The 90-year charter of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity has been revoked at Washington State University after concerns were raised over hazing, but university officials would not say exactly what occurred that prompted the decision to shutter the fraternity.
Lawmakers unanimously approved a spending plan bolstered by healthy sales and real estate tax receipts, but not before ushering through a series of amendments aimed at reversing some of the proposed wage revisions in the city’s Public Works division. The budget will add 10 police officers to the force, continue funding for sheltering the homeless and provide a half-million dollars to grade dirt alleyways offering trash collection service next year.
John Cohen, 34, a Jewish lumberjack, went to the British military recruiting office in Spokane and asked to serve in the British army. “Send me direct to the kaiser’s palace and give me a gun,” declared Cohen, who was born in England, but came to America as an infant. “I don’t care where you put me. I’ll start tonight, and I only wish I could be in England tomorrow. I’m a little off in sight, but I can fight all right yet.”
About 150 protesters gathered Monday afternoon in downtown Spokane to denounce Republican tax reform proposals moving through Congress. All In For Washington, Greater Spokane Progress and the Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane organized the event. Protesters marched from the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse to the local office of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Post Street.
The children of Brenda Thurman have agreed to settle the wrongful death suit they filed against their adoptive father, Dwayne Thurman, who shot and killed his wife last year in what he has said was an accident. The details of the settlement were not been disclosed.
TRANSITIONS -- The Outdoors Blog is evolving. After nearly 41 years as Outdoors editor at The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers has officially retired. He will continue writing occasionally as an Outdoors ...
Another potential constitutional controversy involves lawmakers and their social media accounts. The ACLU of Washington said last week legislators should not be blocking people with whom they disagree or deleting ...