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Saturday, July 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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50th anniversary: Gary and Kathy Collins

Gary and Kathy Collins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a small gathering of family for cake and memories on July 5 at their home in Spokane. Hosts for the event included their children and spouses: Shelley Dach, Sarah Collins, and Corey Collins, all of Spokane; and Suzanne Dach, of Newman Lake.
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50th anniversary: Ron and Helen Kennett

Ron and Helen Kennett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, as well as Helen’s mother’s 100th birthday, with an open house on July 6 at Spokane First church in Spokane. Hosts for the event included their children and spouses: Jennifer and Mark Eide, of Spokane; and Camilla and Marc Nagel, of Kenmore, Washington.

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Days for Girls groups make reusable hygiene products to send around globe

It’s something most women in North America don’t think twice about. When that time of the month rolls around, stocking up on sanitary supplies is as easy as a quick trip to the nearest store. But what if you had no access to those supplies or no money to purchase them if you could find them?
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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we sneeze?

Imagine you are home sick from school or are just playing outside when all of a sudden – ah-ah-ah-choo! It might seem like that sneeze came out of nowhere, but a lot of things went on in the brain and body to make it happen.
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Mama Bear Moxie: Finding silver lining in going natural

The sans makeup idea was a bit hard to stomach at first. I would question my decision to go to the store without a drop of makeup. I still sometimes catch myself wondering if my natural face is acceptable at a board meeting. Which, of course, it totally is.
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The Full Suburban: Summertime, and the livin’ isn’t easy

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

I am apparently the only one in this house who knows where my oldest son set down the deck of cards he’s been using for tricks the past two weeks. I’m the only one the second-grader wants to play board games with even though I have provided him with five other siblings just for this purpose.
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Ask Dr. Universe: How does the moon glow?

As you see the moonlight shine down and illuminate the night sky, remember that this night light wouldn’t be possible without help from the biggest object in the solar system – our sun.
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Helping young non-readers love books: Librarians and others offer advice

UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

For some, the idea of spending a lazy summer day at the beach or cabin with a good book sounds like heaven. But for a lot of kids, “they think of reading as a chore they have to do at school,” said Gwendolyn Haley, a public services manager for the Spokane County Library District.
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Mama Bear Moxie: Neighborly love in rural communities

I think what I love the most about living in a rural community is, if there is a need in the community, it will be met. Not because anyone is keeping tabs on who needs help but because helping others is the right thing to do.
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Achievements: Washington State University Spring 2019 President’s Honor Roll

The following undergraduate students have achieved President’s Honor Roll status at Washington State University for spring semester 2019. To be named to the list, students must achieve a semester GPA of 3.75 or better while enrolled in at least nine graded hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, or attain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher while enrolled in at least 15 graded hours with a semester GPA of 3.0 or better. Washington
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Ask Dr. Universe: Before cellphones, how did you make calls across the ocean?

Even though a lot of people now use wireless phones rather than landlines to connect with each other, we still depend on those wires under the ocean for long-distance phone calls. The old wires have now been replaced with optical fibers that are a much better way to send these signals. We also depend on them for one big thing many of us use every day: Internet.