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Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall opens in Spokane Valley

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Arthur Kidd of the 97 MXS ammunition flight from Fairchild Air Force Base volunteered to help set up the traveling Vietnam Memorial wall at Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
The memorial wall includes the names of 244 service members from Eastern Washington and North Idaho who were killed during the Vietnam War. Visitors are welcome to view the wall – day or night – through 4 p.m. Sunday.

Parkers in western edge of downtown Spokane to get longer meter limits

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Time on a downtown Spokane parking meter  ticks down for an Audi parked on Sprague Avenue. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
As part of a pilot project that will go into effect within the next week, those parking on Jefferson Street or Second Avenue will be able to park at meters that previously had a two-hour time limit for the entire day. The city says businesses asked them for longer parking stays, and use of those parking meters had been well below benchmarks for the downtown core.

Feature creature: Molly needs a home

Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

Molly, a pit bull terrier, is available for adoption at SCRAPS. (Karen Fosberg / Karen Fosberg)
Molly is a fun-loving pit bull terrier who is full of potential. She is gentle and eager to please. Molly loves to be with people and needs an active family to play with and train her.

Somebody Needs You

Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents. The list of requests is coordinated by the Volunteers of America in cooperation with recognized social service agencies in Spokane. If you have an item to donate, please contact the social service agency directly. Donors who can deliver items are especially appreciated. If someone you know needs help, contact a local social service agency provider.

Family’s drive keeps Pine Acres up to par

Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, noon

Dave Schultz, center, gives his grandson Miles, 6, pointers on the first green at Pine Acres Par 3 in the Wandermere on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The small golf course is where many children start their golf. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The family-owned Pine Acres par-3 golf course in north Spokane reopened s this summer after a year and half of repairs from a November 2015 wind storm that downed trees, damaged fairways and shattered the sprinkler system.

Powerball jackpot surges to $700 million

Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6 a.m.

John Ko, owner of P.M. Jacoy’s grocery store at 402 W. Sprague Avenue, has been selling a lot of Powerball Lotto tickets to customers hoping to win the $700 million jackpot. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
On Wednesday night, people all over the country will be clutching their Powerball tickets, eagerly waiting to see if they’ve beaten the odds and won the estimated $700 million Powerball jackpot – the second-largest ever.

100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper says Germans among Wobblies held for tribunals

Wed., Aug. 23, 2017

The Spokesman-Review fanned the flames of anti-Wobbly suspicion with a front page story hinting that Germans were among the 27 men rounded up at the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) headquarters in Spokane. The "hand of Germany might yet be bared,” said the paper, in connection with the "I.W.W. strike agitation.”

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