Plane crash in Ethiopia kills 157 people
A crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 resulted in the death of 157 people on Sunday and resulted in the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft in China, Ethiopia and Indonesia. Investigators have found the flight recorders from the field where the plan went down in. This renews questions of the 737 Max 8 after the same model crashed last year in Indonesian seas, killing 189 people. Click here for the full story.
West Plains geared for growth
Spokane’s West Plains is geared for growth as within 24 months, western Spokane County will receive 2,000 new jobs. Amazon’s fulfillment center along with additional airmen at Fairchild Airforce Base could mean this usually low-profile area could see massive changes. Click here for the full story.
Eyman pleads not guilty to stealing $70 office chair
Initiative promoter Tim Eyman pleaded not guilty last week to charges of stealing a $70 office chair from Office Depot in Lacey. Eyman was told by a Thurston County judge that he is not to have any contact with the Office Depot store in Lacey. He was charged after surveillance video showed Eyman walking out of the store with the chair without paying for it. Click here for the full story.
MARCH 11: AAUW presents Mayuami Tsutakawa from Humanities Washington
In honor of Women’s History Month, AAUW of Colville will be presenting Mayuami Tsutakawa from Humanities Washington. Tsutakawa is an independent writer, curator and activist who focuses on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. She co-edited The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology which received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award. She also edited two books on pioneer Asian American artists: They Painted their Hearts and Turning Shadows into Light. Tsutakawa received her master’s degree in communications and her bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies at the University of Washington. Her graduate thesis is one of the few documents to research pre-war Japanese American newspapers. Tsutakawa also was manager of grants for the Washington State Arts Commission and previously directed King County’s arts and historic preservation programs. Please join AAUW of Colville for a free evening of hearing about Washington’s undiscovered feminists. She will present five “women warriors” whose inspiring stories reach back to the early years of our region. This event will take place at 6 p.m. on March 11, at the Rendezvous Theatre, Spokane Community College, Hawthorne Ave, Colville.
• MARCH 11: Springdale Town Council meeting at Springdale Town Hall, 7 p.m.
• MARCH 12: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
MARCH 13: Pecha Kucha
Treat yourself to an evening showcasing creativity in our community at
the 4th annual PechaKucha night on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at
the Quartizite Brewery. Sharing their creations using the unique PechaKucha format of 20 projected images, for 20 seconds each, will be: Shane Wayson – oil painter; Kathy Conway – fabric artist; David and Emma Giesson – caricaturist and glass mosaic artist; Susanne Woodard – graffiti photographer; K.S. Brooks – writer and photographer; and Pam Holt – renowned Springdale art teacher. Great art+ great beer = a great evening!
MARCH 13: Northeast Washington Genealogy Society Meeting
Visitors are always welcome to attend NeWGS monthly meetings which are held at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the lower level meeting room of the LDS Church (located on Juniper Street in Colville, one block east of the South Main Restaurant on Hwy 395). Please use the entrance at the back of the building.