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100 years go in Spokane: Safecrackers make off with nearly $1,000 from downtown Buick dealership

“Yeggmen” — safecrackers — broke into the safe at the Eldridge Buick Co. and made off with between $800 and $1,000 in cash.

100 years ago in Spokane: Plans announced to build new Episcopal cathedral in honor of soldiers killed in World War I

All Saints Episcopal church announced it would build a new cathedral that would be dedicated to those killed in action during World War I.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Compromise raises streetcar fare to 6 cents; Minnehaha movie studio in trouble

The newest development in an ongoing problems with Spokane streetcar system was the approval of a temporary fare increase.

UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

Seattle streetcar project halted, investigation started

A Seattle streetcar project has been stopped due to rising costs, and an investigation has started into the project’s management.

100 years ago in Spokane: Police accuse pastor’s daughter of ‘leading a double life’

From our archives, 100 years ago Police arrested a “pretty girl” named Martha “Bobbie” Tonjes at the St. Clair Hotel and accused her of “leading a double life.”

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Wilson Sullivan, an Indian “of advanced age,” walked to Spokane from Walker Prairie, near Springdale, in order to buy some Thanksgiving dinner provisions.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police nabbed two men suspected of 16 armed robberies and burglaries over a two-week period. One suspect, Charles Rowe, 21, bragged that he …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The brutal war in Europe continued to be good for Spokane business. The Washington Cracker Co. of Spokane just sent 30,000 pounds of crackers …

Getting There: To STA, city, transit future looks electric

The public will get another look at a proposal to build an electric streetcar or trolley line through downtown Spokane. An open house is planned on March 29 from 4:30 …