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Friday, October 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Bellingham Fire employees trained on newly deceased person

Officials said a Bellingham Fire Department officer retired and another resigned after an investigation revealed a deceased person was taken to a fire station in July where several department members practiced intubations on the body.

Spice up a Halloween party using kitchen basics

If you’ve got school-age ghosts and goblins in your home, you should know these basics of Halloween parties. • Edible fake blood: Mix together light corn syrup with enough red food dye to get the color you want. Sprinkle in a little unsweetened cocoa powder to darken the mixture. Too thick? Thin with water. Too thin? Thicken with flour or cornstarch, mixed in slowly.

Quick treats, clever drinks for Halloween

We’re not quite done with Halloween yet. Here’s a round-up of a few more festive recipes, including a couple of creepy – yet classic – cocktails and two last-minute, no-bake options.

Flower casts smell

Something reeks at Spokane Community College. And it emanates from a most unlikely place – inside the campus greenhouse.

Rare corpse flower stinks up SCC greenhouse

Something reeks at Spokane Community College. And it emanates from a most unusual place – inside the campus greenhouse. Last week an unusual plant blossomed. In its native rainforest, the Amorphophallus konjac attracts corpse-eating insects by perfuming the air with a smell reminiscent of dead, rotting animals.