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s back-to-school season rounds the calendar again, it’s time to check up on Idaho’s bad boy, Tom Luna, who has a talent for dropping bombshells and offending the wrong people — legislators, teachers, parents. He’s Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, and schools are his business. Luna’s been in the headlines again in recent weeks for signing a $2.1-million-per-year, five-to15-year contract with a Nashville, Tenn., company to supply wireless Internet connections to Idaho’s high schools. Following his usual mode of operation, Luna forged ahead with arrangements for the contract without including the major players in the decision. Alert Spokesman-Review reporter Betsy Russell broke the story, which was news to Gov. Butch Otter, the superintendents of Idaho’s school districts, and members of the Joint Finance and Appropriations (JFAC) Committee of the Idaho Legislature. The co-chairman of JFAC, Sen. Dean Cameron, did not appreciate Luna’s act-now, ask-later approach. Sen. Cameron is quoted in the Spokesman-Review as saying Luna’s finagling “perhaps borders on a lack of honesty.”


he Legislature had appropriated $2.25 million of one-time (one year) money for Internet connections, presumably to be administered by local school districts. Meanwhile, Education Networks of America, the company awarded the contract, has contributed at least $6,000 to Luna’s political campaigns, and several of the company’s leaders have close personal ties to Luna. An informal poll by the Idaho Press-Tribune revealed that Idahoans were more offended by the contract going to a campaign donor and the appearance of a sweetheart deal than by the choice of an out-of-state bidder. We should note that Coeur d’Alene School District #271 and Lakeland School District #272 have decided to stick with their current Internet provider, Post Falls-based Ednetics, which was bypassed in Luna’s process. It is difficult to know whether Luna’s motives are devious or if he is just a habitual bungler — an Inspector Clouseau of sorts, stumbling his way from one pratfall to the next. Turns out Luna’s department had the wrong number of schools eligible for Wi-Fi, so the $2.1 million figure has absolutely no connection with the number of schools to be connected. I personally suspect Tom Luna believes the ideas he promotes are sound and worth fighting for. I just don’t agree with him. I question that he has the knowledge and experience the job requires. He definitely has earned an “F” in working together with colleagues to get things done. But that’s my opinion. Let me remind you of a little Tom Luna history, and you can draw your own conclusions.

Before he took up schools, Tom Luna dropped out of college, had a family and joined a truck scale business, which he still owns. His knowledge of the education world was acquired as a member of Nampa’s school board for eight years. Luna resigned from the Nampa school board in September 2001 and announced his intention to run for the state superintendent job. Then he did what any aspiring politician would do: He got his credentials in order. Idaho state law requires the superintendent to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Luna completed his work for a B.A. by taking online courses from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey, which advertises, “Finish your degree anytime, anywhere. The only time you need to be on campus is for commencement.” Luna learned more about the so-called school reform movement while working in D.C. for the U.S. Department of Education under Education Secretary Rod Paige, during the middle years of the George W. Bush administration. There, his belief in the merit of charter schools and tax credits for private schools was reinforced. Elected in 2006, Luna introduced the soonto-be-infamous Luna laws, which called for limiting collective bargaining for teachers, supplying laptop computers to all high school students and requiring students to take online courses. Fortunately, teachers and parents resorted to the initiative process and gathered the required signatures on petitions to put the measures on the 2012 general election ballot. Voters emphatically rejected the Luna laws. The vote was a triumph for the state’s teachers, who had not been consulted in the Luna laws’ formation and were targeted for a big-time put-down by the laws. Unfortunately in the 2013 legislative session, Luna and his associates acted as if the people’s vote didn’t matter and attempted to re-establish parts of the Luna laws that had been rejected so soundly at the ballot box.


una’s favorability rating keeps heading south, yet he states emphatically that he will run for re-election in 2014. I am inclined to agree with State Sen. Branden Durst, a Democrat from Boise, who has written that Luna won’t run for re-election, as he has designed a winning exit strategy. Luna has established a strong reputation in the rapidly expanding for-profit education industry. He can finish off his career with a lucrative corporate job — once again taking advantage of the taxpayer dollars for education that are flowing in everincreasing amounts into private companies. n

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Leveling the Field by ted s. mcGregor jr.


h, football is back. My Washington Huskies will line up at the newly renovated Husky Stadium Saturday against Boise State, while the Cougs and Eags get a shot at earlyseason upsets. Over on the pro side, local fave Jeff Tuel looks to be the starter at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills after going undrafted out of WSU. That’ll be fun to watch. But it’s not a guilt-free entertainment. The NFL is dealing with a plague of concussions. Author Malcolm Gladwell has said football is a savage sport that no one will watch in a generation if nothing changes. And more than half of NFL players surveyed told the Washington Post they would not let their own kids play football. To its credit, the NFL sees the crisis unfolding and is working with experts to reduce the number and severity of injuries. But while pro football is pure entertainment, college football claims to be more than that — enriching to the players who get a college degree and a jump-start on a better life, they say. It is enriching — but to whom? Certainly college football has become a huge moneymaker for a lot of schools. That’s why the citizens of Alabama pay head coach Nick Saban more than $5 million in annual salary. It’s why the University of Oregon just unveiled a $68 million Football Performance Center, dubbed the Death Star by rivals. Even my school’s stadium cost $280 million to renovate — boosters claim it was privately funded, but critics say plenty of public money is in there, too. College football is addicted to cash, which is why the case of Johnny “Football” Manziel has struck such a nerve. Here’s a 20-year-old, who has made his school and coach millions via his arm and legs, set to be banned for getting paid to sign autographs. It’s true, he broke the rules. But this is the 21st century, and the rules seem more archaic by the year — like articles of indentured servitude that only survive because the NCAA is allowed to play judge, jury and executioner inside its protected kingdom. I agree with the growing number of athletic directors who say they would like to pay players enough to keep temptation away — money that they deserve. (Manziel’s family is oil-money rich, so that was never an issue for him, but it is for the many student-athletes raised in poverty.) Alabama, Oregon and Washington are all state schools. Don’t we the people, via our elected officials, have some say over how student-athletes are treated? The issues are complicated and bear more study, but in the end, college football will not change by itself. That leaves it to the fans (and taxpayers), who may have to take a break between cheers to think about the sport they love. n

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meeting, Woolstenhulme recommended tabling a decision on the mascot until further notice. The Redskin debate has been one of the hottest in a simmering slew of issues in recent years. It’s what happens when one of the most conservative communities in the West gets discovered by outdoor enthusiasts and retirees, some of them liberal thinkers from different parts of the country. Most of us here live together in relative harmony. But just when I think it’s not that bad, a truck pulls up next to me while I’m dropping off my 11-year-old daughter at her 4-H archery club, and a small, freckled boy hops out of a side door whose window has a bumper sticker that says “Gorpers Suck.” For those not in the know, a gorper refers to an environmentalist, or perhaps a hiker or biker. When does someone’s freedom of speech infringe on another person’s well-being? When is it just plain mean and mindless to insult people you don’t know? I have the utmost reverence for the past and its cherished symbols, but it’s time to move forward. I believe Woolstenhulme’s decision was a good-faith attempt to accept and understand another culture and set rules for effective and non-threatening communications. Now it’s up to “us” and “them” and everyone in between to decide whether united we’ll stand, or divided we’ll fall. n Sue Muncaster is a freelance writer, coach, food activist and adventurous mom. A version of this essay first appeared in High Country News (

John F Teters: It’s getting better, but need to stop using Native Americans as Mascots — we are still alive and well, stop treating us as possessions. Elaine Gerard: Minorities are becoming more proactive on their own behalf. Theresa Anne Monter: We need to stop assuming that every crime involving people of two separate races is automatically a hate crime unless proven otherwise. All this does is cause unnecessary political unrest and a divide, instead of unity. Bill Toney: People haven’t changed all that much. People still react based on tribal affiliation as opposed to reason when it comes to news of violence. Stanley Peterson: I still see that very much whites generally hang out with whites and the same goes for blacks. We are divided not only racially, but monetarily, socially and educationally. A black family moving into a white neighborhood generally has to deal with all the sidelong judgmental glances of those around them — same goes for a white family moving into a black neighborhood. There is a general distrust for one another that hasn’t been addressed. Brie Edwards: We still have a long way to go. I have witnessed many incidents of racism locally that were very out in the open. ... Check the comments on any news story online and see the comments made that are full of racist bile. We have made some improvements since the March on Washington, but we still have quite a long way to go. Patrick McClenahan: Tolerance, and coexistence need to be taught at a young age, and practiced through old age. n


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ew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie withdrew from consideration as a presidential candidate this week after becoming embroiled in what a leading Republican strategist called “a career-ending empathy scandal.” After signing a law barring licensed therapists from engaging in so-called gay conversion therapy earlier this month, Christie stunned his fellow Republicans by seemingly expressing compassion for gay children. “Showing empathy for gays or children would have been bad enough,” says Republican strategist Harland Dorrinson, one of many party leaders who called for Christie to withdraw. “But empathy for gay children is a flat-out betrayal.” In a brief statement to reporters, Christie expressed remorse for what he called “my unfortunate and ill-considered display of understanding for people different from myself,” and urged the people of New Jersey to remember “my

strong record of cutting funds for schools and the elderly.” While Christie might try to regain his fellow Republicans’ trust by vetoing more assault-rifle bans, GOP strategist Tracy Klugian says that the governor does not deserve another chance, citing his “dangerous flirtations with compassion” in the past. “After Hurricane Sandy, Chris Christie worried a lot of us with his recklessly sensitive behavior,” says Klugian. “But we really thought he had put this problem behind him.” Christie’s latest empathy scandal has left Klugian, shaking his head: “It’s sad to see such a promising career end this way. But maybe this will force him to get the help he needs.” n For more fake news from Andy Borowitz, visit

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Forecast: Collusion W by jim hightower

ith its merger taking off, American Airlines’ swashbuckling PR slogan proclaimed: “Two great airlines, one great future!” That wasn’t about its present attempt to merge with US Airways, but about its 2001 takeover of TWA. Since then, American’s honchos have relentlessly cut flights, jacked up fees, fired thousands of excellent employees, turned flying into a misery and plunged the high-flying corporation into bankruptcy. Some “great future!” Now American wants to take the same route by hooking up with US Airways, again proclaiming that the combination will be “great.” But for whom? Not for passengers. In July, Consumer Reports revealed that American and US Airways were tied for ninth worst out of 11 big airlines in a survey of customer satisfaction. Two bad performers won’t add up to one good one. Indeed, the combined entity looks to be so bad for the flying public that even the toothless antitrust “watchdogs” of the Justice Department are at least barking at this merger, having filed suit to

block it. If the two join, only four giants would control nearly 90 percent of U.S. flights. Well, snap back the oligopolists, that’s just how the free market works. Yeah — as in free to gouge. From its earliest days, this industry has been heavily subsidized and protected, and the last thing its bureaucratic profiteers want is actually having to compete. They haven’t become giants by being agile competitors for customer loyalty, but by dividing up the market, colluding on price hikes, cutting amenities and slashing service. Their only area of real competition is in the annual race to see which airline CEO gets the fattest paycheck. If this merger goes through, get ready for the Big Four to merge into two, and then the two will become one — all in the name of free market “competition.” n For more from America’s populist, check out



