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Central Valley sophomore Madie Laws, left, and junior Meaghan Schmidt, right, react as teacher Bill Plesek places a beef heart on a dissecting tray. School districts throughout the region are kicking off a new career and technical program focusing on biomedicine and other scientific areas through a program called Project Lead the Way. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak
A recent class at Central Valley High School was not for the faint of heart, since students were dissecting beef hearts. The class is part of a new program to introduce students to science, technology, engineering and math called Project Lead the Way featured in a story in today's Valley Voice by reporter Lisa Leinberger.
The Spokane Valley City Council voted in a split decision to make the speed limit on Indiana east of Sullivan 35 miles per hour as far as the newly completed one-way couplet, which will now have a lower speed limit of 30 mph.
Lisa has another interesting story on early settler Stephen Liberty, who was recently honored with a monument at the new Liberty Lake Arboretum. In other Liberty Lake news, police responded to several shoplifting calls last week.
Spokane Valley recently installed flashing school zone speed limit signs at Chester Elementary (3525 S. Pines) and Orchard Center Elementary (7519 E. Buckeye). The new signs have flashing beacons to remind drivers to go 20 miles per hour when the speed limit is in effect, usually when students are arriving at or leaving the school. The signs were partially paid for by a grant from the Wasington Traffic Safety Commission. Watch for the signs and for children when you drive by.
At the Outdoor Learning Center in Spokane Valley, volunteer Chris Hatten, 14, holds a barn owl named Willie during an open house at the center July 22. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley
If you have driven by the intersection of Indiana and Sullivan this morning, you already know what one of the stories from Saturday's Valley Voice was about. The intersection will be under construction for the next six weeks. Sullivan is down to one northbound lane and one southbound lane. Turns onto east or west Indiana will be limited at times. Broadway is also having some work done between Park Road and Pines Road, which means lane closures and delays.
Reporter Lisa Leinberger visited the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, which is having some rare open houses this month so the public can stop by and meet the birds, snakes and turtles. After some debate, the Spokane Valley City Council narrowly rejected setting the speed limit on the new section of Indiana at 35 miles per hour.
Now that the temperatures are toasty, it's the perfect time to check out Mary Lou's Homemade Ice Cream and More on Evergreen. Fresh, locally grown fruit is used to make the chilly creations. They also plan to expand their menu to add burgers, wraps and sandwiches.