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Spokane Arts announces Chris Cook will serve as city’s next poet laureate

Spokane Arts announced Wednesday that Chris Cook, who has published two books of poetry and has been an active member of the Spokane poetry community for decades, is the new …


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Things heat up at Spark Central with Kitchen Fires, a workshop and book project centered on food writing

Kate Lebo, Mark Anderson, Laura Read and Megan Cuilla will guide participants through the writing process. In the end, the pieces will be an anthology and cookbook.


Middle school students want new buildings to get kids excited about going to class

Brighter classrooms. More windows. Larger hallways. Study space. Middle school students ask officials to design new middle schools with kids in mind.


Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson, Spokane Arts launch Poetry at the Podium

Poetry at the Podium will give more than 30 poets a year the chance to read a poem at council meetings during the time set aside for “Words of Inspiration.”


Partnership between school’s Mark Anderson, city’s Rick Romero led to landmark school and library bonds

It probably won’t be a bestseller, but Mark Anderson and Rick Romero just wrote the book on local intergovernmental cooperation.


Operations and security upgrades dominate levy requests for area schools

The ballots already going out to voters are asking Spokane County residents to reduce the property taxes they give for schools. Sort of.


Spokane’s next poet laureate is Mark Anderson

The 29-year-old, who grew up in Mica, an unincorporated community between Spokane Valley and Freeman, founded Broken Mic, the long-running performance poetry open mic, held Wednesday nights at Neato Burrito …


In poetry and music, Chris Cook knows how to produce a solid rhythm

Professional yo-yo player. Longtime Spokane Symphony trumpeter. Foosball champion. Of all the titles that dot Chris Cook’s eclectic résumé, “poet” is the one he’s most proud of.


Guards in Spokane schools won’t be armed

A proposal to arm Spokane Public Schools resource officers has been scrapped.


3-Minute Mic brings lively literary energy

You’re encouraged to be relatively quiet in a bookstore, to browse and read silently without disturbing anybody. That’s not the case with 3-Minute Mic. On the first Friday of every …


Finch Elementary placed on state heritage register

John A. Finch Elementary School was placed on the Washington Heritage Register at a meeting of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation in Spokane last week. “We …


North Central’s balloon shop benefits buyers, sellers

At North Central High School’s balloon shop, Dreams Inflate, the student workers are bracing for the Halloween rush. Last year, Valentine’s Day was so busy they had to set up …


Poets engage in word war

Every year since 2004, slam poets from all over the country (and some from outside the United States) have convened for a weekend in some city to compete for the …


Schools, TV station consider cutting ties

Spokane Public Schools’ board voted unanimously Wednesday to begin negotiations with KSPS about the possibility of separating the public television station from the school district. If KSPS’ board – the …


Spokane Public Schools avoids further cuts

Spokane Public Schools’ budget situation for the 2012-’13 school year is better than it has been in almost a decade, meaning there will be no layoff notices or agonizing decisions …


Spokane schools officials’ pay frozen

Spokane Public Schools central administrators’ pay will remain unchanged for the 2012-’13 school year, district officials announced Monday. The decision comes as the district’s upcoming budget is being finalized.


Spokane Schools wants to charge for public records

OLYMPIA – Faced with a rapidly growing number of requests for public records, Spokane Public Schools wants to charge the public for the cost of locating and preparing those records. …


Campaign-limit trend shifts to smaller races

Campaign contributions for elected offices in state, county and city governments are limited to a maximum of $1,600. But smaller political races, such as school board, fire commissioner, park board …


Board votes unanimously to move Jefferson Elementary

After a year of analysis, traffic and home sale surveys and hundreds of public comments, the Spokane Public Schools board unanimously voted Wednesday to rebuild Jefferson Elementary School on the …


Rogers candidate for historic registers

When John R. Rogers High School was built in the early 1930s, the school board ordered old desks to be refinished and all of the new building materials to be …


District narrows Jefferson Elementary relocation to 2 sites

The options for relocation of Spokane’s Jefferson Elementary School have been narrowed to two – one east and one west, according to a recently released report prepared by Spokane Public …


Walla Walla Foundry helps sculptors bring imaginations to life

Heat emanating from molten metal poured at the Walla Walla Foundry makes a sweltering summer day seem cool. But the result of that 2,000-degree work is well worth the sweat.


Jefferson plans weighed

There was no escaping neighborhood opposition when Spokane Public Schools held an open house about the remodeling and possible relocation of Jefferson Elementary in the school’s gymnasium Tuesday evening. Poised …


Schools hope to stave off cuts

Early budget forecasts show Spokane Public Schools may be looking to fill a gap of more than $2 million next school year. But the district is hoping to stave off …