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  • Wheelchair Games wrap up

    David Fowler travels all over the country. Until his Spokane visit this week for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, he had seen only one piece of public art with a …


  • In vets’ eyes, Spokane a gracious host

    David Fowler travels all over the country. Until his Spokane visit this week for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, he had seen only one piece of public art with a …


  • Editorial: Wheelchair Games score another win for Spokane

    The 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games come to a close tonight, and the big winner is … Spokane? Not to take anything away from the individual achievements of 600-plus competitors …


  • Games helped Bemis bounce back

    Winning and losing doesn’t really matter this week to Loon Lake’s Roy “Bud” Bemis, who is competing in five events at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. “Six hundred of the …


  • Sports open one athlete’s eyes to post-injury possibility

    Sean Halsted, of Rathdrum, was in a U.S. Air Force special operations unit in 1998 when he fell 40 feet from a hovering helicopter. He shattered the L1 vertebrae in …


  • Crowds, cameras welcome vets

    Vicki Emmerson waited for opening ceremonies at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games to begin Monday night in the Spokane Arena, checking to make sure she had the most important item …


  • National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    The 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Spokane are drawing national attention. Check back here for hand-selected links, updated daily, to stories from publications around the country.


  • Basketball kicks off games planned across Spokane

    The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are not about athletes with disabilities, the head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday. “The games are all about heart,” VA Secretary …


  • Spokane gets set to welcome athletes from around world

    Stevie Gilbert grabbed the yardstick, turned it horizontally and walked through Wonders of the World bead shop, the store she manages in the Flour Mill shopping center north of downtown …


  • Veterans use competition to overcome

    It has been six years since Brent King last participated in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. But with this year’s 29th edition of the Games playing out in his own …


  • Staging the summertime games

    The world’s largest annual wheelchair sporting event will roll into Spokane next month after strategic planning of military proportions. It has taken 62 separate committees at Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical …


  • Massive preparations underway for wheelchair games

    The world’s largest annual wheelchair sporting event rolls into Spokane next month after strategic planning of military proportions.

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