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Fire Department holding new exams

The Spokane Valley Fire Department will be toss out a disputed entrance examination and start over.

Chief Mike Thompson said the department’s three-member Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to re-administer an April 17 written test from which some candidates were excluded.

Several of those who were turned away complained of ambiguous instructions on when to arrive or overzealous enforcement of a directive to come a half-hour early.

Thompson said all the candidates who paid to take the test in April will be allowed to take the new test free. He said the Civil Service Commission plans to set a date at its June 9 meeting.

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WV High band giving final concert

The award-winning band at West Valley High School will treat the public with a final concert of the year at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mirabeau Meadows Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway.

The concert is planned to last about an hour and will include the wind ensemble, jazz band, percussion ensemble and color guard. Students who competed in the 2009 State Solo and Ensemble Festival last month in Ellensburg, also will perform.

Those attending may bring blankets and lawn chairs to the performance.

Spokane Valley

Chamber holding women’s summit

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold the second annual Power Women’s Summit on June 9 at Mirabeau Park Hotel Convention Center, at 1100 N. Sullivan Road.

The event, themed “Staying Up In Down Times,” will address critical issues in challenging economic times. The program will include a panel discussion that will examine the increased relevance of skills and knowledge in a competitive economy, and will offer advice to those who are developing or changing careers.

Marsha Petrie Sue will be the keynote speaker, and will focus on personal development, leadership and managing change. She is the author of “CEO of You: Leading Yourself to Success” and “Toxic People: Decontaminate Difficult People at Work without Using Weapons or Duct Tape.”

Cost to attend the event is $69.95.

For more information, call Vicki Johnson at (509) 924-4994 or go to www.spokanevalley chamber.org.

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