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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016

NWC putting on Crusader Sports Camp

Northwest Christian School is inviting boys and girls entering first through eighth grades to its Crusader Sports Camp, Tuesday. The camps, which include boys basketball, football and baseball, and girls softball, basketball and volleyball, will be held in four 90-minute sessions each day. Athletes can sign up for more than one session.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016

Valley council discusses police service contract 

If it will cost tax payers $75,000 to provide identical uniforms that read Spokane Valley Police Department, and “Police” not “Sheriff” across the back, is it worth it? What about painting police cruisers Spokane Valley’s signature ice blue color at an estimated $6,500 a pop?

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Free swim passes available through Spokane Parks Foundation

With temperatures reaching into the 90s this week, qualifying families can find relief from the record-breaking heat through Make a Splash in a Kid’s Life free swim pass handouts along with Free Swim Fridays open to the public. This year, the program, run through the Spokane Parks Foundation, is giving out more than 1,200 passes throughout Spokane County, Heather Beebe-Stevens, executive director of the parks foundation, said. The final two pass handouts will be at Cheney outdoor pool, 750 Cedar St., Friday starting at 4 p.m., and Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Monday beginning at 9 a.m.

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Pub crawl supports history group

The Spokane Preservation Advocates organization is holding its third annual pub crawl and tour of historic buildings on Saturday. About 75 people attended the first two pub crawls, which provide a fun way for people to support historic preservation. The ...

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Looking for some fun this summer. Stop by SCRAPS and meet Catalina. (Karen Fosberg / Courtesy of Karen Fosberg)

Feature Creature: Catalina

Catalina is a super friendly torti, say shelter workers at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. 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. in 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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Weathercatch: Heat comes early again this summer

There’s a saying around the Pacific Northwest that summer doesn’t really start until after the Fourth of July. Having just emerged from a snippet of record-breaking heat in early June, this doesn’t seem to ring true, does it? Nor did ...

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Jack Kashork, 10, teaches a knitting class at the Spark Center, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

10-year-old boy teaches knitting class 

Jack Kashork started the Knack for Knitting class by introducing himself. His grandmother taught him to knit when he was about 5, he told the six students seated at the table, as he showed them some of the projects he’s ...

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This year’s chair of the 25th Pride  Parade, Michael Jepson, right, poses for a photo  with emcee Matt Danielson in front of a pride banner in downtown Spokane on Monday, June 6, 2016. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Gay Pride march celebrates 25th anniversary on Saturday 50 

When Helen Bonser and her friend Marion Hammer first went to talk to downtown business groups about having a gay pride march in Spokane, they got a slightly skeptical reaction. “They looked at us two middle-aged business women and wondered what exactly it was we wanted to do,” Bonser said.

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Cindy Hval

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Stefanie Pettit

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Gardening: Tricks to help garden vegetables pollinate

With the cool start of summer, we’ve lost a lot of growing time and the next four weeks will be critical to getting a crop. Our summer weather begins to cool after the middle of August, especially at night. So it’s time to practice a …

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw: Storm star retires as top women’s player

The Seattle Storm star is arguably the best player the WNBA has yet produced, leading her team to a pair of championships during her stay in the Emerald City. There’s absolutely no argument she’s the finest player Australia has produced – leading her country to …


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Wyoming targets cougars to boost mule deer

PREDATORS -- A predator management project is hitting a few snags, according to National Geographic: Research-driven mountain lion management taking hold in Wyoming Since 2007, Wyoming has been aggressively trying ...


Parting Shot — 7.28.16

Singer Carole King, a long-time resident of Idaho, performs during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia earlier today. King, whose hits include "You've Got A Friend," ...


Idaho Rep. Labrador is 6th-poorest member of Congress

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is the sixth-poorest member of Congress, according to a comparison by InsideGov.com, with an average net worth, based on his federal financial disclosures, of minus $216,000. ...




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