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Morning Review: A memorial, marijuana and music

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Celebrating Shorty: Hundreds gathered at Greenwood Memorial Terrace on Thursday to honor the life of Delbert “Shorty” Belton. Read full coverage of the funeral and see powerful photos shot by Colin Mulvany in our picture story.

Peace for pot: The federal government will not get in the way of Washingtonians smoking marijuana, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday.

Dancing on air: It’s easy to forget the incredible talent in your own backyard. Rathdrum teen Isaac Sanders has been invited to study ballet at the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow this fall.

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Musical mommas: The Spokane Symphony is hosting two free concerts this weekend, one Saturday at Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park and Monday at Comstock Park on Spokane’s South Hill. Organizers say they hope parents bring their children to one of the events.


Fourteen-year-old Isaac Sanders, of Rathdrum, Idaho, demonstrates a ballet move on Thursday. He has been recruited by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Russia.

(Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman Review)

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