Today's inaugural may be President Barack Obama's big day, but Martin Luther King Jr. will loom large over the festivities.
A quirk in the calendar pushed Obama's public swearing-in onto the national holiday honoring the slain civil rightsleader, and inaugural planners have taken pains to acknowledge that fact.
Spokane honors Martin Luthern King Jr. today with the annual Unity March in downtown Spokane. The March celebrating civil rights begins at 10 a.m. and ends at River Park Square where a resource fair takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
If you are headed downtown for anything today, parking meters are free. And a reminder that government offices are closed to observe the holiday, including the Spokane County Courthouse, Spokane City Hall, and Spokane public libraries.
Dean Allen was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and graduated from high school in 1969. He spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean stayed in Spokane where he and his wife raised their two children. Dean has been in the Spokane radio market since 1982. When Dean’s not on-air you will most likely find him on the golf course, watching sports or spending time with his two grandchildren!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.