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Saturday’s highlights

Doddie Williams, right, and Rachel White serve Aimee Cook, 4, a corn dog lunch at Spokane Valley Community of Christ Church Wednesday. Some of the free lunch programs offered at schools have ended, so the congregation at Community of Christ is stepping up with free lunches for children and adults three days a week at the church. SR photo/Colin Mulvany

Saturday's Valley Voice once again gave you a solid lineup of stories covering what's happening in Spokane Valley. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has details on the annual Summer of Service volunteer day run by Eastpoint Church that will send volunteers to 15 Central Valley schools for improvements on Aug. 11. Volunteers are still needed, so sign up if you can lend a hand.

The Spokane Valley Community of Christ Church has stepped up to offer free meals to children and adults three days a week through the month of August. The church is trying to fill the gap that exists now that many schools have stopped serving free meals for the summer.

The Spokane Valley City Council discussed a familiar topic last week - animal control. The council is moving nearer to a decision, however. The city has to decide whether to continue with SCRAPS or switch to SpokAnimal for animal control services.

Spokane Valley Partners is again collecting school supplies for distribution to low income students. Lisa put together details on what supplies are needed and how families can sign up to get a backpack filled with supplies.

Today’s highlights

Austin Long and his mother, Ann Long, are both graduating from Eastern Washington University this Saturday. SR photo/Dan Pelle

Once again we have a lot of good stuff for you in today's Valley Voice. Reporter Pia Hallenberg has a story on mothers graduating from Eastern Washington University at the same time as their children, including former Central Valley School District board member Ann Long. She and her son Austin will graduate this weekend.

The Spokane Valley City Council has decided to move forward with a zone change request without requiring an agreement that would mitigate the impacts of an apartment complex surrounded by single family homes. The zone change on Conklin is strongly opposed by neighbors and the city's planning commission has recommended the negotiation of a development agreement to increase buffering and limit density.

Reporter Lisa Leinberger has several stories today, beginning with fifth grade students at Opportunity Elementary School who recently participated in their annual congressional hearings. Students learn about the Constitution and their roles in society.

Lisa has details on schedule changes coming up this fall in the East Valley School District. Elementary school will start later and CCS students will now be bused directly to their school. She also put together a list of where children can get free meals during the summer.  

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