Local news

Events mark MLK Jr. holiday

There are a number of events related to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday taking place throughout the region:


19th annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Community Breakfast - The program for this annual event in Moscow, Idaho, includes keynote speakers Helen and Robert Singleton, who were among the 1961 Civil Rights Freedom Riders, whose bravery and commitment helped advance the breakdown of segregation in the South. Breakfast at 9 a.m. and entertainment by the Moscow High School Glee Club; two Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Awards; and presentation of awards to winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Arts and Essay contest by Mayor Nancy Chaney. Tickets available at Paradise Ridge Tapes, 117 E. Third St. Moscow Junior High School multipurpose room. $8/general, $4/students and children. (208) 882-3648.

“Hear the Dream, Feel the Hope” - A musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s theme is “His Hope, His Dream: Our Responsibility.” 6-8 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 203 E. Third Ave. Free. www.mlkspokane.org. (509) 455-8722.


Commemorative Celebration - This year’s theme is “His Hope, His Dream: Our Responsibility.” The guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Thurston, who is pastor of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago and president of the National Baptist Convention of America Inc. International. 4-6 p.m. Holy Temple Church, 806 W. Indiana Ave. Free. www.mlkspokane.org. (509) 455-8722.


Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March - Spokane’s annual event celebrating civil rights, which begins at the INB Performing Arts Center and ends at River Park Square. This year’s theme is “His Hope, His Dream: Our Responsibility.” 10 a.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. www.mlkspokane.org. (509) 455-8722.

MLK Community Resource Fair - Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Events will take place on first and second floors at River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. www.mlkspokane.org. (509) 455-8722.

MLK Children’s Activity Fair - Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. with events on second floor of the STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside Ave. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. www.mlkspokane.org. (509) 455-8722.

“I Have a Dream” Speech - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration where you will hear the Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins deliver the famous speech first heard in 1963 in Washington, D.C., on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Join us for reflection, music and refreshments. Presented by Providence Cultural Diversity Committee. Noon-1 p.m. Providence Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., lower level; and 3-4 p.m. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Mother Joseph Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Free. (509) 474-2397.

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gala - Presented by Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. Gala includes fine wines, food, music and live and silent auctions. Tickets available by mailing a check to the KCTFHR, P.O. Box 2725, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816 or at the door. 5-8 p.m. Parkside Event Center, Parkside Event Center, 601 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $40/person. (208) 765-3333.

Click here to comment on this story »


Snake River chinook post record year for redds

FISHING -- Despite drought conditions in 2015, fall chinook returning to the Snake River set a record for spawning beds for the third straight year, according to new data released ...

Poll: 61% somewhat tuned in

Monday Poll: Although a plurality of 39.33% of Hucks Nation hasn't watched a presidential debate yet, the rest of us have tuned into them, in varying degrees. 94 of 239 ...

A different sort of autograph story

Spokane Valley Slice reader Steve LaCombe shared this. "My band used to play a joint in St. Maries, Idaho, the Riverside. The owner loved us. Truth be told, we were ...



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile