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Then and now: Construction, redesign of Riverfront Park

In the early 1960s, business and city leaders believed that Spokane needed something to bring it out of its funk. The economy was stagnant. Railroads were still shipping, but passenger …


Names for plaza next to City Hall narrowed down to three finalists

The man who brought Expo ’74 to town. A doctor who delivered thousands of babies and helped stop a bridge from being built over the lower Spokane Falls. The region’s …


Cole’s zeal for family, city lauded

Family, friends and Spokane civic leaders Thursday celebrated Expo ’74 President King Cole for giving everything he had to his family and adopted city. Cole died Sunday at age 88. …


Friends, family remember King Cole

Family, friends and Spokane civic leaders Thursday celebrated Expo ’74 President King Cole for giving everything he had to his family and adopted city. Cole died Sunday at age 88. …


City flags to fly at half-staff for Cole

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has ordered flags on city-owned buildings to be flown at half-staff on Thursday in honor of King Cole, president of Expo ’74.


Flags lowered in honor of Cole

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has ordered flags on city-owned buildings to be flown at half-staff on Thursday in honor of King Cole, president of Expo ’74. Cole died Sunday at …


Spokane loses visionary leader in King Cole

King Cole, the “father” of Expo ’74, who believed long before most everyone else that Spokane was big enough to host a world’s fair, died Sunday. He was 88. “King …


King Cole, “Father of Expo ‘74,” dies

King Cole, the “father” of Expo ’74, who believed long before most everyone else that Spokane was big enough to host a world’s fair, died Sunday. He was 88.


Urban designs honored

Sixteen buildings, projects and organizations received recognition in the second Mayor’s Urban Design Awards. The awards, presented every two years after consideration by the Spokane Design Review Committee, went to …


Park’s natural value not lost on residents

The man who led the effort to create Riverfront Park says it would be “unthinkable” to allow private development on the downtown YMCA property. King Cole, who was president of …


Riverfront Park boasts King Cole Way

The driving force behind the creation of Expo ’74 is being recognized with the naming of a pathway in Riverfront Park, the site of Spokane’s famed world’s fair. King Cole, …