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Trudy Rubin: Tanks on the National Mall: What would George Washington think of Trump’s July 4?

As President Trump turns Washington’s Independence Day celebration into a political rally, complete with tanks and flyovers, I wondered what our first president would say.


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree

For hundreds of years, an imposing white oak tree has watched over a New Jersey community and a church. But the tree – believed to be among the oldest in …


Past opinions offer perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Washington’s address, Feb. 22, 1954


C-SPAN survey lists top presidents: Lincoln, Washington, FDR

Just in time for Presidents Day, a new survey of historians on presidential leadership gives the top five slots to Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight …


In Brief: Chun in control at Evian Championship

South Korean In Gee Chun remains firmly on course for the second major of her career – and a possible golfing record – after posting a superb 6-under 65 in …


Historic recognition: George Washington’s family tree is biracial

The National Park Service and the nonprofit that runs George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate are concluding that the rumors were true: In separate exhibits, they show that the first family’s …


George Washington tops Valparaiso for NIT title

George Washington won its first National Invitation Tournament championship, getting 18 points from Kevin Larsen and pulling away in the second half to beat Valparaiso 76-60 on Thursday night at …


NIT roundup: Valparaiso, George Washington advance to title game

David Skara sank the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 20 seconds left and Valparaiso held off BYU 72-70 on Tuesday night to reach the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament.


San Diego State, GW, Valpo and BYU set for NIT semis in NYC

It took a pointed pep talk from coach Steve Fisher to get his San Diego State players focused on the National Invitation Tournament.


San Diego State, George Washington advance to NIT semifinals

Trey Kell tied a career high with four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points to help No. 2 seed San Diego State beat Georgia Tech 72-56 Wednesday night in the …


Washington proclaims Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 1789

“…that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection.”


GU women’s notes: Emma Wolfram, Zags still smiling over upset of Oregon State

Everywhere she goes, she has the smile. Ask her about how her Gonzaga teammates played last weekend, Emma Wolfram smiles. Ask her about why she smiles all the time … …


Albanez continues hot shooting for GU women

Keani Albanez’s postseason shooting streak stood up under the glare of the NCAA tournament, helping carry 11th-seeded Gonzaga to an 82-69 upset over sixth-seeded George Washington in a first-round game …


GU women headed to Corvallis for NCAAs

Ending one of the longest weeks any of them could remember, the Gonzaga women’s basketball players erupted with a roar Monday when the Zags finally came up on the NCAA …


Spin Control: Hearing on marijuana laws takes on mainstream feel

OLYMPIA – If one lives long enough, things that once seemed impossible will become commonplace. Or so my grandfather used to say. He was living proof of that: Born before …


Whole pumpkin-stuffed custard a hit with family

“For pottage and puddings and custard and pies, Our pumpkins and parsnip are common supplies: We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon, If it were not for pumpkins, …


Liberty Lake man has familial stake in Washington’s birthday

Bob Asbury has a special reason for honoring George Washington today, the first president’s birthday. Asbury is a descendant of Washington’s brother and a member of an extended family of …


‘Forensic accountants’ peruse George Washington’s books

WASHINGTON – One day in 1791, President George Washington received a bill for 60 pounds, 1 shilling and 7 pence from his friend Dr. James Craik, who regularly made the …


Monument gets a makeover

A restored 77-year-old monument to George Washington – badly vandalized over the past decade – was re-erected Thursday at a new, more visible location in Manito Park. Plaques had been …


Famed painting gets touchup

NEW YORK – The iconic painting that depicts George Washington crossing the Delaware River is getting even more dazzling. The plain frame that held the room-size painting is being replaced …


Winds thwart Washington re-enactment

WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. – Once again, strong winds and a fast current stopped an actor portraying George Washington from crossing the Delaware River by boat. Ronald Rinaldi II, who also …


Vandalism mars Manito monument

A stone monument to George Washington that has stood in Manito Park for 70 years is being irreparably defaced a piece at a time.