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Steve Christilaw: Sports chock-full of magic numbers

There are more than a few numbers that will forever be identified with something related to sports. They are the true magic numbers, digits that transport memory to another time and another place.

Paul Turner: There’s the signpost ahead, your next stop, Spokane

You’re traveling through Eastern Washington, a region not only of winter wheat and apples but of Gonzaga basketball. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of the Idaho stateline 35 miles east on I-90. That’s the signpost ahead, your next stop, Spokane.

Shawn Vestal: Nethercutt looks back on his time as a ‘giant killer’

George Nethercutt’s victory over Tom Foley in 1994 was a stunner, and presaged a wave of Republican victories across the country. Now, his successor, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, faces the biggest challenge of her political career so far from Democrat Lisa Brown, and a lot of people are looking for parallels in the two races.

Steve Christilaw: Coaching carousel can be rewarding

The coaching carousel has been extra sweet for Freddie Rehkow. The Central Valley coach was named Monday the National High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association.

Getting There: This week, spare a thought for the folks in orange

This week, April 9 to 13, is National Work Zone Safety Week. While motorists should always be extra vigilant when people are near traffic lanes, this week is the time to keep those orange-jacketed men and women in your thoughts, and keep those feet on the brake pedal.