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UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Staying connected: Plugging in socially boosts well-being

Studies show that aging adults cope better when they remain engaged in their community.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Carl Maxey Center, a hub for local African-American community, proposed for East Central

A community center devoted to Spokane’s African-American population, and named after Carl Maxey, an icon of the local civil rights movement, has been proposed for the East Central neighborhood.


Shocked Boise refugees, sympathizers come together fast after mass stabbing

Refugees and other Boiseans shocked by Saturday’s knife


UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

Rainbows in the rain: Spokane community celebrates 2018 Pride parade

Thousands gathered in downtown Spokane to celebrate LGBT history.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 5:03 a.m.

Queen, court named in 2018 Lilac Festival coronation

On Sunday, a panel of judges at the


Women overcome community pressure to send Ore. man to prison

The intense pressure to keep quiet began almost immediately after four girls reported that they’d been molested by a well-known member of their community: You’re lying. Take it back. Change …


Bringing the LGBT community together

For the past two months Inland Oasis has been inviting LGBTQ residents and their friends, families and allies to the 1912 Center in Moscow for a once-a-month gathering of a …


Freeman community is pulling together after tragedy

Like every parent to a Freeman School District student, Eva Windlin-Jansen’s Wednesday morning was punctuated with panic. But unlike many, hers was assuaged quickly.


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Spokane County Library District chief Nancy Ledeboer to retire; worked to ‘turn libraries outward’

Spokane County Library District Director Nancy Ledeboer will retire this September.


Samuelson: Americans’ stability, contentment in retreat

To some extent, the future of America depends on how these social and economic trends evolve.


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Kurtis Robinson, ex-con who found a higher path, to lead Spokane NAACP

Kurtis Robinson, who formerly chaired the criminal justice committee for the NAACP, will succeed Phil Tyler as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.


Tiny Oregon town for sale. Price tag? A mere $3.5 million.

A dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely reason: Almost the entire town is for sale.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

At special needs Easter egg hunt, kids will be kids

At the third annual special needs Easter egg hunt, at Life Center North Church, was held Saturday.


Froma Harrop: Trump shocks liberals into action

In other times, #resistance might come off as a bit melodramatic. Trump world has made it feel downright mainstream.


Letter: Community gets better when we help one another

Grandfather thankful for community members who look out for children.


Fire roundup: Alert dog saves Spokane Valley family from kitchen flames

The efforts of an alert dog saved a Spokane Valley family recently when the animal warned them of a fire in their kitchen.


Shadle Garland post office hosts passport fair

Applicants must provide proof of citizenship, accepted documents include a certified birth certificate, certificate of naturalization or a previously issued passport. Proof of identity is also required, which can be …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

Feature creature: Mama Mia, an adoptable dog at SCRAPS

Mama Mia is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say she is small in size but big on personality.


Vocal Point: Exhale releases tree frog from teapot

Everything was peaceful and quiet as we read and played solitaire. Suddenly we heard a funny noise: “Gu-rr-ump!” We looked at each other. Then we heard it again. “Gu-rr-ump!” “Gu-rr-ump!”


Front Porch: Unwanted callers won’t take the hint to get lost

I don’t know about you, but I get a whole bunch of unwanted phone calls. They are a scourge, though some have a certain black humor to them.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

Love Stories: Spokane couple’s bond spans decades and continents

After that first meeting, Evelyn Anderton called her friend and said, “Gayle, that’s my husband. I don’t know how, but he’s going to be my husband.”


Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County answer fitness challenge

The Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County is one of 15 clubs in the state participating in a new fitness challenge funded by a $22,500 grant from Amerigroup Washington.


Returned Peace Corps volunteers display art and souvenirs from their service abroad

Spokane-area returned Spokane Peace Corps volunteers share their private art collections from all over the world at exhibit on First Friday


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:27 a.m.

Somebody Needs You

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.


Newtech Skill Center 2016-17 first semester honor roll

Newtech Skill Center has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.


Lottery winner

Lottery winner in Spokane County for the week of Feb. 20-26. $1,000


Education Notebook: Spokane Symphony to honor three teachers for achievements in art, music education

The Spokane Symphony will recognize the winners of this year’s outstanding arts education support and music teaching awards at the start of its concert on Sunday.


East Valley High School 2016-17 first semester honor roll

East Valley High School has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.


East Valley Middle School 2016-17 first semester honor roll

East Valley Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.


Lottery winners in Spokane County for week of Feb. 13-19

Lottery winners in Spokane County for the week of Feb. 13-19.