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Judgment Day A court ruling and changes to the initiative process raise questions about the people’s right to petition BY HEIDI GROOVER


nlookers kept whispering, “It looks like a wedding,” with each family on one side of the aisle. On the left, in dark colors and suit jackets, were lawmakers and business advocates. Across the aisle, spilling into seats normally reserved for a jury, local activists in plain clothes braced for defeat. In the stuffy room at Spokane County Superior Court, the group watched a tepid legal back-and-forth that lasted barely longer than an hour, but, some say, was the latest in a series of blows

to citizen involvement in local government. “What you saw on Friday was one of several hammers used to pound us back into submission,” says Brad Read, board president of Envision Spokane, one of two groups whose initiatives were blocked from the ballot last week. Envision’s Community Bill of Rights would expand neighborhood powers over development, workers’ rights and protections for the Spokane River. The second initia-

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tive, from Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution, would have outlawed corporate contributions to local campaigns and mandated that any conversations between elected officials and employees of corporations happen in public meetings — with criminal punishments for those in violation. The challenge to the initiatives came from a coalition of county leaders, City Council members Steve Salvatori, Mike Allen and Nancy McLaughlin, and business interests, including Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Downtown Spokane Partnership and the Spokane Home Builders Association. In a motion filed with the court, the group’s attorney, Rob Maguire, wrote that the initiatives attempted to “usurp authority delegated exclusively to local and county legislative authorities; and/or criminalize constitutionally protected speech.” Last week, the judge agreed. Barring a successful appeal from either group (SMAC says it won’t try; Envision will), the measures won’t appear on the November ballot. Attorneys from Envision and SMAC fought to distinguish their initiatives, though the challenge tied the two together in ways they weren’t during signature gather...continued on next page



Spokane City Council Members Steve Salvatori, left, and Nancy McLaughlin both opposed the initiatives.

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ing or early campaigning. Envision’s Michael Whipple told Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno his clients were “bringing up issues that would not be heard otherwise” and warned of “disastrous” results if she blocked them from the ballot. Challenges like this, he argued, should come after the election when new laws have actually been created, instead of as part of speculation before a vote. Terry Sawyer, representing SMAC, argued his clients’ measure was within the scope of city power because cities can, and have, set their own campaign spending caps, and have the right to use time and place restrictions on free speech. “If you can do some, you can do more,” Sawyer said. “If you can do more, you can do all.” But the judge’s focus was narrow. Moreno told the sponsors she admired their advocacy, but believed they were overstepping their bounds. She said the measures exceeded city initiative powers by attempting to regulate areas, like the environment, already governed by state and federal law, or restricting First Amendment rights by limiting speech and campaign contributions, which the Supreme Court has protected. Precedents for the case are mixed. Both sides cited cases in Washington where governments or corporations challenged citizen initiatives to keep them off the ballot. In Philadelphia II v. Gregoire, the Washington Supreme Court used a twoprong test to determine that a measure which would have established a federal initiative system and “world meeting where representatives from participating countries will discuss global issues” exceeded the scope of state initiative power. To be valid, the court wrote, the initiative “must be legislative in nature and enact a law that is within the state’s power to enact.” But in that case and later in Coppernoll v. Reed, the court said it could not rule on the constitutionality of a proposed initiative (in that case, one that would have restricted claims for negligent health care). So the

fine line falls between a court interpreting scope and judging constitutionality.

Open Hostilities

In another hearing on the local initiatives last month, as proponents argued voters should be able to voice their opinions even if the measures would be found illegal or unconstitutional in a post-election challenge, Maguire shot back. “The ballot is not about sending messages,” he said. “It’s about enacting laws.” In Spokane, some say, that may be especially true. Changes to the local initiative process over the past two years have added city attorneys and a hearing examiner to the citizen-led process, causing some to predict a chilling effect on future initiatives. “I’m unaware, really, of a city with more apparent hostility to initiatives than Spokane,” says local attorney Breean Beggs, who represented the group No-Coal Bellingham in a case concerning a Community Bill of Rights there, which would have outlawed any corporation from transporting coal through the city and was blocked by a judge after the city and BNSF Railway Co. sued. Beggs says last week’s ruling won’t amount to a precedent for future initiative challenges in Spokane unless the decision is upheld on appeal, but could add to a perception of hostility. The stripped-down direct democracy of the initiative process is a point of pride in Washington, one of the first states to adopt it and one that has since been a testing site for new laws, attracting national money and interest. In Spokane and other chartered cities across the state, citizens are given initiative power at the local level in which, if enough of their fellow citizens agree, they can address their frustration with their elected representation at the ballot box. Before last spring, initiative sponsors in Spokane had two choices for filing their ballot measures: file directly — turn the initiative in to

the city and start collecting signatures — or ask the city attorney’s office for help drafting the measure to be sure it was legal, says Spokane City Council legal counsel Mike Piccolo. In a move first proposed after Envision’s initial attempt at the Community Bill of Rights and finally passed last year, the City Council got rid of the first option. (This year, Envision and SMAC filed before the new rules took effect, so it’s yet to be seen exactly how the new rules will play out.) Today, as a result of the rule changes, the city attorney writes ballot titles and summaries before proponents can start collecting signatures, and the city drafts a fiscal impact statement to estimate the law’s cost before the election. This year, the council tweaked the process again to task a hearing examiner — instead of the city attorney — with a legal review of each initiative. If the examiner finds an initiative illegal, the decision is made public, but proponents can still gather signatures. “My analysis of the changes is they are not game-changers,” Beggs says, “but behind them is a hostility to the citizens petitioning their government for change.” McLaughlin says the initial changes were a direct response to Envision. Before the group emerged, she says there was “no question” that if an initiative got enough signatures, qualified for the ballot and passed, the city would make it law. “Things changed with Envision’s first initiative,” she says. “The concern was this is creating new rights and taking away other people’s rights given at a much higher level [than city government]. We don’t think this is even legal.” Councilman Jon Snyder, along with every other councilmember, opposes both initiatives based on their content. But he didn’t support last year’s changes to the process or a city-led court challenge this year. “The problem is it’s become a gray area, where under the guise of trying to find out the validity, we grant the council and the city powers to stifle subjects or initiatives that they just don’t like,” he says. “That’s an area I don’t want to see us getting into.”

Unlikely Alliances

The fight over initiative power has forged some unlikely alliances. Conservative anti-tax activist Tim Eyman has testified and sent out mass emails in support of local initiatives, including Envision’s, despite his opposition to the laws they would actually create. At the state level, he’s pushing for Initiative 517, which would guarantee that any state or local initiative that gathers enough signatures would appear on the ballot. Since the ruling last week, Eyman, Salvatori and McLaughlin have been sparring in an email chain addressed to a list of local media. Eyman called the initiative process an “empty promise” if measures could be blocked from the ballot by “politicians and special interest groups.” “SMAC and Envision were not taken off the ballot to curtail citizen rights,” Salvatori shot back. “They were taken off because they would interfere with previously granted rights. And they were not found invalid by critics, power brokers or The Man, they were found to be beyond the scope of local initiative by a judge.” Ask initiative proponents and they’ll paint a picture of a broad power structure bent on suppressing citizen input. It’s a structure that includes politicians and courts, they say. So while they fought to keep their measures on the ballot, their reactions to the ruling are barely tinged with surprise. It’s just the way this system is set up, they say. It’s an irony that Envision’s Read acknowledges: using a system you believe is broken to try to bring change to the very same system. But he likens his group to abolitionists or women who fought for the right to vote, spending years fighting before succeeding. They’re not going away, he says. In fact, the challenge and loss may have brought more attention to both fights, and the groups are looking to capitalize on that. Envision will rally support under the banner of losing to the city’s elite, while SMAC members say they plan to focus on gathering signatures for a 2014 statewide initiative calling for a U.S. constitutional amendment limiting corporate campaign spending. “What we were doing locally, I believe, was trying to wake people up a little bit about how the public has become sidelined in our democratic process,” says SMAC member Pam Larratt. “Things just happen, and we go along with them.” n


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Delbert Benton, an 88-yearold World War II veteran, was beaten to death by two teens outside Eagles Lodge last Wednesday. When the two teens tried to rob Benton, according to police, he fought back, and the confrontation escalated. His death became a national source of outrage.


Early Friday morning, a 17-yearold allegedly stabbed a man in the back of the head with a butcher knife at the House of Charity, an overnight shelter for homeless men.


The U.S. claimed it has undeniable evidence that the Assad regime in Syria used chemical weapons against civilians. Early this week, the Obama administration was weighing military strikes.


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An armored vehicle from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office rolls onto the scene of a standoff Friday at the Double Eagle Pawn shop on East Sprague Avenue. Authorities say 26-year-old Jonathan Johnson entered the store, fired a shotgun and indicated he had a hostage. After two hours with hostage negotiators and SWAT on site, Johnson surrendered and police arrested him. No injuries were reported. It was the second standoff in just five days. Earlier that week, a suspected bank robbery near Fifth and Arthur resulted in a three-hour SWAT situation.




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Two men died in the Inland Northwest after being shot by police. Daniel Jones was shot by four Spokane police officers last Thursday outside the Salvation Army, when officials say he attempted to ram several police vehicles. Eric Johnston was shot last Sunday by a Coeur d’Alene police officer in an apartment near downtown Coeur d’Alene after a hit-and-run.


