane’s police brass pushed back Thursday on comments made by Councilman Breean Beggs about a proposal that would allow the city to post some internal affairs and officer-involved shooting investigations online.
The Bemiss Neighborhood Council prides itself on being collaborative. “We work with everybody,” council chair Kathryn Alexander said. “Collaboration is what we do. It’s who we are.”
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