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Outdoor writing contest: Special Place

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.

Outdoor writing runner-up: Buck Fever

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.

Outdoor writing winner: A Taste of Flight

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.

Outdoor Writing Contest 2017 winners announced

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.

Chairman: House won’t agree to nix property tax deduction

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.

Out & about: Meeting cites progress on Hangman Creek trail

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.

Analysis counters WSU profs’ opposition to wolf killing

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.

Outdoor writing contest geared to high school students

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.

Writing program helps traumatized veterans heal

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.

Breitbart readers take issue with UW Tacoma policy addressing racism in writing

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.”

Outdoors: Lake Cabin story wins 2016 contest

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?

Outdoor writing: Lake Cabin story wins 2016 contest

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.