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Norm Harding, star at Rogers and Whitworth, dies at 79

“The Natural” was miscast. Norm Harding should have played the lead role in the 1984 baseball movie. Harding, a 1957 graduate of Rogers High School and one of the more gifted “natural” athletes to come out of Spokane, died Saturday. He was 79.

Rogers High School senior propelled by perseverance

The epitome of resilience, Jatayah Phelps has traveled far and wide to get where she is today. Living a life impoverished, Phelps had no consistency in her life until she stepped foot in Rogers High School. In her short lifetime, she has experienced homelessness three times. Before Rogers, Phelps attended seven schools in eight years, in three different states.

At Spokane-area schools, Gay Straight Alliances reflect an evolution in attitude

There has been a broad cultural shift throughout schools in the Spokane area, according to members and advisers of local alliances interviewed by The Spokesman-Review. While progress has been uneven in places, they said, the prevailing attitude among young people has largely been to embrace the presence of alternate identities and orientations.

Rogers High senior plans for a future in medicine

The quinceanera is an important tradition in the lives of many young women of Latin American heritage. For Diana Ramirez-Torres, 18, it became an interstate and international event that finally wound up with a celebration of 250 family and friends in Santa Rosa, California.

Sanders trounces Clinton in Washington caucuses, captures Spokane County

Democrats in Spokane County and much of Washington appear to favor Bernie Sanders for president. Social media reports indicate strong support for Sanders at many of today’s caucus locations, including in Spokane County. State party leaders have not released statewide results.

Fundraiser pits young debaters against state senators

In a small basement boxing ring two young debaters squared off against two Washington State senators Wednesday night. The second-year event, Rhetoric in the Ring, raised money for the Rogers High School debate team.