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Spokane Arena gets creepy and crawly with touring Cirque du Soleil show

The Cirque du Soleil show “Ovo,” which lands at the Spokane Arena next week, presents a simple story of love in a colony of bugs. It’s also full of spectacle, flashy costumes and unexpected theatrics, with high-jumping crickets, acrobatic fleas, juggling fireflies and contortionist, wire-walking spiders.

Fallen Heroes honors service members killed in action since 9/11

The Fallen Heroes Project, which has about a dozen leading members, helped spearhead the installation of a 24-foot monument at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena last year. And since the group was founded in 2010, it has produced nearly 300 banners featuring the names and faces of fallen soldiers.

Blanchette: Fans packing heat might lead to problems

The usual hand-wringers are assembling again to bash State Rep. Matt Shea (R-’Murica) and his wingmen for some of the proposed bills they’ve floated in advance of this year’s Legispalooza.

Last-place Chiefs return for 3-game homestand

Spokane’s seesaw of a hockey season continues Friday night as the Chiefs welcome U.S. Division rival Everett Silvertips to the Spokane Arena in the first of a two-night home stand.

Empire notes: Practice looks a lot like game day

Attend virtually any Spokane Empire practice and there is bound to be a dust-up: An offensive lineman mixing up it up with a defensive counterpart for a second or two after the whistle, or verbal jousting between a receiver and defensive back.

Spokane Empire brace for rematch with Iowa

Between the extremes of a 30-22 loss to Billings and a 97-72 blowout over Colorado, the Spokane Empire held on for a three-point victory over visiting Iowa.

Empire build big lead, hold off Barnstormers

Whether up by a bunch or down by a bunch, the Spokane Empire finds a way to make things interesting at the end. That was the case again on Friday night as Spokane hung on for a 54-51 Indoor Football League victory over the Iowa Barnstormers in front of 5,803 at the Arena.