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Spokane to inspect Riverfront Park’s bridges. (Cost: $350,000); Plus, officers involved in last week’s fatal shooting are identified Bridge by Bridge

Moved by the collapse of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge earlier this year, Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder called for inspections of 11 BRIDGES in Riverfront Park, and this week he got his wish. The council unanimously voted Monday to spend $350,000 inspecting the bridges to determine which are structurally sound and how much upgrades would cost for those that aren’t. Snyder says some of the bridges, used primarily by bike and pedestrian traffic, haven’t been inspected since they were built for Expo ’74. While the city inspects most of its own bridges, Snyder says, this work will be done by an outside company because submerged or suspension bridges require inspectors to be under water or suspended on ropes to get close enough, and the city doesn’t have that capability. Parks Department Director Leroy Eadie told the council the inspections would help determine how much his department would ask for from voters in the next park bond. “I want our citizens to be confident of every single bridge they walk over in the city of Spokane,” Snyder says. “A bridge that hasn’t been inspected in 40 years is a bridge worth spending some money on.” — HEIDI GROOVER

Court Costs

After losing its latest court case over its unconstitutional abortion restrictions, the state of Idaho has now amassed more than $1 million in legal fees defending its ABORTION LAWS since 2000. Last week, according to the Associated Press, a U.S. district court judge ordered the state to pay more than $376,000 to attorneys representing Jennie Linn McCormack, an eastern Idaho woman who was arrested and charged with a felony for inducing her own abortion in 2010 because she couldn’t afford a doctor. Judge B. Lynn Winmill’s March ruling in the McCormack case struck down several Idaho abortion restrictions, including the state’s “fetal pain” law, which bans abortions after 20 weeks. Idaho was the first of 10 states to have its fetal pain law overturned by a federal court. Idaho won’t have to foot the bill immediately because other aspects of the McCormack case are still pending. Should the state lose, its fees will go up even higher to cover McCormack’s appellate costs. Bob Cooper, a spokesman for Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, told the AP that defending these cases is a “worthwhile expense” for anti-abortion advocates. — DEANNA PAN

Officers Named

Spokane Police Department officials this week released the names and work histories of four police officers who fired their weapons during the FATAL OFFICERINVOLVED SHOOTING of a hit-and-run suspect last Thursday outside the Salvation Army shelter. Investigators identified Lt. Kevin King, Officer Robert Collins, Officer Corey Lyons and Officer Send story ideas to Scott Lesser in the shooting. or pect Danny C. Jones, 40, died from call the tip line at multiple gunshot wounds after al(509) 325-0634 ext. 264 legedly ramming patrol cars in the parking lot outside the shelter. Police officials noted the officers have more than 50 years of combined experience and multiple service commendations. King has served the longest with 25 years on the force. The newest officer, Lesser, has spent three years on patrol. The shooting remains under investigation by the multi-agency Spokane Investigative Regional Response team, comprised of detectives from the Spokane Police Department, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol. — JACOB JONES

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How much will I have to pay? Monthly premiums for health insurance bought through the exchange will vary by age, geographic area and tobacco usage. Older people, for instance, can be charged three times as much as younger people, and smokers could face a 50 percent surcharge. There will be four tiers of plans available on the exchange, differing in cost and coverage. “Bronze” plans will have the lowest premiums, but the most out-of-pocket expenses; insurers will cover only 60 percent of medical costs. The three higher tiers — silver, gold and platinum — have progressively heftier premiums, but insurances companies will provide more coverage: 70 percent, 80 percent and 90 percent of medical bills, respectively. No matter which plan you choose, the law requires all insurance plans to cover 10 broad “essential health benefits” categories, including mental health treatment, maternity care, prescription drugs and hospitalizations. Under ACA, it’s illegal to deny patients coverage due to pre-existing conditions and charge women higher prices based on their gender. What if I can’t afford my monthly premium? If you purchase insurance from the exchange and your income is up to 400 percent of the poverty line (about $45,960 for an individual and $94,200 for a family of four), you can apply for a subsidy from the federal government to offset the cost of your premium. These premium subsidies are “advanceable tax credits,” Send comments to explains Sallie Sanford, an assistant law fessor at the University of Washington, “so they basically act as a discount,” meaning the money will be paid directly to the insurer. People with lower incomes will qualify for larger subsidies. You can estimate the size of your subsidy using the Kaiser Family Foundation’s interactive calculator (available at But if you’re poor, uninsured and live in Idaho, where the state Legislature has chosen not to expand Medicaid coverage, “you’re really in a pickle,” says Sanford. In states that haven’t expanded Medicaid, non-Medicaid-eligible people with incomes below the poverty line will not qualify for health insurance exchange subsidies. “Community health centers are an option for people who don’t have health insurance because they offer care on a slidingscale basis,” says Sanford.



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Viral Outrage The killing of a Spokane veteran becomes international news and sparks distorted political narratives BY JACOB JONES


acked shoulder to shoulder in a small conference room, reporters and TV crews scribbled notes and checked camera settings. Video feeds streamed out live, shutters snapped and tweets raced Monday morning as tragedy carried Spokane to the world stage. When Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub stepped to the podium, he emphasized a few select words for the national pundits, columnists and bloggers beyond the walls of that room. “I would like to make it very clear,” Straub says, “the motive for this attack was robbery. Race was not a factor.” In the week since local World War II veteran Delbert Belton was killed, Spokane has rallied around his family and his memory. Authorities have arrested two teenagers suspected in his death and charges have been filed for murder and robbery. But many racially charged social media comments and sensational online news sites have projected racial frustrations onto the two black teens suspected in the attack, propelling local grief into national outrage and distorting details to drum up public indignation. In response, Straub argues the focus of this tragedy should remain on the loss of a distinguished veteran and what society can do to prevent troubled young people from turning violent. This is

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mergency responders found Belton, an Delbert Belton 88-year-old survivor of the Battle of Okinawa, badly beaten and bleeding in the backseat of his car last Wednesday evening outside an Eagles Lodge in North Spokane. Robbed of his wallet and left for dead, Belton later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Piecing together surveillance videos and witness reports, investigators soon narrowed in on two teenage suspects caught on mul-

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Washington state’s urban growth restrictions have a hole big enough to drive entire developments through By Daniel Walters


ast month, Spokane County expanded its Urban Growth Area, firing a figurative starting pistol for a rush of suburban development into whole new areas of the county. While the expansion was about 2,000 acres smaller than the county’s initial plan, it led to legal challenges from groups like Futurewise and the Center for Justice. They argue that the expansion is not only more than a group of planners from municipalities all over the region recommended, it’s far more than the county’s land-quantity analysis, which found that not a single acre needed to be added to handle population increases over the next 18 years. County Commissioner Todd Mielke is confident the county will prevail in court and says there’s justification for every parcel. “There would have been a lawsuit no matter what we did,” Mielke says. If opponents are successful in their challenge, Spokane County could be forced to lop off big portions of its Urban Growth Area. But even then, they might be powerless to stop much of the new development from occurring. That’s what happened on Five Mile Prairie. In 2005, a Five Mile resident filed a petition before the Growth Management Hearings Board, challenging the addition of 229 acres on the mostly rural prairie to the Urban Growth Area. According to an InvestigateWest article, the expansion meant the difference between 22 houses in the area and more than 1,500. By 2006, the hearings board issued a decision calling the expansion clearly erroneous. But drive up to Five Mile Prairie today, and you can clearly see suburban developments sprawling outside the urban growth boundaries. Beside vast stretches of prairie grass, cul-de-sacs brim with spacious multi-story homes, driveway basketball hoops, manicured lawns, neighborhood watch signs and newly planted pine trees. “It normally takes around 120 to 180 days to get through the growth board process,” says John Roskelley, a former Growth Management Hearings Board member. Send comments to “During that time, kane County allows the developer to pull a permit.” Once the developer turns in a valid preapplication in Washington, they are officially “vested.” Once that happens, the land-use laws applying to the property are essentially frozen in time. Even if an appeal is won, even if the county has to shrink the urban growth area, even if the zoning is changed, the developments can still be built. Developers consider Washington’s vesting law extremely useful. “There needs to be some sort of predictability,” says Jan Himebaugh, government affairs director for the Building Industry


Association of Washington. “It continues to provide certainty and predictability to the builders, bankers and insurers, and, not to forget, the home buyer.” But to those worried about sprawl, it’s a problem. “Our land-use law has this loophole that allows any jurisdiction that wants to abuse it to do so,” says Rick Eichstaedt, executive director of the Center for Justice. Most other states have far more restrictive rules when it comes to vesting. “In Oregon, and a lot of other places, you not only have to have a complete application, you’ve got to have an approved application,”

“If they cared, the county could delay their approval. ... But they don’t care.” Eichstaedt says. “The justification in those states is that it avoids speculation.” On Friday, Aug. 30, the Center for Justice, Futurewise and several other groups have a hearing asking Spokane County Superior Court to grant them a stay, stopping properties from vesting until the appeal process is finished. “Honestly, I think it’s a bit of a long shot,” said Tim Trohimovich, the attorney with Futurewise. If the stay isn’t granted, it’s possible the Growth Management Hearings Board won’t hear the case until late into the winter. By then, many developments could be vested. Some already have. Last month, LNL Homes submitted its predevelopment paperwork for a 130-lot development in the expanded Urban Growth Area, one day after the expansion was officially adopted. The developer had a running start — it had been working for months to make sure the appropriate inspections were made and gathered the necessary signatures. “If they cared, the county could delay their approval [of properties] upon the conclusion of any appeal,” Eichstaedt says. “But they don’t care.” A recent letter from Sen. Andy Billig and State Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli encouraged Spokane County to delay the Urban Growth Area changes until after the appeals process. Thanks to a recently passed law, doing so could be an important step to make the county eligible for certain grants and loans. But Mielke dismisses the idea. “You’re the Legislature,” he says. “If you really don’t like the vesting process, change the law.” n

The Long Return Hydroplanes return to Coeur d’Alene this weekend, but it took 45 years to make that happen BY JO MILLER


hen he was elementary-school age, Mike Fitzsimmons was the envy of all the kids. Every day after school he spent time at a family friend’s Seattle boat shop learning to build a hydroplane, the Fascination. He’d ride his bike down to watch test runs on Lake Washington. And when the Gold Cup hydroplane race was in town, the north turn of the racecourse was right outside his bedroom window. That was during the early 1950s, when what had been an East Coast phenomenon from the beginning of the 20th century came to the Northwest. And as it did to so many Seattleites, the hydroplane-racing bug bit Fitzsimmons hard. “There were no Seahawks,” he says. “There were no Mariners. There was no Sonics basketball. University of Washington was still three up the middle and punt. So

this was the sport. And to live near the lake where these boats would come and spend about 10 days each summer was like Christmas.” The hydroplane fever spread east. Other communities began thinking about hosting races, and one of those was Coeur d’Alene. So in 1958, the city held the first Diamond Cup — a stop on the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane racing circuit — the beginning of a rich, albeit short, history between the city and the sport.


n the 1960s, Fitzsimmons attended the Diamond Cup as a crew member for the Fascination. By 1969, his interest in the sport burgeoned into a 44-year stretch of broadcasting hydroplane races across the country and researching Diamond Cup history. Now Fitzsimmons sits at a round table in the downtown Coeur d’Alene KXLY broadcast building where he

hosts his radio show, Newscope. Memorabilia dot the table where he thumbs through his acquired collection of Diamond Cup relics, including black-and-white photos of hydroplanes and their drivers, crew uniform patches, his own pit pass from 1966, and a picture of the famous boat Miss Spokane, a shovel-nosed “Queen of the Inland Empire.” “While Coeur d’Alene had no race boat, Spokane had a race boat and Coeur d’Alene had a race,” Fitzsimmons says. “So the Miss Spokane was the unofficial host boat of the first Diamond Cup.” The Spokane racing team got their boat by petitioning Bill Boeing Jr. (son of the Boeing Company founder) to sell them the duplicate of his boat, Miss Wahoo. But they had to fundraise to buy it, selling ownership certificates for a few dollars and 100-miles-per-hour-and-more rides in the boat. After racing from 1958 to 1961, the ...continued on next page



