Spokane-made zombie series completes Season 3

Spokane-made zombie series completes Season 3
“Z Nation” actors Jerry Dykeman and Brie Edwards wait on Wall Street in downtown Spokane to shoot a zombie scene Friday. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
‘Z Nation’
“Z Nation,” the post-zombie apocalypse SyFy show, is nearing the end of filming its third season. The crew set up on Wall Street between Main and Riverside avenues Friday morning to shoot scenes for episode 13, in which two of the show’s heroes continue their search for a cure to rid the world of zombies. The crew expects to wrap production in Spokane this week.

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Mendenhall family

In 1964, nine Spokane children wore sweatshirts spelling out Sen. Barry Goldwater's name during a visit by the presidential candidate. Recently the nine siblings reunited and lined up for a similar photo spelling out the family name.



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In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, six scientists celebrate as they exit from their Mars simulation habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa on the big island of Hawaii on Sunday. (Associated Press)
In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, six scientists celebrate as they exit from their Mars simulation habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa on the big island of Hawaii on Sunday. (Associated Press)

Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation. For the past year, the group in the dome on a Mauna Loa mountain could go outside only while wearing spacesuits.




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Huckleberries: Young woman disrupts yellow submarine ride  

A crowd of oldtimers were enjoying a Beatles tribute band in downtown Coeur d’Alene, singing along to the tunes of the fab four from their youth. All was going well until a young woman sat down on a rock in front of some of the oldtimers. The codgers responded with cranky comments. The woman had something up her sleeve that quieted them down.



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A large bison blocks traffic in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park on Aug. 3 as tourists take photos of the animal. (Matthew Brown / AP)
A large bison blocks traffic in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park on Aug. 3 as tourists take photos of the animal. (Matthew Brown / AP)

As more visit national parks, tourist misconduct on rise 

new Record visitor numbers at the nation’s first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too close to Yellowstone’s storied elk herds, grizzly bears, wolves and bison.



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Luke Toporowski (10) gets a hard check from Trent Huitema during the Spokane Chiefs’ Red and White game Sunday at the Arena. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Veteran Chiefs steal the thunder in annual Red-White game 

Training camp may be the time for younger Spokane Chiefs to make an impression, but it was three veterans who scored two goals each to get the stands rocking Sunday in the annual Red-White game.




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Education Notebook: Free school supplies for EV students 

The East Valley School District, in partnership with Spokane Valley Sunrise Rotary and Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals, will host a back-to-school fair to provide East Valley preschool and elementary students with free school supplies: paper, pencils, crayons, markers, glue ...


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Outside View: Another black eye for Big Pharma  24 

The following editorial from the Sacramento Bee does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review's editorial board. It’s bad enough that the price of life-saving EpiPens has exploded from $94 in 2007 to more than $600 now.

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