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Front Porch: Being a girl no insult

If there’s one remark guaranteed to rain down the wrath of Mom upon my sons, it’s when one of them says to the other, “Don’t be such a girl!” Using gender as an insult is a nonstarter in my house. ...

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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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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016

Swift, an adoptable dog

Swift is available for adoption from the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say he is high energy and needs a home with an active owner. He loves attention and would benefit from SCRAPS’ free training sessions. Please ...

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MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016

Spokane Valley extends comment on new comp plan

The Spokane Valley Planing Commission has extended the public comment period on the Spokane Valley draft comprehensive plan until its meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday. The first hearing was on Sept. 29 and commissioner Heather Graham, who chaired the meeting, ...

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Clients of the Mead Food Bank select from a variety of fresh fruit and baked goods on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. The Mead Food Bank has been serving the local community for over 20-years. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Mead Food Bank still a lifeline after 20 years

The Mead Food Bank is marking its 20th year of providing a nutritious lifeline to folks in need.Every Wednesday, the food bank opens at 4 p.m. to serve a variety of clients, from lower-income seniors to struggling families. The Mead ...

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Rockford, Spangle seek voter approval for levies

As November approaches, residents of Spangle and Rockford face their annual task of voting for levies to fund various fire and police issues. Budget dollars are particularly precious in small towns and the towns depend on the continued approval of the levies.

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Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval

1,000 birthday candles: Senior center honors centenarians

It’s a good thing they didn’t light all the candles on the birthday cakes at the Southside Senior and Community Center on Tuesday. After all, 1,000-plus candles is a lot of firepower. The center hosted a luncheon to honor 10 Spokane residents 100 years and …

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Gardening: Prepare your garden for winter storms

It looks like we dodged the windstorm last weekend. It changed course slightly and stayed further off the coast than predicted, thereby lessening the wind damage. While this one missed us, the next one might not. Here are a few tips for preparing your plants …


This date in Slice history (1992)

If grizzly bears are reintroduced to Western Washington, will they start sipping lattes and raise politically correct cubs? And will they regard their Inland Northwest cousins as unfortunate rubes?

Parting Shot — 10.27.16

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

EWU sports live chat transcript (Oct. 27)

Jim: Hello, let's talk Eagle football! Steven Christopher: Hi Jim! Go Eags! (And Tribe!) GoEags (guest): Happy Thursday, Happy Griz week! Steven Christopher: Did? Montana's quarterback play against us in ...



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