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team ran out of money and sold the boat. Eventually, the Diamond Cup fizzled, too. Money and volunteers ran dry. In 1968, Coeur d’Alene held the last Diamond Cup, and there it ended. Every five to 10 years or so another group tried to revive the races, says Diamond Cup President Doug Miller. But whether it was permit problems or lack of funding, it took until this Labor Day weekend for the races to return. “That’s how long it’s taken to get the permit process to pose a fully sanctioned H1 Unlimited race,” Miller says. But added dimensions contributed to the hiatus. The Coeur d’Alene Press reported on July 29, 1963 that the previous weekend was the “third successive year that disturbances have marred the night before the finals of the Diamond Cup races here.” Officers wore hardhats and gas masks and used tear gas, nightsticks and fire hoses to clear three blocks of Sherman Avenue. Rocks and bottles were thrown at officers and 80 people in a crowd estimated at 1,000 were taken into custody. In 1996, during one attempt to bring back the Diamond Cup, the public voted in favor of a ban on unlimited hydroplane racing within Coeur d’Alene city limits. Dixie Reid, then a city council member, received 200 phone calls from residents opposing the races and was the sole member of city council to declare her opposition to holding the

races again, according to a 1996 Spokesman-Review article. “My vote would have been that, because of my input from the people was that they didn’t want it,” Reid says over the phone, adding that people were angry over the prospect of being charged to go on public land, like Tubbs Hill, and still remembered the disturbances from the ’60s. Reid recalls the chaos on Sherman Avenue — alcohol-fueled fights and numerous arrests. Later, people wore T-shirts that read: “I survived the Coeur d’Alene riot.” But those were different times, she says. “The people doing [the race this year] are very passionate and that’s fine,” Reid says. “It may turn out to be a good community event.” The racecourse will be off Silver Beach — outside of city limits, therefore unaffected by the ban — on state park land, making it a non-alcohol family event, Miller says. Fitzsimmons, who will work the microphone at the races, says he hopes the Diamond Cup will again become a regular stop on the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane series. “It is a spectacular sport to witness,” he says. “The rooster tails, the speed, the color, the pageantry of it is the most photogenic sport I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen them for a long, long time.”  Diamond Cup • Aug. 30-Sept. 1 • Silver Beach • Lake Shore Drive, Coeur d’Alene • $12-$50 •



or some reason, American patriotic holidays go hand in hand with hot dogs, beer and lighting things on fire. Those looking to class up their Labor Day weekend might instead look into the Spokane Symphony, set to perform at Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park on Saturday and Comstock Park on Monday (Labor Day). For almost 30 years, the concerts have marked not only the end of summer but the kickoff of both school and the Symphony’s concert season. As many as 8,000 people have gathered to enjoy the music and company of their friends and family at Comstock Park. In 2010, it looked like the Symphony no longer had the funds to continue the Comstock concert tradition, but Sterling Bank stepped in with a three-year sponsorship that ends this year. The Friends of Pavillion Park continue to sponsor and support the Symphony concert in Liberty Lake. Led by musical director Eckart Preu, the Symphony will perform a variety of music, from imperative patriotic numbers like the “Star Spangled Banner” to jaunty show tunes and Tchaikovsky numbers. While both feature the same musical program, the Comstock concert also will have an Instrument Petting Zoo where kids can try out different instruments, as well as art displays in the Fall Arts Preview sponsored by the Spokane Folklore Society. These concerts may be the last outdoor cultural events in Spokane before the weather turns and our busy

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Lock and Reload In his second season, WSU’s Mike Leach looks to turn things around BY HOWIE STALWICK


ike Leach came to Washington State with a reputation for filling reporters’ notebooks with hilarious, off-the-wall (and sometimes scathing) quotes, and Leach did nothing to disappoint fans and the media in that regard last year during his first season with the Cougars. He was back at it again during a question-and-answer session with The Inlander. The colorful coach discussed everything from the Cougars’ prospects for 2013 to hunting in New Zealand to his in-laws’ reaction to his decision to give up a law career to become a football coach. INLANDER: You always seem to do something unusual in the off-season. How about this year? LEACH: I went hunting in New Zealand … I got a stag and a tahr … and I got to have dinner with the All Blacks coaches on their rugby team. I’m a big rugby fan. [Leach, who did not play college football, played club rugby at Brigham Young.] Not only is All Blacks confusing to most Americans — the team’s name has nothing to do with race — but what the heck is a stag and a tahr? A stag is kind of like a cross between a deer and an elk, with tangled antlers. A tahr is a Himalayan mountain goat. You’ve made it clear you expect the Cougars to be improved this year. Why are you so optimistic after a 3-9 season filled with turmoil? Most people are back. We’re a year older. We’ve had a really good off-season. We are a little bigger. I would say the chemistry and enthusiasm of the team is really strong.

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That was a problem last year. Why has that aspect of the team improved? Some of the guys who played last year have really stepped up in leadership roles. [Quarterback] Connor Halliday has done a great job stepping up in a leadership role. (Linebacker) Darryl Monroe has. (Safety) Deone Bucannon and (center) Elliott Bosch have. ...continued on next page


CULTURE | FOOTBALL “LOCK AND RELOAD,” CONTINUED... You drew criticism from some fans and media for your handling of a few matters last season. Would you change anything you did last year? Nah. Last season’s over. A lot of what we did last year has helped build us up this year. What is your biggest strength as a coach? Probably persistence.


What is your biggest weakness as a coach? Probably impatience. You’re not a morning person, but how long do you work some days? Sunday and Monday are the two longest. Monday during the season is probably something like 10 am to probably 1 to 3 am.

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You’re making plenty of money now ($2.25 million a year), but what did your in-laws initially think of your decision to give up law to coach part-time at Cal Poly for $3,000 a year? I don’t think they were real fired up. They thought their daughter had married an attorney.

We’d been broke for a while, and I think it made it pretty apparent we were going to be broke longer. Have you convinced the in-laws that your career change was a good idea? They’re big football fans now. It’s not like they weren’t supportive. There might have been about 10 years’ worth of eye rolls, and don’t think that didn’t come from my family to some extent, too. My dad hated attorneys, so he really didn’t have much problem with it. Do you think you’ll ever coach in the NFL? The NFL is kind of a different game … if you talk to most NFL players, their happiest time playing football was in college. I mean, they like the paychecks in the NFL, but they enjoyed playing in college more than the NFL. In the NFL, based on ownership, a lot of coaches don’t really have any say on the roster. I don’t think that’s a real healthy situation. I wouldn’t want to be part of a deal like that, so that eliminates about a third of the teams. 


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UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO VANDALS 2012 RECORD: 1-11, 1-5 WAC (6th place) KEY GAMES: at Washington State, at Florida State KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: WR Najee Lovett, DE Maxx Forde, DE Quinton Bradley TICKETS:

2013 SCHEDULE Aug. North Texas Sept. 7 Wyoming Sept. 14..................................Northern Illinois Sept. 21 .......................... at Washington State Sept. 28 .................................................Temple Oct. 5 ........................................... Fresno State Oct. 12 ................................. at Arkansas State Oct. 26 ........................................ at Mississippi Nov. 2 ............................................ Texas State Nov. 9 ........................................Old Dominion Nov. 23 ................................... at Florida State Nov. 30 .......................... at New Mexico State


t’s cliché to say a team has nowhere to go but up as their season approaches, but for the University of Idaho Vandals, that’s an absolute truth. Last year, the Vandals won just a single game and were only competitive in a couple of their 11 losses. They were playing with the knowledge that their conference, the Western Athletic Conference, was in its last year as a football league and that no other conference wanted to take them on. The university fired coach Robb Akey in the middle of October, leaving former WSU quarterback Jason Gesser, hardly a seasoned coach, to lead the Vandals. As if that wasn’t painful enough, their starting quarterback was kicked off the team for a failed drug test just a week later. If the roof of the Kibbie Dome, the smallest stadium in all of FBS football, caved in, no one would have been surprised at that point. But Idaho spent the offseason plugging some of these holes. First the university had to fill the coaching void. They did so by hiring Paul Petrino, brother of former NFL and Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino, who comes to the Vandals after serving as the offensive coordinator at Arkansas and brings an offensive-minded approach to the struggling team. He’s also trying to instill the sort of tough-nosed mindset needed to bring the Vandals out of the basement of college football. “We’ve been saying it since the day we got here. We’re trying to make the players believe we’re going to be what we call grinders — guys that work hard every day, get up and go to work and improve every single day,” says Petrino. Petrino already has found a bright spot during this summer’s preseason camp in redshirt freshman Chad Chalich, a Coeur d’Alene High School graduate who has emerged as a talented passer and leader. Petrino has stopped short of naming him the official starter, but expect him to be under center, and tossing some touchdown passes when Idaho heads to North Texas on Saturday. And that little we-don’t-have-a-conference problem? Check that off the list. In March, Idaho announced it had found a new home for 2014 in the Sun Belt Conference. This season the Vandals will compete as an independent, however, meaning they don’t have a conference and face far-off, challenging matchups at places like Florida State and Ole Miss. — MIKE BOOKEY





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n the north side of Spokane, there’s a different brand of football being played than you’ll find down on the Palouse. At Whitworth, there are no long bathroom lines, tickets are cheap ($10/general admission, $5/seniors and kids) and the football is very much entertaining, even if it is NCAA Division III competition. Coming off a seven-win season, the Pirates are again set to remain competitive in the strong Northwest Conference, which features two preseason top-25 teams in No. 4 Linfield and No. 13 Pacific Lutheran, both of which come to Whitworth’s Pine Bowl this year. Head coach John Tully, entering his 19th season at the helm of the Pirates’ ship, is looking forward to continuing his winning ways at Whitworth. “We have several key players back and we are bringing in one of our biggest and most talented group of new players in some time,” said Tully as preseason camp kicked off earlier this month. The Pirates graduated running back Ronnie Thomas, who led the NWC in rushing last year, but hope to fill the offensive void with a committee of other talented backs. Quarterback Bryan Peterson, entering his junior season, looks to improve on last season’s 1,762 passing yards and hopes to connect with a cast of mostly new receivers. The Pirates’ schedule might be one of their most significant advantages. They play six home games, three in succession to open the season. You’ve got plenty of chances to get up north and check out the Inland Northwest’s other football team. — MIKE BOOKEY



