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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Jonathan Brunt

Jonathan Brunt

Current Position: Asst. Managing Editor (Govt)

Jonathan Brunt joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. He is the government editor. He previously was a reporter who covered Spokane City Hall, Spokane County government and public safety.

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A&E >  Art

‘Home once and for all’: Swans return to Manito Park, but in climbable form

Artist Vincent De Felice designed his sculpture of swans to be strong and smooth with no sharp edges. “What I like about the sculpture is that it can be touched,” he said. Indeed, soon after a crowd counted down and a flapping white sheet was removed unveiling the piece, titled “Love Birds,” children flocked in.

Daredevil Joseph Bauer first performed on his ‘Wheel of Thrills’ in Spokane in the late 1980s. He’s doing so again (blindfolded) this weekend at the Shrine Circus

Joseph Bauer's daughter is the ninth generation in the family to work in the circus. His grandparents owned circuses in Switzerland. His parents and uncles were featured on the "Ed Sullivan Show" the same night as the Beatles. His sister performed on the high sway poles with him and his parents. And many of his cousins also are daredevils, aerialists and other performers. 
News >  Crime/Public Safety

Hayden fire destroys repair and assembly shop

Firefighters were called to an assembly and repair shop for Ballard Golf and Power, 11521 N. Warren St., just after 7 p.m. by a passerby who saw smoke coming from the building, said Fire Marshal Tyler Dreschsel, of the the Northern Lakes Fire District.