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Day of the Dead celebration set for Friday at Valley Hazen and Jaeger

A Spokane Hispanic group plans a Day of the Dead event Friday in the combined Aztec and Spanish tradition of honoring loved ones memory with music and mementos.

Front Porch: Some like it hot; notably for showers

They say you don’t appreciate what you have until you no longer have it.

Spokane Valley Councilman Ben Wick appointed seat on state freight board

Spokane Valley City Councilman Ben Wick was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board on Oct. 22.

Gardening: Planting amaryllis now and enjoy yule blooms, Pat Munts writes

The holiday season may seem to be a bit far off but now is the time to plant amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus so they will be ready for the holidays.

Free workshop for veterans will teach unique qualities of the cane

Veterans can learn self-defense skills with a cane on Nov. 9 during a free, 3

Education notebook:

Jodee Cahalan, a West Valley High School teacher and coach, has been inducted into the Washington State Dance and Drill Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She recently traveled to Bothell, …

Architect Warren Heylman will be honored at Spokane Preservation Advocates’ Historic Preservation Awards

Spokane Preservation Advocates is honoring prominent architect Warren Heylman with a legacy award next week at its fifth annual historic preservation awards ceremony.

Deer Park Library will celebrate 20th anniversary at location on Nov. 8

The Deer Park Library will celebrate its 20th anniversary in its current home with a special after-hours celebration on Thursday, Nov. 8, with live music and activities for kids.

Spokane area high schools gifted dozens of guitars, piano keyboards from Future Song Foundation

The music programs at four Spokane high schools got a boost recently with a donation of 80 guitars and 20 keyboards from the Future Song Foundation.

National Furniture closing after 58 years

While owner Mark Barnes said he underestimated what the growth of internet sales in the furniture industry would mean for the business, he doesn’t regret his years spent in the …

WSU student sues Pullman police for excessive force during arrest in restaurant

A Washington State University student is suing the Pullman Police Department alleging a pair of officers used excessive force while taking him into custody inside a Pullman Jack in the …

Major projects at stake as Spokane school bond heads to ballot next week

To everyone who will listen, Spokane Public Schools officials have spent the last few months talking about their hopes for the future. Those hopes are wrapped up in a $495 …

Cooper Champions encourage parents, dads included, to get involved at school

Cooper Champions, a group of volunteers who provide teachers with help in the classroom, are encouraging others to get involved.

Costs of I-1631 carbon fee up for debate

Cost of the proposed carbon fee in Initiative 1631 is subject to debate and dispute.

Israel battles measles outbreak as infant dies of disease

Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018.

100 years ago in Spokane: Longtime Chinese businessman feels pull of his homeland

Ah Yen, one of Spokane’s earliest and most prominent Chinese residents, announced that he was returning to his native town in China – at least for a while.

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Troops from Fairchild to be among those sent to border

Troops from Fairchild Air Force Base will be among those sent to the U.S.-Mexico border, a Fairchild spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The official did not say how many Fairchild troops would …

S. Korea’s Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “soon” visit Seoul.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Spokane PD captain named October’s national Officer of Month

Spokane Police Department Captain Tracie Meidl is traveling to Washington D.C. next year to be honored as the country’s chosen police officer for October 2018.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Man stabbed near North Central High

A man was attacked and stabbed in the torso near North Central High School at about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

At least one of Rep. Matt Shea’s campaign donors wants money back

The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea’s campaign this year but recently asked the …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Japan resumes work at disputed site for U.S. base relocation

Japan’s central government has resumed work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite local opposition.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Downtown Spokane heart sculptures to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House has partnered with STCU to install painted hearts throughout downtown to raise money for the charity.

Lime pulls some electric scooters from 3 California markets, citing fire danger

Lime has pulled about 2,000 of its electric rental scooters from the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe, saying a battery defect in one model could cause …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Isenberg pleads not guilty in Coeur d’Alene to stealing funds for affordable housing

A Coeur d’Alene woman, who remains under investigation for the suspicious death of her husband, made her first appearance Wednesday in federal court and pleaded not guilty to several charges …

UK-Canadian ‘grand committee’ seeks to question Zuckerberg

Parliamentary committees in Britain and Canada on Wednesday urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a joint hearing of international lawmakers examining fake news and the internet.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Former Freeman school district fundraising president under investigation for theft

The former president and treasurer of the Freeman school district’s nonprofit fundraising group is under investigation for first-degree theft after allegedly stealing more than $6,000 from the group’s bank account.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Jury acquits on kidnapping, is deadlocked on murder in Colby Vodder trial

After two days of deliberations a jury failed to reach a verdict against Colby Vodder, who was on trial for the 2015 killing of Bret Snow.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Annual Heritage Museum luncheon explores Spokane Valley history

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is holding its 15th Annual Heritage Program Luncheon Saturday, which will feature a presentation on Spokane Valley’s history. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum Director Jayne Singleton …