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Parks storage facility to get $1.1 million renovation

Walking through the Riverfront Park maintenance building is like passing through a cross section of history, with oddities from the park’s past tucked into every corner. Here, the Skyride gondolas from Expo ’74; there, pieces of the old tarp from the U.S. Pavilion; elsewhere, the former motor drive from the Looff Carrousel.

Mountain West Bank invests $1 million in SNAP to assist homeowners, businesses

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.

The partnership will add 20 percent of lending capacity to SNAP to assist those hoping to buy or renovate their home in the Inland Northwest. SNAP provided more than $758,000 in financial assistance last year and hopes the investment will encourage other private entities to contribute.

Union says STA report clearing HR director is ‘deeply troubling’

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

The president of the union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said a report clearing the agency’s human resources director of wrongdoing is “deeply troubling as an indication of STA’s lack of understanding of systemic racism and the critical importance of protecting the civil rights of its workers and the public.”

Front Porch: Work is more than husband’s livelihood, it’s his life

As I write these words, it’s 9 a.m. on one of those about-to-be broiling hot days of summer. My husband has been out of the house since 8 a.m., and I probably won’t see him until dinner. He’s doing exactly what he wants to be doing – he’s working.

Paul Turner: What if, Spokane?

I’m sure you noticed the entertaining series of stories The Spokesman-Review sports section presented this summer in which several “What if?” scenarios were explored.

Protesters decry Border Patrol activity at Spokane Intermodal Center

More than 100 people gathered outside the Spokane Intermodal Center on Wednesday afternoon to protest the arrests of undocumented immigrants at the downtown transportation hub, and to call on local leaders to limit cooperation with the U.S. Border Patrol and other immigration agencies.