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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Editor's notes

S-R front page of 40 years ago

Sept. 8, 1974 was a dramatic day for news in the U.S. Richard Nixon was pardoned by Gerald Ford. Nixon, of course, was the first president ever to resign from office. Oddly enough, it was the same day that Evel Knievel attempted his much anticipated jump of the Snake River Canyon. The front page of the Spokesman-Review on Sept. 9, 1974, reflected both events.

The Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho, has published a huge package on the 40th anniversary of Knievel's jump because it was a story in the paper's backyard. You can check out the anniversary package here.

Gary Graham
As editor of The Spokesman-Review, Gary Graham oversees the newsroom staff and is a member of the newspaper's executive committee.

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