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100 years ago in Spokane: City considers blimp passenger service

The Spokane Chamber of Commerce discussed an exciting new possibility — a Spokane “airship charter” for passenger flights to Seattle, Tacoma and Portland.


100 years ago in Spokane: Business leaders counting how many troops Inland Northwest can muster as war becomes likely

The Spokane Chamber of Commerce ordered a “war survey” to determine how many fighting men could be mustered from the “Inland Empire.”


100 years ago in Spokane: Audubon Society asks birders to protest planned drainage of Malheur Lake in Oregon

From our archives, 100 years ago The secretary of the National Audubon Society addressed the Spokane Bird Club and asked the club to protest the drainage of Malheur Lake in …


100 years ago in Spokane: Man drinks at breakfast, lunch and dinner; denies being a “drunkard”

A husband in a divorce proceeding refuted his wife’s charge that he was drunk all the time — including at the birth of their baby.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Chamber of Commerce’s tourism committee recommended a plan to make Mount Spokane a top tourist attraction.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A mass meeting of Spokane’s many unemployed men got rowdy at Central Christian Church.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A century before the era of Uber, Spokane was trying to deal with a new and unlicensed form of public transportation – the jitney …


Russ Nobbs stayed true to his hippie roots amid business success

It was the Summer of Love all over again. At least it seemed like it for a few warm hours Saturday evening on the grassy tableau at Spokane’s Grant Park.


GSI leader leaving in April

Rich Hadley plans to leave his 20-year career leading the region’s largest chamber of commerce. He will step down in April. Hadley, 66, became chief executive officer and president of …