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Spokane Valley Council approves expansion of CenterPlace Event Center

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

The CenterPlace building is owned by the city of Spokane Valley and is used by many different groups in the community. A large part of the building is the Spokane Valley Senior Center, Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation and classrooms available to many different groups. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Valley City Council has approved a plan to upgrade and expand the CenterPlace Regional Events Center to enhance community events and increase visitors. The 54,000-square-foot events center – which opened in 2005 – hosts about 1,000 events per year, including weddings, business conferences and larger community events such as Valleyfest, Crave NW and Oktoberfest.

Boy Scouts donate to Crosswalk teen shelter

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Boy Scouts from Troop 2208, from left, Sam Hanson, Cooper Cervelli and Colby Burris, carry 40 Christmas stockings into Crosswalk teen shelter, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Spokane. Twenty stockings contained gifts for boys and the other 20 had gifts for girls. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Three Boy Scouts from Whitworth Troop 2208 stopped by Crosswalk teen shelter Monday evening to drop off 40 stockings filled with scarves, socks, toiletries, McDonald’s gift cards and candy canes.

100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Boy gang’ attempts to dynamite Stevens School

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

The Spokesman-Review archives (S-R archives)
The janitor of the Stevens School made a shocking discovery when he went to open up the school on a Monday morning: Several sticks of dynamite had been planted on the steps of the school. Police went on the hunt and soon arrested five members of a “boy gang,” one of whom confessed to planting the dynamite.

‘Faithless’ electors $1,000 fines upheld

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

OLYMPIA – Secretary of State Kim Wyman (standing at podium) addresses the Washington Electoral College before members cast the state’s votes for president on Dec. 19, 2016 (Jim Camden / The Spokesman-Review)
A member of Washington’s Electoral College doesn’t have a constitutional right to avoid the fine for changing his or her vote to someone other than the presidential candidate who won the state.

Front Porch: No more silent nights for sexually abused

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Two weeks ago I wrote about sexual abuse and the attention it is receiving in America currently. Most people who responded had a positive reaction, but not all. One person suggested that if women feel they have a problem, they should get help, but that “the whole world doesn’t want to hear it.” This sentiment was also put forth elsewhere because it’s Christmastime “and I don’t want to hear about that stuff now.” So just when is a good time to hear about that stuff? When is a good time to speak up? I’ll answer that – right now, that’s when.

Somebody Needs You

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Somebody Needs You is a list of requests from needy Spokane residents.

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The Wednesday Slice question

Why do you put up outdoor holiday lights? A) So when, many years from now, the three little boys across the street think about their childhood Christmases, they will remember ...