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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 3:22 P.M.

Somebody Needs You

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents. The list of requests is coordinated by the Volunteers of America in cooperation with recognized social service agencies in Spokane. If you ...

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Photographer Deke Cloyd takes photos while Santa Claus poses with a schnauzer named Madison on Monday at the South Community and Senior Center. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:35 A.M.

Ask Santa to spill his secrets

Kids of all ages can have a hot breakfast and pose for a photo with Santa in one of his spare sleighs. If breakfast isn’t your thing, other opportunities to whisper Christmas wishes are scheduled – and even furry friends can get into the act.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:30 A.M.

Lulu, an adoptable dog

Lulu is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say she is a very active girl who loves to play ball. She would do best with an active owner.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:27 A.M.

Man fails to notice fire alarm, firefighters respond anyway

Normally when a fire alarm goes off firefighters arrive to find homeowners outside pointing them toward whatever is smoking or on fire. But on a recent day, crews arrived at a home in the 4000 block of East Sixth Avenue to see the resident quietly sitting in the living room watching television, said Spokane Valley Fire Department spokesman Melanie Rose.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:18 A.M.

Front Porch: Using gratitude to work through election depression

I have a lot to be grateful for, and I know it. But I’m still surprisingly stuck in my sorrow over the election of a month ago. Never before has any election left me feeling the way this one has, depressed. I’ve been on the losing side of plenty of elections – I mean, being my age, that’s inevitable – but this one feels different, and the ability to just accept and move on eludes me.

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Jake Pinger, left, and Jared Fields are partners in the new Play It Again Sports store in the Five Mile shopping center on Francis in North Spokane, shown Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Jared is the managing partner in the store, which stocks new and used sports gear for fitness, many different sports and accessories. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 2 A.M.

New store will take used gear in trade

With three kids under the age of 10, Jared Fields and his wife, Shvonna, know only too well how expensive buying sports equipment can be when a child wants to play hockey, baseball or almost any other sport. Not to mention the money spent when said child decides they don’t like one sport, and want to try a different one.

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Public safety
New addressing standards aim to hasten Spokane County emergency response
Waste Management trains garbage truck drivers to keep watch along routes 16 
Fire Roundup: Facility for disabled adults a total loss after fire
Sheriff offers three nominees for Spokane Valley police chief
Spokane Valley council looking to create separate police oversight board 
Government
Park board approves new plan for Sky Prairie Park improvements
Concrete company seeks to open sand deposit in Mead; residents rally against plan
New master plan for Lincoln Heights will be topic of meeting
Ozone pollution creeps up during hot weather
Munch appointed to vacant council seat
Education
Christilaw: Coaches’ influence felt far beyond the field
Education Notebook: Indian Trail Elementary stages ‘Wizard of Oz’
Education Notebook: STCU awards grants to teachers
Mt. Spokane High School AP Scholars
Mead High School AP Scholars
Environment
Weathercatch: Compared to ‘corn sweat,’ wheat is small stuff
Weathercatch: Heat comes early again this summer
Spokane regional clean air plan gets 10-year extension
Gardeners can grow lots of produce in planter pots
Weathercatch: March mild temperatures likely to linger with some unsettled interludes
Good news
Pet food drive benefits Meals on Wheels clients
Christmas tree lighting at U-City kicks off annual Celebration of Lights
Future City competition lets middle school students design cities
New app tracks Spokane students on their school bus
Tons of apples gleaned keep the food banks full
Business
New store will take used gear in trade
New shop goes retro
Education Notebook: FAFSA workshop scheduled at 5 local high schools
Roses & More expands business across Intermountain West
Spokane Valley City Council to tour pot businesses
Transportation
Cheney rail depot closer to being moved, saved
Newly paved Ben Burr Trail gets mixed reviews 
New Sullivan bridge opens late this week
New pedestrian beacon at Mead High
STA projects to affect operations at Plaza, Jefferson park and ride
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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Cindy Hval

Civilian account: A witness to Pearl Harbor at the age of 10

Like most Americans, Nancy Harlocker’s world changed on Dec. 7, 1941. A 10-year-old living an idyllic island childhood on Oahu, Harlocker woke to the sound of her father yelling, “We’re at war!” She and her 14-year-old brother looked up to see a Japanese Zero flying …

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Parting Shot — 12.7.16

Ray Garland, 94, of Coeur d'Alene, the remaining member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors group in Spokane, places a floral lei on a wreath at the Pearl Harbor memorial tribute ...









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