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Today’s highlights

Members of the East Valley High School Washington Drug-Free Youth puppet troupe include from left, Cally King, Searra Cameron, Jon Merkel, Mickell Rigsby, Jessica Rabe, Morgan Hendricks and Kendall Bancroft. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak

There's a nice, thick Valley Voice to read today. Reporter Lisa Leinberger takes a look at the Washington Drug Free Youth chapter at East Valley High School. It is the largest chapter in the state. Members take a pledge to be drug free and in exchange they get a t-shirt and discounts and local businesses. They also talk to younger students about the importance of being drug free.

The Spokane Valley Planning Commission voted unanimously last week to recommend to the City Council that the rules on keeping chickens in residential areas should be relaxed. Roosters, however, will not be welcome.

Correspondent Jill Barville has an inspiring story on Jeana Moore, who walked 4,434 miles across the country to raise awareness of the National Bone Marrow Registry. There is also a tribute to the Very Rev. Mart Craft, who served at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evanglist for 42 years. He died recently of cancer at the age of 71. He founded Mid-City Concerns and was president of Connoisseur Concerts in addition to his work with the church.

Coming Thursday

In Thursday's Valley Voice we'll take a look at the Washington Drug Free Youth chapter at East Valley High School. It's the largest chapter in the state, though EVHS certainly isn't the largest high school. Reporter Lisa Leinberger will look at the group of teens who are willing to plege to stay drug free and submit to random drug tests to prove it.

Last week's Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting was for the birds - literally. After hours of public testimony and discussion, the commission unanimously voted to recommend to the city council that the city's rules on chickens in residential areas be relaxed to allow more people to keep the feathered creatures in their back yards. Everyone who testified at the public hearing was in favor of the idea. The city council will have the final say on the matter.

We'll also have a report on the Liberty Lake Council meeting this week. Among other things, they discussed their council retreat that is set for next week at City Hall.

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