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Inlander: Progress Edition 2019: How far have we come?

Lilac City Live, the monthly talk show filmed at the downtown library, was named one of the year's top innovators by the Urban Libraries Council. The brainchild of the library's community engagement manager and host Ryan Dean Tucker, the show has attracted audiences since late 2017 and has featured local politicians, artists, musicians and business owners as guests. And speaking of libraries, Spokane voters overwhelmingly passed the public library bond, which will fund a number of renovation and expansion projects in most of the city's library branches.