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Photo: In the teeth of the action

Poised for play: Winchester, a German shorthaired pointer, snatches a flying disc from the air Friday along Manito Boulevard. The dog’s owner, Leland Heidt, was exercising Winchester, trying to wear some energy out of him. (Colin Mulvany)
Poised for play: Winchester, a German shorthaired pointer, snatches a flying disc from the air Friday along Manito Boulevard. The dog’s owner, Leland Heidt, was exercising Winchester, trying to wear some energy out of him. (Colin Mulvany)

 

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Before the falls: Spokane and the history of river cities

The falls are beautiful, they’re powerful and they’re the reason for the city. Spokane is one of a small number of American cities that have falling water in their hearts, and it’s no accident. The reasons for a city are many, but chief among them is water – for drinking, for transportation, for industry and, most recently, for beauty.