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Monday, October 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Family Fun: Art Salvage is recycling for the masses

Katie Patterson Larson sees potential where others might see trash. Case in point: On a recent tour of Art Salvage, the nonprofit she founded, she contemplated the colorful wires attached to a basement post, left behind from a former tenant’s phone system. “It’s so pretty,” she said, wondering if they could cut them out and sell them.
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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we have nightmares?

You are running through the woods and a bear is chasing you, when all of a sudden you wake up in your bed and realize it was just a scary dream. Our nightmares can sometimes feel super scary, even if what’s happening isn’t real.

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Feature creature: Gypsy

Gypsy is a very adventurous, playful dog who is a toy fanatic, according to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service in a news release. 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 there, call (509) 477-2532 or visit the shelter at 6815 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Dog adoptions cost $120 and include spay or neuter, the first set of vaccinations (including rabies) health check, microchip and first year’s license.
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Christmas is many months of joy for holiday early birders

Holiday early birds, you know them. They already have most or all their Christmas gifts stashed. But with less than 100 days until Dec. 25, you might consider some steps now – especially around handmade creations or to update decorations. Here are some tips from a few early birders.
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Mead graduate, REI team to bring outdoors to hospitalized kids

Mead High School graduate Nathan Isaac, a cancer survivor, has designed hats and beanies recently stocked at five flagship REI stores and online. A percentage of sales from Stalyon products will bring professional outdoor adventure photos to young cancer patients.
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Ask Dr. Universe: Why are there so many palm trees in California?

Along with beaches, sunshine and movie stars, a lot of people picture palm trees when they think of Southern California. While there are lots of palm tree species in California, they aren’t all originally from the area. Many were brought from different places around the world.
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Herbalist essences: Lois Robertson shares her natural ways to health

There’s no aspirin, antacids, cold pills or Neosporin in Lois Robertson’s medicine cabinet. Instead, there are glass jars of potions, salves, tinctures, oils, syrups and tea mixes most of them from herbs and medicinals collected directly from the land tucked up north between the Canadian and Idaho borders in Pend Oreille County.
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Pedaling safer paths for kids

Cycling safety is something parents can model and teach kids starting at around age 5, said Bill Bender, SpokeFest president and recently retired neurologist. The group promotes cycling and safety year-round, offering activities beyond its annual Spokane ride this Sunday.
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Retiree Eileen Dugger, 65, has cross-country grit

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

Eileen Dugger, 65, lives near Diamond Lake and dreamed of cycling a popular coast-to-coast trek. Now retired, she completed the trip Aug. 11 assisted by husband Cliff Dugger, truck and trailer driver.