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Faith and Values: Naming the hurt is a step toward forgiveness

I sat down with an elder recently, a wise man who has seen a lot of life and who has learned deeply from his experience. The man was one of those folks to whom it was easy to talk. And so I found myself telling him about something that happened to me a while back, about an occasion when someone whom I had admired and liked and trusted had behaved in a way that left me feeling angry and disappointed. The man listened carefully. And then he uttered something simple and – at least for me – revelatory. He said:

House, Senate farm bills split over conservation programs

Proponents of the House plan, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, say it would combine the best features of two programs that encourage conservation efforts through a mix of financial and technical assistance. Critics say it would limit farmers’ ability to improve soil, water and air quality and comply with state regulations.

3 killed in Stevens County plane crash

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Three people were killed Friday morning when their single-engine plane crashed seven miles west of Deer Park in Stevens County.

New Spokane Community College simulation lab prepares nursing students

There’s a manikin at Spokane Community College that blinks, bleeds and births babies. It’s being used in a new simulation lab at the college, which helps nursing students prepare for real-life hospital scenarios. The newly renovated rooms that house the lab hosted its first students on Wednesday.

100 years ago in Spokane: Gonzaga announces third alumni killed in World War I effort

Gonzaga University “had added the third gold star to its service flag” – meaning, the third former Gonzaga student had died in wartime service. The latest was Louis P. Mutty, a “naval volunteer aviator,” who died in a plane crash in Miami, apparently while in training. Mutty had attended Gonzaga’s high school for two years. The Gonzaga president said he was an athlete, a debater and “was very well-liked.”

Spokane water denied to Five Mile Prairie land owner who sold land for pump station

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

City lawmakers say their hands are tied by local and state regulations that limit where they can extend water service. Ginny Beadle’s application was denied, despite part of her land being sold to bring water to other homes on Five Mile Prairie and her property abutting a water main built 17 years ago.

Spokane Park Board votes to revisit amusement rides in Riverfront Park

UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

The request doesn’t include refurbishing the rides that once were housed in the old U.S. Pavilion, but to determine if the Parks Department should buy new rides and put them on the north bank of the newly redeveloped park. Opponents said the Park Board was directing staff to resurrect an idea that isn’t financially feasible and had already been decided.

Bemiss Neighborhood spruces up park, alleyways

The Bemiss Neighborhood Council prides itself on being collaborative. “We work with everybody,” council chair Kathryn Alexander said. “Collaboration is what we do. It’s who we are.”