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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Genesis Prep Academy student challenges all comers to one-on-one, with shoes for kids at stake

Jake Peterson said ideas started going through his head for how he could help kids in need of shoes two weeks. He started a Facebook page for donations about a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews to appear at Spokane fundraiser for Tom Foley institute speaker series

Proceeds from the Oct. 5 dinner at the Riverside Place event center will go toward bringing speakers to Spokane on “tough or controversial issues,” according to the institute’s director, Cornell …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Summer solstice represents long-running support for Ferris student with tumor disease

The summer solstice is best known for being the longest day of the year and the first day of summer, but for the past eight years, it has also been …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Prison ombudsperson calls for jail reform during Center for Justice fundraiser

Speaking from experience, Riley Hewko said that many people charged with violent crimes often grew up with abuse and addiction, and jails do more harm to people who have already …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Climbers mourn Roskelley’s death, raise money for his family

A downtown Spokane event to support local climbing routes turned into an evening of remembrances Sunday as attendees raised money to support the family of Spokane climber Jess Roskelley, who …


From poem to plate: Get Lit’s newest addition pairs poetry with a 12-course meal

The Four Seasons dinner is a fundraiser and new addition to the Get Lit line up.


In brief: Culinary arts champion Mt. Spokane to recreate its state-winning menu

The Mt. Spokane culinary arts team will recreate its state ProStart Invitational-winning menu for a 100 guests.


African Children’s Choir visiting Spokane and performing new music

African Children’s Choir returns to Spokane to perform songs from their newest album “Just As I Am.”


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence to appear for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in downtown Spokane on Tuesday

The vice president, a former colleague of McMorris Rodgers in the U.S. House of Representatives, will speak at an afternoon fundraiser at the Spokane Convention Center. Tickets to the event …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Mike Pence stump speech for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tentatively scheduled for early October in Spokane

The list of top Republicans coming to Spokane to stump for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers this fall will include Vice President Mike Pence.


Kellyanne Conway will appear at Spokane fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

One of President Donald Trump’s top surrogates is scheduled to stump for the congresswoman Friday at a campaign fundraiser.


Caring for furry friends

The family hit hard times and was unable to pay for surgery Cooper needed for torn ligaments. Ammons, a committee member with the foundation, took Cooper on and raised the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Former Spokane Chiefs great Ray Whitney wins fifth annual Showcase celebrity golf tournament

Ex-NFL stars dotted the celebrity lineup, but for the third straight year, an ex-NHL sensation took home the tournament’s plaid jacket.


Money was raised. Then stolen. And now, even more is flowing in for stabbing victims.

Three days after theft of a fundraiser for Boise stabbing victims, the generous and the outraged who came in off the street (literally) to make up the loss have helped …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

The Showcase golf fundraiser at Coeur d’Alene Resort returns with long list of celebrities

The Showcase officially turns five years old next week and the celebrity-driven cancer fundraiser has grown up in a hurry. The event is back with another impressive list of celebrities, …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman will speak at fundraiser in Spokane

The Washington Policy Center, which last year brought Brexit architect Nigel Farage to Spokane, will host a former Democrat at its fundraiser this fall. Sen. Joe Lieberman, who ran for …


Rain doesn’t dampen patriotic spirit: Patriot Tour comes to Lewiston as part of a journey to raise money for veterans and their families

The rain did little to deter patriotic riders on a mission to raise money for veterans by proudly displaying an American flag on a 110-day tour across the nation’s 48 …


A yacht, cocaine, prostitutes: Winery partly owned by Rep. Devin Nunes sued after fundraiser event

In 2015, Alene Anase was asked by her employer Alpha Omega Winery to serve guests as part of a charity cruise on the San Francisco Bay. But what she expected …


Turning lemons into lunches: Hayden 7-year-old raises $23,000 to buy lunch for students

On the side of a street in front of her parents’ house in Hayden, 7-year-old Amiah Van Hill opened a lemonade stand. But she didn’t want to keep the money …


L.R. Montgomery captures the Dishman Hills with Dodson’s show

Montgomery, a noted plein air painter who spends a lot of time creating art in the Dishman Hills, will donate 20 percent of painting sales during the March exhibit to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

West Valley High band director surprises Indiana drill team with brand new musical equipment

West Valley High School band director Jim Loucks makes good on promise to present new band equipment to an Indiana drill team that captured his heart over a year ago …


Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio share love at Haiti fundraiser

Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio used the eighth annual benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization to publicly praise each other’s philanthropic work.


Barbeque hauls in donations for church shooting victims

The line of cars already stretched for miles before noon when Gage Laubach and his two friends approached a tiny church outside San Antonio where they heard a barbecue was …


KSPS celebrates painter Bob Ross with birthday party, fundraiser

Ticket and alcohol sales from the Pinot’s Palette event go to the station.


Bridge to Brunch 5K will benefit cancer fund

Runners and walkers will be rewarded with brunch after several miles on Oct. 14.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

October soup sales will support Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital program

SPOKANE – A bowl of soup can feed a child’s soul during October. The Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital launched its annual fundraiser, Soup for the Soul, on Wednesday in support …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:16 p.m.

Spokane Valley Firefighters Local 876 collecting donations to purchase new coats for kids in need

The Spokane Valley Firefighters Union Local 876 was searching for ways to give back to the community. It found an opportunity with Operation Warm.


House Speaker Paul Ryan visits Idaho to fundraise for GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan made his first official visit to Idaho as sitting speaker.


Trump rakes in $10 million at first re-election fundraiser

President Donald Trump was whisked a few blocks from the White House to the Trump hotel on Wednesday night for his first re-election fundraiser, where he raised an estimated $10 …


Ben Affleck, Orlando Bloom among ‘Red Nose Day’ stars

Ben Affleck, Jack Black, Orlando Bloom, Paul Rudd and DJ Khaled are donning red noses to help kids as part of TV’s “Red Nose Day Special.”