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Morning Review: Honoring fallen firefighters; a billboard war; local ethnic cuisine

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In memory: As the nation commemorates the thousands of lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, a local fire lieutenant is working to commemorate the 17 firefighters who have died in the line of duty since the creation of Spokane’s fire department in 1890.

Faraway conflict brought near: Opposing billboards have cropped up in Coeur d’Alene, featuring opposing views on the United States’ involvement in Israel. Check out where they came from and what local experts say about the boards.

Transient sentenced: A transient who terrorized a married couple at knifepoint in their South Hill home was sentenced to 19 ½ years Tuesday.


Leave the passport at home: Embrace the unfamiliar and try the bold, ethnic flavors Spokane has to offer. There may be more of them than you’d expect. Check out our guide to local favorites from abroad.


Spokane Fire Department Lt. Greg Borg holds a 1910 Spokane Fire helmet in the lobby of Fire Station No. 3 on Tuesday. Borg has compiled a list of firefighters who have died in the line of duty and is trying to raise funds to place plaques at the locations of their deaths.