August 28, 2013 in City

Morning Review: Trailer park fate, driving in Spokane and tasty lentils

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By The Spokesman-Review
 
Weather
Today will be partly sunny with a high of 87 degrees and a low of 60 degrees. Here’s the extended forecast for the Spokane area.

Getting There
In Spokane Valley, Bettman Road from 11th to 14th avenues will have lane reductions and short-term driveway restrictions from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays for work on drainage systems. Also, Sullivan Road bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad lines just south of Marietta is reduced to a single lane in each direction through the end of the month for resurfacing work. For more traffic delays, read this week’s Getting There column.

Today’s events
Check out these events around town, or visit the full list at Spokane 7.

Local news

A man remembered: Spokane police released the names of the four officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man last week, the same day family and friends gathered for a memorial service for a man they say was good but who had fallen in with the wrong crowd.

Trailing off: Spokane County has offered to buy six trailer parks with some 180 units in order to reduce civilian encroachment on the Fairchild Air Force Base. Residents have mixed feelings about the proposal.

On driving well: Apparently Spokane drivers are much better than drivers in Seattle or the state’s other major cities. At least, that’s what Allstate Insurance Co. is saying.

Talking points: Shawn Vestal’s message is simple today: Stop trying to turn Delbert Belton into the white Trayvon Martin. Read his column on Shorty and the response to his story.

Sports

Kick off: Eastern Washington faces Oregon State in four days, and players say they’re impressed, but not too impressed with the 25th-ranked Beavers.

Coming up: Pick up Thursday’s paper for our annual football insert, previewing the college and high school seasons.

Food

Lovely legumes: A Valleyford resident rocked this month’s lentil cook-off in Pullman with a granola that mixed lentils with honey, almonds, coconut and some other yummy ingredients you can find here.

Photo

Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy John Cook minds the safety rope as Jeff Welton, a diver with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Emergency Operations Team, comes ashore after helping complete an underwater training exercise Tuesday at Boulder Beach on the Spokane River. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team is hosting a Dive Rescue International Course this week. Six dive teams from throughout the region are involved with the training.

(Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman Review)


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