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n a Southern drawl, homeowner Richard Tennant reels off the long list of medical travails that put him on disability. “It’s pretty complex,” Tennant says. “Thirty stents, had a heart attack, had open heart surgery, 10 knee surgeries, two botched back surgeries, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.” Blame genetics, blame his parents, blame the string of car accidents he had during the ’70s. But whatever the causes for Tennant’s many medical woes, the fact remains: He can’t work. And despite her experience raising six kids, his wife hasn’t found a job either. “Housewives are just not considered viable employees,” Tennant says. So instead, they scrape by on his disability check, carefully choosing what to go without and which bills to pay. They still have their split-level house on Northwest Boulevard, left over from his wife’s divorce. But

during winter, their power bill soars. A $168 power bill can be devastating on a tiny budget. “What are we going to do?” Tennant recalls thinking. “Pay the electrical bill? Pay for food?” In some winters, they’ve put on long underwear and sweaters, shut off the heat in every room but the living room, and dialed down the thermostat. Yet the temperature in the house, he says, can only go so low before his “heart goes wacko.” Instead, for the past two or three years, Tennant and his wife have relied on energy assistance funds dispersed by the local nonprofit SNAP. Several times a year, low-income residents like Tennant have an opportunity to apply for the funds, which are automatically credited to their Avista account. “It’s been a godsend,” Tennant says. But the energy assistance program only serves about a third of the families who are eligible — and


this winter, 3,400 families will no longer receive SNAP’s energy assistance funding. The culprit is the sequester, that slew of intentionally unappealing budget cuts designed to punish Congress for failing to reach a better compromise. They’ve impacted both federal programs, like Head Start, and the array of nonprofits that receive federal funding. The Inland Northwest is no exception. With the sheer number of nonprofits in the area and their complicated funding streams, it’s difficult to fully assess the damage, but many, from Idaho’s Meals on Wheels program to Spokane’s NATIVE project, have been impacted. Volunteers of America saw a Health and Human Services grant cut by $20,000, directly impacting Alexandria’s House, a home for teenage mothers, and Flaherty House, transitional housing for young men. “You can’t cut staff, because you have to have 24-hour staff,” says Marilee Roloff, president of Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho. Instead, the organization has had to examine options like buying fewer groceries and turning down the ...continued on next page







“STILL SEQUESTERED,” CONTINUED... heat. The sequester’s cuts would have been easier to budget for, she says, had it not come in the middle of the year. Nadine Van Stone, director of Catholic Charities’ St. Margaret’s Shelter for homeless women and children, says that thanks to the sequester, the shelter is only receiving about 35 percent of the federal funding it did the year before. Starting July 1, the shelter had $50,000 less for the next six months. With shelters across the city seeing increased demand and growing wait lists, that lack of funding hurts. Lutheran Community Services Northwest lost $10,000 for its crime and sexual-assault victim advocacy service programs. “We had to make a tough choice,” says Erin Williams Hueter, director of advocacy and prevention. “What was

most important? Preventing crime or being available for victims coming forward? We had to choose to be there to help.” Ultimately, they laid off a staff member, and cut back on the amount of the sexual-assault prevention education they provided. Local agencies in charge of disbursing funds to nonprofits also were affected. Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, which covers five counties throughout the region, Learn how to help area nonprofits lost $150,000. That’s beginning on page 42. impacted a number of nonprofits, including the East Central Community Center’s adult day care program, Spokane Mental Health Elder Services, and the Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels Program. Aging and Long Term Care dipped into its reserves in order to blunt most of the impact, but that’s a one-time fix. If


the sequester hasn’t been overturned by next year, Inland Northwest nonprofits that deployed band-aid fixes will have even more cuts to make. For the people served by area nonprofits, things look uncertain as ever. “I’m just like, ‘What else can they cut?’” Tennant says. “They’re cutting people’s throats.” This November, he plans on applying for SNAP’s energy assistance again. He’ll call them and apply online, hoping he gets in. “I could complain all day long, but it’s not going to change the government’s opinion about what they’re doing to save money,” Tennant says. “You argue about it, and you complain about it, then you accept the fact that it’s happening. Then you’ve got to get a plan. As far as our plan, it’s up in the air.” 

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Voices for the Voiceless Local advocates fight for the rights of people with developmental disabilities BY DEANNA PAN


sk Greg Terhaar anything about Western civilization — the Peloponnesian Wars, the Congress of Vienna, both Roosevelt presidencies — and he will fill you in, passionately and articulately, on all the details. Ask him about the ancient Greek Spartans and he’ll tell you how they left their weak and crippled babies on a mountaintop to die. Ask him about America’s eugenics movement and he’ll tell you about its successor: Hitler’s “T4” experiments on mentally ill and disabled prisoners. “His cousin had a disability, and she went into a furnace,” he says. Ask him what it’s like to live with a developmental disability. “Whenever I go out alone in the city of Spokane I can sense people’s fear around me. They look at me like I’m a pile of crap or someone’s thing. ...They always think that we’re scum, but we’re not. We’re people too. We have our right,” he says, pounding a fist into his hand, “to life and liberty. “We have always been feared throughout history and even still.” Terhaar, 25, has Down syndrome, and besides history, politics is his favorite subject. As he explains it, historic policies inform modern politics. He’s traveled to Olympia and D.C. dozens of times, advocating on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities and neurological disorders, such as autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy, to change our treatment of people like him. While the disability rights movement has been successful in giving people with disabilities the same basic legal, civil and human rights as other U.S. citizens, many still cope with workplace segregation, institutionalized housing, limited educational opportunities, social prejudice and poorly funded government programs that were meant to help them. Goodwill Industries has recently come under fire for allowing its regional and local entities to pay disabled workers subminimum wages. “What do we value in America? We value strength, and ability and competitiveness — all of those things we think make a person great,” says Brian Holloway of the disability advocacy organization The Arc of Spokane. “There’s this moral conundrum: How do we deal with someone who does not fulfill the expectations of our culture? “I would hope that we would at least be able to embrace the possibility of seeing [that] someone who isn’t going to be the CEO of General Motors… still has something to contribute.”


ashington state spends more than $900 million annually for services for people with developmental disabilities, but the state’s Developmental Disabilities Administration remains woefully underfunded: Less than half of all eligible children and adults are getting the help they need from the state, with more than 15,000 people with developmental disabilities waiting, on average, three and a half years for services. Another 46,200 eligible individuals have never even asked for help, perhaps because, according to the state auditor, “they believe the wait list is too long or because they do not know how to apply.” “There really isn’t much that anyone can do if they’re not getting services from the state,” says Holloway. “What we can provide is support.” Spokane County is home to about 7,000 people with

Speech Therapist Jen Wells leads a word exercise with 2-year-old student Abygail at Spokane Guilds’ School. developmental disabilities, and The Arc of Spokane’s programs serve roughly half of them each year. Its largest program allows about 40 adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in Spokane with staff members to ensure their health and safety. Its second largest helps almost 90 individuals find work at local businesses like Safeway, Avista and Flamin’ Joe’s. A community center at its downtown headquarters is a safe space for people with disabilities to make friends, do puzzles, sing karaoke and learn computer skills. The Arc’s primary mission, however, is advocacy. Parents and self-advocates with The Arc visit lawmakers in Olympia four to five times a year to tell them what their lives are like and the challenges they face. Thanks to this robust advocacy program, Holloway says they’ve convinced legislators how valuable The Arc’s programs are. In the most recent budget cycle, its state funding sources didn’t take a hit. The Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center, a nonprofit that serves infants and young children with disabilities, hasn’t been as fortunate. The school operates on a $3 million budget and due to limited resources can only serve about 30 percent of eligible children in the county. Things got scary in June when the Spokane Regional Health District pulled about $200,000 in federal funding. Now executive director Dick Boysen says the school, which serves roughly 220 children a year, is scrambling to make up for the cut. “As a culture, we want to believe we love our children and will do anything for them, but when you start to go out and test that theory, it’s hard to find the data,” Boysen says. “This is just unbelievable that we would not provide young families with these little kids support when we know scientifically, if we help the kids, the outcomes would be so much better.” He makes a good point: Graduates, including Greg Terhaar, have progressed to become contributing members of society. According to Boysen, 20 percent of the children who come to the Guilds’ School and leave by age 3 no longer have any additional needs for services. Those kids are essentially “cured,” he says.


“We used to think that the kids were hopeless,” Boysen says. “Now we know that the thing that separates children from success and failure is, in fact, hope.”


erhaar’s family was one of the lucky ones. They only waited a few months before the state’s developmental disabilities program gave them funding for Terhaar to attend the Guilds’ School three days a week. “It’s very clear all of these [programs] optimized his capacities, from him being able to read and work effectively and semi-independently and ride the bus system,” says Joe Terhaar, Greg’s dad. “Today we know if we support people in developing, they can in turn contribute to society in very meaningful and productive ways. Look at all the people who are bagging groceries, where 20 years ago were — at great expense to Washington — warehoused in institutions.” Three years ago, Greg Terhaar was appointed to Spokane’s Human Rights Commission — the first person with Down syndrome to fill such a position — and to the Spokane County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board last week. He’s won awards for his activism, made friends at City Hall and in Congress, passed AP European history, graduated from high school, and learned to read. But there’s so much more he wants out of life. Terhaar would like his own checking account — which the state won’t allow because he’s under guardianship — and a stable job in the community, preferably in politics, rather than at a local disabilities nonprofit. He wants a home to call his own instead of living with his parents. He wants to travel the world. Most of all, he wants a college education, but finding a university that will accept someone like him has been a challenge. “There’s nothing out there,” says his mom, Mary Terhaar. Maybe that will change. Terhaar has dreams of starting his own advocacy group, rubbing shoulders with policy makers, to ensure his voting bloc isn’t forgotten. “Have you ever heard of the civil rights movement?” he says. “They have given the banner to us, the disability rights movement, to go forth and do the same thing.” 


What they need: Center Pointe

325-5451, Art supplies of any kind, wood, sandpaper, volunteers and monetary donations. LETEM Play

464-9467, Band and orchestra instruments (no pianos) and monetary donations for scholarships.

Morris Martin paints his creation in a woodshop class at Center Pointe. stephen schlange photo

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Other music/arts nonprofits: The Village Experience

294-2048, Providing music lessons and classes, taught by professionals, for underserved youth in the community. Currently the program, run by Doug LaPlante, is on hiatus. Check its website for updates. Youth For Christ

327-7721, YFC is currently putting the finishing touches on an comprehensive recording studio which will be available to local youth. Holy Names Music Center

326-9516, Offering music lessons for anyone who wishes, regardless of ability to pay, age or musical ability. Scholarships and financial aid for music lessons are available for anyone who qualifies.


