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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2015


City to implement holiday schedule

City offices and services will be closed or delayed because of the holidays. Spokane City Hall will close at noon Thursday and Dec. 31, and will be closed Friday and Jan. 1, in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Spokane Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, Friday and Jan. 1. The Spokane Municipal Court will also be closed both Fridays.

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Creature feature: Toledo

Toledo is available for adoption from the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say he is sweet and friendly, with a purr you can hear from a mile away.

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Poinsettias are the stars of the holiday season and make wonderful houseplants the rest of the year. They are difficult to get to rebloom in subsequent years.

Many happy returns of the Christmas blooms

Our houses are decorated to the hilt for Christmas, including a myriad of colorful live plants. Here are some tips for keeping the plants alive after the holidays. AmaryllisThe key to getting amaryllis bulbs to rebloom is to make sure ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015



The first snowfall of the season weighs down a pine bough Nov. 18, 2011, as traffic splashes by on South Hatch during the morning commute. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Chances looking better for white Christmas

Deep breath, snow lovers. There’s a good chance El Nino won’t steal our white Christmas. A temporary shift in weather from warmer-than-usual to cool suggests the odds are improving that snow will be on the ground in Eastern Washington by that day.

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Feature Creature

Schnee is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say he is very vocal and likes to carry on a conversation with you. Schnee enjoys playing with his mouse but also likes a warm lap. 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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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


Blogs

Weekend Wild Card — 2.13-14.16

We're officially a week away from the 2016 Blogfest at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill. I'll be beating this drum for the next week. If I can find some photos ...



5 education reads found in the last 7 days

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. ...


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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