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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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100 years ago in Spokane: Police appoint woman ‘special officer’ to report on ‘moral conditions’ in parks, dance halls

Mrs. Grace Kendall was appointed a “special officer” of the Spokane police, with the authority to inspect and report on the “moral conditions” in the city’s parks and dance halls. She would be working under the direction of the Florence Crittenton Home, Spokane’s home for unwed mothers. She was described as a “woman of wide experience.”

The morality of marijuana

A few years ago, a student asked Shelley Bryan Wee, Lutheran Campus pastor at Eastern Washington University, if it was OK, as a Christian, to bring pot to a friend in a state where it was illegal.