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Wednesday, April 1, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Then and Now: Washington Street Bridge

Early bridges across the various channels of the Spokane River were made of wood, then steel and, eventually, concrete or stone. And when the Great Northern Railroad depot opened on …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Two train bandits used dynamite and gunfire in an attempt to rob the Great Northern’s “crack train,” bound for Spokane, but they got away …

Centennial Trail one step closer to completion with expected council vote

By the end of next year another gap in the Centennial Trail will be gone. Almost 2 miles of the trail was paved this year from Riverfront Park through Kendall …

Face Time: Riverfront Park foreman keeps icon running, accurate

Last month, the clock on the Great Northern Railway tower in Riverfront Park was stopped temporarily for repairs. The clock was fixed by Dave Stillman, a city fleet services foreman, …