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Students activists to be focus of Spokane climate strike Friday, even with Inslee on hand

The Spokane climate strike will start at noon on Friday at the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park. Students will share speeches and poetry at the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place outside …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Former national teacher of the year from Spokane attempts to visit immigrant detention center

She’s no longer the national teacher of the year, but Mandy Manning of Spokane is still attempting to make a difference on a national scale. Usually, she’s been successful. Not …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Veterans for Peace to hold convention in Spokane this weekend

About 300 veterans are expected at the conference, which will touch on issues such as conservation, climate change, indigenous issues and peace across borders.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fifty years on, hope still remains

It is worth remembering that what drew the Woodstock generation together was ultimately not anger, but a hope – idealistic, naive and impossibly young – that yet tugs at the …

Spokane homeless activist dying of liver disease won’t give up on his life’s work

Alfredo LLamedo is dying of liver disease but won’t stop advocating for the homeless and downtrodden of Spokane.

Everything is Copy: Being enfranchised opens people to the possibilities of democracy

My motives are no different from those of my finger-wagging friends: They arise out of a desire to help. Or, perhaps more honestly, to give an opinion about the “right” …

Galentine’s Day celebrations add activism to breakfast food

When Kelly Smith thought about when to hold her kickoff event for a county commission campaign in suburban Florida, she chose a day symbolizing women supporting women: Galentine’s Day. The …

‘Babe’ actor James Cromwell charged in SeaWorld protest

Cromwell, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role as the farmer in “Babe,” has previously said he would serve jail time rather than pay fines.

Black women move to forefront in fight for racial equality

Widely published photographs of these and other black women offer some of the most arresting images to emerge from the protest movement of recent years. The photos have come to …

UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

Scientists and supporters rally at Spokane’s Riverfront Park

The speeches had only just begun, but the field in front of the clock tower was crowded with thousands of people when the Spokane March for Science got underway Saturday …

Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Tom Hayden, a `60s anti-war activist whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife Jane Fonda, has …

Retirement is hardly the end of her work

A year ago, Arlene Patton retired from her job overseeing the Eastern Washington region of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It didn’t last long. Within weeks, the …

Campus offers activists haven

ATHENS, Greece – Inside the gates of Athens’ main university, bonfires rage and masked gangs stockpile petrol bombs, broken paving stones and marble hacked from the neoclassical buildings. It’s their …