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100 years ago in Spokane: Officials consider restricting red flag used by communists and Wobblies

Spokane was considering a new ordinance banning the display of the “red flag” – the symbol of radicals, communists and Wobblies – in any parade, procession or meeting.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Lisa Brown thesis from 1986 prompts new GOP attacks

The document, written in 1986 in furtherance of a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, was published online in its entirety by the Washington Examiner on Thursday morning. Brown declined …

Looking Back: Past opinions add perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Seeing Reds, Oct. 1, 1956

Cheered in Havana, Obama’s Cuba trip spurs GOP skepticism

President Barack Obama said Thursday his history-making visit to Cuba next month was part of an effort to “improve the lives of the Cuban people. He vowed to press the …

Robert Freeman: Pre-World War I world holds critical clues for today’s world

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Great War was over. But the “War to End All Wars” famously didn’t live up …

Self-styled militia leader pleads guilty in grenade case

A self-described militia leader pleaded guilty this week to federal gun charges connected to a grenade manufacturing operation at his trailer in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

Rosenbergs Indeed Spied For Soviets, Expert Says World War Ii Documents Detail Huge Soviet Espionage Ring In U.S.

Forty-two years after Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for treason, government documents released Tuesday detailed the couple’s espionage activities for the Soviet Union during World War II. “This may …