Spokane Daily Chronicle, Spokesman-Review reporter Bill Morlin, ‘a journalism giant,’ dies at 75


Bill Morlin, the dogged investigative reporter who covered everything from neo-Nazis and white supremacists to crooks and corrupt politicians in some four decades at the Spokane, Washington, newspapers, died Saturday. He was 75.

A third-generation Spokanite born and raised in Peaceful Valley, Morlin combined a native’s knowledge of his community with a vast array of sources to break an amazing string of stories in his newspaper career, first at the Spokane Daily Chronicle and later at The Spokesman-Review after the papers’ staffs were merged in 1983.

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