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MLK Day Celebrated In Spokane

Today [Monday] Spokane marked the national Martin Luther King, Junior holiday with its annual celebration of speeches and a downtown march.

January days don’t get much better than this one in Spokane. The sun was shining and the temperature was above freezing as two or three thousand people walked a loop around a few downtown blocks in memory of Dr. King.

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MLK Day Celebrated In Spokane

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Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Today [Monday] Spokane marked the national Martin Luther King, Junior holiday with its annual celebration of speeches and a downtown march.

January days don’t get much better than this one in Spokane. The sun was shining and the temperature was above freezing as two or three thousand people walked a loop around a few downtown blocks in memory of Dr. King.

Wisconsin, the Dairy State, may someday be known as the Solar State too. While solar is a boost for some struggling dairy farmers, others fear the fallout from turning their farm community into a solar production site.

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