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Photo: The hug of champions

Gonzaga Prep honors state tournament winners: Laura Stockton, center, gets a hug from teammate Otiona Gildon, standing, during an assembly Monday to honor the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups girls basketball team for its state tournament win Saturday in Tacoma. Stockton and Gildon were both first-team all-tournament selections. At left is Hannah Caudill. Stockton is the daughter of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton. (Jesse Tinsley)
Gonzaga Prep honors state tournament winners: Laura Stockton, center, gets a hug from teammate Otiona Gildon, standing, during an assembly Monday to honor the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups girls basketball team for its state tournament win Saturday in Tacoma. Stockton and Gildon were both first-team all-tournament selections. At left is Hannah Caudill. Stockton is the daughter of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton. (Jesse Tinsley)

 

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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.