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  • Unity in the Community celebrates area’s diversity

    Brandon Klaus and his son Ryan traveled across the globe and back in an afternoon at Unity in the Community, Spokane’s annual celebration of diversity. Klaus gripped a bag of …


  • Education Notebook: It’s supplies time for new school year

    September is just a few weeks away and it’s time to plan for back-to-school. School supply lists for the 2013-14 year can be found on individual school websites in their …


  • A lift for military

    Aadreaz Voss, a 3-year old preparing for preschool, pointed to a black-and-white composition notebook Friday at the Michael Anderson Elementary School gym. “That one,” he said, looking at his mom, …


  • Idaho suit takes on school fees

    BOISE – A former Idaho school district superintendent with twin granddaughters in kindergarten is suing the state, charging that cash-strapped schools are violating the Idaho Constitution by charging fees for …


  • Head start in the bag

    Santana McCullough was quiet but deliberate as he pushed aside the red and blue backpacks for one in olive green during the Salvation Army’s Backpacks for Kids event. The bashful …


  • Editorial: School supply lists embody poor priorities

    This region’s voters are generous to schools, routinely agreeing to tax themselves for levies aimed at educational enrichment. So how is it that annual drives are needed each year to …


  • School supply drives are falling far short

    Being without a pencil, paper or a backpack can be scarring for a kid returning to school, but some families simply can’t afford school supplies. Organizations in the Spokane and …


  • In brief: School supplies sought for needy

    Each fall, hundreds of students head to class without the necessary school supplies because their families can’t afford them. The Salvation Army collects supplies to donate to low-income families every …


  • Donations keep school supplies giveaway going

    Thanks to the generous donations of community members and organizations, the Salvation Army was able to provide school supplies to more than 300 students today during the second day of …


  • Demand dwarfs supplies giveaway

    Ann Bradshaw came to the Salvation Army on Monday afternoon hoping to get much-needed help with school supplies for her two boys, who start classes Thursday. Instead Bradshaw and her …


  • Giveaway runs out of school supplies in 45 minutes

    Ann Bradshaw came to the Salvation Army on Monday afternoon hoping to get much-needed help with school supplies for her two boys, who start classes Thursday.

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