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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Then and Now: Latah Creek Bridge

The Latah Creek bridge, also known as the Sunset Boulevard bridge, was built after the Monroe Street Bridge in downtown and features a similar design. It was constructed in large part due to booming wheat farming in central Washington and more motorist interest in traveling to Seattle.

Hangman Creek tree planting scheduled

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited will be planting trees on the upper reaches of Hangman Creek on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spokane River conservationists, state officials settle lawsuit over polluted Latah Creek

A 2015 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Spokane Riverkeeper organization has led to a 10-year cleanup plan for Latah Creek, one of the major tributaries into the Spokane River. The 60-mile-long waterway has long been the target of environmental groups because of the large amount of soil erosion and livestock waste flowing into the creek, giving it a brown appearance at its confluence with the river.

Hangman-Latah trail corridor project updated at meeting

TRAILS – Progress in research, mapping and planning a public trail corridor along Hangman Creek will be presented at a open house meeting on Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Rd. in Spokane. The Hangman-Latah Creek...

Then and Now: Flooding in Spokane – it’s been worse

As authorities monitor flooding this week around the Spokane region, the damage sustained can’t compare to some of Spokane’s worst flooding seasons. There have been many years where floodwaters have hit the city’s low-lying areas.

100 years ago in Spokane: As World War I approached, pacifists were pessimistic

Spokane’s Church of Truth held a “peace meeting” for about 800 local pacifists – although most of the speakers were plainly pessimistic about the prospects for peace. “There need be no war in the world – but there is war,” said the Rev. Mr. Scafe of the Fourth Presbyterian Church. “Humanity will not learn by the bloodshed of the Carthaginians; it will only learn by the bloodshed of Europe and by the bloodshed of the United States, which is surely coming. … Before I cease speaking the first gun, involving the United States in war, may be fired.”

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A huge fire in a Ritzville warehouse destroyed an estimated $100,000 worth of wheat and cordwood. 

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Joyriding was an ever more serious problem in Spokane, as evidenced by the previous day’s police record.