Category Archives: Government

Palouse, WA Officials

Here is a photo and layouts of my photos from Palouse, WA in Cityvision magazine’s September-October 2017 issue. https://www.awcnet.org/Portals/0/Documents/Publications/Cityvision/2017/Cityvision0917.pdf

Palouse, WA

Mayor Michael Echanove, left, and Clerk/Treasurer Kyle Dixon pose for a photograph in Palouse, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Young Kwak for Citivision)

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Mayor Michael Echanove, left, and Clerk/Treasurer Kyle Dixon pose for a photograph in Palouse, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Young Kwak for Citivision)

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The St. Elmo’s Inn building, which is being remodeled for an undisclosed business. is photographed in Palouse, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Young Kwak for Citivision)

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Mayor Michael Echanove, left, and Clerk/Treasurer Kyle Dixon walk past a solar array which powers the city’s water pump, in Palouse, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Young Kwak for Citivision)

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Spokane Dream Project

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20 year old Whitworth University sophomore Catalina Corvalan, left, who is a Health Sciences and Pre-Med major, and 19 year old Whitworth University sophomore Sara Trujillo, who is a Community Health and Pre-Med major, pose for a photograph at Holmberg Park in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Here’s a photo for the Inlander of Whitworth University students Catalina Corvalan, left, and Sara Trujillo, in Spokane, WA, who are both members of the Spokane Dream Project, which advocates for undocumented students. Corvalan is covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects some undocumented immigrants from deportation. President Trump recently ended the program and called on Congress to take legislative action. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/the-right-to-have-a-home/Content?oid=6002220

Spokane Pretrial Services

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Pre-Trial Services Officer Aaron Stromberger looks on in the courtroom of Hon. Annette Plese during felony first appearances in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Here is a photo for the Inlander of Pretrial Services Officer Aaron Stromberger attending first appearances at a courtroom in Spokane, WA. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/until-proven-guilty/Content?oid=5759644

Undersheriff Dave Ellis

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Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Dave Ellis poses for a photograph at the sheriff’s Air Support Unit hangar at Felts Field, near helicopter Air 1, in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Here is a photo for the Inlander of Dave Ellis, a new undersheriff with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, at the Felts Field hangar where the sheriff’s two helicopters are stored. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/new-under-sheriff-in-town/Content?oid=5507291

Effects of Online Schools On Washington and Idaho Students

Here are photos for an Inlander story about the effects of for-profit online schools on Washington and Idaho students. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/the-big-business-of-virtual-education/Content?oid=5381881

Gwiazda Family

Theo Gwiazda, left, his 7 year old daughter Lalainya Gwiazda and his wife Leslie Gwiazda pose for a photograph with some of Lalainya’s school materials from last year, at their home in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Lalainya, who has multiple disabilities, was enrolled at Washington Virtual Academy, a for-profit online school, and has now transferred out of the program. Her parents state that Washington Virtual Academy was not flexible in working with her disabilities. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Henry Seipp

Spokane Virtual Learning Virtual English Teacher Henry Seipp, who is also a Theatre Teacher at Shadle Park High School, leaves a message for a student from his office at the school, in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. The Spokane Virtual Learning program is run by Spokane Public Schools. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

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Spokane Virtual Learning Virtual English Teacher Henry Seipp, who is also a Theatre Teacher at Shadle Park High School, logs a message he left for a student from his office at the school, in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. The Spokane Virtual Learning program is run by Spokane Public Schools. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

E. Sprague Ave. Construction Spokane, WA

Here are photos for an Inlander story about the effects and lessons learned from E. Sprague Ave. street construction in Spokane, WA. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/end-in-sight/Content?oid=5382266

Ian Maye and E Sprague Ave Construction

Co-owner Ian Maye poses for a photograph in front of the Checkerboard Bar in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

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Street construction on E. Sprague Ave. is photographed in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Head Start to the Construction Trades

Here are photos for the Inlander of two graduates of the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors Head Start to the Construction Trades program, which is funded by the city of Spokane, WA through a federal grant. The program trains former inmates and others in the construction trades, and helps graduates find employment. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/rebuilding-lives/Content?oid=5272040

Head Start for the Construction Trades

T. LaRiviere Equipment & Excavation Laborer Todd Wright grades a curb at the corner of E. Empire Ave. and N. Cook St. during a street construction project in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.  Wright completed the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors Head Start to the Construction Trades program and is now an apprentice.  (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Head Start for the Construction Trades

T. LaRiviere Equipment & Excavation Laborer Todd Wright, right, hands a hook to Laborer Jason Jones at the corner of E. Empire Ave. and N. Lacey St. during a street construction project in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Both completed the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors Head Start to the Construction Trades program and are now apprentices. Jones completed the program after serving a sentence for a drug offense. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)