Stories tagged: Columbus Day
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Highlighting native heritage: Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated in downtown Spokane
Monday was Indigenous Peoples Day in Spokane, and more than 100 people gathered downtown to celebrate the occasion with songs and speeches about native history and culture.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus
A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Moscow renaming Columbus Day as “Indigenous People’s Day”
The Moscow City Council is renaming the second Monday in October as “Indigenous People’s Day” instead of Columbus Day.
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Columbus Day confusion at City Hall ends with rescinded proclamation
City Council members said they were confused by a proclamation from Mayor David Condon that would have recognized Christopher Columbus in Spokane on Monday. The council voted to rename the …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
After Columbus Day revision, City Council votes to recognize Italian American heritage
City Councilwoman Amber Waldref worked with the Italian American Club of Spokane to propose Oct. 1 each year as a day to recognize contributions by local Italian Americans to the …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
City Council changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day
The second Monday in October in Spokane will now be known as Indigenous Peoples Day, after the City Council voted 6-1 to rename a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus to commemorate …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016
Doug Clark: Scrubbing Columbus Day is just the start for us SAPS
In response to the Spokane City Council’s consideration of changing the name of Columbus Day, Doug Clark offers: SAPS (Spokane Appreciates Personal Sensitivies).
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Council to vote on renaming Columbus Day
Spokane may become the latest city to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day.
Sun., Oct. 18, 2015
Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene newcomer misfires in challenge to incumbent Edinger
Toby Schindelbeck, a relatively recent California transplant, should fire the advisers helping him run his campaign for the Coeur d’Alene City Council. First, he angered some residents in a debate …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
Spin Control: Seattle’s Indigenous People’s Day misses the mark
Monday is cause for minor celebration in Spokane as one of the few weekdays of the year in which “free parking” is not just a square on the Monopoly board. …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s Italian community staged a festive Columbus Day celebration at St. Aloysius Parish Hall.
Tue., Dec. 10, 2013
Spokane City Council OK’s parking boots; meter holidays spared
Downtown shoppers still can park free on four holidays that city officials had asked to remove from the list of days meters are enforced. But beware: Cars belonging to those …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
Spokane proposal to end free parking on some holidays draws objections
The co-founders of Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration say a proposal from city leaders to start enforcing parking meters on the holiday indicates that officials consider the day …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Spokane County payroll delay blamed on holiday
Spokane County workers got an unpleasant surprise Tuesday when the pay they were scheduled to receive failed to show up in their bank accounts. A Columbus Day federal and bank …
Mon., Oct. 14, 2013, 7:51 a.m.
Free parking in downtown Spokane; city offices open
Parking will be free at all Spokane meters Monday in observation of the Columbus Day holiday. Trash pickup will occur as scheduled, as will City Council proceedings.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2011
Getting There: Prepare for Snoqualmie Pass delays
Construction work on Interstate 90 between Cle Elum and Snoqualmie Pass has kicked into high gear now that the summer driving season is finished. That means drivers should expect lane …
Mon., Oct. 12, 2009, 8:56 a.m.
Holiday mainly affects federal offices
Columbus Day, a federal holiday commemorating the explorer’s landing in the New World, is closing few other offices today.