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Inspired play: Gonzaga University sophomore Kevin Olivier says he likes the popping sound of the ball hitting the glove as he plays catch outside in the shadow of spires of St. Aloysius Church on Monday in Spokane. Olivier, a civil engineering major from Orange, Calif., had a two-hour break between classes and wanted to find relaxation. “Baseball is therapeutic,” he said. (Dan Pelle)
Inspired play: Gonzaga University sophomore Kevin Olivier says he likes the popping sound of the ball hitting the glove as he plays catch outside in the shadow of spires of St. Aloysius Church on Monday in Spokane. Olivier, a civil engineering major from Orange, Calif., had a two-hour break between classes and wanted to find relaxation. “Baseball is therapeutic,” he said. (Dan Pelle)

 

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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.