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“Turner, let’s go camping!” my dad calls down the stairs
As I stand in the center of the ring of trees I know so well, a gentle breeze washes over the quickly darkening forest, blowing my long brown hair to the side.
The weather in the middle of August in Spokane was guaranteed to be hot and dry. Especially in the late afternoon, which was time to go hunting.
When I looked up to the sky, I did not see any blue. The azure heavens had been replaced with a mosaic of rich reds, glowing greens, cool cobalts, pastel purples, all dancing around one another in a labyrinth of patchwork patterns.
A story by Sydney Lyman, a junior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 111 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2017 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school students.
The chairman of the House’s tax-writing committee said Sunday that he’s confident that chamber won’t go along with the Senate’s proposal to eliminate the deduction for property taxes, setting up a major flashpoint as Republicans in the House and Senate aim to put a tax cut bill on President Donald Trump’s desk before Christmas.
Progress in research, mapping and planning a public trail corridor along Hangman Creek will be presented at a open house meeting on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Rd. in Spokane.
A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical analysis released on Tuesday.
It’s time for high school writers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring contests for youth outdoor writing.
Nichols, a Vietnam veteran and retired managing editor of the East Oregonian, had cobbled together the words during a Red Badge Project writing workshop and later agreed to share them with an audience at the Gesa Power House Theatre in Walla Walla.
Sophie Carter, a senior at Lewis and Clark High School, took second place in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust art and creative writing contests with her essay, “Macht Frei.” Here is her essay:
Caleb Marll, a sophomore at Mt. Spokane High School, won first place in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust art and creative writing contest. Here is his essay.
Annabel Christianson-Buck, a senior at Gonzaga Preparatory School, took third place in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust art and creative writing contests, high school division, with her essay, “America the Beautiful, America the Complicit.”
Arihana Roos, an eight-grader at North Pines Middles School, placed third in the middle school division of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest.
Jesse R Scholz, a sixth-grader at North Pines Middle School, won second place in the middle school division of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest.
Rosie Zhou, an eighth-grader at Chase Middle School, won first place in the middle school division of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest.
Breitbart, the alt-right website, got more than 4,000 comments on a short story Wednesday highlighting a statement from the University of Washington Tacoma Writing Center regarding racism in writing and the values of its faculty. Faculty and students collaborated on a statement on inclusivity to start “a conversation on the discrimination and alienation that often go unnoticed in academia,” according to a story posted on UW Tacoma’s website. “As the statement urges, ‘there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,’ and with this in mind, the Center aims to ensure that through compassion and careful consideration, staff do not inadvertently embrace racist practices.”
A story by Kate Kuntz, a home-schooled junior from Chattaroy, has been judged the best of 68 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2016 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school students. Do you have any lake cabin memories?
A story by Kate Kuntz, a home-schooled junior from Chattaroy, has been judged the best of 68 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2016 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school students.
Tinder grass and free highway crab apples