Despite funding concerns, music and arts nonprofits tap into creativity BY LAURA JOHNSON


he screeching of the saw can be heard all the way down the hall. towards disease research or immediate need centers. Central Valley Upon entering the workshop, the amount of colorful wooden creHigh School seniors Katy Dolan and Philip Howard are working to ations hanging from the ceiling and displayed on shelves overwhelms ease that gap. the space. In one corner, a table saw is manned by a skilled volunteer Last year, at age 16, the pair started up the 501(c)(3) nonprofit buzzing through boards. In the middle of the room, participants sit LETEM Play: Life Enhancement Through Education in Music. The around a conglomerate of tables, painting and sanding. goal is to get instruments to students who wouldn’t necessarily be able “We are about imagination here,” explains Tony Conrad, who is to participate in band or orchestra because of financial need. in charge of the woodworking room at Center Pointe, a day program “Phil and I wanted to make a difference, and this is something for people with disabilities that uses the arts to encourage and uplift. we’re both passionate about,” Dolan says. “We’re never going to say “The end product could be completely different than what we that music is more important than food, but once a person becomes started out doing,” says Conrad. “Mostly this is about socializing, it’s musical that’s something you can do on your own forever.” a lot of fun, but it’s so rewarding for me when, for example, I’m teachDolan is a member of the Central Valley High marching band, ing them to sand with the grain instead of against, and and both she and Howard play in the concert band. after a while they pick it up.” Forget everything you learned from John Hughes films Other classes offered include ceramics, painting (wa- Learn how to help area nonprofits — at this school, it’s cool to be in band. Last year, the tercolors and acrylics), basket weaving and needlepoint, beginning on page 42. marching band was one of the groups selected to play along with social studies and computer classes. Group in the presidential inauguration parade. singing sessions, dances and putting on musicals are also “We’re trying to fight the stereotypes that being in an integral part of the activity at Center Pointe. Between 65 and 120 band or orchestra makes you uncool,” Dolan says. people participate Monday through Friday. So far, the group has been able to fulfill every one of the applica“What we provide is place to go for the vulnerable population,” tions they’ve received for instruments. At any time, people can donate says Tyice Strahl, the nonprofit’s executive director. “This is a family old instruments (anything but pianos). Dolan and Howard then drop here, this is the lifeblood for some people. Having that therapeutic them off at Amend Music Center where they are cleaned and/or recreation through the arts every day, that’s just an added bonus.” repaired. The instrument is then presented to the student. Strahl, who joined the staff in January, says one of the biggest chalAnd however the LETEM Play endeavor may appear, Dolan says lenges the organization faces is getting its message out to the commushe’s not doing it for school credit or to make her college applications nity. A quick drive-by of the bright yellow building on the corner of look impressive. Washington and Sinto Streets doesn’t offer much help — the sign reads “We wouldn’t still be doing this if it wasn’t for making a differCenter Pointe Event Center. ence, instead of just college credit,” Dolan says. “Even within the community of disabilities, people don’t know Once Dolan goes off to school next year, she is unsure about what about us,” Strahl says. will happen to LETEM Play, but she does know it’s something she “We were expected to close earlier this year and now we’re in wants to work on forever. August and we’re still open. We’re on our own here, we have a grant “We want to set up a youth board of directors to keep it running from United Way, but other than that we rely on donations.” here in Spokane,” Dolan says. “Because it’s a pretty replicable thing, Often, advocates for music and arts nonprofits say their organizaI’d like to start a chapter of it wherever I go to college. We have very tions see fewer monetary contributions than organizations geared big ambitions for this.” n

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elcome to our 13th annual Give Guide and our fourth Peirone Prize awards. The Peirone name (pronounced “Purr-ohn”) is dear to The Inlander — Joe and Alice Peirone were my grandparents, and it was their success and generosity that gave Jer and me the opportunity to start the newspaper. Through their kids, my mom Jeanne and my uncle Jim, and through this prize, the Peirone legacy lives on. This year, we heard from many of you who work in the nonprofit and charity world, we sorted through dozens of deserving finalists, and we settled on three winners — Keirsten Hess, Keith Kelley and Virla Spencer. Our criteria for the Peirone Prize is that you be making a difference here at a relatively young age (40-ish and under). There are lots of great candidates of all ages, but we want to recognize young role models who are choosing a life of service.

We all know that can require personal financial sacrifices, which is why the Peirone Prize also comes with a cash honorarium. Joe and Alice Peirone understood sacrifice in the service of a larger goal. While Joe passed away in the 1980s, Alice left us just this past February at the age of 94. Looking back on her life reminded our family how different times were when she was young — and how tough our grandparents’ generation had to be to make it. Joe and Alice turned a family truck farm in Garden Springs into Peirone Produce, which delivers fresh fruits and vegetables around the region to this day. They worked hard and knew what it meant to struggle. We found out Alice never forgot those lessons, as we ran through the long list of charities she would hand-write donation checks out to every year. Their name on this prize serves as a re-

Joe and Alice Peirone minder of all the Joes and Alices in everyone’s lives who have given so much to see future generations and fellow citizens have a better life. It’s an example that lives on in the people who work the front lines of need in the Inland Northwest — the people we recognize in this year’s Give Guide. — TED S. McGREGOR JR. Publisher Send your Peirone Prize 2014 nominees or thoughts on this Give Guide section to

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obbi Jo came to Goodwill looking for a second chance at life, family, and hope. After years lived on the streets, addicted to drugs and alcohol, surviving through any means possible, and time spent in and out of jail, Bobbi Jo was ready to make a change. But she was afraid. “I didn’t want to go back to that life.” Goodwill’s intake staff worked with Bobbi, assessed her skills and her needs, and in her they saw a compassionate heart, and a gift for service. When an opportunity opened up in the Kitchen at Goodwill, Bobbie applied, and was hired. Today, 9 years later, Bobbi is the Kitchen Lead at our Downtown Spokane facility, skillfully and lovingly serving up delicious meals to more than 80 people every day. And in her spare time, Bobbi mentors other women who are trying to get off the streets or out of jail and start a new life. “I have to pass on what I’ve been given,” says Bobbi. “If I could do it, so can they.” And of Goodwill, Bobbi says, “I’ve got a lot of love for them. We are like family.” Bobbi has also reconnected with the family she thought were lost to her. She is enjoying the opportunity to help raise her grandchildren, to watch her children grow up, and become parents themselves.

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AGE: 42

Armed Forces Director Keirsten Hess, left, offers a Girl Scout Cookie to former Army Airborne Private First Class Steve Hamlin during an ice cream social at the VA Medical Center. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

A military mother dedicates her life to serving those who served


Armed Forces Director with American Red Cross MY PHILOSOPHY

BY JACOB JONES s several white-haired veterans file into the dining room, Keirsten Hess kneels to greet each one, crouching down beside their wheelchairs to offer hugs and whisper warm welcomes into their ears. With a wide grin, Hess beckons them by name, calling them in for a monthly ice cream social at the Spokane VA Medical Center. Cookies, nuts, cherries and other toppings sit stacked on a nearby table. “Chocolate or vanilla,” she asks a Hawaiian shirt-clad veteran. “What kind of ice cream do you want?” Taking their orders, Hess piles scoops of ice cream and toppings into their bowls. Other regular volunteers, including her mother and teenage son, step up to help distribute the treats. PEIRONE PRIZE “Grab a bowl and WINNER grab a vet,” Hess tells them. As the regional director of the Services to Armed Forces program with the American Red Cross, Hess coordinates a number of support, outreach and social projects to assist military veterans, active-duty servicemen and women, and their families. Lively music starts up from a piano against the wall as more than a dozen veterans chat with volunteers over heaping dishes of ice cream. Finally slowing down for a moment, Hess scans the dining room to make sure everyone has been served. She smiles. “Getting to do things like this is really the best part of my job,” she says. Hess, a 42-year-old mother of two, has strong connections with the military community. She spent half her life as a military spouse, living on and off bases. Her oldest son and daughter-in-law, Jake and Bridget Hess, also recently shipped out to Afghanistan with the Marines. In 2008, Hess had the opportunity to turn her lifelong passion for volunteering into a

POSITION: Service to

new career. She says the Eastern Washington regional office of the American Red Cross was looking to reinvigorate its support services for veteran and military families. It was a “perfect fit.” “It’s pretty cool to be able to kind of build a program from the ground up,” she says, describing it as an incredibly challenging but rewarding experience. Hess oversees many of the program’s social events, such as the monthly ice cream socials and barbecues at Fairchild Air Force Base. The program also offers a variety of classes on reintegration into civilian life, coping with deployment separation and other challenges. For troops overseas, the Red Cross also provides a vital emergency communications relay, helping facilitate messages between service members and their families during times of crisis. “We have a ton of programs,” Hess says. Megan Snow, regional communications director with the Red Cross, calls Hess a hard-working advocate for veterans and military families. Coordinating a wide range of programs, Hess often scrambles from Fairchild to the VA Hospital to the downtown homeless veterans shelter. “We honestly never know where Keirsten is during the day, but we always know that wherever she is, she is working tirelessly to provide meaningful support to our local military community,” Snow writes. “She amazes us every day with her passion, compassion, and fierce dedication to serving those who have served our country.” Bret Bowers, the public affairs officer for the local VA hospital, says Hess understands the unique demands and challenges affecting veterans and military families. Her personal experience allows her to develop close connections with the people she serves. “She’s kind of lived the military life without being a veteran herself,” Bowers says.

“She’s been around vets, so they feel comfortable with her.” Bowers says it’s typical to see Hess deliver a truckload of donations to the homeless shelter one day, then make her rounds visiting residents at the VA hospital the next. He says her energy and dedication never waver. “Keirsten has a heart of gold for not only veterans, but military families,” he says. “She’s a tremendous friend to the VA and to the veterans she comes in contact with.” Prepping the ice cream dishes and toppings, Red Cross volunteer Jeanne Lind motions to Hess, a small blur of brunette hair hustling between the tables. “There’s a lot of energy in that little package,” Lind says. After serving local families for nearly five years, Hess continues to work harder than ever, Lind says. She serves as an inspiring example of the difference an individual can make in his or her community. “I can’t say enough nice things about her,” Lind says. “She is generous to a fault, thoughtful and she loves what she does. She makes you feel like you’re special when she talks to you.” During a rare minute of rest in the hallway outside the dining room, Hess reflects on the many people she gets to work with and help out on a daily basis. She says society often dismisses its elderly veterans without recognizing what they have to give. “They have so much wisdom to share,” she says of veterans. “They get it. They exhibit such … humility in everything they do.” Many exemplify a sense of service, Hess says, living in a way that demonstrates generosity, caring and an appreciation for the small moments that mean the most. “That’s really inspiring to me,” she says. “I just feel completely blessed to be able to wake up every day and go to work. I love my job.” 

