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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017

Vatican newspaper chimes in – finally – on ‘The Young Pope’

The Vatican newspaper has broken a yearlong silence and weighed in on director Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Young Pope,” giving the television series generally positive reviews despite what it called the …


The Key To Success Future Seems Limitless For Gifted Key Tronic Employee

1. Inain Santiago (center, standing) has worked his way from assembler to trainer in less than a year at Key Tronic in Juarez. Santiago plans to attend college in the …


The Key To Survival Juarez Factory Struggles To Be More Productive

1. On weekends, Key Tronic employees play on company-sponsored athletic teams. Above, a Key Tronic player battles a Philips employee during a maquiladora soccer tournament on a field in the …


The Key To Survival The Money Man

1. Stanley Hiller, the man behind Key Tronic’s move to Mexico, is a tough businessman who got his start by building experimental aircraft. These days, he’s an investor who saves …


Boomers Unfazed By Scare Tactics

First in a series on economic, cultural and psychological factors that drive retirement investing by baby boomers. Baby boomers typically don’t respond well to criticism - constructive or otherwise - …


The Key To Survival Spokane Loses Jobs To Mexico

1. Looking to the future. Cruz Barraza inspects an electronic membrane for defects at Key Tronic’s Juarez factory. The Spokane-based computer keyboard firm moved its manufacturing to Mexico two years …


Post Falls Faces A Growing Need School District Asks Voters To Pay Price Of Progress

First of three parts There’s little debate over whether Post Falls needs a new school. The school district says facilities are overcrowded and it’s about time the community builds a …


From Welfare To Work Family Wins Reprieve From Fines

Pending a ruling, the state will allow John Thaemert, who suffers from fibromyalgia, to stay home and take care of his kids without paying a fine. File/The Spokesman-Review


From Welfare To Work Would-Be Masseuse Finds Rub In Reform Says State Orders Her Into Low-Paying Job, Not Own Career

Suzanne Coyne looks up information at the Spokane Business Information Center to help her start her own business. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review


Domestic Violence Offender Now Sees The Light Army Vet Credits Va Center ‘Perpetrator’ Sessions

Like most men and women ordered into domestic violence treatment programs, Byron Stingley grumbled. He knew he had a problem with his temper, but didn’t think he was a violent …


Domestic Violence System Suffers Black Eye Critics Cite Low Conviction Rate, Dubious Spending Of New Unit

1. Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Fox, center, tries to question a 3-year-old girl after her parents had a dispute resulting in a 911 call. 2. Praised by prosecutors for …


‘98: The Year Ahead Top 10 Issues To Watch In New Year News Predictions

Retiring Police Chief Terry Mangan. File/The Spokesman-Review


‘98: The Year Ahead From Charles To Jacko, Look Forward To A Wacky 1998

People predictions 1. Long live the queen Britain’s Princes Charles continues his efforts to have Camilla Parker Bowles accepted by the public even as the public insists on Charles being …


‘98: The Year Ahead ‘98 Looks Great, Especially When Reality Is Tossed Aside

What if six years ago somebody told you that O.J. Simpson would be tried for murder, that Magic Johnson would turn up HIV positive and retire, that Northwestern, Oregon and …


‘98: The Year Ahead New Challenges Await Companies In 1998 Business Predictions

The former steam plant in downtown Spokane is expected to open for business in 1998 as a retail and office complex. File/The Spokesman-Review


‘98: The Year Ahead Courts To Steer Course For N. Idaho News Predictions

Idaho must deal with crowded prisons. File/The Spokesman-Review


From Welfare To Work Family Challenges Welfare Cut Wife Works Full Time, But State Refuses Husband’s Disability Claim

John Thaemert took over the care of his children, including 4-year-old Avery at far left, Ciera, 2, and Jerome, 7, after his wife, Julie got a full-time job. Photo by …


Christmas Fund 1997 Of Course Santa Claus Is Real; Just Take A Look In The Mirror

Thank you! A thousand times over, thank you. Actually, 13,400 thanks to everyone who supported The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund. That’s the number of children who had a gift to open …


Christmas Fund 1997 Roosevelt Fifth-Graders Open Their Hearts With Gift

The students in Wally Driscoll’s fifth-grade class at Roosevelt Elementary School voted to share $85 of the $200 they earned at the Family Fun Night last fall. One student expressed …


Christmas Fund 1997 Tradition Of Giving Comes From Everyone

Spokane is a city of diversity - with everyone of every color and faith caring for his or her neighbors, as witnessed by the gifts for The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund. …


Christmas Fund 1997 Giving Hearts Put Love Under Every Tree

There are times when the only appropriate response to an overwhelming event is “Wow!” That sums up how it feels to write stories about The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund and watch …


Christmas Fund 1997 From Pennies To Checks, Donations Are Pouring In

Just looking at gaily wrapped gifts piled high under the Christmas tree can be a moving experience. It’s not the gifts themselves, but what they represent. A woman who requested …


Christmas Fund 1997 Kids Give To Christmas Fund To Help Others

There is no purer sound than a choir of children singing in their perfect-pitch soprano tones. And there is no purer gift than one from a child concerned about other …


Christmas Fund 1997 Christmas Fund Close To Its Goal Christmas Bureau To Close Today

We’ve almost made it. The weekend’s mail delivered $29,744.93 for The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund, for a total of $366,899.11 toward the goal of $425,000. On Monday, 930 people were served …


Christmas Fund 1997 Season To Remember Those ‘More In Need’

Paula and Tom Clinch usually buy gifts for their 27 nieces and nephews, but this year, they donated $200 to The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund instead. “We felt there were other …


Christmas Fund 1997 Fund Bears The Fruit Of Generosity Inspired By Good Deeds, Donors Help Those In Need

You never know how the favor of a good deed is going to be returned. Even though it can’t be proved, one good deed does beget another. A while back, …


Christmas Fund 1997 If Not Thou, Then Who Shall Make Christmas?

Two thousand years ago a baby was born, destined to change the world forever. But his life began inauspiciously - without even a proper crib. He slept in a manger …


Principal Of Unfairness Most Teachers Are Women But Only A Few Lead Schools Or Districts

1. Susan Fahrni, with a firm grip at Medical Lake, is the only female high school principal in Spokane County. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Principal Alison Olzendam chats …


Christmas Fund 1997 Memory Of Quiet Santa Spurs Gift That Christmas ‘Never Left Me,’ And Woman Hopes Her $50 Can Help

Memories. What would we do without them? Not only can they make us feel good, make us feel as though someone we miss so much is right next to us, …


For Fed-Up Miner, It’s Elementary In District 81, 116 Women And 3 Men Teach First Grade

Guy Hirschi checks in with his first-graders at Jefferson Elementary. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review