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Marchers and speakers on MLK Day express their hopes, dreams

More than 4,000 people of all ages participated in the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March honoring the work in the past and today for civil rights and for ending discrimination.

NAACP Spokane president Phil Tyler, Whitworth University president Beck Taylor, The Black Lens editor Sandy Williams, Spokane Mayor David Condon and U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers were among the speakers for the Jan. 16 rally in Spokane.

Unity means “coming together as a community and striving to set a good example,” Phil said.  “Unity is needed as a bridge when leadership divides.”...... . . . More

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Churches form Leavenworth ReSettles with the goal of connecting with refugees and Muslims.
Community Living Connections finds resources to help keep seniors, disabled in homes
Students, ad exec share the role Spokane’s MLK Center has played in their successes.
Chinese students, who are 20 percent of St. George's 8th to 12th graders, add to the school's diversity and cultural awareness.
American Guild of Organists connects 42 organists in the region
Editorial Trust is essential to our living together as a society and nation

Thousands of MLK marchers honor work of past and ongoing work for civil rights and overcoming discrimination.

Whitworth President Beck Taylor says an ally is in solidarity to own his power, show up, speak out and be counted for justice.

Post Falls Food Bank operates like a supermarket for its clients.


Gordon Jackson, a retired Whitworth University professor of journalism, recently published two books, one in print and one online.


Spending time with elders we can find their wisdom ‘wisdoms’ us

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Excerpts and summaries of stories, comments from Spokane’s Women’s March