The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that Tyrone Power, one of the country’s leading movie actors, was proceeding with plans to establish a movie studio in Spokane. The Washington Motion Picture Co. would soon be incorporated and a site for a studio would be announced within two weeks, said C.J Ward, Power’s manager.
Spokane County voters won’t be asked whether they want to raise property taxes this year. The county commissioners, Al French and Josh Kerns, voted to rescind a tax proposal on Tuesday, a month after they, along with then-Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn, voted to put it on the November ballot.
In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga University. Cantwell criticized the latest GOP health plan, which failed in the Senate, as a tax cut for the rich and also expressed disappointment at President Donald Trump’s statements on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Smokane quietly opened in its new location on East Sprague Avenue last week, a few months after the Spokane City Council stepped in to shrink the buffer zone between pot shops and arcades in response to concerns a sham business was preventing a legitimate business request to move. The arcade at the center of the controversy has sued the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board for allowing the relocation.
In Spokane, the number of concerned locals has been steadily increasing in recent years. To accommodate the growing interest, a group of small-scale keepers started the Backyard Beekeeper’s Association (BYBA) as an educational outlet for those looking to pursue hobby keeping.
A column in last Saturday’s newspaper stated that transgender identity was neither normal or acceptable. That’s a lie. Or perhaps lie isn’t the right word – it’s probably not a lie if you believe it, no matter how false and hateful. But it’s as wrong as the day is long, and the idea that it’s Massey’s place to make this declaration, on behalf of God, to those of us who don’t attend his church, is wronger still.
About 100 people gathered Monday evening outside Spokane City Hall to call for peace and unity in the aftermath of the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the second rally held at City Hall since the massive weekend gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, which devolved quickly into street brawls between the racists and far-right groups and “anti-fascist” counterprotesters.