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Jack McNeel: Evolution of a lifelong hunter and nature lover

Last January, Eli Francovich ran an article in The Spokesman-Review concerning his first year of hunting. He wrote of the early mornings, cold weather, days without success and questioned, “Why …


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Eli Francovich: Wild journey to 30, finding balance through the extremes

As the sun set, the horizon softened by the departing colors of another day, I’m balanced on the summit of the 9,416-foot-tall Mount Stuart.


Matt Liere: Hunting can distract from life’s rough patches

I ran into an old friend at an arena hockey game recently, during playoffs, and invited him to hunt turkeys at my place in late April.


Holocaust essay contest underway

The 13th annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest in observance of the Holocaust is now underway and is open to local high school and middle school students.


Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust 2018 Art and Essay Contests: high school essay winner

Mia McGinnity of Mt. Spokane High School wrote the winning essay for the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust 2018 Art and Essay Contests. The theme of the contests is …


Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust 2018 Art and Essay Contests: high school runner-up essay

Rachel Fullmer of Mt. Spokane High School is a co-runner-up for her essay in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust 2018 Art and Essay Contests. The theme of the …


Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust 2018 Art and Essay Contests: high school runner-up essay

Katie Ross of Mt. Spokane High School is co-runner-up for her essay entry in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust 2018 Art and Essay Contests. The theme of the …


Powerful prose: Youth essays show love for elders

Fostering relationships between youth and elders is an important mission for the Senior Assistance Fund of Eastern Washington, which has an essay writing contest each year for area students. In …


Write it Out: Tourists pursue their cache

Few tourists ever visit Culoo Head. Only a few local anglers casting for cod or pilgrims trekking to St. Brendan’s baptismal pool go there. But during the past 10 years, …


Easter, music, parent care prompt reader responses

After a tough week, writing about her childhood Easter memories in the 1960s perked up Spokane baby boomer Chris Kaufman. Kaufman submitted the Easter essay in answer to our occasional …


Dementia steals mom a daughter once knew

Darlene Thain’s mom smacked her the other day. It was shocking, even for a woman who has dealt with nearly five years of her mother’s dementia. “It was really disheartening,” …


Oysters Rockefeller can help ease transition to new tradition

It’s often said eating a raw oyster is like kissing a mermaid, but I prefer to think of the experience as catching a perfect wave on a boogie board. It’s …


Rosa Parks’ Simple Act Changed History For African Americans

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Celebrating Black Heroes

“Ms. Roberta Greene portrays the success that I wish to accomplish as a black female leader,” essay contest winner Ariel Smith says. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Teaching Inspiration The Right Instructor Makes Learning More Than Fun

Kresha Frankhauser’s essay about LC’s John Hagney won first place in this year’s A Teacher to Remember contest. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review