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Then and Now: The Powell-Sanders Building

Mon., May 22, 2017, midnight

Present day: The five-story  building at 124 S. Wall St. in downtown Spokane was built in 1915 by Powell-Sanders, a wholesale grocery business. Former mayor Edward L. Powell sold his share of the business and retired in 1925. The business went under in the early 1930s. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Edward L. Powell was 11 years old when his family moved west by covered wagon from Ohio to Oregon in 1862. After studying civil engineering, he worked for the railroad. But his health was poor and he couldn’t keep up with the railroad life. So he went to teach school in Walla Walla, then operate a general store in Waitsburg for 18 years.

Spectators crowd downtown Spokane for 79th annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Members of Sea Cadet Corps' Fort Spokane Battalion march during the 2017 Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. 
Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Temperatures hovered in the 60s as parade floats and marching bands cruised through downtown Spokane on Saturday evening. The rain cleared hours before the 79th annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade began, giving spectators ample time to claim viewing spots and toss footballs in the cordoned-off streets.

Legal settlement clears the way for road through park in Wandermere area

UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

A developer can move forward with plans to build a road through an undeveloped natural area known as Freddy Park north of Spokane. Developer Al Payne recently agreed to pay $5,806 to settle a lawsuit over the proposed road, which has been tangled in state courts for several years.

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