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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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100 years ago in Spokane: Visit from late president’s son more awkward than exciting

The Spokane Daily Chronicle was excited about the visit to Spokane of Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the son of the late president. However, the populace in general did not seem quite …

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.

C-SPAN survey lists top presidents: Lincoln, Washington, FDR

Just in time for Presidents Day, a new survey of historians on presidential leadership gives the top five slots to Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight …

100 years ago in Spokane: Girl sets record for graduating 8th grade

From our archives, 100 years ago Lenora Frances Olsen graduated from the eighth grade at Washington School — and set a record.

Trophy hunters prized Denali; led national park campaign

The Alaska mountain formerly known as McKinley has a less-than-thoughtful naming history that President Barack Obama cleared up this week. What didn’t come up in the trailing deluge of Alaska …

Area youth coaches taught how to address concussions

Youth football coaches sat around a room Saturday at the Spokane YMCA and had safety regarding concussions drilled into their heads. Head-injury awareness has been heightened in what many view …

Obama embracing Roosevelt’s middle-class appeal

— President Barack Obama is channeling President Theodore Roosevelt, embracing a mantle of economic fairness for the nation’s middle class today that draws parallels to the progressive reformer’s calls for …