ON LIFE IS: Life is definitely lived in the moments we create and make time for, and each one is filled with opportunity and blessings. When I can see it in those terms, from that perspective, that’s what tends to radiate out. It helps me see the possibilities in people rather than the circumstances, and inspires me to serve others in the ways that I can. I GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE: This

is our home. If we all take ownership in creating the kind of place we want to live, and treating others the way we want to be treated, think of the possibilities. I WISH FOR: A wheelchair swing for the Vets Home. I LOOK UP TO: Our veterans,

servicemembers and their families who do a job less than 1 percent of us ever will, yet all of us benefit from. Those that serve others in spite of their own circumstances. People who discover their passions and pursue them in service to others. Yogi, who radiated the most genuine love I’ve ever seen. Pat, who taught me that time is the most precious gift we have to give. The list goes on and on!






POSITION: Director, Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement at Whitworth University; owner of two small businesses. MY PHILOSOPHY

Articulated in my upcoming book, What More Can I Add Onto My Plate — I’m still looking for a publisher — [I’m] mostly kidding. I really just want to live life to the fullest and have as much of a positive impact on others as I can. ON LIFE IS:


I am able to. I have experienced a life of privilege, and I believe it is my moral responsibility to share this privilege and opportunity with others. It is also incredibly fulfilling to work with so many others who give extra of themselves to forge a stronger community for current and future generations. The more I set roots in this community, the more I gain satisfaction from living here. I WISH FOR: Peace, health and happiness. I LOOK UP TO: My wife: She is the most loving person I know. I also look up to the countless others who serve in our community with no desire or regard for personal recognition.


On nonprofit boards and in service-learning at Whitworth, Keith Kelley shares his passion for West Central. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

How one man is working to improve West Central, from education to business BY HEIDI GROOVER


hey call the kids “dreamers.” They’re a class of seventh graders from Lidgerwood Elementary, selected by nonprofit Reach for the Future when they were in second grade to receive college tuition or vocational school training if they complete a mentoring program and graduate from high school. They don’t have statistics on their side. Dropout rates are high, as is the portion of kids who’ll transfer schools before the year is over, shaking the stability in their lives. So the program aims to provide a positive, stable presence. But for Keith Kelley, a board member of the group and an activist for the West Central neighborhood, one class wasn’t enough. Kelley asked the group to PEIRONE PRIZE adopt another class, but WINNER when they couldn’t for fundraising reasons, he set about doing it himself. “These kids … many of them live in situations where they get let down a lot,” Kelley says. “But they became part of this program … and suddenly they have all these people in their lives telling them they are special and they have a real special opportunity. They started dreaming a lot.” Today, with the help of a partner from Goodwill Industries, Kelley is looking to raise between $250,000 and $500,000 to start a new program. By the start of the school year in 2015, he’ll select the new class of students (he won’t yet announce it in fear of affecting enrollment) and, under the moniker “Opportunity Scholars,” they too will get tutoring and mentoring. They’ll get the chance to dream. “Following the kids is the easiest way to maintain a focus on positive change,” Kelley says. Kelley is deliberate in his work and in the way he speaks slowly, crafting every sentence just so. In a green button-up shirt and rimless

glasses, he’s on a first-name basis with the baristas at Indaba and waves to people who pass on the sidewalk. Kelley moved to Spokane in 2001, and when his employer, Whitworth University, began to focus its outreach work on the West Central neighborhood, he moved to the neighborhood too. He’s become an advocate for the area, if often from behind the scenes. He also sits on the boards of Reach for the Future, the West Central Community Development Association, the West Central Association of Businesses and Spokane Housing Ventures. As director of Whitworth’s Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement, he’s helped find students volunteer opportunities at local nonprofits. He started two small businesses here, with the hope of using his the money he makes to support local nonprofits like Project HOPE, an initiative aimed at West Central’s at-risk youth. And when he saw service ignoring economic development, he started Whitworth’s Small Business Support Center, where students help businesses develop websites and business or marketing plans. “Being focused on social and environmental needs is really easy in general when you think of community development,” Kelley says, “but I think it’s less common to think about how economic development is central to that process.” The longer Kelley calls West Central home, the more he finds himself fighting for it, correcting people who call it “felony flats” — a nickname that makes him visibly cringe — and pointing out its strengths: location, history, houses with big front porches. He has hopes for the neighborhood, but takes pains not to paint it as a charity case. It’s what the nonprofit world calls an “asset-based approach,” a theory that promotes viewing a neighborhood based on its strengths

instead of its weaknesses, believing problems in a community can be solved by the community itself. “It’s not to say the neighborhood doesn’t have rough spots or issues at times. I’m not in denial about that,” Kelley says. Indeed, West Central has room for improvement. It’s one of the state’s poorest neighborhoods, and a study last year by the Spokane Regional Health District found high rates of alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and infant mortality in the area. “But to counter that, we have a lot of residents who are really passionate about making this neighborhood a better place to live,” he says. Kelley sees his businesses, a property management company and vacation rental, as a way to give back more than his salary at Whitworth would allow. He offers the lavishly remodeled two-bedroom home he usually rents to vacationers as a free spot for nonprofits to host retreats, helping those who suffer “vicarious trauma” from their work. Today, Kelley is preparing to leave his job at Whitworth to focus more on his young family and to “be intentional” about how he serves next. He’s worried that development in Kendall Yards, on the river-facing edge of West Central, could drive up property values to the point where people who’ve lived in the area their entire lives will no longer be able to afford it. He’s concerned about things like the rate of smoking among pregnant women in the neighborhood — the highest in the county. And he needs to fund the dreamers. “There’s a recognition [in work happening in West Central] that we all depend on each other, which is kind of un-American. We’re an individualistic society, and if someone else is doing well, that must mean I’m doing worse,” he says. “We can all do better.” 



AGE: 34

Herself an ex-offender, Virla Spencer now helps convicts get their driver’s licenses back. YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

Virla Spencer is so effective in her work because she’s lived the struggle

POSITION: Outreach Coordinator, Center for Justice MY PHILOSOPHY ON LIFE IS: The truth



hen Virla Spencer visited district court on work business one day this summer, a woman she didn’t recognize reached through the clerk’s window and grabbed her arm. “I love you,” the woman said. Spencer just looked at the woman, confused, until she explained she had heard Spencer speak at WorkSource, where job seekers find help looking for work. “I got this job because I listened to what you told me and I went for it,” the woman said. Spencer, who slaps her hands on the table as punctuation when she talks about her work, has a felony for rendering criminal assistance on her criminal record, but has since become a leader at Spokane’s PEIRONE PRIZE nonprofit Center for WINNER Justice. She speaks to people at places like WorkSource, the Community Justice Center, Geiger Corrections Center, shelters and drug rehabilitation facilites about the center’s programs and sometimes about her own story. She had shared something with that woman from the courthouse: a connection few others have. In 2007, Spencer says she led a life of selling drugs and “gang banging.” A victim of domestic violence “in the middle of a bad crowd,” she found herself involved in a violent kidnapping case in the Tri-Cities. She reserves the details for private conversations with clients, in an effort not to let her past life haunt her. But after 55 days in the Franklin County jail, pregnant with her sixth child, she was released into homelessness. Sharing one cramped bedroom in her aunt’s house with all of her kids, she told herself, “This is it. This is the last straw.” But as she applied for housing, still pregnant and battling the January snow, landlords running background checks would see the

conviction. “It was almost as if it was stamped on my forehead and there was no way to escape it,” she says. She finally found housing in an East Spokane apartment building run by the nonprofit SNAP — two days before her daughter was born — and started volunteering at the Center for Justice, where she learned she wasn’t alone. As an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, she met clients who couldn’t find jobs or housing because of their past lives. “I was exposed to all these issues, all these barriers that they faced, and nobody could help them. Nobody could help them,” Spencer says today. So in the face of her own struggles and those of every new client she met, she got more involved. The yearlong AmeriCorps program led to part-time and then full-time work at the center. Today, she’s the center’s outreach coordinator and runs its driver licensing program, helping people who’ve had their licenses revoked because of unpaid tickets get their licenses back. In a car-dependent, sprawling society, lack of a license can be the final strike for someone who’s already had trouble finding employment because of their criminal history. The city prosecutor’s office has a similar program, but disqualifies people who have crimes against persons on their records, so the center’s program becomes the last resort for many people. Spencer’s personal experience — she was relicensed through the center — makes her a unique resource. “These are individuals who have paid their debt to society, and they should be treated like a normal human being,” Spencer says. “People will make mistakes and people have made mistakes. If you’re not familiar with that cycle and that culture, you will never be able to relate or even understand how to serve these people in the way that they should be served.”

Still, there are unmet needs. Spencer says when she tells of her own struggles, women latch on to her. They’ll ask her to be their sponsor, their mentor or just to talk to them. It’s not a responsibility she can take on again and again, so she recently helped start a women’s group at the Center for Justice. The group invites women struggling with everything from mental health issues to body image concerns to depression to meet, talk and journal. They’re connected with each other and with resources, but most of all they’re heard. For Spencer, she didn’t just find a SNAP apartment; she doesn’t just work with clients. Instead, when she was struggling to find housing, she found a place for “individuals who have fallen, who needed to be able to pick up the pieces to their lives.” When she meets clients who’ve been ignored by other parts of society, she remembers, “this is somebody’s son, this is somebody’s mom, this is somebody’s niece, this is somebody’s baby.” Because when you’ve lived the struggles of those in need, you know the value of a kind word or a hand up. “When I was a client that was hurting who needed somebody to listen to me, I wouldn’t share any of that information until I heard a person that I was able to relate to or connect with,” she says. Because of her experience, SNAP asked her to join their board of directors. The state Supreme Court appointed her to a statewide committee reviewing legal services for those in poverty. She hopes in five years to have her own business, hiring all “ex-offenders.” “I want to believe in people who don’t believe in themselves,” Spencer says. “There are not a lot of convicted felons that you see that say, ‘Oh, I’ve completely turned my life around. I’m doing good in the community.’ This is where I am, and I know that’s something different.” 

never changes in any situation. I GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE: It

is better to give than to receive. I WISH FOR: More opportunities to become available for those who have made mistakes in their past and have paid their debt to society. I LOOK UP TO: My mother, Mary Whitfield, for teaching me her wisdom and knowledge; my pastor Patricia Ledlow and assistant pastor Stephy Nobles-Beans and my church family Berachah for not yet ceasing to pray for me, and to all who have encouraged my heart along my journey; Jim Sheehan, my amazing Center for Justice family, Rick Pearson, Erica Cleveland, Marcus Ransom, Patty Gates, Suzanne Sholtz, Aaron Kinsey Sr. and my beautiful children.



