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Events and cemetery guidelines for this Memorial Day weekend

Sat., May 27, 2017, midnight

Dave Myers, of Fairmount Memorial Park, does detail work around graves in the Garden of Valor, May 24, 2017. Dan Pelle/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Few flowers will find their way to Mt. Nebo Cemetery this Memorial Day. That’s because the cemetery primarily serves the area’s Jewish population, and graveside flowers are not a part of Jewish tradition, said Mick Soss, co-chairman of the Temple Beth Shalom cemetery committee. The temple owns and manages Mt. Nebo.

Spokane Sheriff’s Office wins national award for social interaction training

Sat., May 27, 2017, midnight

Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, left, and Tony Anderman, the manager of the Sheriff’s new communication skills training program, just received a national award for the training program they’ve created here in Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
It’s a common enough scene: Officers on-site, responding to allegations of a crime; the public milling about, curious and uncertain. An officer approaches, poses direct questions: What did you see? Where did they go? Can you give us a description of the suspect? A civilian, nervous, fumbles for an answer. The officer grows impatient, the demands for information more adamant. There’s tension in the air. Under a peppering of questions, the civilian clams up, and the interview is over.

Washington records

Sat., May 27, 2017, midnight

Washington records for Friday, May 26, 2017.

Airway Heights water is still contaminated

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Airway Heights Public Work Department flushes potentially contaminated water from a fire hydrant into Aspen Grove Park in Airway Heights, Friday May 19, 2017. The city is working to remove contaminates from the water pipes caused when chemicals used for fire suppression at Fairchild Air Force Base entered the water supply. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
The latest water quality tests show that the water in the Airway Heights water system is still contaminated, though it has improved.

Photo:Butterfly Effect

Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

A Swallowtail butterfly flies away from a lilac bush near Hauser Lake in the late afternoon sun on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
A butterfly flies away from a lilac bush near Hauser Lake in the late afternoon sun on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

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