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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Coronavirus shutdown threatens Mexico’s storied dance halls

MEXICO CITY – The Salon Los Angeles had been crowded every weekend since 1937 with couples twirling to mambo, cha-cha-cha, salsa and danzon. Everyone from slum-dwellers to movie stars and millionaires have danced at the fabled hall that boasts, “Anybody who hasn’t been to the Salon Los Angeles doesn’t know Mexico.”

Then and Now: Spokane Woman’s Club

The Spokane Woman’s Club formed when representatives of Spokane area clubs met and formed a chapter of the national General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1905.

French infections rise, Spain cracks down on nightclubs

PARIS – France’s coronavirus infection rate crept higher Saturday and Spain cracked down on nightlife, but German authorities were confident enough to send a cruise ship out to sea with 1,200 passengers for a weekend test of how the cruise industry can begin to resume.

Band’s pandemic diversion leads to every-night gig in park

NEW YORK – What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly concerts at the boathouse in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park – with fans who expect them to play three to four hours a night, seven nights a week.

Share a beer, a joke and join a legendary running institution

If you want to be part of the in crowd in the Spokane running club scene, then think about photo bombing. The Flying Irish Running Club began on Thursdays in 2006 at legendary O’Doherty’s Irish Grille in downtown Spokane. Eight people joined founder Peter Breach – aka Peter B ... aaka Grand Poobah – on that first night on March 2, 2006. Five of them were from his own family. It was a humble beginning, but his friend and owner Tim O’Doherty is a humble man, and in no time the runners came in droves to his legendary pub.

Lantern Run Club embraces the hill in South Hill

At first impression, Dom needs a megaphone. And The Lantern Tap House needs a beer garden. But you can’t get lost very easily running the South Hill on Tuesdays with this group.

Taco Bell to honor outstanding teens

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Spokane will hold ceremonies this month to mark the graduation of teen members in the class of 2018 and the advancement of other teens to the next grade level.

Advocates: School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But at high school and college gun ranges around the country, these teens and young adults gather to practice shooting and talk about the positive influence firearms have had on their lives.

Field Reports: Bend Whitewater Park flooded with floaters

This year, in its first full summer season, more than 231,000 people floated the Deschutes River through the Bend, Oregon, Whitewater Park on inner tubes, kayaks or paddleboards. That’s roughly 2,200 floaters each day May 15-Aug. 22.

Families can try out kayaks, SUP at Paddle, Splash & Play

PADDLING – Paddling is a good thing for children as it’s applied each year by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club. The club’s 56th annual Paddle, Splash & Play, a free kids’ and family event, is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5,...