Solidarity Action For Ferguson, In Spokane: Photos

19 year old Joshuena Williams, center, leads a chant in front of city hall during a Solidarity Action for Ferguson march and rally, a protest in reaction to Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer Darren Wilson not being indicted for the shooting and killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Over 200 people attended. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

I photographed a solidarity action for Ferguson event yesterday, for The Inlander, in Spokane. Over 200 people attended to protest the grand jury decision to in not indicting Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson. To see more photos, go to http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/11/26/photos-solidarity-action-for-ferguson?showFullText=true

Sudanese Refugee Looking To Give Back: Photo

2nd year 32 year old public administration student Brimo Nyinkuany poses for a photograph at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

I photographed a student at Spokane Falls Community College, a refugee from southern Sudan, who is working to give back to his home village, for the Inlander. To read about his past and the work he is now doing, go to http://www.inlander.com/spokane/one-child/Content?oid=2380818.

Gonzaga Students Trying To Change How Sexual Assault Cases Are Handled

Over 40 students stand in front of the Crosby Center during a sexual assault policy protest at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Students at Gonzaga University are trying to change how the university handles sexual assault cases. I photographed a protest in front of the student union building last week, for the Inlander. This was an assignment where the protested started at noon and I had photos filed by 12:40PM, to meet a press deadline. I had to shoot photos very quickly and collect accurate caption info. I ended up working on the photos on my laptop on site, during the protest, and filed using my phone as a wifi device. To read about their efforts, go to http://www.inlander.com/spokane/we-want-to-talk-about-sex/Content?oid=2381386

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Gonzaga Basketball Photos

Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley (22) takes a shot against St. Thomas Aquinas’ Shaquille McFarlan (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Basketball is a whole lot of fun to photograph. Here are some photos of last night’s game between St. Thomas Aquinas and Gonzaga: http://collegebasketball.ap.org/photo-gallery/st-thomas-aquinas-gonzaga-11222014

Reasons To Run Black And White Cover In 4 Color Newspaper This Week

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Here’s a few thoughts on why we ran black and white instead of color for this week’s Inlander cover package. The newspaper runs color on every page. But, for the mental health issue, I felt that black and white was preferable. To read my reasons, go to http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/11/21/behind-the-cover-state-of-mind

SMU-Gonzaga Basketball Photos

SMU’s Ben Moore (00) takes a jump shot against Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Here is a slideshow of the photos I took at the SMU-Gonzaga basketball game last night, for the AP. http://www.collegebasketball.ap.org/photo-gallery/smu-gonzaga-11172014

STA Plaza Photo

Passengers exit a bus at The Plaza, the Spokane Transit Authority's downtown hub, in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Passengers exit a bus at The Plaza, the Spokane Transit Authority’s downtown hub, in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

I spent a day, a couple of weeks ago, photographing the comings and goings at the STA Plaza in Spokane, for the Inlander. The Plaza is the main hub for the regions bus system. Thousands pass through this hub everyday. There are profiles in a slide show at following story link: http://www.inlander.com/spokane/the-lives-on-the-bus/Content?oid=2378332