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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Copper thieves hit health center, construction site, businesses

It’s not the amount of copper taken in a theft at the NATIVE Project building last week or the loss of one of the building’s heat sources that have Executive Director Toni Lodge concerned. It’s the professional nature of the job.

Murray urges stronger protections for women

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray challenged her Republican counterparts Tuesday to embrace the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act, saying the narrower House version leaves out key provisions that would help protect another 30 million women from domestic violence. Murray, a Democrat from Western Washington, hosted several victims of abusive relationships at the NATIVE Project in West Central Spokane.

Spokane Park Board considers higher pool fees

Less than two years after instituting a swimming fee for kids, the Spokane Park Board may double the rate to $2. Park officials say the fee hike won’t come close to covering the cost of operating the pools, but they could help prevent cuts to other park programs.

New health facility set for service

Less than a year after breaking ground, the NATIVE Project's new health care facility is up and running in the heart of Spokane's West Central neighborhood. The $3.9 million expansion at 1803 W. Maxwell Ave. combines the nonprofit agency's behavioral health services and health clinic under one roof, providing 18,000 square feet of space in service to low-income residents – whether or not they are American Indian, whether or not they are insured.