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Melissa: C-sections & Lipstick 

Update: Our little boy is here! Daniel Aiden Deis was born at 7:46 am. He's 7 lbs, 10 oz -- lots of hair & has dimples like his big brother. Melissa Luck, now on maternity leave from KXLY, is having her baby this morning via...

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Route Of Hiawatha Opens Saturday 

Pump up the bike tires and grab your helmet - one of the Inland Northwest's favorite trail rides, the Route of the Hiawatha, opens Saturday! The June 11th opening actually marks a delay in the trail's typical season. The route usually opens from May to...

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MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011

Luck: Ephrata Teacher Shaves Beard 

When Osama Bin Laden's terror network attacked the United States on September 11th, Americans vowed to do all sorts of things, from getting tattoos to enlisting in the military. But, a teacher at Ephrata Middle School took another route, saying he wouldn't shave his beard...

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Melissa: Don't Say This To PG Woman 

If all goes according to plan, I’m 8 weeks from delivering my son. It’s my second, so I shouldn’t be surprised at the weird things people say to pregnant women. I was starting to think it was just me, so I checked around with some...

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5 Years: Revisiting Schrock Tragedy 

It was our assignment manager’s idea to check back in with the Schrocks, to see how they’re doing five years later. I had to talk Jeff into doing the story, as he was reluctant to look like they were publicity-hounds somehow. But, I told him...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

KXLY: Inmates Raising Kids In Prison 

Right now, at Washington's largest corrections center for women, 871 inmates are serving their sentences. Among them are 8 babies being raised right in the middle of it all. It's a trailblazing program pioneered by Washington and now being adopted in other states. But, is...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2011

My Name Is Melissa, I Drive A Minivan 

It’s time I made the admission to the world. Last month, my husband and I took the final step into 30-something parenthood: we bought a minivan. The decision invited the scorn of my friends and family, which I deserved. I’m flattered to think they thought...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2010

Melissa: Sex-Toy Angle Is Relevant 31 

It’s relevant on several levels, depending on who you ask. It’s relevant because the sheriff’s office already has a huge issue on its hands – and, the sheriff chose to assign some of his employees to get to the bottom of it. It’s relevant because,...

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Melissa: Dichotomy Of TV News 

Re: Student pilot killed in chopper crash near Felts Field/Rob Kauder, KXLYI used to get really angry when I would report on a tragic story, see a body on the side of the road, talk to and try to comfort family members… only to come...

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TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

Melissa: Why Are People Mean Online? 18 

"I've never been one who's afraid of speaking his mind," explains Rick Lloyd. Lloyd is our most frequent commenter. He's added his opinion on more than 300 times. He's a news junkie and loves the debate. He says it helps people feel like they're...

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MelissaLuckKXLY: Thick Skin Required 

MelissaLuckKXLY posts on her blog: To work in TV news, you have to have pretty thick skin. People take a lot of shots at you, about everything from the way you tell stories to how you do your hair. It’s part of the job, though...

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Melissa: Don't Shoot The Messenger 

"I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to defend myself or this news organization because people don’t want us to report the news. The latest example: the story Jeff Humphrey did yesterday about a South Hill daycare shut down because one of the...

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Melissa: Skyelynn Never Had A Chance 

Tyler Jamison is only 18. I imagine he may have thought his life was over when he heard his girlfriend was pregnant. It’s hard to have a baby and, extremely hard when that child is crying and you can’t figure out why. It was hard...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.