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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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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016

Jake Pinger, left, and Jared Fields are partners in the new Play It Again Sports store in the Five Mile shopping center on Francis in North Spokane, shown Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Jared is the managing partner in the store, which stocks new and used sports gear for fitness, many different sports and accessories. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 2 A.M.

New store will take used gear in trade

With three kids under the age of 10, Jared Fields and his wife, Shvonna, know only too well how expensive buying sports equipment can be when a child wants to play hockey, baseball or almost any other sport. Not to mention the money spent when said child decides they don’t like one sport, and want to try a different one.

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Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval

Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw

Christilaw: Wrestling needs a state team championship

We spend a great deal of time promoting high school sports as team sports. Coaches approach them and coach them as team sports. We enjoy them as team sports. And at the end of the wrestling season, the state treats it as a collection of …


Of Rep. Scott and lemonade…

In a newsletter sent out to her constituents today, Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, accused House Speaker Scott Bedke of stripping her committee assignments for “no addressed reason in order to ...

1965 Harrington Basketball

The Harrington High basketball team was on a mission for the 1964-65 season. It had just missed winning the state B championship the prior year, losing in the final seconds ...

MLK Weekend Wild Card

I was so busy Saturday morning, wearing one of my hats in my personal life, that I forgot to post the Wild Card for this, the annual Martin Luther King ...

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