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Oct. 30, 2014, midnight
The African Children’s Choir has been traveling the world for 30 years, raising money to help educate children in seven African countries. During the next two weeks, the choir will sing, dance and drum at five performances in Spokane.

Oct. 30, 2014, midnight
At Sheridan Elementary School last week, Herman Marioth, a manager of Jaco Environmental in Portland, took a large chisel and popped off the side of an old refrigerator. A collective “whoa” went up from the third- and fourth-graders.

Oct. 30, 2014, midnight
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.

Oct. 30, 2014, midnight
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.