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Saturday, October 24, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist and novelist, dies

Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Wednesday morning. He was 85.

Spokesman-Review to receive $2.4 million loan from federal government as part of small business assistance program

The Spokesman-Review will join other area news outlets that have taken advantage of the government’s Paycheck Protection Program to keep employees on staff amid government stay-home orders. The loan will be used to cover payroll, rent and utilities, said W. Stacey Cowles, publisher of The Spokesman-Review, and comes with no strings from the government guiding coverage.

Deep newspaper job cuts prompt rare plea for federal funding to news media

Cuts to the local news industry have accelerated so greatly that groups representing journalists have taken a maybe unprecedented step and asked the government to help, by keeping the industry afloat financially during the pandemic and seeding its resurgence once the economy begins to recover.

Then and Now: The Spokane Falls Review tower

Opened in October 1891, the 10-story, 146-foot tower at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Monroe Street nearly put the publishers of the Review out of business, financially. William H. Cowles, the 24-year-old son of an executive at the Chicago Tribune, proposed a merger with his Spokesman newspaper.

Recycling in Spokane: County says to better clean and sort recycleables

Spokane County has restricted what recycling it accepts at transfer stations, and is now requiring people who drop off their recycling to sort it. That’s similar to changes that governments and recycling centers around the nation have had to consider, as China and other East Asian countries stopped buying American and European recyclables.

Publisher says he’s hearing interest in nonprofit turn

The publisher of the nation’s first daily newspaper to be granted nonprofit status says he’s since heard from a “few dozen” lawyers and news executives curious about whether the Salt Lake Tribune’s approach could work elsewhere.

Free to a good home: 1 newspaper in Alaska

The publisher of The Skagway News is willing to give the paper away to the right person, if they are willing to move to the southeast Alaska community and be a part of the community.

“Tuk Tuk” a newspaper for the Iraqi protest movement

Every other day, the editor, bespectacled and perpetually pecking at a laptop, sends a top secret 8-page document to an anonymous printing house near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, a central plaza which has transformed into the hub of what has become the largest grassroots protest movement in Iraq’s modern history.

GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest U.S. newspaper chain

GateHouse closed its $1.1 billion takeover of USA Today publisher Gannett, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company by far and pledging significant cost cuts at a time when print publications are in precipitous decline.