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Back in the fold: Family finds misplaced and beloved WSU quilt

A beloved Washington State University-themed quilt has returned back into a family's fold. Made for her parents by Carol McCabe Adams from T-shirts of WSU family-attended events for decades, the quilt was a 2012 Christmas present she gave to Wes and Dolly McCabe of Spokane, longtime Cougar fans and donors.
News >  Family

Dad Daze: New sets of eyes on the color of Spokane

I'm not the leader of a bar band, but I take requests. A loyal reader, Beverly Gibb, emailed a suggestion: "Could you write about you and your family dealing with the Black Lives Matter movement? I know it is an extremely sensitive and difficult topic. I just would like to see how families are having this discussion."
News >  Family

Family Fun: Honor MLK at home and all year long

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 18, 2021

While Spokane’s annual rally and march honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. won’t be happening, thanks to the pandemic, there’s still plenty to do to honor his life and legacy. The Rev. Happy Watkins, paraphrasing one of King’s sermons, called on each person to be “a drum major for peace, a drum major for justice, a drum major for righteousness.”

News >  Family

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do some cheeses stink?

When you take a whiff of stinky cheese, that smell is coming from one of its very important ingredients: microorganisms. Microorganisms are so small, you’d need a microscope to see them, but sometimes they give off a big stink. To find out more about stinky cheese, I talked to my friend Minto Michael. Michael is a professor of dairy science at WSU.
News >  Family

The Full Suburban: Boys will be boys even in a windstorm

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 18, 2021

The Ditto home, which I lovingly refer to as our “fake farmhouse,” sits atop a small hill out in the Saltese Flats, aka Tornado Alley, of the Spokane Valley. When forecasts call for “strong winds,” those of us out here translate it to mean, “Hang on to your hats, folks, this is going to get interesting.”
News >  Family

Valentine’s coloring contest: Get creative to spread the love

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 18, 2021

These days, it feels like we could all use a little extra love. Young artists, help spread the love by sharing your artwork with us. The Spokesman-Review’s coloring contest is open to children ages 12 and younger. Entries will be judged by a panel of newspaper staffers who will choose winners in three divisions: ages 4 and younger, ages 5 to 8 and ages 9 to 12.
News >  Travel

A day at the Colosseum with custodians who have Roman ruins all to themselves

ROME – Only a few living souls are inside the Colosseum these days: a team of security guards, some maintenance workers and a family of hedgehogs who live in the bowels and have grown bolder without so many people around. In normal times, the Colosseum would be teeming with visitors – 3,000 at any minute, 7.5 million in a year.
News >  Travel

These D.C. museum websites provide a virtual fix of inaugural pomp and pageantry

Tourists usually pack into Washington’s museums in the days leading up to inauguration, cooing over the first ladies’ gowns at the National Museum of American History or lining up to see the new president’s portrait at the National Portrait Gallery. While most museums remain closed for the foreseeable future, there are virtual exhibitions.
News >  Home and garden

Design Recipes: 10 ways to freshen up your walls

When it comes to artwork, sometimes thinking outside the box can be the best solution. Gone are the days of solely traditional prints or canvases; in are the days of creativity, including innovative DIY projects. Looking for ways to spark up your walls?
News >  Home and garden

If you want a robust spring garden, start shopping for seeds now

Times of economic and political turmoil have the predictable effect of turning people to the garden plot principally to generate food but also to remain grounded in uncertain periods. This response was seen during both world wars, the Depression and in the immediate aftermath of the Great Recession of the late 2000s. 
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Water Cooler: Hone in on your interior design style

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

If you want your home design to feel cohesive and intentional, it can be helpful to hone in on a specific design style as a guide for your decor choices. Learning a bit about each style will help you decide which one is for you.
News >  Health

House Call: The power of a good night’s sleep

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 13, 2021

If you are having a difficult time getting a good night’s sleep, you are not alone. The increased stress and disruption of routines over the past 12 months have had a serious impact on sleep quality for many of us. Poor sleep leads to fatigue and can harm a person’s mental health, which affects our ability to cope with life’s ups and downs.
News >  Family

Water Cooler: The science of winter (for kids)

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 12, 2021

The dropping temperatures, different types of precipitation, shorter days, strong winds, frozen, sparkly ground and icicles are all part of the winter season. But what causes winter to happen? The answer is found in outer space.
News >  Health

Health bulletin

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 13, 2021

Free Flu Vaccines for Uninsured Adults – Available through June. Offered at 23 Albertsons and Safeway pharmacies across the state. No proof of residency or immigration status required. Find a list of locations at doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/Flu/NoCostVaccines.