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Free swim passes available through Spokane Parks Foundation

With temperatures reaching into the 90s this week, qualifying families can find relief from the record-breaking heat through Make a Splash in a Kid’s Life free swim pass handouts along with Free Swim Fridays open to the public. This year, the program, run through the Spokane Parks Foundation, is giving out more than 1,200 passes throughout Spokane County, Heather Beebe-Stevens, executive director of the parks foundation, said. The final two pass handouts will be at Cheney outdoor pool, 750 Cedar St., Friday starting at 4 p.m., and Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Monday beginning at 9 a.m.

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Pub crawl supports history group

The Spokane Preservation Advocates organization is holding its third annual pub crawl and tour of historic buildings on Saturday. About 75 people attended the first two pub crawls, which provide a fun way for people to support historic preservation. The ...

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Looking for some fun this summer. Stop by SCRAPS and meet Catalina. (Karen Fosberg / Courtesy of Karen Fosberg)

Feature Creature: Catalina

Catalina is a super friendly torti, say shelter workers at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Please refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with questions about one of the adoptable pets. If you are interested in this cat or any animal at SCRAPS, call (509) 477-2532 or come by the shelter 6815 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Adoptions of cats 6 months or older are $40 and include spay or neuter, first set of vaccinations, health check, microchip and first year’s license.

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Weathercatch: Heat comes early again this summer

There’s a saying around the Pacific Northwest that summer doesn’t really start until after the Fourth of July. Having just emerged from a snippet of record-breaking heat in early June, this doesn’t seem to ring true, does it? Nor did ...

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Jack Kashork, 10, teaches a knitting class at the Spark Center, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

10-year-old boy teaches knitting class 

Jack Kashork started the Knack for Knitting class by introducing himself. His grandmother taught him to knit when he was about 5, he told the six students seated at the table, as he showed them some of the projects he’s ...

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This year’s chair of the 25th Pride  Parade, Michael Jepson, right, poses for a photo  with emcee Matt Danielson in front of a pride banner in downtown Spokane on Monday, June 6, 2016. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Gay Pride march celebrates 25th anniversary on Saturday 50 

When Helen Bonser and her friend Marion Hammer first went to talk to downtown business groups about having a gay pride march in Spokane, they got a slightly skeptical reaction. “They looked at us two middle-aged business women and wondered what exactly it was we wanted to do,” Bonser said.

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Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval

Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit

Landmarks: Patsy Clark, brother close in life and death

Clark’s impact in Spokane is probably most visible today in the Kirtland Cutter-designed Patsy Clark Mansion facing Coeur d’Alene Park that served as his family home until both he and his wife died. But in his lifetime, Clark became one of the most widely known …

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw


JohnA: Leave downtown parking alone

JohnA provides good perspective on the way parking is handled in downtown Coeur d'Alene: We created the policy in 1991 when the meters were removed for the upgrade to Sherman ...

WSU football chat (transcript)

Aug 24 2016, 1:18 AM srchat: Welcome to our WSU football chat. I'll sign on at 10 a.m., but feel free to submit your questions early. Aug 24 2016, 11:03 ...

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