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  • The Final Appeal
  • The Final Appeal

    Tearing down the past can cripple our future
      It’s not too late for Washington State University administrators to reconsider their decision to tear down the Jensen-Byrd Building. I suppose by now they may be so tired of arguing with Spokane
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  • Still Beating
  • Still Beating

    Tragedy in Montreal, poverty in North Idaho mines — tracing the 125-year history of Sacred Heart.
      Born in 1800, Emilie was already filled with empathy at age 3, when she saw a beggar and sobbed until her mother allowed her to give the man her little-girl possessions. Her own family was beset by Job-like tragedy: Her mother died when she was 4; nine of her siblings died at an early age; and when she was 14, her father died.
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  • Bing Crosby Comes Home
  • Bing Crosby Comes Home

    He was famous all over the world, but Bing was just another hometown boy in Spokane
      When Bing Crosby wrote Joe Albi in April 1942, Albi was a local attorney and a sports fan. Albi oversaw the Athletic Round Table, which turned Spokane into one of the great sports cities on the West Coast by hosting fundraisers like golf tournaments to help athletes travel to competitions.
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  • A Beginning and an End

      "Hangman Creek" received its name from an incident that took place 150 years ago this month in a little meadow 25 miles south of Spokane.
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  • Illustrating Spokane

      Ivan Munk, who died on Sept. 6, a few months short of his 70th birthday, spent his entire life imagining Spokane's past. Everything he did in a diverse career — illustrator, painter, television producer, restorer of historic buildings — comes together in this idea: the utter importance and particularity of Spokane's moments.
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  • Where's Betsy?

      In its Sunday, May 1, edition, the Spokesman-Review managed quite a feat: It published 2,000 words about River Park Square without once mentioning the name of Betsy Cowles. A visitor to the city who picked up the paper and read the stor
  • Newly Discovered

      Talk about urban serendipity: There I was, walking along First Avenue and stewing about urban culture, when whom should I see heading straight toward me but Jim Kolva, a sort of one-man urban culture. Not only is Kolva a planner and a
  • Look Who's Talking

      The Spokesman-Review is all for openness in government. Now. You can hardly open the paper these days without getting a lecture on how important it is that the public be let in on everything. On the first day of this month, for exampl
  • Home to Roost

      The Spokesman-Review is publishing a great investigative series and performing a public service, but it finds itself having to explain its own behavior as well. Was it justified in hiring a computer consultant to catch Mayor Jim West in
  • Morning Sedition

      A familiar voice will be heard again in the Spokane region next week. Former National Public Radio star Bob Edwards will speak at Eastern Washington University on Friday, April 22, at 7 pm about his new biography of broadcaster Edward
  • Secrecy is Cheap

      When the city of Spokane was fined $22,000 last week for failing to release documents under the Washington State Public Records Act, its attorney, Laurel Siddoway, was thrilled. She told the judge that as far as the city was concerned,
  • Time for Candor

      The Spokesman-Review is a firm believer in full disclosure, at least for most people. Just last Friday, for example, it ripped into Idaho state and railroad officials for not being forthcoming enough about the facts behind a diesel fuel
  • Accusations Flew

      What an irony. Or maybe, what a warning. Fifty years after the official censure of Joseph McCarthy in the U.S. Senate (on Dec. 2, 1954), there is but one book on McCarthyism getting any attention, and its title is, simply, Treason. In i
  • Stick to Tradition

      Being Catholic, I am accustomed to the idea of government guided by Christian values. Catholics organized the very first Christian Coalition. Four hundred years ago, the kings of Austria, France, England and Spain were men of faith, and
  • Catastrophe in Iraq

      In the Sept. 27 issue of Newsweek, conservative columnist George Will, a supporter of President Bush, scoffs, "Who believes there are now fewer terrorists in the world than three years ago?" The answer is: President Bush, or at least he
  • Fighting No More

      Sept. 21 is the centennial of the death of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. His grave, on a hill at the edge of the dusty little Native American village of Nespelem, 16 miles north of Grand Coulee Dam, deserves to be an important American
  • History Lives On

      Fifteen or 20 years ago I read in one of John Fahey's books (I can't even remember which) an explanation of how Spokane became a railroad town. Railroads came through Spokane, Fahey wrote, because "a notch in the mountains" to the east
  • Getting His Way

      River Park Square is undoubtedly the biggest civic controversy in Spokane history. But there is a close second -- a dispute more than a century ago between the citizens of Spokane and James J. Hill, the railroad magnate for whom Hillyard
  • Old Guardian

      Old Guard" is often used as a term of derision. It suggests conservatives interested in protecting their privileges. This is such a distortion of the original meaning that one suspects some jealousy is at work. It is true not everyone i
  • PFD Ponderings

      Right up until the end, I thought it was a ruse. I thought the Public Facilities District was pretending to be interested in the so-called East Site to make the owner of the South Site nervous, as a used-car shopper might leave the conv
  • Coming Clean

      There are so many interesting things to be noted about the Spokesman-Review's eight-day investigation of itself that it would be easy to overlook how historic an event it was. For more than a century, the Cowles name almost never appe
  • Without Fear or Favor

      When a headline reading "It's Chapter 11 for Met" appears in the Spokesman-Review, anyone who did not arrive in town yesterday is bound to search around for a subtext. Is there any sign of gloating? I don't see any. It seems to me tha
  • Apples and Oranges

      A month after Spokane adopted the strong mayor form of government in 1999, David Rusk, a former mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., advised us to expect changes in the kind of people who run for city council. In an article for The Inl
  • Building Trust

      A peculiar but encouraging thing happened in last week's election. The Chamber of Commerce and the Spokane electorate agreed on a ballot issue. The Chamber opposed the return to the city manager form of government, and on Electio
  • The Big Quake of 1960

      The man who led the campaign to change Spokane's government back in 1960 was amazed and even a little disconcerted at how easy it was to do. After the campaign, advertising executive Charles R. Devine wrote a private note to his cohorts

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