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Friday, October 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Then and Now: Bloomsday race

Bloomsday started in 1977 with a field of 1,198 runners. Before that, runners competed in the 6-mile Spokane Road Race on the hilly roads of Glenrose and Moran prairies. This year will mark the first time Bloomsday has not taken place on the first Sunday in May, with the road race pushed to Sept. 20 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Happy Hour of the Week: Post Street Ale House

In two visits to Post Street Ale House, two servers said most drinks are half off, and no food is on the Happy Hour menu. That’s a bummer because the nachos, fried pickles and fish and chips are comfort food highlights.

Post Street Bridge construction pushed back

Spokane’s drivers will have to wait at least two years before they see a new Post Street Bridge after higher-than-budgeted costs pushed construction back a year.

Then and Now: Falls City Building

Businessman W.G. Willis bought the southwest corner of Post Street and Riverside Avenue from pioneer land developers A.M. Cannon and J.J. Browne in 1886. He began building the three-story Falls City Building.

Man injured by jumping from second floor of burning home in good condition

A man who was injured after jumping out of a burning home late Tuesday night was released the same night and is in good condition, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Shaeffer said. Firefighters responded to a fire at 1714 N Post St. at about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The fire started in the home’s kitchen and spread to other parts of the house. The man, who was trapped on the second floor, jumped out of the building and was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released. His roommate identified him as Paul Ellery.

100 years ago in Spokane: Work on Post Street Bridge suspended after two men killed and many injured when falsework collapses

Work on the Post Street bridge was stopped until further notice, because to proceed “would be criminal,” said the city engineer. Two workers, including the project superintendent, Dave Cullen, died when the falsework supporting the structure collapsed and sent dozens of men into the icy Spokane River. A third man, previously missing and believed dead, had been found alive. Yet many others were still in the hospital with serious injuries.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The head gate operator at the Washington Water Power dam in Spokane was “astounded” when a wet, streaming apparition suddenly appeared on the platform.