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June 22, 2008, midnight
"To my mind one does not put oneself in place of the past, one only adds a new link." – Paul Cézanne A major new exhibit under way at the Seattle Art Museum sheds new light on the painters of light – that incredibly popular group of artists known as the impressionists.

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May 17, 2008, midnight
Karen Nelson was devastated early last year when her husband of 37 years died. Not only was she faced with a huge emotional loss, she was worried about having to sell the home they had lived in since 1973 because she could no longer maintain it.

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March 22, 2008, midnight
If there is one guy in the Highland Estates area west of Otis Orchards who might have the right tool for just about any kind of home repair job, it is Les Portner. "Les is always busy doing projects," said neighbor Pat Bliss. "He must have one of every tool in the world. Whenever we need something we just run across the street and borrow it." A longtime "Mr. Fix-it," Portner, 59, has accumulated quite a few tools over the years.

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March 6, 2008, midnight
John Heywood, the English playwright and poet, wrote: "Many hands make light work." That proverb aptly reflects the efforts of those who reached out to help Gene La Liberte when his left knee gave out on him in early December.

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Feb. 14, 2008, midnight
The record-breaking snowfalls this winter have overwhelmed city and country snow-removal resources. Although National Guard units and private contractors have been brought in, there is still an incredible amount of snow-clogged secondary roads

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Feb. 2, 2008, midnight
Roger Repp is one of those guys who just can't help helping people. "I don't know what I would do without him," said Jeanene Powers, 72, of Spokane Valley.

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Jan. 24, 2008, midnight
With all this snow and cold temperatures, it's only natural to daydream a little about warm, summer getaways to secluded beaches or clear mountain streams. If you don't own a cabin on the lake or a cottage on the coast, don't despair. There are numerous recreational vehicles that offer many of the same amenities.

News >  Voices
Jan. 19, 2008, midnight
Have snowblower, will travel. That could be Dan Wheldon's motto, according to a number of his neighbors at Sandy Beach Mobile Villa in Liberty Lake.

News >  Voices
Jan. 12, 2008, midnight
It's the little things that add up to being a good neighbor. "If you see a need and can do something to help, you do it," said Craig Weddle, 57, of Spokane Valley.

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Nov. 8, 2007, midnight
For almost eight decades, Bert Porter of Spokane Valley has lived within a mile of where he was born. Other than going off to Washington State University in Pullman for a degree in pharmacy, Porter, 78, has made the Valley his home.

News >  Voices
Nov. 8, 2007, midnight
Weatherwise, October is a fickle month. There are the dreamy, golden days of autumn, and then whoosh – in blow frigid Arctic winds and temperatures plummet.

News >  Voices
Nov. 1, 2007, midnight
If children feel in danger, and their parents or a responsible adult aren't available, where can they go, whom can they talk to, whom can they trust? Now dozens of Spokane Valley fire stations, public libraries and retail stores have volunteered to be Safe Place sites in a regionwide effort to help scared kids.

News >  Voices
Oct. 25, 2007, midnight
In a life dedicated to public service, Odin Langford has just added another chapter —Liberty Lake City Council member. Langford, 55, was appointed Tuesday night to fill the vacancy created when Council member Joanna Klegin resigned in August to move to Texas with her family.

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Oct. 25, 2007, midnight
Weatherwise, October is a fickle month. There are the dreamy, golden days of autumn, and then whoosh – in blow frigid Arctic winds and temperatures plummet.

News >  Voices
Oct. 20, 2007, midnight
A smoke or a job. If you need your nicotine, don't even think about being a Spokane Valley firefighter.

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Oct. 18, 2007, midnight
The "glacial speed" of city government, as Liberty Lake Mayor Steve Peterson sometimes refers to it, moved a little Tuesday night on two major items before the City Council. That forward movement occurred around the design of the library and community center and the city's proposed 2008 budget.

News >  Voices
Oct. 11, 2007, midnight
The two Liberty Lake mayoral candidates went toe-to-toe last Thursday night in a polite, Marquis of Queensbury debate in front of more than 150 potential voters. Incumbent Steve Peterson and challenger Wendy Van Orman faced off in Liberty Lake Elementary School's multipurpose room amid colorful school posters asking students to reflect on the theme: "I can make a difference by …"

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Oct. 4, 2007, midnight
It was well after 10 p.m. on Tuesday when Arlene Fisher, Liberty Lake's director of finance and administration, stepped up to the podium to outline the city's preliminary budget for 2008. Fisher's report was delayed by lively discussions on two proposed projects – the Community Center and Library and Rocky Hill Park.

News >  Features
Sept. 27, 2007, midnight
The highly successful Spokane Valley Studio Tour returns for its third event this weekend. It kicks off Friday with an opening reception and silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley.

News >  Features
Sept. 20, 2007, midnight
The large-scale, energetic paintings by Terry Lee may challenge the intimate setting of the Boswell Hall's Corner Gallery on the North Idaho College campus. Opening Monday is "An Abbreviated Retrospective: Expressions in Color," featuring the canvases of the Coeur d'Alene artist.

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Sept. 13, 2007, midnight
'Drawn to the Wall III," a site-specific installation, is under way at Gonzaga University's Jundt Art Museum. For the third time, museum director J. Scott Patnode has invited five artists to create a drawing on identical 8-by-11 1/2-foot portable walls in the museum's art gallery.

News >  Home
Sept. 11, 2007, midnight
Debbie Ferguson and Loretta Hsu Gromo are the best of friends. In addition to living next door to each other, they share a common enthusiasm for art, a commitment to the environment and a budding new business.

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Sept. 7, 2007, midnight
There's a fresh, new gallery in town – the Saranac Art Projects. The nonprofit exhibition space occupies two connecting storefronts on the ground level of the historic Saranac Building at 25 W. Main Ave.

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Sept. 6, 2007, midnight
The Spokane Visual Arts Tour signals the official start of the fall season. It returns the first weekend in October with dozens of downtown galleries and businesses hosting special openings and numerous activities. Other events that fill the autumn visual arts calendar include:

News >  Features
Sept. 6, 2007, midnight
A wide variety of art shows, 30 in all, open during Spokane's First Friday Artwalk. In the Garland District, emerging artist Erin Crooks brings a variety of two-dimensional collage wall hangings to the Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave.