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Arson investigation continues

Investigators are still looking for clues as to who set four fires in Spokane Valley in the early morning hours of Jan. 29. One person reported seeing a man in the area around the time of the fires. He was ...

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This gorgeous Siamese cat is waiting to bring you some good luck. She is loving, playful and guaranteed to de-stress your home. (Courtesy of Karen Fosberg)

China, an adoptable cat

China, a Siamese female, is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say she is loving and playful. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with questions about one of the adoptable ...

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Central Valley’s Braedon Orrino takes down Mead’s Tristan Brooks in a 152-pound match, Dec. 17, 2015, at CV. Orrino won the match with an 18-5 major decision. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

CV wrestlers work as a team

Wrestling is very much a team sport. When a wrestler walks on the mat, he carries the hopes and dreams of his team on his shoulders. Holding up his end for those teammates is as much or more of a driver for them as any personal dream or aspiration.

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Sports facility plan met with questions

A skeptical-looking Spokane Valley City Council listened intently to a presentation about a proposed downtown Spokane Regional Sportsplex at its Feb. 2 meeting. The Sportsplex is a $41 million joint project between the Public Facilities District, the Spokane Sports Commission ...

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Public safety
Fire District 9 needs property tax levy renewed  
‘Pit crew’ method improves cardiac survival rate  
Landmarks: Alabama case helped solve Spokane officer’s killing  
Liberty Lake department heads trying to cut costs 
Government
City seeking bids on expansion of Hazel’s Creek stormwater facility 
Canterbury Bluff back before county hearing examiner 
Future office building added to historic listing  
Council passes anti-sanctuary city resolution  
Spokane County signs deal with Central Washington counties for mental health beds 
Education
“Annie Jr.” the culmination of months of work for Cataldo school students  
Riverpoint Academy adds two grades 
Education Notebook: Event offers help on college financial aid form 
Spokane Valley high school students learn about WWII from those who lived it  
Rural school districts look for money in February election  
Environment
Weathercatch: Miss Piggy studies ‘sky rivers’ 
Gardening: Native plants help pollinators thrive 
Weathercatch: January’s gray comes with silver lining 
Gardening: Easy-to-grow kale provides boost to healthy diet 
Weathercatch: Spokane’s variable weather all about location 
Good news
“Annie Jr.” the culmination of months of work for Cataldo school students  
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Disneyland 
Tree company helps Spokane Valley woman who couldn’t afford to clear windstorm debris  16 
Christilaw: Ludivine offers inspiration for wannabe runners 
Stories of good sportsmanship feed soul 
Business
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Disneyland 
Nelson Phelps finds niche in neighborhood restaurants 
Wick buys Splash, Current 
Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes new leader 
Celebrations Bakery adds Spokane Valley location 
Transportation
North Spokane Corridor plans getting a fresh look  
Funding for North Spokane Corridor may delay county road project 
EV students bring focus to ad placements 
Starr Road accidents raise safety concerns 
Sections of Market Street to be upgraded 
Elections
Scope of initiatives limited in Spokane Valley 
Hafner led library bond campaign 
County splitting larger voting precincts 
County splitting larger voting precincts 
East Valley positions teem with candidates 





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