News from the Inland Empire

22,935 votes, lost by 1

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Too Close To Call

11,967 votes to 11,967 in City Commissioner Race

The Contest

There are three powerful city commissioners, two of which were easily re-elected this year.   Bill Fleming and John Argall have been adversaries for years.  Both men are extremely well...

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The Pie Shoppe

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Opening today!

Wide Selection

Hours 6am to 3pm

Howard Street

east side at Front Street

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Historical Lookback at Spokane History

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The Historical Society Needs State Money

Background

A daily event in the newspaper is just a snapshot in time.  Once you get a running history, it comes to life.  The best example of this is watching a trial.

In a trial a day in court...

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New Confangled Contraption

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Loads of fun!

Excitement by the ton!

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When The Postman Got Lost

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When Victoria Street became Division Street

Numbering Confusion

The finding of an address in the city is almost impossible.

The post office has had it!

They demand duplicate numbers be eliminated.  They are in no mood to make a mistake, so they want to...

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Alonzo Murphey is a Mover- He Gets Fire Loans

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Some people are smart, and some people are lucky, but Alonzo Murphey was both smart and lucky.

Alonzo was born in Indiana, raised by Irish Quaker parents.  The family moved to Des Moines, Iowa.  He began making a living at...

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The Tragedy Of Wealth

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The Tragedy Of Wealth

Five of a Five Part Series

The Blake Boys had left the farm in Maine, journeyed west to Seattle, tired of unloading fish on the dock, stage coached to Spokane, and went on the newly discovered mines near...

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Louther Meyers, founder of Meyers Falls

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He died in 1909 but his 75-year life was amazing

Born in 1833 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada

In 1862 , young Louther at 29 years old met up with 5 other young men at the fort in Winnipeg.

They were equipped with small...

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