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Sunday, September 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Picture stories

Large-format slideshows on special themes.


Sunflower bees

Bees make a beeline on to a sunflower growing in Lupito Flores’ back yard near the corner of Ivory Street and Thurston Avenue, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 22020, in Spokane, Wash.

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Hauser Lake osprey

An osprey approaches a juvenile in a nest above Hauser Lake, Idaho on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Young osprey make their first migration alone, instinctively knowing where to go without following their parents.

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Great Blue Heron in Spokane River

Despite hikers on the Centennial Trail , swimmers cooling off in the Spokane River and other distractions, a great blue heron stands virtually motionless in the shallows of the south bank of the river east of the Division Street Bridge, intent on snatching up a fish to eat under the overhanging trees, Friday, July 31, 2020.

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Picture perfect

Holly Mullen, left, and Carol Whitcomb take a lunch break from painting the colorful scenes in the Ferris Perennial Garden at Manito Park, Friday afternoon, July 24, 2020, in Spokane. They met at the park to celebrate Whitcomb’s recent 70th birthday.

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Brushes to canvas

Laura Wiens and her granddaughter Emma Wiens, 10, put their brushes to canvas as they paint an idillic scene in the Manito Park’s perennial garden on Wed., June 3, 2020. Laura, who lives in Crescent City, California, is visiting family in Spokane. She bought a painting easel for Emma and is helping her learn the fine art of oil painting.

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Driving with dad

Four-year-old Whitman Pyle waves at pedestrians while he follows his dad, Whitworth University grounds manager Brandon Pyle, right, back to the Grounds department office on a mostly deserted college campus, Friday, May 15, 2020. Brandon Pyle sometimes lets Whitman, and his electric truck, come to work with him.

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Enterprising Spirit

Our new series Enterprising Spirit documents how businesses and workers are managing the economy’s slow return to life after its sudden shutdown in March – and adapting to new challenges ahead.

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2020 senior class tribute

The transportation department of East Valley School District arranged 22 buses to spell out the year as a way to honor this year’s graduating seniors. A small sign reads “Congratulations/#Quarantined” The buses were arranged on the field of the former Mountain View Middle School, which is now a training facility for the Spokane Sheriff’s Department.

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On Track Academy honors seniors

On Track Academy is honoring its 260-plus graduating seniors with a display of their photos on the fence at the school. The photos will stay up for a few weeks until the senior class has a drive-through viewing, then the signs will be given to each graduate. The school offers alternatives to mainstream high schools with programs that are customized to each student.

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Liberty mask

The replica of the Statue of Liberty at Sandpoint City Beach Park is wearing a mask in front of the Cabinet mountain range on Monday, April 20, 2020.

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Open air yoga

Front to back, Maddy Green, Megan VanStone, her daughter Grace,7, do an online exercise class as VanStone baby Georgia, 7 months, on left, and son Jack, 4, enjoy Monday’s warm weather in VanStone’s front yard on West 20th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill.

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Deer sighting

A deer, which appears to be a female mule deer with porcupine quills lodged in her nose, peers down from a mossy rock along Cliff Drive on April 14, 2020. The deer was accompanied by another female, and they appeared to be mule deer based on tail markings and coat pattern.

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Celebrating 17th birthday with social distancing

Bella Schneider, left, celebrates her 17th birthday by gathering and tossing treats to friends in the Chase Middle School parking lot, Monday, April 13, 2020, in Spokane. Her birthday was on Sunday, but found time to social distance and receive a piñata as a gift on Monday afternoon.

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Easter cross

Jeanie Cook places a sign next to Moran United Methodist’s Easter cross on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at Moran United Methodist Church in Spokane, Wash. Due to Covid-19 the church put their Easter cross in the yard in front of the church rather than inside. The church has an Easter morning tradition where the the cross is filled with daffodils by members of the church.

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Sunny dog walk

With he Spring sun shinning, Ann Prideaux takes her and her daughters dogs for a walk along Howard Street at 28th Avenue, Friday, April 10, 2020. The dogs, left to right, Lilly, Shine, Red and Blessing all are all rescued shelter dogs.

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We miss you

Adams Elementary School third-grade teacher Lisel Corneil, left, and fifth-grade teacher Allie Campbell, right, were among a dozens educators who constructed from plastic drinking cups a “We Miss You All-Stars” message to their students in the fence, Friday, April 10, 2020 on the corner of 37th Avenue and Regal Street in Spokane, Wash.

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Chalk art

Connie Osier gets a little supervisory help from her cat, Sassy, as she paints and chalks her sidewalk with a pond scene and Koi fish, Friday, April 10, 2020, on the 400 block of W. 28th Avenue in Spokane. Osier says that the surface of a sidewalk as a distinctive texture.

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On the Front Lines

Our new series On the Front Lines recognizes those in the community who are confronting the coronavirus pandemic head-on, while the rest of us do our part by stepping back.

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Doing her part

Gina Miller restocks essential items in the Little Free Library at the end of her driveway in the Cliff/Cannon neighborhood in Spokane, Wash. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Miller, who is a nurse at nearby Sacred Heart Hospital, said that she has upkept her Little Free Library for five or six years but this is the first time she has supplied it with anything other than books. “I feel like if I could save one person from going to the store in the middle of this, I’d be doing my part.”

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Mask donation

Ning Li, with the Spokane/Chinese Mask Donation Group, hands Spokane Police Sgt. Terry Preuninger a box of donated surgical masks, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The local group, made up of 51people, donated 3000 masks for the police department to use in there day-to-day operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have supply connections in China, and have recently acquired and distributed over 10,000 surgical masks to frontline medical and law enforcement agencies.

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