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Police at Spokane Valley Mall today (not yesterday)

Yesterday I posted about the police being at the Spokane Valley Mall to talk about electronic gadgets, but I lost track of what day it was. The event is actually today. Mea culpa.

So, to recap: a digital forensics expert from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and a representative from Verizon Wireless will be at the Mall until 8 p.m. today to talk about phone safety and smart phone capabilities, including how parents can find and view files, applications and photographs that can be hidden on smart phones by their teens. This is part of the Take 25 campaign to encourage parents to take 25 mintues to talk to their children about safety.  

Police talk electronics at Spokane Valley Mall

Today is the second day of the Take 25 campaign organized by local law enforcement agencies to encourage parents to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about safety. Today a digital forensics expert from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and a representative from Verizon Wireless will be at the Spokane Valley Mall until 8 p.m. They will be available to talk about phone safety and smart phone capabilities, including how parents can find and view files, applications and photographs that can be hidden on smart phones by their teens. Since most parents (like me) tend to be ignorant of all the bells and whistles on all these newfangled electronic gadgets, heading down there will probably be an educational experience.  

Today’s highlights

Valley Lilac Festival candidates back row, left to right: Porscha Smith, University; Christa Gentili, The Oaks Christian Academy; and Brianna Bogart, Valley Christian. Front row, left to right: Katie Mandler, Gonzaga Prep, and Kaleigh Fox, Central Valley. SR photo/Colin Mulvany

Well, it's Thursday again and time for some more Valley Voice highlights. Five of the 14 Lilac Princesses live in the Valley area. They attend University High School, Valley Christian, Central Valley High School, Gonzaga Prep and The Oaks Christian Academy. Today's Valley Voice includes interviews with all five. The Lilac Queen and her court will be selected Sunday.

As expected, the Spokane Valley City Council voted this week to remove the City Center zone from the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan and relplace it with mixed use zoning. Today's story includes a lot of public comment from both sides of the issue.

We also have a look at a pet cemetery in Colbert and a deal with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office that saved the budgets of some small southern Spokane County towns.

Coming Thursday

The Valley Voice is going to look a little purple on Thursday. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has interviews with all the Lilac Princesses who live in the Valley. There are girls from Valley Christian, University High School and Central Valley High School. The princesses from Gonzaga Prep and the Oaks Classical Christian Academy are also Valley residents.

The Spokane Valley City Council faced a packed room last night as people came out to comment on the emergency amendment to eliminate the City Center zone from the Sprauge/Appleway Revitalization Plan. They voted to approve the amendment four to one. Councilman Bill Gothmann voted against it and councilman Bob McCaslin was absent.

Some of the small towns in southern Spokane County got a bit of sticker shock this year when it came time to negotiate their law enforcment contract with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. But a deal was struck and the towns will have smaller increases this year. 

Check back tomorrow for some links.

Mayhem roundup

Police and Sheriff's Deputies in Spokane Valley and points south have been busy in the last few days. Reporter Meghann Cuniff has written up several items of interest to check out. A Spokane Valley man was arrested Saturday when police investigating a domestic violence report found the wanted felon in possession of a semi-automatic in his jacket and several loaded magazines in his pocket.

A traffic stop in Rockford on Monday resulted in two arrests. One woman was arrested for driving with a suspended license and her passenger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after the deputy found Oxycodone and another drug in the car.

An incoherent woman could not tell a deputy why the car she was in was in a snowbank near Highway 27 and Elder just after 3 a.m. this morning. It turned out the car was stolen. The car's owner, a Spokane Valley resident, said the woman didn't have permission to have the car. She was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Officer involved shootings

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will be speaking about recent officer involved shootings and his department’s policies on use of force during Wednesday morning’s Spokane Valley Business Association meeting. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 7:30 a.m. at Spokane Valley Fire Station 8, 2110 N. Wilbur (just west of Pines). I’m not sure if there will be time for questions, but it should be an informative presentation.

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