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Song written in rehab wins recognition for teen

If there were any doubts about the power of music, they were cast aside by the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations when one of its teenage residents won a clean bill of health and a trip to the Grammy Awards rehearsal. Things didn’t always look so bright for Kevin Simmons, a Clarkston 17-year-old once bound for a drug- and alcohol-fueled race to ruin.

Budget boasts don’t reflect spending

Claim: Several candidates for Spokane Valley City Council have stated repeatedly that the council that’s been dominated by the Positive Change slate of candidates has reduced budget growth of 7 percent per year to 1 percent or less. Councilman Dean Grafos has made that claim in nearly every one of his re-election campaign ads.

Religion Notebook: Free family fun this weekend

Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowland Road, will present a free outdoor concert, “Concert at the Creek” Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The day will start with the Latah Valley Band at noon, Cops and Robbers Band at 2 p.m., Seven Three Eight at 3 p.m., the Sheeran’s at 4 p.m. and Beloved at 5 p.m.

Book Notes: Hunt, Kirkpatrick, Dagg unite to tell Estby story

Many local readers already are familiar with the Helga Estby story. She was the woman who walked all the way from Spokane (Mica Creek, actually) to New York City in 1896 with her 19-year-old daughter, in order to win a $10,000 contest. Spokane author Linda Lawrence Hunt told the story vividly in her popular 2003 book “Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America.”

Mayor promises to change business permitting process

Mayor Mary Verner is promising to change the city’s permitting process in a new initiative unveiled last week in her State of the City address last week. Business concerns over permitting were highlighted last year after the owners of a bed and breakfast in the West Central Neighborhood said they were forced to close because the city’s “change of use” process became a nightmare of miscommunication and bureaucracy. City officials said they were simply following fire code and other laws but acknowledged a need to streamline the process.

Northwest Hardware Supply moves to new spot in Hayden

More room and more visibility were the incentives for Northwest Hardware Supply to move to a new location at 7680 Government Way in Hayden. The company moved this past week from 10640 Government Way. The business now has about 4,500 square feet to display items such as door locks, cabinet fixtures and hinges. The store is open for builders and retail customers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by weekend appointments.

Victim in deadly crash identified; witnesses sought

The fiery crash on Seven Mile Road Thursday night that killed a Spokane Valley man was caused by the man crossing the center line in a 2006 Jaguar and colliding with an eastbound 2004 Ford pickup, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office said today.

U.S. Seeks Halt To International Bribery

In a campaign to clean up international business and make competition fair, the Clinton administration is pressing the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to help crack down on bribery. The United States wants the industrialized democracies to set examples by prohibiting businesses from claiming tax deductions for bribes paid to foreign officials - illegal here but not, for example, in Germany.

G7 Leaders Carrying Mixed Bags Germany, France Likely To Play Key Roles In Economic Summit

The seven world leaders sitting down for a summit in Halifax are an odd mix of political weaklings and powerhouses whose bonds have been splintered by the demise of the Cold War. It's an all-male club of presidents and prime ministers who will gather in the Canadian seaport today through Saturday for the 21st annual economic summit of the United States, Germany, Japan, Britain, France, Italy and Canada.

Chechnya War Threatens Russian G-7 Involvement Christopher Tells Moscow To End Bloody Battle Against Breakaway Republic Or Sit Out Of Summits

Secretary of State Warren Christopher warned Wednesday that Russia will lose its chance of winning a place at the annual summit meeting of the world's leading industrial nations unless it ends its bloody war in its breakaway republic of Chechnya. "The evolvement of their participation in the G-7 will be affected by world opinion and the judgment that the world as a whole makes about their conduct," he told a news conference just before a private three-hour dinner with Russian Foreign Minister Andrei V. Kozyrev. They plan to continue meetings today.