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Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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100 years ago in Spokane: Soup poisoned with strychnine suspected in farmer’s death

Peter Bayer, 60, a Garden Springs farmer, staggered into a neighbor’s home and said, “Oh, Jim, I’ve been poisoned eating soup.” He collapsed into a chair and died about 20 …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Groups of teenage boys in the Union Park neighborhood were going on drunken hard-cider sprees, according to a probation officer.

West Valley’s truancy board a model program

Bored with his West Valley High School classes, Harrison Calligan thought skipping school with friends might be more challenging. The teen figured out how to block the school’s numbers from …