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Then and now: Consolidated Freight Lines

Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

1935 - The new Consolidated Freight Lines warehouse and office is completed at 126 South Sheridan Street. Spokane was a key stop for the Portland-based Consolidated, sending hundreds of trucks a week on to Montana and the Dakotas. (Photo courtesy of Dan Murphy / SR)
Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new company Consolidated Freight Lines. Around 1935, Consolidated built a new office and warehouse at 126 S. Sheridan St. in Spokane.

Science backs it up: Political divisions are impacting Thanksgiving

Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Politically divided families cut their Thanksgiving dinner short by 20 to 30 minutes in 2016, according to a draft paper by Ryne Rohla, a doctoral candidate in economics at Washington State University, and M. Keith Chen, a behavioral economist at UCLA.

New housing for the homeless to open at Donna Hanson Haven

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Brianne Howe, a community court coordinator, checks out one of the rooms in the new Donna Hanson Haven community housing project on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the four-story building, the newest homeless housing to be built by Catholic Charities in Spokane. The organization’s staff gathered with community members and diocese leaders to dedicate and bless the new building Friday.

Sue Lani Madsen: Bring back the slap

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017

Sue Lani Madsen, an architect and rancher, will write opinion for the Spokesman-Review on an occasional basis. Photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The conversation on sexual harassment has been stifled since 1998, when the leader of the National Organization for Women defended a man in executive position who took advantage of women under his authority.

Reindeer Cletus and Clyde make welcome addition to River Park Square festivities

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Adam DeVleming introduces his son Finn, 2, to Cletus the reindeer, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
River Park Square typically prepares for the holiday season each November by hanging garlands in walkways, stringing bright lights in storefront windows and setting up the 50-foot Christmas tree in the center of the mall. But this year, visitors were surprised by a new addition welcoming Santa’s arrival. “Oh, my gosh, it’s a reindeer!” said Sarah Cleveland, riding the escalator down to the main floor with her infant daughter in tow.

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