With the Spanish flu statistics continuing to improve, some of Spokane’s business leaders circulated a petition asking for an end to the partial ban on public gatherings. They proposed replacing it with a quarantine on households with flu patients.
The longtime volunteers at the Christmas Bureau are a tightknit group, creating friendships out of their shared work helping the needy at Christmas. This year they came together to honor the former volunteers who have died in recent years.
Rosa D. Malone arrived in Spokane as a Works Progress Administration supervisor and founded the Booker T. Washington Community Center in the basement of Calvary Baptist Church in 1937.
Skiers were able to venture to a new part of Mt. Spokane for the first time this weekend after the launch of a new, state-of-the-art chairlift connecting the park to almost 280 ski-able acres.
A former Eastern Washington University police officer is suing the school, alleging supervisors discriminated against her and violated federal law by imposing restrictions that made it impossible for her to pump milk for her baby.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group’s establishment.
The Spanish flu statistics continued to trend in the right direction. Fewer patients were being treated in the emergency flu hospital than on any day since it opened.
There were no cheers after Wednesday night’s decision by the Spokane Public Schools board to build a new stadium at the current Joe Albi site. There were plenty of regrets, however.
State Rep. Matt Shea’s donations to certain charities from his surplus campaign fund generate a complaint to the state Public Disclosure Commission from a Democratic political watchdog.
There are some friendly faces waiting to greet people waiting in line at the Christmas Bureau and they have four legs and a wagging tail.
Short sports fanatics are my very favorite. By that, I mean kids. Kids also have the best favorite players. And the Bulldog guard is the current king of the Zags with Spokane's playground demographic.
A new traffic study sponsored by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that one out of every 10 survey respondents admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana before driving.
A special meeting of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce heard about an exciting plan to irrigate 3 million acres of land in the Big Bend country of Washington.
Josh Perkins, a basketball player for Gonzaga, was at Holmes Elementary to talk to our fifth grade class.
The final numbers are in, and campaign fundraising and spending on two ballot measures this fall far exceeded the amounts spent by both leading candidates for governor.
People who wait hours in line at the Christmas Bureau to get food vouchers, toys and books for their children often are surprised to find library representatives there, ready to forgive fines.
It’s possible to develop decent policy without formal stakeholder meetings or a multiyear million dollar study by experts. But it’s difficult-to-impossible without a good definition of the problem. A problem statement was lacking at last week’s public meeting on future housing policy for the City of Spokane.
The decision won’t affect plans for a downtown march next month in Spokane, which will mark the third year of the annual demonstration that grew out of concern over the rhetoric and actions of President Donald Trump on the 2016 campaign trail.
There are Spokane residents who don’t know what Christmas is like here.
There’s an art to buying and selecting books for children, and it’s one that has been mastered by the teachers and librarians that help the Volunteers of America provide a book for every child who visits the Christmas Bureau.
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