April 14, 2013 in City

That’s News to you answers


Here are the answers to this week’s quiz.

1. A. The Mosquito Device is designed to bother young people, who can still hear its 17 kilohertz frequency. Ideally, the high-pitched squeal deters loiterers and coerces them to leave the area. They’re located at five spots in downtown Spokane where there are loitering problems.

2. C. Alkaline ingredients (baking soda or powder) mixing with an acidic (cocoa, buttermilk or vinegar) has an effect on flavor and color. This chemical reaction originally gave red velvet cake its color, which wasn’t as vibrant as more modern recipes that use food coloring.

3. B. There are 3.5 uncompleted miles of the Centennial Trail in the urban areas of Spokane, and a new construction project will build a section along Kendall Yards and feature public art displays.

4. B. Montana has the lowest living wage for a single adult, at $13.94 an hour to support basic household needs, according to 2012 data reported by the Alliance for Justice. The five boroughs of New York City have the nation’s highest living wage at $22.10 and Idaho has the second-lowest at $14.32. Washington’s is $16.13.

5. D. Monday night brought an opportunity for the first look at Seattle’s redesigned field dimensions and its new giant video screen. The Mariners had not won a home opener the past three years.

On the Web: Now that you’ve warmed up your news sense, take the online quiz at spokesman.com/newsquiz, where you could win a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel or two movie tickets.

Last week’s winners: Jen Hamilton, of Cheney, won the Davenport gift card. Larry Medin, of Spokane, won movie tickets.

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