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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016

Free tax help available

Residents who worked and made less than $53,505 in 2015 may qualify to have their taxes done for free. Depending on family circumstances, some may qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit and extra money back. The service is offered between ...

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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

Love story: Marriage lasted decades past mother’s prediction

Ruth Beck should have known it was true love when Herb Beck emerged from his hiding place beneath the cafeteria lunch table. Their high school in Eden, New York, had a Sadie Hawkins dance fast approaching and Herb was busy dodging girls anxious to tag …

Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw


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New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried via The New York Times’ Anemona Hartocollis “For thousands of college hopefuls, the stressful college admissions season is about to become even more fraught. ...


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The week that was…

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” reports on the fifth week of this year’s legislative session, from local control issues to water to words from the governor. Co-host Melissa Davlin interviews Sen. Todd ...






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