Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 70° Clear

Tag search results

Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.

U.S. families mid-adoption trying to get Afghan children out

After five frustrating years mired in bureaucratic delays, Bahaudin Mujtaba and wife Lisa had hoped to finally bring the 10-year-old Afghan boy they’re adopting to their home in Florida this year for a chance at a different future.

Now is a great time to adopt a pet

Derrick Knowles, like many, had been losing sleep over recent weeks due to the novel coronavirus. The publisher of Out There Outdoors magazine was lonely during his nightly walk through his West Central neighborhood. The solution was simple: Visit a local animal shelter and adopt a dog. The Knowles family selected a husky/rat terrier last Friday. “It was the best thing we could do,” Shallan Knowles said. “Every day our anxiety level increased. Adopting Fernie was the answer for my husband, Derrick, and our child (4-year-old Remy). We heard that shelters were possibly going to shut down for a while, so we reached out (last) Wednesday, and we found our dog.”

Feature creature: Cisco

This white and gray tabby cat, Cisco, is ready for his new home. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with questions about one of the adoptable pets. If you are interested in this dog or any animal there, call (509) 477-2532 or visit the shelter at 6815 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Dog adoptions cost $120 and include spay or neuter, the first set of vaccinations (including rabies) health check, microchip and first year’s license.

Shawn Vestal: For Spokane man, years of family mystery ended abruptly with DNA testing

Don Sullivan has seen this photo most of his life, though the woman was always a mystery to him. When he was a child, growing up in the Los Angeles area, his parents told him it was a photo of his Aunt Betty. Thanks to DNA testing, Sullivan has solved many mysteries of his birth family, including about the woman once known to him as “Aunt Betty.”