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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Lisa Leinberger

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Shiloh Hills students embody flag that inspired anthem

Students at Shiloh Hills Elementary School celebrated the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” last week by making a human reproduction of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key. The Great Garrison Flag flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. The flag had 15 stripes and 15 stars. It was huge: At 30 feet by 42 feet, it was “a flag so large that the British would have no difficulty seeing it from a distance,” as Maj. George Armistead, the commander of Fort McHenry, specified when it was sewn.

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Video shoot will honor community contributors

Not too long ago, someone shared a video of a song called “Nothing More,” by Alternate Routes with Deb Barnes. “I became obsessed with it,” said the chairwoman of the Manito-Cannon Hill Neighborhood Council. She thought the lyrics were positive, and it spoke to her about people who step up to solve problems and get things done.
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Salvation Army to open warming center at freezing

The Salvation Army will be running the city’s warming center this year, and the group is recruiting volunteers so that the homeless can have a place to go when it’s freezing but not cold enough to meet the city’s mandate. The city’s arrangement with the Salvation Army, 222 E. Indiana Ave., provides about $23,000 for the program.
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In Spokane, there’s help for hoarders

From the outside, Kristi’s house looks like everyone else’s in her neighborhood. The grass is green and mowed. Blooming plants greet visitors near the door. But inside there are telltale signs of Kristi’s battle with hoarding disorder. Her guest bathroom is used as extra closet space since her own is full of clothes she never wore but wanted to keep. Her living space is filled with items she accumulated.
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Emerson-Garfield farmers market finale Friday

The Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market will celebrate the end of its first full season Friday. The afternoon will include fresh apple cider from an old-fashioned press. The market started in July 2013, just a couple of months after friends E.J. Ianelli and Dave Musser came up with the idea during a chat about their neighborhood.

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