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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Monarch butterflies might vanish from Northwest summers

Children in the Northwest might not see the fluttering orange and black wings of a Monarch butterfly on a summer day a few decades from now.


Before summer ends, ease back into a school routine

It’s still summertime but mid-August introduces a ripe time for some back-to-school readiness. Children benefit from a slow return to structured routines, such as going back to an earlier and …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

U.S. colleges help foreign students wary of traveling home

Adelphi University is among a number of U.S. schools that offered housing, employment or other help to accommodate international students who stayed because of the concern and uncertainty surrounding U.S. …


House Call: The bounty of summer in the Northwest

Warm weather for hiking and camping, light late into the evening that allows for more time outdoors after work for exercising or entertainment, and a region that produces a buffet …


UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

City places heavy trucks outside Hoopfest in new security move

In light of recent terror attacks involving vehicles mowing down pedestrians, Hoopfest has placed large trucks surrounding the festival this year as a protective measure.


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Steve Christilaw: Baseball makes summer best time of year

The official start of summer is here and boy is it a welcome sight.


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:19 a.m.

Summer vacation? Lots of Americans say they can’t afford it

Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won’t be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can’t afford it, according …


BBB Tip of Week: Ensure vacation rental scam doesn’t spoil summer fun

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Spokane schools to offer free summer meals to all children under 18

Spokane Public Schools will be offering free meals for children throughout the summer, according to a news release.


Hawaii, parts of Southeast, Southwest face summer wildfire risk

Forecasters say Hawaii and pockets of the Southeastern and Southwestern United States could face above-normal danger of significant wildfires this summer.


UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 5:41 p.m.

Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record

If you’re planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You’re going to have lots of company.


Charges filed after video showed a Washington mother cheering as her son was thrown off bridge

A man accused of throwing a 4-year-old boy 27 feet into the Wynoochee River in Washington state, and the mother who cheered on while it happened, are now facing reckless …


In the Garden: Choose flowers that can take the heat

Tough annuals and perennials add color to the garden in August.


Front Porch: Another summer speeding by

Apparently, I blinked and missed July. How can a month with 31 days just vanish? I feel like I’m in an alternate version of a John Lennon song; “So this …


Ammi Midstokke: A little planning helps make the most of summer

Every year when summer arrives, we have these grand plans of the epic adventures we will embark upon. There are mountains to be scaled, regions to be toured on bike, …


Weathercatch: June offers summer in reverse

June has zigzagged form record highs to freeze warnings.


Weathercatch: Heat comes early again this summer

There’s a saying around the Pacific Northwest that summer doesn’t really start until after the Fourth of July.


Rules of arrangements: Local experts help us build the perfect summer mixtape

Nearly every summer, I put together a new hour-long mix that typically stays in my car’s CD player for months and goes on to soundtrack the entire season.


Little League field, more planned at parks surrounding public pools

The Spokane County Parks Department will begin construction this summer at the Southside Aquatics Center, and secured funds for the northside pool, to add ball fields, paved paths and landscaping …


Hot, dry Spokane summer breaks records

It’s official. The three-month span from June 1 through Aug. 31 was the hottest and the driest summer on record in Spokane. The hot and dry conditions have caused extreme …


City ramps up security at Manito Park

Security guards now are patrolling Manito Park in response to a rash of property crimes, underage drinking and complaints from neighbors.


Company cancels 1,000-foot waterslide’s appearance in Spokane

Plans to set up a 1,000-foot waterslide that would have cooled thrill-seekers near Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this weekend were scuttled because of safety concerns. City officials confirmed Slide the …


After consumer complaints and safety concerns, ‘Slide the City’ cancels Spokane event

Plans to set up a 1,000-foot waterslide that would have cooled thrill-seekers near Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this weekend were scuttled because of safety concerns.


Steve Christilaw: Wistful childhood memories created, if given the chance

It’s hard not to feel envious of kids over the summer. The lazy, carefree summers we enjoyed as children stay with us, and it’s the memory of those summer days …


Small fire burning south of Spokane

A two to five acre fire is burning south of Spokane, near Valley Chapel Road. The fire is between two and five acres, said Department of Natural Resources spokesman Eric …


Summer car tough on stuff

The steering wheel is too hot to touch and the bag of gummy bears you left in the console has melted into a multicolored glob. The seat burns through your …


Summer car tough on stuff

The steering wheel is too hot to touch and the bag of gummy bears you left in the console has melted into a multicolored glob. The seat burns through your …


How to keep cool when the heat is on

Summertime, and the cooking is easy. Hot weather means cold, refreshing foods – bright, light and in season.


Doug Clark: Having a hot time in Spokane this summer, or is it just a shade slow?

Is your summer raging like a “Planet of the Apes” sequel? Or does it suck more than the Garbage Goat?


Grip on Sports: Nothing cool about chew

Wednesday: Do you remember your first time? I mean the first time you tried tobacco. I do. It wasn’t pretty. And it was my last. Tony Gywnn’s death, attributed to …