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  • Basketball coach sues Eastern Washington University

    Lucas Walsh, Franklin Connection|Updated Mar 16, 2023

    CHENEY – Eastern Washington University and its athletic director, Lynn Hickey, are being sued by basketball coach Wendy Schuller. The lawsuit accuses the university and Hickey of age and gender discrimination. In a court filing Feb. 7, Schuller’s legal representatives outlined factors for the lawsuit. Among them are a pattern and practice of age and sex discrimination in employment, and in education and athletic opportunities, unequal pay, and unequal access and inadequate women’s facilities, according to Spokane Count...

  • Water supply forecast released

    Lucas Walsh, Franklin Connection|Updated Feb 21, 2023

    SPOKANE – Forecasts from the Natural Resources Conservation Service shows a probability for above-normal precipitation and temperatures across Washington. This annual report opens with a general outlook, indicating among other things that much of Washington remains in a "D0" status, which is abnormally dry, except for the Spokane area. Spokane river basin snowpack was measured at 133% of the median, compared with last year's 105%. Precipitation charts for December show S...

  • False spring: Maybe not this time

    Lucas Walsh, Franklin Connection|Updated Jan 26, 2023

    You’ve heard it said in the Pacific Northwest that, during the winter, we see a long stretch of bleak weather followed by a temporary rise in temperatures around mid-January, a “false winter” as it is sometimes called. Well, according to the Farmer’s Almanac for 2022-2023, the unusually warm weather we’ve been experiencing the past few weeks may just be the herald of real, honest-to-goodness spring. Granted, meteorological predictions aren’t perfect, but Farmer’s Almanac’s prediction for November and December in 2022 were fai...

  • Onward and Upward

    Lucas Walsh|Updated Dec 29, 2022

    As the dawn of a new year approaches, it is important to pause and take stock of ourselves, and of the many mercies and comforts we enjoy. After all, “Gratitude,” Cicero said, “is not the greatest of the virtues, it is the parent of them all.” Of course, much has been lost in our society, and even more has been changed by the passage of these last few years. But not all that undergoes a sea-change in the wake of a storm is unsalvageable; in fact, some of the most precious and useful lessons are those which we acquire through...

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