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The 2010s brought groundbreaking change. Voters in Washington approved same-sex marriage and recreational marijuana legalization. The Supreme Court later brought same-sex marriage to the rest of the country. Marijuana legalization continues its spread state-by-state. The Teens brought Spokane a revitalized skyline with the new Gateway Bridge, a revamped U.S. Pavilion that colors the sky and the Davenport Grand, now the largest hotel in town. This decade brought new schools to Spokane, and greatly expanded medical education. And there's much more.


Decade in Review: Arts and Culture in the Inland Northwest

Sold-out shows from some of the biggest national artists, the debut of a local, annual exhibition of local art and new buildings, people and shows in the theater scene. They were all part of the busy 2010s in arts and culture in the Inland Northwest.

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The 2010s in review: School funding, homelessness and City Hall intrigue defined Spokane’s politics

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

The decade saw the visit of presidential hopefuls, the death of an elder statesman and voters’ creation of a completely new industry. Meanwhile, local governments have been grappling with their responsibility to shelter the homeless and how to respond to changing state formulas on funding for basic education. The 2010s were defined by landmark individual accomplishments by local lawmakers, as well as continuing challenges that future lawmakers will still be tackling in the next decade.