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Spin Control: A Yankee Doodle trivia quiz

On July Fourth, Spin Control gives its readers a chance to to prove they are Yankee Doodlest of dandies with its annual Independence Day Trivia Quiz. Some are things everyone who bleeds red, white and blue should know, and a few things are, well, trivia. 
News >  Spokane

100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds pack Natatorium Park

The holiday itself was just dawning, but Spokane’s three-day holiday weekend was well underway. About 10,000 people crowded into Natatorium Park the day before, many of them seeking to cool down in the park’s pool from a heat wave.

News >  Spokane

Ongoing Latah Creek cleanup efforts receive $1.75 million boost from state

Latah Creek's pollution is due largely to agricultural runoff and soil erosion along its 60 miles stretching from west of Spokane down into north central Idaho. The Washington Ecology Department has issued a new round of funding intending to incentivize farmers to adopt methods that don't churn up the soil and stabilize creek beds.
News >  Pacific NW

Fireworks shows scheduled at George, Moses Lake

UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

MOSES LAKE – There are longstanding traditions around the Columbia Basin when it comes to July 4 – community celebrations, fireworks and people getting together. As the organizers of the George July 4 celebration put it, however, 2020 is a very different Fourth of July.

Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.