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THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016

STEM tour lets students learn new technologies

The Mead School District has announced the STEM Forward Tour, which begins Friday and continues through March. The first event is STEM Forward at Mobius, an opportunity for seventh- and eighth-grade students in the Mead School District, accompanied by an ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 3:28 P.M.

Santa plans visits to Fire District 9

Santa Claus will be visiting neighborhoods in Fire District 9 with the help of firefighters starting Friday. Fire District personnel will be collecting nonperishable food items for the Mead Food Bank.

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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, 9:33 A.M.

Pet food drive benefits Meals on Wheels clients

Cheryl Barnes usually takes on a volunteer project between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and this year she decided to do something good for animals. Barnes said she got to know Meals on Wheels at Mid-City Concerns in downtown and she is ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:32 A.M.

Valley forum looks at options for road funds

At an open forum at Spokane Valley Tech on Tuesday morning, city staff presented the financial reasons why a different source of revenue is needed if Spokane Valley wants to maintain its streets at the current level.

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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, 9:28 A.M.

Thieves in Liberty Lake on the prowl for tools

Tools were apparently a hot commodity for vehicle prowlers last week in Liberty Lake as vehicle owners reported thousands of dollars in tools missing. The biggest loss was in the 1800 block of North Pepper Lane. A man called police ...

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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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Morning fog settles amongst the trees near 57th Avenue and Hatch Road last January. November through January is peak fog season in the Inland Northwest. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:23 A.M.

Inland Northwest in the thick of peak fog season

Fog. The Inland Northwest is in the thick of it this time of year. November through January is peak season for this atmospheric marvel and 2016 is no exception. Last month, Spokane International Airport recorded 20 days of varying fog ...

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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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Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval

Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Gardening: Edible native plants can thrive in home gardens

In recent years, interest has grown in foraging for native edible plants. Many of the plants we commonly see in the wild in the region have edible berries, leaves, flower and even roots. The nice thing is that you don’t have to go into the …

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw


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Coming Monday: Live from Olympia

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