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Offices close for holiday

Here’s what’s open and what’s closed this week for the Christmas holiday:

Public agencies: Nearly all government offices and courts are closed today as employees take the legal holiday for Christmas.

SCRAPS, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, will be open today from noon to 5:30 p.m.

The Spokane City Council will not meet Monday.

Mail: Most post office branches are open today, and mail will be delivered as usual.

In Spokane, mail placed in blue collection boxes after noon will be picked up Monday.

The Riverside Avenue station in downtown Spokane will be closed today. Stations to close at noon today include Liberty Park, 1502 East Sprague Ave.; Dishman, 111 N. Vista Road; and Parkwater, 2020 N. Dickey Road. All others will be open normal hours.

In Kootenai County, post office stations will be open regular hours today, and collection times will remain unchanged.

Post Offices will be closed Saturday for Christmas, and no mail will be delivered Saturday.

Garbage pickup: Garbage and recycling collection will be on normal schedules today in Spokane and Kootenai counties, but Waste Management’s offices will be closed. The Waste-to-Energy facility and transfer stations in Spokane County will be open today and closed Saturday.

Liquor stores: All state-run liquor stores in Washington and Idaho will close today at 6 p.m. and will be closed on Saturday. Contract liquor stores in Washington may be open Saturday.

Banks: Many will close early today, and some will be closed all day. Call your branch for details.

Parking: Parking meters in Spokane do not have to be plugged today and Saturday.

Libraries: Spokane Public Library branches and the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will be closed today and Saturday.

Riverfront Park: The Ice Palace, Imax Theater, Spokane Falls Skyride and Carrousel are open today, and the Ice Palace and Imax Theater only will be open Saturday. Check for hours of operation.