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Stories tagged: Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Spokane’s Claire Rudolf Murphy to read from ‘Martin and Bobby’

The event will also feature a panel of young leaders from Moscow High School.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: King coverage seems to be a yearly write-up, but the truth on race is deeper

Walter Kendricks remembers that he was at a Boy Scouts meeting in Lorain, Ohio, when he heard. Otis Manning recalls his mother hearing the news in their Seattle home, on …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

Overflow crowd celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. at annual Spokane march

More than 3,000 people made the trek Monday morning to the Spokane Convention Center for the annual rally and march celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Spokane civil rights leaders say his lessons more relevant than ever

Some Spokane leaders say they can still hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s booming voice playing over and over in their minds. They still remember the joy and reverence he shared …


This Motown star knew ‘Midnight Plane to Houston’ wouldn’t do

On Monday, Knight will be at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to perform in a salute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We spoke recently …


Hundreds honor King at annual Spokane march

Nearly a thousand people filled the Spokane Convention Center Monday morning for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march downtown. The marching distance was shorter than other years, but …


Doug Clark: Local CEO heads ‘Inequality’ showing at Bing

It’s only natural to think about racial inequity on Martin Luther King Day. This year’s holiday in Spokane, however, will also give people a chance to think about unfairness of …


Spokane City Council OK’s parking boots; meter holidays spared

Downtown shoppers still can park free on four holidays that city officials had asked to remove from the list of days meters are enforced. But beware: Cars belonging to those …


Spokane proposal to end free parking on some holidays draws objections

The co-founders of Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration say a proposal from city leaders to start enforcing parking meters on the holiday indicates that officials consider the day …


MLK holiday brings events, closures

The following offices and services will be affected by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday: • Most garbage service will maintain normal schedules, but check your specific service provider. …


Beholden to a dream

For the first time since Martin Luther King Jr. Day began to be observed in 1986, the Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins won’t deliver King’s stirring “I Have a Dream” speech …


March organizers say last year’s threat strengthened resolve

Spokane civic leaders have taken part in Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations since 1984. The King celebration in downtown Spokane Monday will carry extra meaning for many taking part. Authorities …


Martin Luther King Jr. Way to open in spring

Spokane’s new Martin Luther King Jr. Way won’t be complete by Martin Luther King Jr. Day. City officials had hoped the new road, which is the extension of Riverside Avenue …


MLK Jr. Day events

A number of events will take place throughout the region related to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday: Today


Events mark MLK Jr. holiday

There are a number of events related to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday taking place throughout the region: Today


Marchers with a message

Students at Orchard Center Elementary School in the West Valley School District learned a lesson in civil rights this week to commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Friday’s …


Police ratcheting up security for MLK march

Spokane police have a message for anyone considering participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March on Monday: “The bad guys aren’t going to win, and they need to …


Clark: Judge gets final word on twisted ‘creativity’

So Kevin W. Harpham makes a remote controlled bomb, lacing the heavy internal projectiles with rat poison. Then he puts the thing in a backpack, which he deposits on a …


Guilty plea doesn’t close book on racism, says march leader

Organizers of the annual march targeted by a racist wannabe bomber say Spokane can’t forget about what happened just because the defendant pleaded guilty. “This is one of the symptoms …


Pliers may be allowed as evidence in Harpham trial

A federal judge said Thursday that he is leaning toward allowing prosecutors to show that marks made on the wires of the bomb planted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day …


Father of bomb plot suspect calls arrest a setup

The father of domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham said he believes his son was set up by someone wanting to pocket the big reward posted by the FBI. “They …


Dad of bomb suspect thinks son was set up

The father of domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham said he believes his son was set up by someone wanting to pocket the big reward posted by the FBI.


Grand jury indicts Harpham

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Kevin W. Harpham on charges stemming from the placement of a bomb along the route of the Unity March on Martin Luther King, …


Policemen honored for response to bomb scare

The search to find the person who left a “lethal” bomb along the planned route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march has entered its second week without federal authorities …


Bomb doesn’t change parade plan

Less than a week after a bomb was found along the route of the annual march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., police are planning for another walk through downtown by …


Holiday affects services

Here’s what’s open and closed today for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday: Public agencies: Federal, state, county and city offices, schools and courts will be closed. This includes …


Holiday affects most public offices, banks

Here is what’s open and closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: Public agencies: Federal, state, county and city offices, schools and courts will be closed. This includes …


Diverse Spokane crowd honors King’s legacy

Speakers at Spokane’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday thanked God for the slain civil rights leader, whose work they credited with paving the way for Barack Obama’s …


Volunteers heed Obama’s call

WASHINGTON – Paying tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., President-elect Barack Obama took time on the eve of his inauguration to roll up his shirtsleeves and put a …