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News >  Spokane

Writer calls for more respect, dissent

Americans need a rejuvenated democracy that includes respect for the natural world and a wide range of dissent and difference, naturalist and writer Terry Tempest Williams told a crowd at Spokane Community College on Monday night. "I do not believe we can look for leadership beyond ourselves," Williams told a crowd of more than 200 in the SCC Lair-Student Center. "We are in need of a reflective activism, born of humility and not arrogance."
News >  Spokane

Bloomsday bride, groom have 12K wedding march

The bride wore white – white shorts, white running shoes and a white veil attached to her white visor. Then, minutes after her second wedding, 75-year-old Elisabeth Johnson walked her first Bloomsday. The groom, 78-year-old Hugh Lewis, stayed by her side in a tuxedo T-shirt and top hat. A wedding party of six joined them on the 12-kilometer route.
News >  Spokane

Entertainment around each corner

It started with hula dancers and ended with rock 'n' roll. In between came a course full of snappy punk, cowboy twang, bucket drummers and belly dancers.

News >  Spokane

Fourth R: Restoration

CHENEY – The Jore Schoolhouse celebrated its 100th birthday Friday, thanks mostly to a rebirth sparked by Charles Miller. Miller, a retired history professor with a thing for schoolhouses, discovered the dilapidated building near Newport in 1999. He talked Eastern Washington University administrators into buying it, and now the school sits on campus, a smartly restored relic of another time.
News >  Idaho

UI officials propose cutting some degree programs

The University of Idaho is proposing the elimination of little-used degree programs and the combination of departments, as part of the school's long-term effort to get back in the black. The proposals, which are preliminary pending a two-week public comment period, include phasing out the doctoral program in geophysics, master's programs in English literature and educational technology, and bachelor's programs in office administration, school and community health, and entomology.
News >  Spokane

General warns of toll of inaction

MOSCOW, Idaho – Eleven years ago, nearly 1 million Rwandans died in a genocide, and the man who led the United Nations force there says the world is standing by and allowing a replay in the Sudan. "The term 'Genocide' has lost its ability to generate action," retired Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire of Canada told a crowd at the annual Borah Symposium here Monday night. "We could go in (to Sudan) right now."
News >  Spokane

The view from the saddle

ROSALIA, Wash. – Like all good horsemen, Gene Glasscock has a story about his hat. "I got this hat in Pierce, Colorado," the 70-year-old Glasscock says, referring to the slumping, weather-softened felt fastened to his head. "I had a straw hat when I started out, and about two days into it, the thing went sailing out into the gentle breeze of Colorado, over a barbed-wire fence …"
News >  Spokane

Mainstream media ailing, NW journalists agree

PULLMAN – Six Northwest journalists assessed the health of the mainstream media Wednesday night, and they agreed the patient is ailing. What seems less clear, according to the panelists at the 31st annual Edward R. Murrow Symposium, is what that means for society overall, as Web logs, talk radio and the explosion of cable TV erode the standing of traditional forms of journalism.