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  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

    Businessman mourning death of grandchild, Molly Conley

    A Spokane business stalwart is struggling to find answers after his 15-year-old granddaughter was gunned down in Western Washington last month as she walked with friends. More than 2,000 family …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011

    Conley family serves up 65 years worth of White Elephant deals

    John Conley was a teenager fresh out of the Navy when he opened his first White Elephant military surplus store in 1946. “The term ‘white elephant’ refers to something expensive …

  • THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

    Refurbished mascot has a storied past

    As landmarks go, the big elephant atop the White Elephant store at 12614 E. Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley is pretty distinct. Unique, in fact – and with quite a …

  • THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2009

    Retired educator tells stories with a purpose

    The kids quickly flowed into a semicircle surrounding Dan Conley one recent afternoon, sitting quietly with rapt attention as they waited for him to begin telling stories. Conley, who has …



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