Pin It
Favorite

2012 in a Snap 

Year in Review

click to enlarge _resized_550x391_inl_davidcondon123011_1img_0224.jpg

Spokane’s new “boy mayor” David Condon (actually, he’s almost 40) promised big changes for Spokane Police and City Hall. Indeed, he shook up the City Attorney’s office, resulting in the dismissal of controversial Assistant City Attorney Rocky Treppiedi, reorganized departments and pushed a budget that cut city positions.

YOUNG KWAK PHOTO


click to enlarge _resized_550x401_inl_deannabunch071412img_0094.jpg


Deanna Bunch, a teacher, wife and mother of two, competed in the Mrs. Washington pageant, emphasizing a platform about diabetes, which both of her daughters have. 

She didn’t win this year, but says she plans to compete again in 2013.

YOUNG KWAK PHOTO


click to enlarge _resized_550x364_inl_spokaneraceway082412_1img_0625.jpg

Driver Justin Kirk does a burnout after a race at the Spokane County Raceway. Before a dispute with a private subcontractor quashed this year’s schedule, the track was attracting hundreds of fans a week.

YOUNG KWAK PHOTO


click to enlarge _resized_550x370_galenamine_young_kwak.jpg

Perry Stack drills a hole at the Galena Mine near Osburn, Idaho. Two people died at the Lucky Friday Mine in the Silver Valley in 2011, prompting regulators to temporarily shut it down, angering locals.

YOUNG KWAK PHOTO


click to enlarge _resized_550x366_west_central_women_stephen_schlange.jpg

Alisha Main feeds her son in West Central. This year, the Spokane Regional Health District analyzed how race, neighborhood, income and education affect the health of Spokane County residents.

STEPHEN SCHLANGE PHOTO


click to enlarge _resized_550x363_nude_kristen_black.jpg

Whitworth-bred band Nude Pop won first place in the EMP Museum’s annual Sound Off! competition in Seattle last year. The Spokane band went on to play Bumbershoot and Capitol Hill Block Party.

KRISTEN BLACK PHOTO


click to enlarge _resized_550x390_inl_espraguesexworker080312img_0030.jpg

An unidentified sex worker stands on East Sprague Avenue on a summer night not long after police raided eight spas they said were fronts for prostitution. Some local health advocates say the busts drove more women to walk the streets, putting them in increased danger.

YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

  • Pin It

Latest in Arts & Culture

  • NEVER 
GONNA 
GIVE 
YOU UP
  • NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP

    Nostalgia for the '80s remains in hyperdrive. Why does the era's pop culture still resonate?
    • Dec 1, 2016
  • Remnants 
of Rome
  • Remnants of Rome

    Gonzaga's hit Ancient Roman exhibition is a look into the past and the capability of the university's museum
    • Dec 1, 2016
  • ART | FIRST FRIDAY
  • ART | FIRST FRIDAY

    It's the final Spokane art stroll of the year
    • Dec 1, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Spokane Civic Theatre

Sat., Dec. 10, 1 & 3 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Inlander Staff

Most Commented On

Readers also liked…

  • Blind Faith
  • Blind Faith

    In a vacant lot by the railroad tracks, an unlikely friendship is found
    • Jan 7, 2016
  • Something Old, Something New
  • Something Old, Something New

    ArtFest celebrates a 30-year marriage of the best of both worlds
    • May 27, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation