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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016


A snowplow removes snow from East Dalton Avenue in Millwood, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Crews will have their work cut out for them Sunday night and into Monday, as they clear weekend snow from roads and streets. The snow, pushed by gusty winds, has made driving dicey for area motorists. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 4:21 P.M.

Get snowplow updates via city websites, hotlines

There are a variety of options if you are trying to stay on top of the latest snowplowing and street clearing conditions. The city of Spokane Valley just joined Twitter and is tweeting out snow updates using the handle @CityofSV. ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 4:12 P.M.

Feature Creature: Cane is an adoptable dog at SCRAPS

Cane is available for adoption at Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers said he’s “an adorable, silly guy that is full of potential.” Cane knows how to sit, shake and roll over, but will benefit from training. He needs to be watched with other dogs. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with questions about one of the adoptable pets. If you are interested in this dog or any animal at SCRAPS, call (509) 477-2532 or come by the shelter 6815 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Dog adoptions are $87.04 and include spay or neuter, first set of vaccinations, health check, microchip and first year’s license.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016

Students support young patients

For the second year in a row, high school students at Northwest Christian Schools have delivered PICC Pal pillows, which go between a peripherally inserted central catheter line and the patient’s skin, to patients at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. The school’s Future Business Leaders of America class also teamed with the Crusaders boys and girls basketball teams to raise money for gifts for teens undergoing long-term treatment at Sacred Heart.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 3:35 P.M.

Valley police get $100,000 grant for crime prevention programs

Spokane Valley Police Chief Mark Werner brought money to the table when he told the Spokane Valley City Council that the Spokane Valley Police Department has received a $100,000 state grant to be used for crime prevention. The Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office each got a similar amount.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:24 A.M.

Vote for free films in park

Voting is open for the 2017 Movies in the Park in Spokane Valley. The free movies will be screened July 14, July 28 and Aug. 11. Voters will get to pick three movies: two from a list of family movies and one from a list of water-themed movies.

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Central Valley assistant gymnastic coach Sara Lawrence, left and co-head coach Brittney Schmidt watch their team practice on balance beam Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Schmidt is a new coach for the team this year and is a former CV gymnast. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:22 A.M.

Assistants step up, coach CV gymnastics

Lizzie Roberg and her coaching partner Brittney Schmidt have bigger jobs this year. The pair, who had been assistants under longtime Central Valley gymnastics coach Kim Brunelle, teamed up to coach the Lady Bears after Brunelle’s retirement. “Brunelle was an ...

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Parrish & Grove Botanicals owners Amanda Parrish left, and Chelsea Updegrove pose for a photo in their storefront on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Saranac Commons in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:21 A.M.

Plant-lovers grow a business

The newest shop in Saranac Commons offers a bright burst of color in the midst of dreary winter white. Parrish & Grove Botanicals, owned by Amanda Parrish, 30, and Chelsea Updegrove, 27, opened Nov. 19.

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Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval

Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Gardening: Edible native plants can thrive in home gardens

In recent years, interest has grown in foraging for native edible plants. Many of the plants we commonly see in the wild in the region have edible berries, leaves, flower and even roots. The nice thing is that you don’t have to go into the …

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw


Blogs

Hayden still fine for ice fishing

FISHING -- Ice is remains thick enough for ice fishing on many North Idaho lakes, as illustrated by this photo from this morning of ice fishermen and even cross-country skiers ...


Parting Shot

Women attempt to take a selfie amid strong winds on Westminster Bridge, London, Thursday. Flights have been cancelled and commuters were warned they faced delays after Storm Doris reached nearly ...