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Setting up success: Families play major role in readying kids for kindergarten

Families play a major role in kindergarten readiness far ahead of school’s first day. Beginning this month, parents of kids ages 4 and 5 are prepping registration forms for next fall. But educators say it’s also prime time at home to help kids build more language, math and emotional-social skills.

Gifting action for Grandparents Day

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as a time to recognize grandparents. As more people older than 50 are staying active with fitness, those elders likely would embrace both family time and an invite to go walking or cycling.

Change at WIAA might be on way

There are 410 high schools in the state and, together, they are the governing body that empowers and informs the WIAA.

WIAA gets it right in case of Archbishop Murphy

I have to give credit to the WIAA, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for finding a solution to a problem no one else wanted to deal with. But then again, that’s part of the job description for a group that oversees interscholastic athletics.

Don’t let summer fun pass you by

Consider this a warning: You’ve got seven weekends until Labor Day. That gives you plenty of time to take in all the summer must-dos. Here’s our list.

NIC Bonners Ferry Center offers Family Fun Hike

Join outdoor educational specialist and field ornithologist Brian Baxter for the “Family Fun Flora and Fauna Hike” Saturday, June 24, at the North Idaho College Bonners Ferry Center. Register by contacting the NIC Workforce Training Center at (208) 769-3214 or request more information by emailing

Steve Christilaw: There’s a new player in the State B tournament: RPI

If you grow up in Spokane, you organically understand the importance of the single word “State.” The community has embraced the idea of state and celebrates the State B tournament, in all its incarnations, in more ways and with more joy than any other community in the state.