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Creativity flows at Pinot’s

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” pumps up participants who pose for selfies and belly up to the bar, where owner Jackie Casey offers wine – “It’s cheaper by the bottle” – or beer – “Would you like a chilled glass with that?” The motto is painted on the back wall: Paint. Drink. Have fun.

Man stabbed four times by old friend

A man was stabbed four times before he could flee Saturday during a confrontation with an old friend near Hooters in Spokane Valley. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries, said Spokane Country Sherriff's Office spokesman Craig Chamberlin. No arrest has been made as authorities continue to investigate.

Alleged card cheats face felony charges

Small bets at poker games at the Hooters casino in Spokane Valley have led to felony charges against two North Idaho men accused of the rarely prosecuted crime of cheating while gambling. “Part of our mission is to keep gambling legal and honest so when the public goes in there to play, they know we have done everything in our power to make sure the game is fair on both sides,” said Gary Drumheller, spokesman for the Washington State Gambling Association in Spokane. “That the house is doing their part but also that the players aren’t in there doing things they shouldn’t.”

Small explosive balls seized

A man was arrested with about 5,400 small explosive devices in his van during an undercover investigation at Hooters in Spokane Valley on Thursday. Peter Ward Westhaver, 53, is in the Spokane County Jail on a no-bail federal hold.

Hillyard pulls out stops for its 100th festival

The Hillyard neighborhood has a very strong sense of place, identity and history, and at no other time is that more apparent than during the annual Hillyard Festival. This year, the all-volunteer festival association has pulled out all stops for the 100th Hillyard Festival, which opens Friday in Sharpley-Harmon Park.