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County library, CCS team up to offer GED program

Jerry Kane, 61, has two big regrets. One, that he didn’t serve in the military, and two, that he didn’t graduate from high school.


Goodwill donation drive will benefit military veterans recovering from homelessness

Spokane-area Goodwill locations are seeking donations of new household items for military veterans recovering from periods of homelessness. The donation drive is one of several initiatives to help local veterans …


SCRAPS offering discount adoptions to curb ‘frightening’ number of homeless cats

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Agency says it took in a “frightening” number of cats last weekend – 87 more felines in need of a new home.


Wood stove grant applications due by May 10

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has been helping residents replace older, polluting stoves with newer, efficient ones.


Nominate Cheney resident to receive free yardwork

Cheney is seeking nominations of elderly or disabled residents to receive free spring cleaning yard work.


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

Love Story: Picture perfect: All it took was a photograph to launch their love

Seven decades later, Donn Thompson still carries that photo in his wallet, and Wednesday he and his bride celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.


Residents can weigh in on Bigelow Gulch Road project

County officials will be at the meeting this evening from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Fire Station No. 94 at Bigelow Gulch and Jensen roads.


Weathercatch: Why it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad winter

Never mind that March was among the wettest on record for the Inland Northwest. Our miserable winter is what still stands out. Just talking about it elicits grimaces and head …


Food for Fines: Pay your library fine with food during National Library Week

The Spokane County Library District will be accepting food donations for Second Harvest in lieu of fines April 9-15.


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017

WSU, EWU students get support for innovative research

Students from Eastern Washington’s two public universities are scoring recognition – and funding – for research on a wide range of topics.


Cross country races out of the gate

Fall cross country roundup.


Canterbury Bluff back before county hearing examiner

The controversial Canterbury Bluff subdivision in northern Spokane County has gone back before the county hearing examiner with a revised plan to increase undeveloped space around a wetland on the …


Retired dentist documents symbolism in his church’s Balazs artworks

A retired North Spokane dentist doesn’t want to lose the historical significance of the prominent artwork in the church that he has attended for more than a half century.


East Valley looks forward to home opener against Post Falls

It was cool for start of the third week of the high school football season, the kind of afternoon that makes a hoodie functional as well as fashionable. The East …


Powder puff game alive at Central Valley

Girls smearing on eye black and boys in cheerleader skirts are part of a long-standing homecoming tradition at Central Valley High School. The powder puff game “is the way to …


Collaborating on reality

Brooke Kiener, assistant professor of theater at Whitworth University, has worked off and on for eight years to stage an original play titled “Wizdom: Making Dollars and Sense.” It will …


Your Voices

Q: Five people enjoying a cup of coffee on a chilly fall afternoon on the North Side were asked: “How do you honor our veterans?”


High Five: Scotties logo wins best crest contest

Local soccer club Spokane Scotties entered a contest for the best soccer crest in Washington and after more than 5,200 votes, the Scotties are champs!


In brief: Shrine Circus coming to mall

SPOKANE VALLEY – The El Katif Shrine Circus will be at the Spokane Valley Mall today through Sunday and will include the Liberty horses, the Wheel of Thrills, clowns and …


Once homeless residents to plead for safety net

At a time when both the U.S. Congress and the Washington Legislature are discussing scaling back social services to help reduce deficits, a group of formerly homeless Spokane residents and …


Patriotism rang true on parade route

Editor’s note: This Front Porch column was incomplete in some editions of Thursday’s Voices. When I received an invitation to appear in this year’s Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, I had …


Mt. Spokane, Mead, Rogers grab early leads

Baseball: Final month of the regular Greater Spokane League baseball season began Tuesday, and the week through next Tuesday promises to answer some questions. So far, the league is going …