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For the love of dancing: 20th Julyamsh Powwow kicks off in full color

Keya Clairmount laughs as she dances during the 2017 Coeur d’Alene Tribal Encampment and Julyamsh Powwow on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
When a basketball player spends hours perfecting a layup or a baseball player goes through hundreds of balls at the batting cages, the commitment is often summed up with the words, “For the love of the game.” Julyamsh Powwow board member Bobbie White said she feels the same way.

Sue Lani Madsen: Science, sheep and the power of headlines

A bighorn sheep stands in the path of the Pullman Airport runway expansion at one of the Washington State School of Veterinary Medicine's many research facilities. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The small public meeting on Wednesday in Colfax was not normal bureaucracy. No charts on the wall with Post-it notes for comments. No three-minute testimony time. It was an honest conversation around a table on the application of science to policy.

Pullman teens facing felony charges in homicide investigation

Friends and family prepare to launch balloons written with thoughts and prayers skyward at a memorial for Tim Reeves Thursday. (Peter Harriman / SR)
On an open hillside in a park overlooking Pullman Thursday evening where he and about 100 family and friends came to memorialize his brother, Tyler Knight, 19, touched on the aching frustration of questions and missing details surrounding Tim Reeves’ death.

100 years ago in Spokane: Newspapers rush publication of draft lottery results

It was the World War I draft lottery, in which all eligible men were assigned a number, Spokane newspaper reported on July 21, 2017. (Spokesman-Review archives)
The “most stupendous of all lotteries, in all ages” took place in Washington D.C., affecting the military fate of 10 million young Americans. It was the World War I draft lottery, in which all eligible men were assigned a number. The 1,370,000 with the lowest numbers would be eligible for the first call-up, and local draft boards would then select 687,000 of those men to be “ordered to colors,” i.e., ordered to report for service. The plan was to immediately create an army of 500,000 men to fight in Europe.

Avista sale latest in trend of Canadian utility acquisitions

Avista’s headquarters are seen on Wednesday in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Large Canadian power companies have been snapping up smaller American ones for several years, paying tens of billions of dollars to expand their geographic footprint in a country that offers lighter regulations and higher returns on investment.

Lethal removal of wolves authorized for Smackout Pack

A Smackout Pack gray wolf is photographed by a motion-triggered research camera in 2011. On Thursday, the Smackout Pack was associated with a fourth confirmed attack on livestock since September 2016 and triggered a protocol that authorizes lethal removal. (COURTESY PHOTO / COURTESY PHOTO)
A wolf pack in northeastern Washington recently associated with a fourth confirmed attack on livestock since September – despite the presence of range riders – has triggered a protocol that authorizes lethal removal, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

100 years ago in Spokane: Ice cream sales soar as heatwave grips city

Spokane’s ice cream sales were soaring because of a heatwave, The Spokesman-Review reported on July 20, 1917. The newspaper also reported that a burglar stole numerous evening gowns and dinner dresses worth nearly $700 from the rooms of Mrs. Anna Berg, a society woman and wife of a mining man. (Spokesman-Review archives)
Spokane’s blistering heat wave continued without letup – and one local industry was reaping big profits. Spokane’s ice cream demand broke “all previous records,” according to the manager of one local ice cream company. He said he was making 3,000 gallons of ice cream every day.

Supreme Court lets Trump administration reinstate travel ban restrictions on refugees but not on grandparents

Supreme Court justices said Wednesday that the Trump administration could temporarily reinstate restrictions on refugee resettlement, but that it could not limit the kinds of “close” family members exempt from a ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. Legal experts said the mixed directive was another sign that the court’s conservative wing is far from being in lockstep with the administration as it considers the case over the limits to executive power on immigration and national security.

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