Thanksgiving Day had a bittersweet feel in 1917, because so many Spokane men were training in Army camps. However, a correspondent at Camp Lewis (later known as Fort Lewis) assured everyone at home that the boys were being fed well.
A contract photographer has sued Eastern Washington University after he suffered a serious leg injury in 2015 when a collegiate athlete threw a hammer during a track and field competition and the ball-and-chain struck the photographer in the leg as he was attempting to capture images of the event.
Last year on Thanksgiving, our newspaper published my first column as the new editor of The Spokesman-Review. It was the first time we talked about some of the philosophical changes we were making at our community’s newspaper of record.
The Homicide Survivor Support Group in Spokane started in the 1990s and continued until 2004, when it disbanded for 10 years until being reactivated three years ago. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to death by homicide, the meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Shadle Park Library.
In 10-plus years of writing this twice-monthly column, I’m almost positive the Thanksgiving writing duty has mostly fallen in my lap. Oh, I know colleague Stefanie Pettit has tackled it a time or two – but still that’s a lot of gratitude, and frankly, I’ve been feeling less than grateful lately.
Mayor David Condon said Wednesday his appeal earlier this fall to the Trump administration to release a report highlighting the Spokane Police Department’s reform efforts sought to highlight the city’s three-year efforts to change police culture. It was not meant to criticize changes to the voluntary federal program, enacted under President Barack Obama, to review department policies and procedures.
Hotel taxes collected in Spokane Valley should stay in Spokane Valley, city officials decided this week. The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday modified how it plans to spend the lodging tax it expects to collect next year by diverting money from regional groups like the Spokane Sports Commission to Spokane Valley organizations like Crave NW and Valleyfest.