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Thursday, December 13, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ty Brown: Herb Brown and his stewardship of Wandermere Golf Course taught me life’s most important lessons

When you get to be nearing middle age you have a different outlook on life. You start to understand why your parents did what they did, possibly even coming to …


Don Harding: Unemployed older workers face discrimination, long odds

I feel like a gray piñata. Having been laid off in August from my longtime software development position, I’m finding a less-than-brave new world out there as I seek re-employment …


Justin Bradford: Harrington School’s size is also its strength

Justin Bradford: Harrington School is small and rural, but our students are caring and our community is forward-thinking. We are small and mighty.


Laura Renz: Imposter service animals make life harder for those of us who truly need them

On May 8, 2012, my life changed forever. I had just left my first day at a new job as general manager at a very large optical retailer. I was …


Judith Spitzer: Hit songwriter Laurie Klein finds new voice in blog, poetry

Laurie Klein, who wrote a song 40 years ago that is still recorded today, has found new voice on a blog and in a book of her poetry.


Dan Hansen: Spokane Supersonics has a nice ring to it

I was skeptical when I read that Spokane was on a list of potential places to build the Spike Aerospace S-512, an aircraft that would break the sound barrier. But …


Leah Grisafi: I shunned my upbringing and Jewish faith, until literature opened my eyes

As a child, I didn’t notice that I was raised in an unorthodox setting. I was given love, affection and attention; I never went hungry and always had clean clothes …


Jim Loucks: Trip to NYC is giving the West Valley band a chance to help another group

The West Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard returned recently from New York City, where they performed in the Veterans Day Parade and Band of Pride Patriotic Concert …


Julia Ditto: Buying puppy on Christmas Eve not my best idea ever

It was about this time last year that I completely lost my mind. That’s really the only way to explain why I, the mother of six young children, for some …


Pete O’Brien: Boomers should think twice about trying today’s pot

The stereotype of baby boomers is that our youth was all about sex, drugs and rock ’n roll. The truth is that for many of us, it was more like …


Tobby Hatley: I want mom and dad’s knickknacks to stay right where they are

My octogenarian parents have been busy over the past few years dusting off, sorting, boxing and labeling hundreds of gewgaws, gadgets and goodness knows what else that they have collected …


Edward Grim: Highway 395 tests driving skills – and bravery – on a daily basis

It only takes a Charles Dickens moment to realize you are face to face with one of his spirits as you speed down U.S. Highway 395. This road haunts many …


This weekend I’ll check this off my bucket list: recreating Fezziwig’s Ball from ‘A Christmas Carol’

Fezziwig’s Ball pays tribute to Dickens’ Christmas tale


Penny Simonson: Gonzaga basketball saved my marriage

Initially just something to pass the time when we became empty-nesters, Gonzaga basketball has now become something we look forward to experiencing together as fans each winter.


Paul Lindholdt: Instead of feeling threatened by vegetarians, try practicing tolerance

One day you’re likely to find a vegetarian on your porch; it might be a sibling, daughter, grandson, parent, friend or would-be lover. You might complain the diet is a …


Ivan Urnovitz: Millwood feels like home

After living in the Seattle area for 10 years, and with retirement looming, my wife and I decided it was time to move. So, about a year ago, we packed …


Fred Willenbrock: Group unveils plans for 25-mile bike/walking trail in Bonner County

A group hopes to begin construction in the spring on the 25-mile Pend Oreille River Passage Trail from Oldtown to Dover, Idaho.


William Brock: 12 is too young to have a smartphone

I’m officially ruining my daughter’s life by not buying her a smartphone at age 12. And I’m OK with that.


Nancy Hill: Rescuing a bobcat from a freeway overpass is all in a day’s work

Nancy Hill, the longtime director of Spokane County’s animal control program, said one of the most exciting and fulfilling days in her long career was when she helped rescue a …


Stephanie Cates: Labor of love reveals greatness in two generations

Stephanie Cates’ mother went to great lengths to memorialize her own father’s service in World War II, becoming a first-time author at age 76.