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Spokane Buddhist Temple celebrates Obon Festival for second year


Vincent Allen Jul 30, 2014

Over the weekend volunteers stood outside the Spokane Buddhist Temple on Perry Street to invite guests to experience Japanese Buddhism, as the congregation celebrated the Obon Festival.

About my West Central neighborhood

Annie May Brown Jul 30, 2014

I hear them cry.
I hear them yell.
I hear them say they’ll hurt them if they tell.

Meet our newest writer, Corbin Croy

Corbin Croy

Tracy Simmons Jul 30, 2014

Croy, of Coeur d’Alene, considers himself a progressive Christian and leans on the writings of GK Chesterton, Paul Tillich, Martin Buber, Edward Schillebeeckx and John Shelby Spong.

Spokane’s downtown bus plaza and the continued war on the poor

Spokane Transit Authority Plaza/Jdubman at en.wikipedia

Blaine Stum Jul 30, 2014

If you read the Spokesman-Review last week, you might have seen the alarming news that Spokane Transit Authority put the much needed remodel of the downtown bus plaza on hold.

Survey: Most Americans say U.S. should shelter, not rush to deport, child migrants


Cathy Lynn Grossman Jul 29, 2014

Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home.

About a child


Vincent Lachina Jul 29, 2014

Amid the war, the strife, the hate,

Beyond the death and suffering,

Opus Prize brings global humanitarian leaders to Spokane


Tracy Simmons Jul 29, 2014

They’re quietly transforming the lives of the world’s poor, working with incarcerated women and their children in New York, serving the Dalit caste living in the slums of India and trying to educate Bangkok’s neediest children.