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Monday, October 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Front Porch: Walter the junior tabby lives to entertain

Walter Scott, 15 months, takes his responsibilities seriously. When you’re the junior feline in the family and in charge of entertainment, mischief and cuddles, it’s a full-time job and then some. Knowing that, Thor, the senior tabby in the clan, keeps a scornful eye on him.
Opinion >  Column

Gardening: Get late-fall chores done before freezing arrives

Two weeks ago, we were basking in 70- and 80-degree weather. Sunday morning, we are predicted to have a low of around 20 degrees and a high of 36. Welcome to fall weather in the Inland Northwest. The weather service is forecasting a La Nina winter, which means it will be colder and wetter than average.
News >  Home and garden

Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Burn ban lifted but burning yard waste, construction debris, trash continues to be illegal

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

Local fire departments, including the Spokane Valley Fire Department, on Monday lifted the burn ban that has been in effect for weeks due to the reduced risk of fire. That means people can again roast marshmallows over backyard fires and make s’mores. Burning trash, yard waste and construction debris, however, continues to be illegal.
News >  Spokane

Federal, local law enforcement warn of surge in illicit opioid trade in Spokane

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 21, 2020

Fentanly seizures in Eastern Washington have increased nearly 200% this year, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Pills are being sold on Spokane's streets with lethal dosages of the synthetic opioid that follow prescription painkillers and heroin as the next major, dangerous obstacle in the nation's effort to reduce overdose deaths. 

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