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Monday, October 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Johnson’s comments draw ire

LOS ANGELES – Four-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Michael Johnson has been quoted as saying he believes slave descendants make superior athletes – and that such a controversial topic shouldn’t be avoided but discussed openly as the world begins to turn its attention to the London Olympics. “All my life I believed I became an athlete through my own determination, but it’s impossible to think that being descended from slaves hasn’t left an imprint through the generations,” he is quoted as saying in an article in the British newspaper the Daily Mail. “Difficult as it was to hear, slavery has benefited descendants like me – I believe there is a superior athletic gene in us.”

To those needing shelter, Spokane Valley woman’s door is open

There is a home in a part of the Spokane Valley that has seen better days, a home where poor, forgotten people have found a safe place to rest along their dangerous journey. They bring little with them but the shards of their shattered pasts and perhaps an addiction or mental illness.