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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

This Motown star knew ‘Midnight Plane to Houston’ wouldn’t do

On Monday, Knight will be at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to perform in a salute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We spoke recently to the singer from her home near Asheville, North Carolina, where she and her husband, William McDowell, have created the Reynolds High School Community Restoration Foundation in Canton, North Carolina.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

Staff illustration by Molly Quinn

SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 7 P.M.

Being like Ben: Following Franklin's lead

For some time now my closest friends and I have forgone New Year’s resolutions and have instead devised titles to announce the theme of the next 12 months. The most successful of mine has been The Year of Moisturizing. Having ...

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In this Jan. 9, 2017, photo, Andrea Ledesma, left, talks with her mother, Cheryl Romanowski, at Classic Slice pizza restaurant, where Ledesma works, in Milwaukee. Ledesma, 28, says her parents owned a house and were raising kids by her age. Not so for her, even though she has a college degree. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles. (Carrie Antlfinger / AP)

SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 11 A.M.

Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents

Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles.

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Bob Proctor and his wife, Lee, right, live north of Spirit Lake and have to travel often to Seattle for his regular cancer treatments and follow-up doctor visits. They tried driving but with health and weather, that got to be overwhelming, so they started booking on Alaska Airlines. When that became cost-prohibitive, they learned about the nonprofit Angel Flight West, where volunteer pilots in small aircraft take patients at no cost. The Proctors traveled Dec. 13 over to Seattle with Norris Brown, left, a pilot who lives in Spokane Valley. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

Spokane pilots among angels who fly medical transports

Angel Flight West is a nonprofit offering free medical transports in small aircraft for people in hardship situations, often rural residents needing treatments far from home. The trips are flown by volunteer pilots who donate their planes, time, and fuel in Washington and other Western states

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

Around the remote: Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ faces timely transition

A new president has just been elected and former CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is now working for a Brooklyn-based foundation that provides aid to Muslims living in the U.S. The season, we’re told, will deal with a transitional time where a “very fragile and complex transfer of power” takes place between the outgoing president and the incoming leader.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

Calendar

Craft Classes/Workshops January/February Sew Uniquely You Classes - Saturday, Jan. 28: Youth Sew with Anna Turner, 10 a.m.-noon, $10. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14 or Friday, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17: “Achieve Your Art Goals” with Linda Anderson. Thursday, Jan. 26: “Christine Cluck Cluck” Paint, Stitch and Embellish by Loretta Moore. $20 each class. Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. (509) 467-8210.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

Dear Annie: Wrong kind of discipline

Dear Annie: Two years ago, my brother and his wife, who have no kids, took my then-8-year-old son on a great trip. They returned very exhausted after a week, having had a wonderful time. Once home, my brother informed me ...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

The Slice: Expanding our definition of winter sports

People who say there’s nothing to do here are wrong. My friend in Spokane Valley, Jim Clanton, entertained visitors from Southern California recently. They tried sledding, tubing and generally horsing around in the snow. “My son-in-law even took a shot ...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017


This is a modular built-in bookcase installation made with different hardwoods and special lighting. (Jay Helms)

SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 10 A.M.

Building bookcases? Make a prototype first

I live in a 100-year-old wooden house in Norway and am doing all the refurbishing and maintenance myself that the laws of my country allow. I’m making floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases for one of my living rooms and would love some tips. One of my challenges is the bookcase needs to span about 6 feet over a piano. What would you do to support those shelves so there’s no sag from the weight of the books? Any information you can share that would make this project look magnificent and be trouble-free would be appreciated.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 10 A.M.

Following the Frommers: Famous guidebook has been leading travelers for 60 years

This year the legendary travel guidebook writer Arthur Frommer celebrates 60 years since the publication of his 1957 book, “Europe on $5 a Day.” Frommer began writing about travel while serving in the U.S. Army in Europe in the 1950s. When his book of travel advice for American soldiers sold out, he launched what became one of the travel industry’s best-known brands.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 10 A.M.

Our favorite decor in Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery

Pantone selected its 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, based on research that shows everyone just wants a big, deep breath of air. “We don’t all have access to the green forest, but we do have access to things we can bring into our home environment,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, which advises companies on color and forecasts trends.

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