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Book review: A robotic heroine tries to recalibrate a better life

The notion of constructing a synthetic creature that could supplement or supplant organic women extends back at least as far as E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story “The Sandman” (1816). Fritz Lang’s film “Metropolis” (1927) provided one of the most vibrant and startling instances of the concept with its art deco robot named Maria.

Though much is unknown, here’s what Spokane Public Schools say about plans to reopen

Teachers and administrators acknowledge that conditions are changing rapidly as the countdown to the next school year shrinks to fewer than 40 days. The district has been developing preliminary plans for mask-wearing, school-day schedules, transportation and nutrition services for those who choose to go back to buildings, when and if they're allowed to open in the fall.

It’s a long road to get back to school

Spokane Public Schools is jpdoing the math, and so far it doesn’t add up. If students are to return to school this fall, only about 20 will fit inside a typical classroom and still comply with social distancing requirements in the face of COVID-19.

For Spokesman-Review photographer, the St. Helens eruption is seared in the memory

The entire horizon was filled with the eruption and everything was a shade of gray. No color. No beautiful forests or lovely lakes. No backwoods roads or logging camps. Total destruction from the mountain blowing the top 1,300 feet off and throwing out 3.7 billion cubic yards of debris at temperatures above 600 degrees.

Head of Idaho recovery committee sees hope, hard work ahead

The head of an economic recovery committee formed by Gov. Brad Little to help the state reopen for business while also battling the coronavirus says he’s optimistic Idaho will rebound, but there’s hard work ahead.

Blake Shelton charms in Spokane country: ‘I love the Zags – I really do!’

“I love the Zags – I really do!” country music superstar Blake Shelton proclaimed unexpectedly during his Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour stop at the Spokane Arena on Saturday night. The four-hour celebration of country music old and new was equally a showcase for Shelton’s natural charisma, talent and humor and Shelton’s friends and heroes – music industry upstarts and legends Lauren Alaina, John Anderson, the Bellamy Brothers and Trace Adkins.

Blake Shelton’s ‘Friends and Heroes 2020’ tour features legendary and new country acts

With a lineup like this, Blake Shelton’s “Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour” is an early frontrunner for country music party of the year in Spokane. The country superstar and his friends and heroes – the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Lauren Alaina and Trace Adkins – have reunited and are bringing the celebration to Spokane Arena on Saturday night.