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Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. smiles from beneath a pile of teammates who mobbed him after he scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Oct. 8, 1995 in Seattle. Griffey is playing in Seattle beginning Friday, June 22, 2007, for the first time since the city's first national megastar forced a trade to Cincinnati following the 1999 season. Even though Griffey left behind some hard feelings, the all's-forgiven Mariners have been incessantly hyping his return and are preparing to give him a hero's welcome. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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How well do you know your Seattle Mariners?

How well do you know Seattle’s resident baseball team? Unlike certain unnamed once-“super” basketball teams that moved to Oklahoma, the Mighty Ms have been part of Northwest culture since the late 1970s. Whether they’re winning or losing, the team still ...

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SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017

3 ways to dig up the best deals

Ah, summertime in the Inland Northwest, with farmers markets and neighborhood markets bursting with fresh, local produce. Did you know this regional bounty can save you money? As general manager of downtown Spokane’s Main Market Co-op, Megan White is working ...

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SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017

Counseling can help sex addiction. (  /   )

How counseling can offer hope for sex addiction

Sexual addiction is not something often mentioned in mainstream news, but it continues to be a growing problem in our country. It’s a chronic, progressive disease of the brain’s reward and related circuitry systems. Sexual addiction has also been called ...

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MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

Taking the bargain route

It all started with a single, attainable goal: buying a snazzy new Yeti cooler, filled with craft beer from microbreweries between the Inland Northwest and Texas. To make it happen, 32-year-old Tyler McGuffin of Spokane Valley applied the skills he ...

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MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017

‘Banking’ off the grid

Most people’s financial lives revolve around a credit union or a bank. They buy groceries using debit cards linked to their checking accounts and save money in savings accounts. For some people, however, there’s no solid center. They access financial ...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017

Let ‘er rip to protect your identity

Any victim of identity theft, fire, or flood will be glad for the time taken in advance to file and store critical records. And, if you’ve ever had to settle the estate of a friend or loved one, you’ll be ...

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'Till debt do us part

Sure, his eyes are dreamy chocolate puddles. What’s his credit card balance?Unromantic as it may sound, the debt both partners bring to your marriage will affect your relationship, not to mention your finances.Debt and other financial challenges are among couples’ ...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017

One Day University returns to Spokane March 11

Steve Schragis is looking for the right audience: one that is interested in reliving the college experience without all the drudge work of studying, homework, and exams. Welcome to One Day University. Founded in 2006, One Day University is a ...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

Get it together!

Ever been late paying a bill that became lost in a pile of paper? Could anyone make sense of your finances if something happened to you? Organizing your finances and important documents helps to reduce clutter and assures you’ll be ...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016

TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

Emotional Intelligence and Holiday Pressure

Larry (not his real name) is feeling dejected. It happens every year at the same time. It begins when the days grow shorter and the weather grows colder. It progresses when the trees shed their leaves and when the promise ...

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RV cooking requires, inspires creativity

The smoke alarm shrieked as a black plume formed over my stovetop pizza experiment. John flung open the door and started fanning. Disaster averted, the margherita pie “baked” in my ...

Shopping for automobiles

The end of the year is often touted as a good time to make a great deal on a car or truck. Yes it is, but with the proper knowledge, ...

Time travel conspiracy

So this morning, not long after getting up, I looked at the SR page on my phone. I saw that something I had written for Sunday's paper ranked No. 1 ...