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GU’s John J. Hemmingson Center

Gonzaga University’s newest building, the John J. Hemmingson Center, dominates the heart of campus. The 167,726 square-foot building was built over the course of two years and cost $60 million. It officially opens August 27 in preparation for the incoming freshman class. “The whole building is really designed around students, and what the building can do for students,” said the Director of the Hemmingson Center Chuck Faulkinberry.

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Adult Kickball

Kickball isn’t just for kids anymore. Last year, Isaac Gordon, owner of Left Bank Wine Bar, formed the Big Foot Kickball League. Made up of 7 teams from the service industry (Iron Goat, Jones Radiator etc) they play every Sunday at Grant Park.

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Cape Horn Fire in Bayview

The Cape Horn fire in northern Idaho has destroyed at least six homes and forced about 200 residents in Bayview, a lakeside community, to evacuate as it ballooned to more than 3 square miles Monday.
The blaze started Sunday afternoon and burned through a mix of year-round residences and seasonal homes near the southern shore of Lake Pend Oreille, the state’s largest lake and a recreation and fishing destination. The flames have destroyed other buildings such as boat houses and pump houses in the Bayview area that includes expensive homes, especially next to the water.

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Rural Resilience: Bob and Jane Faller

What Republic lacks in medical services and big-town accouterments it makes up for in rural resilience. Bob and Jane Faller are fiercely independent like most of the hardy individuals in this northeast corner of the state where Colville is the closest town with a Wal-Mart and Spokane is considered the big city. The Fallers returned to Ferry County eight years ago after living on the West Side and building a house that resembled a barn.

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Dr. Elson S. Floyd

Dr. Elson S. Floyd, whose love for education took him from writing math problems in the sand as a boy when his family could not afford paper to the leader of major university systems, died today. Floyd, 59, led Washington State University since 2007. His work at WSU culminated earlier this year in the state Legislature’s decision to allow WSU to start its own medical school after a hard-fought and public battle – first with the University of Washington and then with some lawmakers.

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Car d’Lane 2015

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Car d’Lane in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The Saturday car show is staged on Sherman and Lakeside avenues from Second to Seventh streets.

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Wildfire near Fish Lake

One home was destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Wednesday afternoon, June 17, 2015, near Fish Lake County Park east of Cheney. The fire started about 3 p.m. near railroad tracks. It grew quickly, but had slowed by about 6 p.m., fire officials said.

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Mica Moon Zip Tours

Rik and Heidi Stewart have opened a new zip tour business on the side of Mica Peak, south of Liberty Lake, and are booking groups who want to fly through the trees and over valleys using pulleys and harnesses to ride a series of cables strung between trees, sometimes landing on the ground, sometimes on platforms high off the ground. Trained guides take care of the equipment and safety while guests zoom between trees and enjoy the views.

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Eagles Soar

Legendary American rock group, The Eagles, return to Spokane for the first time since 2002 to perform 27 songs for their “History of the Eagles” tour, May 29, 2015, in the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The group has sold over 120 million albums, with 5 #1 U.S. singles and six Grammy Awards.

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