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Today’s highlights

Payton Miller shows teacher Amy Hardie and her classmates the flowers she brought to the HOPE School on Sept. 13 on the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane. SR photo/Dan Pelle

It's Thursday again, which means we have some Valley Voice highlights to review. Rainey Coffin has a story about the HOPE School at the Riverpoint Campus. The school is for young children ages 3-6 who have hearing loss. The special school includes daily speech language therapy.

The Spokane Valley City Council didn't show much enthusiasm Tuesday for changing the city's nuisance code to deal with tall grass or weeds or large piles of vegetation. The council also had more discussions on the proposed 2013 budget.

Friends of the Falls is looking for volunteers for the annual Spokane River Clean-Up happening Sept. 29. Volunteers can choose to work near High Bridge Park, the University District or in Spokane Valley.

Correspondent Stefanie Pettit has a very touching column today on teen suicide. I recommend you have a box of tissues handy when you read this one.

Today’s highlights

Bubba Ferguson, Tyler Zandhuisen, Chris Lewis, Kaleb Allen, Aaron Danneker and Loren Vanden Berg muscle up a hide-a-bed couch from the banks of the Spokane River near South Riverton and Desmet during the Seventh Annual Spokane River Clean-Up in 2009. SR file photo.

It has been a busy week in Spokane Valley and we've got the news for you in today's Valley Voice. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity this weekend, check out the ninth annual Spokane River Clean-Up, This year several sites in the Valley have been selected to be a part of the clean up day, which is organized by the Friends of the Falls. You could also choose to help restore the hillside at the Mirabeau Park trailhead in a project organized by the Spokane River Forum.

Spokane Valley city councilman Dean Grafos paid a visit to the Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners meeting this week to talk about response time delays at Station 1 caused by the one-way segment of Sprague Avenue.

During this week's City Council meeting, the council members had a long discussion before voting on how much funding to allocate to social service and economic development agencies that applied for grants.

Reporter Lisa Leinberger stopped by Adams Elementary last week when the school was visited by Ronald McDonald. The elementary schools in the Central Valley School District collected 1,150 pounds of pop tops, which will provide 30 night at the Ronald McDonald House. The house provides housing for families of children undergoing medical treatment.

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