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UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018

Staying connected: Plugging in socially boosts well-being

Studies show that aging adults cope better when they remain engaged in their community.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

East Bremerton Rotary member gets 5 days in jail for sex with exchange student

A former East Bremerton Rotary member charged with carrying on a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old foreign exchange student has pleaded guilty and will spend five days in jail.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

Scarred by fire, Dao Nguyen overcame fears to advocate for the disabled and disfigured

As an infant, Dao Nguyen was burned and disfigured in an accident. Now, with a team of filmmakers in tow, Nguyen believes her story will change hearts and minds in …

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Longtime Rotary clubs in Spokane Valley will combine memberships July 1

Two Spokane Valley Rotary Clubs are merging to become one larger, leaner and more efficient organization. Spokane Valley East Rotary and Spokane Valley Rotary began talks about merging more than …

UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017

New autumn train excursion in NE Washington replaces popular ride halted last year

A new tourist train excursion in northeast Washington will begin this summer, taking riders along the Pend Oreille River from Newport to Usk.

Polio ambassador: ‘There really is a possibility that we could eradicate this disease’

Paralyzed by polio as an infant in India, Minda Dentler recently traveled to the country of her birth to advocate for childhood immunization and offer hope to survivors.

Spokane Valley Christmas tree stays aglow with volunteers

It’s that dreaded moment when you flip the switch to turn on the holiday lights and nothing happens. A group of dedicated Rotary Club of Spokane Valley volunteers worked for …

Prosecutor candidates promise fresh approach to criminal justice

Both candidates for Spokane County prosecutor promised change as they debated Thursday at a downtown candidate forum. The extent of those changes, and the person most qualified to make them, …

At debate, prosecutor candidates promise to be different than Tucker

Both candidates for Spokane County Prosecutor promised change as they debated Thursday at a downtown candidate forum. The extent of those changes, and the person most qualified to make them, …

Rogers students clean up Hillyard cemetery

It’s the little cemetery that refuses to die. Hillyard Evergreen Cemetery has been put up for sale as prime industrial land, abandoned by its owners and caretakers, and altogether led …

Club spearheads push to help pay swim fees

The Hillyard Lions Club issued a challenge to all other local Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs Monday morning: The club donated $500 to the Spokane Parks Foundation Make a Splash …

Couple’s nonprofit work benefits Kenyan children

When Paul and Connie Zimmerman were tourists in Kenya, they quickly fell in love with the country and its people. Just about as quickly they discovered incredible poverty and a …

Volunteers, Green Bluff farms join to help feed the hungry

The signs said “closed” at most Green Bluff farms, but the parking lots were filled with cars and buses as almost 400 volunteers descended for the final pick of the …

Clubs perform public services that enhance their communities

The day before his presidential inauguration, Barack Obama celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by engaging in acts of service. The president-elect called on all to honor King by following …

Patrice Lynn

Patrice Lynn knew Spokane was home when she discovered her namesake was born here. The day she arrived, Patrice chatted with a woman at church. When Patrice told the woman …

Relief Starts With No New Tax

Hmmm. On the surface, a recreation tax proposal floated by Kootenai County commissioners last week doesn’t seem like much money - 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. That’s only …