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Family keepsakes tell the story of Japanese-American life in Yakima Valley

Like others in the Lower Yakima Valley’s Japanese community, the Hides enjoyed a close relationship with the Yakama Nation citizens from whom they leased land. When Japanese immigrants began coming …


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

75 years ago, the United States forced Japanese into internment camps. After World War II, many settled in Spokane. These are their stories.

President Roosevelt’s 1942 order for the internment of Japanese-Americans is 75 years old this year. Decades have passed, but survivors still harber dark memories of the time, possessions and dignity …


The lesson of internment is relevant today

We exaggerated the severity of the threat while failing to acknowledge the significance of revoking the most fundamental rights of American citizens based solely on their ancestry.


Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. Thousands were elderly, disabled, children …


100 years ago in Spokane: An interracial marriage makes front-page news

From our archive, 100 years ago A marriage between a Japanese man and a white woman was apparently unusual enough to make the front page of The Spokesman-Review.


Spin Control: A simple way to honor those we’ve done wrong

OLYMPIA – Gestures are important in politics. They can be grand, even when made on a small scale. Or they can just be small. Among the small gestures considered during …