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  • Spectators brave downpour for 77th Lilac Parade

    A torrential downpour early Saturday evening sent parade floats under the cover of a nearby overpass, but the rain ended in time for the 77th annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. …


  • Deadly equine virus hits Washington

    Three cases of a virulent strain of the equine herpes virus have been reported in Washington state, prompting horse owners to take precautions against spread of the disease. The Spokane …


  • Equine herpes scare shrinks Lilac parade lineup

    Three cases of a virulent strain of the equine herpes virus have been reported in Washington state, prompting horse owners to take precautions against spread of the disease.


  • Still waiting for spring to spring

    So, did you catch Saturday’s weird weather? Blue skies. Shining sun. Dry pavement…


  • Face Time: Lilac Queen reflects on responsibilities, opportunities

    MacKenzie Johnson, a senior at Mead High School, is this year’s Spokane Lilac Festival Association Lilac Queen. In an interview last week, Johnson, 18, looked forward to the busy weeks …


  • Landmark institutions show Spokane’s growth potential

    Spokane was a far different place four decades ago. Major community projects – like the upcoming Expo ’74 World’s Fair – were typically planned by older men meeting in such …


  • Parade-goers enjoy the view

    There aren’t a lot of bad seats at the Lilac parade, but some are better than others. Like thousands who lined sidewalks in three-deep rows, 5-year-old Levi Knight of Spokane …


  • Riverside, Deer Park high schools banding together

    Deer Park has a long and decorated history of being involved in parades. In the town hall, you can view many trophies from various parades, dating back to a silver-plated …


  • Lilac procession draws droves

    Mary Hall claimed her spot for the 71st annual Spokane Lilac Parade on Saturday afternoon so her grandchildren would have a front-row seat. But grandma and the kids got more …


  • 71st Lilac parade kicks off Saturday

    Spokane’s 71st Armed Forces Torchlight Parade will set off at 7:45 p.m. Saturday downtown.


  • From ventriloquist to parade chief

    This Saturday, when the 71st annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade kicks off, Michael Waldrip, the president of the Spokane Lilac Festival, will be fulfilling a lifelong dream. As a child …


  • Lilac memories

    In May 1938 Faith Smith was strolling downtown when by chance she happened upon Spokane’s first Lilac Parade at the corner of Lincoln and Main. Or rather, it happened upon …

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