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  • Community frustrated with East Central Community Center’s management

    A cost-cutting move by Spokane City Hall to let a nonprofit run East Central Community Center has led to charges of exclusion and mistreatment, leading many longtime community members to …


  • East Central Community Center makes some blacks feel excluded

    Several black residents say their community has been ignored in the new operations of the East Central Community Center. Sandy Williams, Eastern Washington representative for the Washington Commission on African …


  • Refugees’ group harvests fruits and vegetables for needy

    In the summer of 2011, two East Central women, both refugees, came up with the idea of harvesting neighborhood fruit that otherwise wouldn’t be used, and donating it to the …


  • Nonprofit group to take over community center operations

    The nonprofit group that used to advise the East Central Community Center is about to be placed in charge of the neighborhood institution. The East Central Community Organization was the …


  • Center audit raises questions

    An audit of the East Central Community Center was referred to county prosecutors this week after state officials found problems with the way the center’s staff kept its books and …


  • East Central center may switch to a nonprofit

    In a cost-cutting move, city officials likely will convert the East Central Community Center to a nonprofit operation like Spokane’s other community centers. Twelve employees likely would lose their jobs …


  • Taking time out for fun at East Central

    Parents of young children often feel there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. The demands of work and home can squeeze out time for fun. But a new program …


  • East Central center seeks donations for annual Toyland

    The East Central Community Center was awash in teddy bears recently. Mrs. Claus, aka longtime volunteer Phyllis Daily, sat on a sofa surrounded by the cuddly toys. Daily and many …


  • East Central opens computer lab

    The national economy added more than 100,000 jobs in September. To jobseekers that’s good news, but it’s no guarantee that one of the coveted jobs is within reach. Take the …


  • East Central Community Center director quits over pay flap

    The director of Spokane’s East Central Community Center has resigned following disclosures that she allowed a city employee to draw bigger paychecks than she was due by improperly claiming more …


  • Political opposites align for sake of at-risk library

    They disagree on many – perhaps most – of the major issues of the day, but Louise Chadez and Cindy Zapotocky are united on at least one: They strongly oppose …


  • Residents rally for library branch

    Several library users fought tears Wednesday as they implored Spokane library trustees to keep the city’s East Side branch open. “This place provides access,” said Spokane resident Scott Engelhard, his …


  • Library patrons make emotional case for East Side branch

    Several library users fought tears Wednesday as they implored Spokane library trustees to keep the city’s East Side branch open. “This place provides access,” said Spokane resident Scott Engelhard, as …


  • Library board considering East Side branch’s closure

    Several times a week Lewis and Clark High School freshman Janelle McNeal heads to the East Side Library to finish homework, connect with friends online and read books. But that …


  • Open house set on freeway update

    The first of two meetings to update the community on progress on the north Spokane freeway will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the East Central Community Center, …


  • Government funds, donations help program for seniors

    Jeanne Koerner is a regular for lunch at East Central Community Center. She retired years ago and lives in a basement apartment in Browne’s Addition with two of her grandkids. …


  • Government funds, donations help fund program for seniors

    Jeanne Koerner is a regular for lunch at East Central Community Center. She retired years ago and lives in a basement apartment in Browne’s Addition with two of her grandkids. …


  • Senior program provides meals, classes, companions

    Jeanne Koerner is a regular for lunch at East Central Community Center. She retired years ago and lives in a basement apartment in Browne’s Addition with two of her grandkids. …


  • Margaret Varner

    Editor’s note: Christmas Bureau recipients come for food vouchers, toys and candy. Reporter Rebecca Nappi is collecting recipients’ stories. Age: 86.

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