Stories tagged: great depression
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
The Jensen-Byrd warehouse on Main Avenue was first built as a storage facility for the Marshall-Wells Company in 1909. Today, it’s part of the WSU campus in the University District.
Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
There are parallels between the present financial turmoil and past episodes of economic disruption, including the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Mon., July 29, 2019
The Kinman Business University aimed to teach technical and clerical skills to would-be workers who weren’t seeking a college degree. Bookkeeping, accounting and other white collar work was taught by …
Mon., May 27, 2019
The expansion of federal government agencies during the Great Depression prompted a search for more office space in Spokane. The 1909 Post Office was expanded in 1941.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
Last year the United States had the lowest rate of population growth of any year since the Great Depression, according to Census figures released Tuesday.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
It is Obama’s unfortunate fate that the high-water mark of his presidency occurred in the first months, when the world flirted with financial calamity.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016
“The Boys in the Boat” is, at bottom, a history about a sport. But the stories suggest at least two plausible ways to enhance economic security for blue-collar America.
Tue., June 28, 2016
Topics were food relief for Great Depression families, the soaring price of homes and an initiative about state-funded abortions.
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
In August, when the jobless rate was 6.1 percent, the polling outfit Ipsos-MORI asked, “Out of every 100 people of working age, how many do you think are unemployed and …
Sat., April 19, 2014
A library exhibit about the Great Depression aims to draw connections between the people who made do then and the people making do now. That’s why, along with exhibits of …
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010
Republican-leaning states will gain at least a half dozen House seats thanks to the 2010 census, which found the nation’s population growing more slowly than in past decades but still …
Sun., Sept. 5, 2010
Emily Rawls, 24, started at the University of Idaho in 2004, and her major and minor – interior design and architecture – matched a marketplace need. Housing was boom town.
Sat., March 6, 2010
Ben Vereen, the Tony-winning singer, actor and dancer, was on the phone, telling me about his upcoming concert with the Spokane Symphony, when he said he wanted to thank the …
Sun., Nov. 29, 2009
Edith Manildi, 93, was just a child when the Dionne quintuplets were born. But she still remembers eagerly waiting each week for the latest newspaper photo of the five sisters. …
Sun., Dec. 14, 2008
Bank failures, layoffs and swan-diving stock portfolios are nothing new in the Inland Northwest. It has all happened before – bigger, deeper and longer (or so we can hope) – …
Mon., Nov. 10, 2008
The credit crunch is bringing back an old payment strategy for the holidays: layaway. A pay-over-time strategy first popularized during the Great Depression, layaway allows customers to put a down …