September 20, 2013 in City

Morning Review: Mines, Fairchild and smart kids

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Hazardous relics: Today, the main shaft of a historic mine outside of Osburn, Idaho, is a forgotten hole, a dangerous and accessible 12-foot-wide puncture in the hillside that drops 300 feet or more into the earth. It’s not the only hole like it in Idaho—510 forgotten mineshafts dot the Idaho Panhandle, presenting a danger to hikers and hunters.

Governor steps in: Governor Jay Inslee has stepped into the fight over a July expansion of Spokane County’s urban grown area, including newly-designated industrial land near Fairchild Air Force Base.

High schoolers go Ivy League: North Central High School is one of only 15 schools worldwide offering AP Cambridge, a specialty course designed to develop independent research and collaborative teamwork skills. And their test scores aren’t too shabby.

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Historian Fred Bardelli, of Wallace maneuvers past the nearly 300-foot-deep shaft at the Evolution Mine site on Tuesday. (Kathy Plonka/Spokesman-Review)


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