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Today’s highlights

A goat waiting to be milked reacts as more goats push past Lorie Arnold, owner of Heron Pond Farm, and Corey Zalewski, left, who try to keep them from invading the milking room on Monday. Arnold said the goats typically are excited to be milked and some will try to force their way past others for a turn. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland

Good Thursday morning, everyone. As we brace for Hoopfest and some really hot weather, let's take a look at some highlights from today's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger stopped by Heron Pond Farm to meet the goats behind thar specialty cheeses that are sold in local stores and featured in the menus of local restaurants. Apparently the goats are pretty pushy when milking time rolls around.

New shoreline rules being considered in Spokane Valley would give the green light to the Trailside at Coyote Rock development that has been stalled since 2011. There has been some dispute over the ordinary high water mark in the area and a ruling in 2011 meant that the proposed Trailside homes fell within the 200 foot buffer from that mark. The new rules would shrink the buffer to 50 feet in that area.

Correspondent Cindy Hval checked out the new Sideline socks that feature distintive elements from Spokane's skyline in the colors of Gonzaga University, Washington State University, the Spokane Shock and Lewis and Clark High School. You can look for them at Hoopfest.

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