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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015

Free and low-cost Thanksgiving meals available in many locations 

Wednesday Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving Dinners - Community dinners for seniors age 60 and older will be served. In Spokane: 11 a.m., American Indian Center, 801 E. Second Ave., Suite 10; 11 a.m., Clareview South, 4827 S. Palouse Highway; 11 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave.; 11 a.m., Canterbury Court, 1010 S. Rockwood Blvd.; 11 a.m., The Delaney, 242 W. Riverside Ave.; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave.; noon, Northeast (Hillyard) Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. In Spokane Valley: 11 a.m., Appleway Court, 221 S. Farr Road; 11:30 a.m., Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road; 11:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Road. There will also be dinner served on Thursday at 1 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley, and at 11:30 a.m., Talon Hills Senior Apartments, 25000 E. Hawkstone Loop, Liberty Lake; in Cheney at 11:30 a.m., Cheney Community Center, 2219 N. Sixth St.; in Deer Park at 11:30 a.m., Deer Park Senior Center, 316 E. Crawford St.; in Post Falls from 2-4 p.m. at St. George’s Catholic Church, 2010 N. Lucas St.; and in Coeur d’Alene from noon-2 p.m. at Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $3.50/suggested donation. (509) 924-6976.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

Canadian ombudsman finalist accepts job offer 35 

Raheel Humayun has accepted an offer to be Spokane’s next police ombudsman, bringing an end in sight to the nearly year-long vacancy in the city’s independent police oversight job. Humayun, a Canadian citizen who currently works as an investigator for ...

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Spokane comes together, gives away 7,500 Thanksgiving meals for Tom’s Turkey Drive 

The season’s first snow fell as a reminder: Winter is coming, and even at its coldest and hardest, there is beauty to see if you look hard enough. Outside of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, thousands of people lined up for a bit of that beauty and the makings of a great free meal: a 12-pound turkey, 5 pounds of potatoes, 5 pounds of apples, canned goods, bread. Maybe a jug of milk.

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A police chaplain talks with officers at Lincoln Park on South Spokane, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Woman dies in Lincoln Park pond 

A woman died Tuesday after she fell through the ice at the pond at Lincoln Park on the South Hill. Fire crews were called to the park by a someone who saw a Husky stuggling in the pond, apparently after breaking through the ice, said Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer.

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EWU student arrested for shooting threats 

An Eastern Washington University student was arrested Monday after allegedly yelling in class that he wanted to “shoot up the classroom.” A witness told police that Nicholas S. Nelson, 25, told the class that he was mentally ill. “You know ...

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Police seek help in finding missing woman 

The Spokane Police Department is asking for help in their search for a woman who has been missing since Nov. 3. Deanne M. Hastings, 35, last had contact with her family in early November. Police have identified several people as ...

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Man dies in crash on Dishman-Mica Road 

A man died after his car went of Dishman-Mica Road in Spokane Valley Tuesday and rolled. The crash happened near 19th Avenue around 1 p.m., said Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Gregory. It appears that the car continued for ...

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Washington residents among 19 people ill from E. coli outbreak tied to Costco 

SEATTLE (AP) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 19 people in seven states have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad. The strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli can be life-threatening. No deaths have been reported, but the CDC says five people have been hospitalized and two have developed a type of kidney failure.

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Environmental review: oil-by-rail terminal could hurt fish 

PORTLAND, Ore. – An environmental assessment for a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington says the project could have negative consequences for salmon and other fish in the Columbia River. The study, released Tuesday by Washington state’s Energy Facility Site ...

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Spokane's first snowfall of the season drops on roadside weeds on Spokane's South Hill, Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Winds gusting to 39 mph in N. Idaho 

An arctic cold front poised just north of the Canadian border is already kicking up winds in North Idaho with gusts in the past hour of 39 mph in Sandpoint and 32 mph in Coeur d'Alene. The cold from is ...

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Crews are hard at work preparing Schweitzer Mountain Resort for its Friday opening day.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort to open on Friday 

Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint will open Friday, becoming the first of the Inland Northwest’s five ski areas to start up the lifts for the 2015-2016 season. The resort began making snow earlier this month and also has received about ...

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Then and NowRemembering Hanford

The expansive nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington, where the federal government created radioactive material for the nuclear bomb at Nagasaki and for nuclear arms during the cold war, is now ...

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