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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016

Holocaust observance is accepting contest entries

The Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust is seeking entries for its annual essay and art contests. This year’s theme is “Heroes of the Holocaust.” Middle school and high school students are asked to write an essay or create artwork ...

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Skol is a domestic long hair neutered male cat that’s available for adoption at SCRAPS. .

Skol: An adoptable cat

Skol is available for adoption from the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say he loves to be petted. 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. 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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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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THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2016

Family pets die in Newman Lake fire

Discarded cigarettes are believed to be the cause of a catastrophic fire that destroyed a mobile home and killed two family pets the end of last month near Newman Lake. The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to the fire just ...

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Stove, cabinets stolen from foreclosed home

Liberty Lake police were kept busy with several unexpected calls in the two weeks from Dec. 14 to Jan. 4. A burglary was reported at a home that had recently been foreclosed on in the 1400 block of North Aladdin ...

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Oliver: An adoptable cat

Oliver is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say he loves to be petted and is a super nice cat who would make a wonderful pet. 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. 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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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 social service agencies in Spokane. If you have ...

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The Spokane Valley City Council selected Rod Higgins as the city’s mayor on  Tuesday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Council passes anti-sanctuary city resolution 

What began as a gathering of friends, family and political supporters for the swearing-in of Spokane Valley’s new council members Tuesday evening quickly turned to a heated discussion when council member Ed Pace introduced a resolution stating that Spokane Valley ...

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West Valley High School basketball coach Jay Humphrey is shown in this January 2014 file photo. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Eagles ready for replay of Clarkston at home

Every time the topic of Clarkston’s state Class 2A championship is raised, Jay Humphrey wants you to know there is a subtle reference to his 2014-15 West Valley squad. The Bantams were the Great Northern League champions and finished the ...

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Rebecca Chadwell (in front) and Anne Claire Mitchell, who run the Richmond Gallery, unpack Philadelphia-based contemporary artist Nilé Livingston’s artwork, which will be featured in the grand opening show in January. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Artist uses works to cultivate community

The first time Philadelphia-based contemporary artist and social activist Nilé (pronounced Ni-EL) Livingston heard of Spokane was in grade school. Playing a game of trivia, she learned that Father’s Day was started in Spokane. The second time was when Rachel ...

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South Spokane barn preserved for the ages

There is a long and low barn on a gentle slope just a block from the Spokane city limits that reaches far back into the region’s history and today stands preserved as a home for a single horse and a place for hay storage on a 3.5-acre lot.

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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



Day after Pepperdine

Back with my day-after Pepperdine post. The Zags held off the Waves 69-66 to remain a half-game up (tied in the loss column) with Saint Mary’s atop the WCC standings. ...





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