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June 15, 2015
Rachel Dolezal and the Spokane NAACP
Rachel Dolezal was elected president of the Spokane NAACP in November 2014. On June 15, she announced her resignation, following allegations that she had been posing as a black woman while her Montana family says she's white.
February 5, 2015
Delbert Belton murder case
World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton was beaten and left for dead Aug. 21 in his car at the Eagles Lodge parking lot in North Spokane. Belton, 88, died the following day at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Two 16-year-old boys, Demetruis Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard, were arrested separately in connection with the fatal beating, which Spokane police described as a robbery-turned-homicide. The case drew national attention.
January 21, 2015
Doris Nelson’s Little Loan Shoppe
Doris Nelson's payday loan business moved to Spokane in 2001. Eight years later, it was in financial ruin and investors worldwide had lost millions of dollars. As a court-appointed trustee looks to conclude years of legal wrangling over who should pay back whom, take a look back at the events that led to criminal charges, bankruptcies and clawbacks.
December 18, 2014
Department of Justice review of the Spokane Police Department
The push for a federal review of the Spokane Police Department's practices reached a fever pitch in the wake of Otto Zehm's death at the hands of former Ofc. Karl Thompson, Jr., in March 2006. Friday's announcement of the findings of a Department of Justice-led report on the department is the culmination of those efforts. Here are some key events that led to Friday's proceedings.
July 25, 2014
The Great Spokane Fire
The Great Fire of 1889 burned 32 city blocks in Spokane, causing an estimated $10 million in damage. Despite the devastation, the fire launched an economic boom that saw the construction of 150 buildings within the next year.
July 30, 2013
The Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League has been in Spokane for eight, mostly winning, years.
March 12, 2013
Gonzaga’s remarkable tournament streak
This year will be the 16th straight year the Gonzaga Bulldogs have been to the NCAA basketball tournament, in a streak that began in 1999. The team had been to the tournament before, in 1995, when they knocked off Portland to win the West Coast Conference championship, then lost in the first round. Their run since then has included five visits to the Sweet 16 and one to the Elite Eight.
March 4, 2013
Gonzaga’s 2012-2013 season week-by-week
A timeline of the Gonzaga Bulldogs' 2012-2013 regular season, and the team's steady rise to a ranking of No. 1 in the country for the first time in the school's history.
December 5, 2012
Idaho fugitive arrested by North Dakota authorities
Nearly a year after a 10-year prison sentence ended for 57-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck, after he assaulted a corrections officer in a Montana jail, Walck fled from Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop near Athol, Idaho, beginning a half hour pursuit that led to the kidnapping of a Rathdrum woman.
September 12, 2012
Walt Worthy and downtown Spokane
Spokane developer and hotelier Walt Worthy has been making deals on downtown Spokane real estate for years, most notably his purchase and renovation of the historic Davenport Hotel. On Wednesday, Worthy announced he would build a 700-room hotel across from the Spokane Convention Center which would provide up to 70,000 square feet of additional meeting space. Here are some milestones in Worthy's impact on downtown Spokane in recent years.
April 26, 2012
A history of hats
As the Kentucky Derby approaches, we take a moment to explore hat styles through the years
April 23, 2012
A look back at every Bloomsday race since the very first, in 1977.
Historical information from Bloomsday
/ data gathered by Gina Boysun