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Lottery winners

Lottery winners in Spokane County for the week of Jan. 25-31.$10,000Carl Cornwell, of Spokane.$1,000Gail Baese and Stanley Childress, both of Spokane.$790David Reinhardt, of Spokane.

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SPS thespians earn recognition 

Students from several Spokane Public Schools high schools competed in the Regional Thespian Festival last month. These students will represent their schools at the Washington State Thespian Festival at Central Washington University in March and the National Thespian Festival, which takes place at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, in June. The following students were recognized as yellow ribbon recipients: Reece Duncan (Shadle Park High School), Alycia Linton (North Central High School), Harley Belisle (Ferris High School), Mason Bower-Wade (Ferris), Dana Colley (Ferris) and Nina Maysonet (Ferris).

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In this May 14, 2014, photo, Pacific Crest Trail self-supported speed record setter Heather Anderson of Bellingham enjoys the scent of blooming serviceberry while hiking near Sandpoint, Idaho. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Gardening: Native plants help pollinators thrive

“Pollinator Friendly Gardening” devotes whole chapters to what pollinator insects need to thrive in a garden: water, shelter and food. It also addresses the fact that gardens planted with native plants attract and keep larger populations of pollinators than a garden full of conventional plants.

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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
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 
Peaceful Valley residents want to preserve neighborhood’s ‘historic and colorful’ character  
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
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 
Students learn about recycling, repurposing through textile drive 
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
Hafner led library bond campaign 
County splitting larger voting precincts 
County splitting larger voting precincts 
East Valley positions teem with candidates 
Group sends mailer opposing EV school bond 





Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval

Front Porch: Hissy fit over paper’s cat snub unwarranted

Complaints about media bias abound. Just about every week you’ll see a letter to the editor claiming that this newspaper leans to the left or reveres the right. Someone’s event/candidate/nonprofit was slighted and bias is to blame.

Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit

Landmarks: Barn stands tall, 100 years later

The Painter barn is easy to see from a distance. It stands tall out in the Palouse, some 16 miles southwest of Cheney. It has been there for 100 years and remains today what it has always been, a working barn.

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Gardening: Native plants help pollinators thrive

“Pollinator Friendly Gardening” devotes whole chapters to what pollinator insects need to thrive in a garden: water, shelter and food. It also addresses the fact that gardens planted with native plants attract and keep larger populations of pollinators than a garden full of conventional plants.

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw


Blogs

GU men’s basketball: Bulldogs at Waves

WCC Men's Basketball Gonzaga Bulldogs (18-5, 10-2) at Pepperdine Waves (14-9, 7-5) Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 p.m. | Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, Calif. Watch: TV: ESPN2, Online: WatchESPN.com Outlook: Zags looking ...




Super Bowl Weekend Wild Card

On Sunday, Mrs. O & I will host our first Super Bowl party in quite awhile. Usually, we're the invitee rather than the invited. Two of the guests are recent ...






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