Dr. Mary Swartz, a Spokane “pioneer midwife,” was facing criminal charges for performing “an illegal operation” which resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl. However, Dr. Swartz was nowhere to be found.
Fern T. Littlecalf, jailed on three counts of second-degree kidnapping, had what police describe as an extensive network of fake names and aliases, all working together for one goal: to kidnap a 6-month-old child from his mother.
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.
After 37 years, a group of tenacious volunteers in Priest River, Idaho, just a few miles from the Washington border, can claim a spot among those that have succeeded in generating a thriving industrial park.
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.
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.
In the center of the courtroom was Sheri, a jubilant 3-year-old in an Ironman costume, seated on her mother’s knee along with her father (Batman) and three young sisters (Batgirl, Supergirl and the Flash). This was Sheri’s final adoption hearing, and her parents decided to make it a fun one.