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John Kafentzis
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John Kafentzis johnk@spokesman.com (509) 459-5511

John Kafentzis edits copy and writes headlines.


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News >  Spokane
Jan. 4, 2015, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. KMBI radio 1330 AM is set to become Spokane’s first station with which format?

News >  Spokane
Dec. 28, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/ newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. On Christmas 2014 what unusual event happened in World War I?

News >  Spokane
Dec. 21, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman .com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Bald eagle sightings are way up this year on what body of water?

News >  Spokane
Dec. 14, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman .com/newsquiz , where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Last week the nation marked the anniversary of what?

News >  Spokane
Dec. 7, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Why is the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce evaluating whether it should continue to sponsor Ironman?

News >  Spokane
Nov. 30, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/ newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team upset what perennial college basketball power?

News >  Spokane
Nov. 23, 2014, midnight
<p>If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to <a href="http://www.spokesman.com/newsquiz">www.spokesman.com/newsquiz</a>, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 16, 2014, midnight
<p>If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to <a href="http://www.spokesman.com/newsquiz">www.spokesman.com/newsquiz</a>, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. </p>

News >  Spokane
Nov. 9, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Part of the cost of wolf management in Washington is paid for by what method?

News >  Spokane
Nov. 2, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz , where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. By 2020, oil shipments by rail through Washington state are on track to do what?

News >  Spokane
Oct. 26, 2014, midnight
<p>If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to <a href="http://www.spokesman.com/newsquiz">www.spokesman.com/newsquiz</a>, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. </p>

News >  Spokane
Oct. 19, 2014, midnight
<p>If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to <a href="http://www.spokesman.com/newsquiz">www.spokesman.com/newsquiz</a>, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. </p>

News >  Spokane
Oct. 12, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman. com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Spokane County has agreed to pay a $350,000 settlement over the jailing of whom?

News >  Spokane
Oct. 5, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Jack Perrault played sports at two area universities in the 1940s. Which school just inducted Perrault into its athletic hall of fame?

News >  Spokane
Sept. 28, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich recently was appointed archbishop where?

News >  Spokane
Sept. 21, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Interstate 90 near the Idaho-Washington state line was closed for about 18 hours because of:

News >  Spokane
Sept. 14, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. What did a study commissioned by Washington State University on the need for training for medical doctors in the state conclude?

News >  Spokane
Sept. 7, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to spokesman.com/ newsquiz, where top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. The University of Idaho’s opening game against the University of Florida in Gainesville was suspended because of severe weather. As a result, the game will be

News >  Spokane
Aug. 31, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top online entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Work on what new trail began in Spokane Valley?

News >  Spokane
Aug. 24, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, and then go to spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top online entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. The Spokane City Council is preparing laws to protect victims of domestic violence from what?

News >  Spokane
Aug. 17, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, then go to spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top online entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Plutonium from Hanford’s B Reactor was used in what?

News >  Spokane
Aug. 10, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, then go to spokesman.com/ newsquiz, where top online entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Spokane’s Great Fire, which destroyed most of downtown, happened on Aug. 4 what year?

News >  Spokane
Aug. 3, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, then go to spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top online entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. Plans for bringing salmon past Grand Coulee Dam to the headwaters of the Columbia River are under consideration because

News >  Spokane
July 27, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, then go to spokesman.com/ newsquiz, where top online entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. The Carlton Complex fire cut a swath of destruction through Central Washington. Something that escaped relatively unscathed was

News >  Spokane
July 20, 2014, midnight
If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, then go to www.spokesman.com/newsquiz, where top online entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets. 1. WSU recently hired two researchers for its Spokane campus to study what?