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UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Principals assemble new playground at Adams Elementary

More than 100 principals in town for the annual National Association of Elementary School Principals pre-K-8 conference descended Tuesday on Adams Elementary on Spokane’s South Hill to install a new …


Spokane’s playgrounds are nearing the end of their life cycle, but new designs are on the horizon

A voter-approved bond in 1998 paid to remake about half of the city of Spokane’s playgrounds. Nearly all of them are still entertaining kids.


100 years ago in Spokane: U.S. marshal seeks permission to hang murderer from scaffolding on roof of downtown post office

The U.S. marshal in Spokane raised an alarming possibility: a hanging on Riverside Avenue. Marshal James E. McGovern confirmed that he had applied for permission to build a scaffold on …


Swing sets becoming scarce on school playgrounds

Swings, once the emblem of school playgrounds, are slowly disappearing, with only two swing sets remaining in Washington’s second-largest school district. Students at Hamblen Elementary School frequently ask Shelley Redinger, …


Experts offer advice on keeping kids safe this summer

It’s summertime, at last. Inland Northwest pools, water parks and playgrounds are open. Pools and parks are busier than ever this year, thanks to economy-induced “staycations” and the opening of …