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100 years ago today: League of Nations idea divides Spokane

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

The establishment of the League of Nations – an early attempt to form a United Nations-style organization – was a divisive issue in Spokane. Some critics, including U.S. Sen. Miles Poindexter, R-Spokane, believed that joining such a league would be unconstitutional.
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Adults and students may soon use the same Spokane libraries at schools

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

When it comes to the future of libraries in Spokane, civic leaders aren’t going by the book – they’re writing a new one. It’s been a great read so far. The tale began last year, with a bond proposal forged by an unlikely partnership and some creative land swaps. Last fall, Spokane voters got a sneak peek at the ending, which includes renovations at the downtown and Shadle branches and replacements for several others.
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EWU student crowned Miss Spokane

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

With an opera performance, in a navy evening gown, 24-year-old Eastern Washington student Ashlee Karras took the Miss Spokane crown for the second time Sunday night, making her the area’s local representative to the Miss America organization.
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Clouds part on Presidents Day

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Snowstorms are taking a break on Presidents Day in the Spokane region. But it will be cold. As drier air sweeps in from the northeast, sunshine and frigid temperatures are expected most of Monday that could drop to an unseasonable minus 2 degrees with a wind chill, according to the National Weather Service in Spokane. The high will be near 21 degrees and winds are expected to weaken eventually.