f you had a dollar for every charity that wants your donation, you’d be rich — but still not rich enough to support them all. So how do you choose? With reports about lavish CEO pay and warnings about scammers, being generous has become a cynical business. Here are ways to do research and feel confident in your donations: KNOW WHO YOU’RE DEALING WITH. Scam-

mers have been known to use innocuous names like “National Arthritis Association,” so always get the full name of a charity. That’s also how you can check their credentials and financials with charity watchdog sites like Charity Navigator (, GuideStar ( and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance ( Smaller charities that don’t get evaluated nationally can be looked up by state — in Washington, the Secretary of State even has a smartphone app to look up charities on the go ( DON’T GIVE BY PHONE. Telemarketers employed by charities often keep 80 or 90 cents of each dollar donated, the Center for Investigative Reporting reported this summer after a yearlong investigation (cironline. org/americasworstcharities). And the phone is often the tool of choice for scammers who target seniors with aggressive calls. “If they need to have an answer right now, that sends up a huge red flag,” says Teresa Glidden, who coordinates Washington state’s “Give Wisely” campaign, which educates people about scams and the questions to ask phone solicitors. The takeaway: A legitimate charity will be happy to provide you with more information so you can do your own research and give later. CHECK HOW MUCH MONEY GOES TOWARD THE PROGRAMS — BUT CONSIDER THE WHOLE PICTURE. In recent years, savvy givers have gotten used to looking for what percentage of a charity’s donations go toward its programs — the “doing good” part — rather than its overhead costs. But this summer the top nonprofit watchdogs took the extraordinary step of writing a joint “open letter to the donors of America” cautioning that this number isn’t the only way to judge a charity’s effectiveness. “Overhead costs include important investments charities make to improve their work. Seek additional information about what a charity is accomplishing and how that compares to previous years. PLAN AHEAD. Take your cues from philan-

thropists by budgeting for the year and selecting causes you’re passionate about. Giving larger donations to a few organizations reduces overhead costs and makes it easier to say no to last-minute charity requests. Bleeding hearts can always set aside an “impulse giving” portion for good causes that come up throughout the year. — LISA WAANANEN









































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the following ads are paid. To be included in next year’s give guide, contact us at American Cancer Society........................................................... 44 American Red Cross-Spokane................................................... 44 ARC of Spokane............................................................................... 44 Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the INW.................................. 44 Big Table............................................................................................ 45 Birthright of Coeur d���Alene.................................................... 45 Boys and Girls Club of Spokane............................................. 45 Cancer Care Northwest............................................................. 45 Caring For Kids............................................................................... 46 Catholic Charities........................................................................ 46 Christ Clinic/Christ Kitchen.................................................... 46 Coaches vs. Cancer....................................................................... 46 Communities in Schools of Spokane County.....................47 Community Colleges Of Spokane.............................................47

Community Health Association Of Spokane.......................47 Cutter Theatre................................................................................47 Friends of Manito.......................................................................... 48 Friends of the Centenial Trail............................................... 48 Good Samaratin Society............................................................. 49 Goodwill..................................................................................... 38, 48 Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels...................... 49 Habitat for Humanity.................................................................. 49 Hospice Of Spokane................................................................43, 49 Hutton Settlement....................................................................... 50 INBA Outreach................................................................................. 50 Inland Northwest Blood Center........................................... 50 INLAND NORTHWEST LAND TRUST................................................. 50 Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation....................................... 51 The Kalispel Tribe/Northern Quest Resort & Casino....62 KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio................................................ 51 THE LANDS COUNCIL.......................................................................... 51 Lutheran Community Services.................................................52 Mark Rypien Foundation................................................................2 Mid City Concerns..........................................................................52 Mobius children’s museum.........................................................52 Mobius Science Center.................................................................52 Morning Star Foundation...........................................................53 Mt Spokane........................................................................................53 Multiple Sclerosis SocIETY, INLAND NW CHAPTer..............53 Ninkasi Brewing Company.......................................................... 43 North Idaho College Foundation........................................... 54 Northwest Autism Center......................................................... 54 Northwest Museum Of Arts And Culture........................... 54 Odyssey Youth Center................................................................. 54 Providence Sacred Heart Hospital.......................... 34, 37, 55 Salvation Army............................................................................... 55 Salvation Army Kroc Center.................................................... 55 Second Harvest Food Bank....................................................... 56 Spokane County Library District.......................................... 55 Spokane County United Way......................................................37 Spokane Entertainers Guild.................................................... 56


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American Cancer Society MISSION STATEMENT

920 N. Washington, Suite 200 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.455.3440

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research education, advocacy and service. For 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Your dollars raised through donations, Relay For Life®, Bark For Life®, and Coaches vs. Cancer, support life-saving cancer research, patient service programs like Look Good Feel Better, Road to Recovery, Patient Lodging. Last year, the American Cancer Society locally served 1,092 cancer patients in Spokane County. You can help BE PART of the cure September 17-21 by enrolling in our third cancer prevention study. Enrollment details can be found at

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American Red Cross Inland Northwest

315 W. Nora Ave. Spokane, WA 99205 t: 509.326.3330

MISSION STATEMENT The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Through critical programs including immediate assistance to families impacted by disasters like fires and floods; lifesaving skills training including CPR and first aid; and support of our service members, military families and Veterans; the Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross directly serves over 15,000 people in our community every year. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and we rely on the support of our community to fulfill our mission. An average of 91 cents of every donated dollar is invested directly into our humanitarian programs.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $50 Provides two military children with a life-sized photo of a deployed parent. $75 Helps one family send an emergency message to a soldier overseas. $100 Provides blankets and snacks to ten victims of an apartment complex fire. $150 Provides three nights in a hotel for a family of four who lost their home in a fire.

The Arc of Spokane

320 E. 2nd Ave. Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.328.6326

MISSION STATEMENT The Arc of Spokane believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome, should be able to enjoy rich and meaningful lives just like anyone else. Since 1950 we’ve been creating opportunities for personal growth for the estimated 7,000 people in Spokane Country who have a developmental disability. Our programs help people enjoy comfortable homes in the community, find good jobs, maintain financial stability, participate in social and recreational activities, and avoid abuse and exploitation. We also offer resources for parents and family members supporting a person with a developmental disability. The Arc promotes independence and choice and enhances the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families.


Monetary donations support the Lance Morehouse Jr. Fund, which provides Quality of Life and Social Inclusion grants to people with developmental disabilities and their families in our community, and The Arc of Spokane’s endowment. Donations of clothing and household goods support our Advocacy and Family Support program and The Arc Community Center, a social and recreational activity center for adults.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland NW MISSION STATEMENT

222 W. Mission Ave. Suite 40 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.328.8310

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By partnering with parents, guardians, volunteers and others in the community, we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: higher aspirations, great confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; educational success.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Donate now to help Big Brothers Big Sisters start something in our community thru mentoring! $25 cost of a volunteer background check $50 expense of monthly safety contact for 4 children $100 expense of a volunteer interview/home visit $300 cost of processing a volunteer to match with a child $500 cost of enrolling and matching a child to a mentor

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PO Box 141510 Spokane Valley, WA 99214 t: 509.979.1005

Big Table exists to see the lives of those working in the restaurant and hospitality industry transformed by building community around shared meals and caring personally for those in the industry in crisis, transition, or falling through the cracks.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $20 Surprise an industry worker with a needed meal $50 Provide a pre-paid phone card for a job search $100 Grocery card for a single parent $200 Help an industry worker keep lights and heat on $300 Repair car for an employee who works late hours when buses don’t run $1200 Pay mortgage for a family facing a medical crisis

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Birthright of Coeur d’Alene

923 E. Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 t: 208.664.1390 or 800.550.4900

MISSION STATEMENT The essence of Birthright is Love. Birthright is unique and committed to offering free, non-judgmental help to girls or women facing unplanned pregnancies. We offer Love, Hope and Support to each woman, to help her make a realistic plan for her future and the future of her unborn child. Birthright helps every woman who comes to us, whether she needs a pregnancy test or friendship and support. Birthright is a 501c3 charitable organization, run completely by volunteers. We have been serving the community for over 30 years. Birthright is independent, interdenominational and not affiliated with any religious or political group or public agency. Call Birthright, a friend is waiting to help you!

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Since Birthright is an all volunteer organization and no one gets paid, all monies received are very much appreciated. Your donations will be used wisely as we help the girls and women who come to us in need. This would include pregnancy tests, diapers, maternity clothes, baby clothes, rent, telephone line and other office expenses and supplies.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County MISSION STATEMENT

Northtown Branch: 509.489.0741 BE GREAT Club: 509.536.8152 Lisa Stiles - Gyllenhammer Branch: 509.368.9175

In a world that seems threatening and lacking promise for many of today’s children, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County provides a tangible measure of hope. All three Clubs, open after school and during summer, offer young people (ages 6-18) what they need and want most: adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel their energy into challenging pursuits.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? For only $10 a year, members have access to club programs, including technology training, health and life skills classes, daily homework assistance and a nutritious meal every day. For a nominal fee, youth can also participate in the Club’s sports leagues and summer program. Your donations are critical to ensuring that we are able to keep our doors open, expand our programs, and most importantly, keep the cost of membership affordable for the families that need us most. Without your generosity, more than 4,000 area kids who have come to rely on our Clubs for a positive and safe place will be unable to find the support and guidance they have come to depend on. Now is the time to invest in Spokane’s future – BE GREAT and make a difference in the life of a child today!

Cancer Care Northwest Foundation

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5105 E. 3rd Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99212 t: 509.228.1019

MISSION STATEMENT Our Mission is to bring hope and healing to cancer patients and their families through educational, emotional and financial support.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Your donations to CCNWF assist patients who struggle to provide the most basic needs like travel expenses to and from treatment, electric bills, prescriptions and other necessities. “KIDZ COUNT” is a program supported by the foundation that helps children cope when a loved one is affected by cancer. Your contributions help fund the summer camp and weekly counseling sessions created for the children and their families. Join us for our 9th Annual Golf Scramble Thursday, September 12, 2013 at MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake and learn more about how you can help families affected by cancer. For more information please call 509-228-1019 or visit

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Caring for Kids Benefit MISSION STATEMENT

Catholic Charities of Spokane 12 E. 5th Ave Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.358.4250

The 17th annual Caring for Kids event raises money and support for two long-standing local organizations committed to children in our community: St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, a program of Catholic Charities and Morning Star Boys’ Ranch.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Of the $100 ticket price, $75 goes directly to the Morning Star and St. Anne’s programs, providing valuable support to children and families in the local community. At St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, childcare is provided to children of all faiths and socio-economic backgrounds, including children with special needs. Morning Star provides residential treatment for boys and counseling services for families.

Friday, September 27, 2013 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel 322 N. Spokane Falls Ct., Spokane, WA | $100 / For reservations call: 509-358-4254 For more information or to register online:

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12 E. 5th Ave. Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.358.4250 f: 509.358.4259

Catholic Charities is a network of agencies, institutions, parishes and individuals united in Gospel spirit; who are servants of the poor, supporters of families, and aides to parishes and communities in meeting the social service needs of people in Eastern Washington. Providing Help. Restoring Hope. Savings Lives!

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $25 $50 $100 $250

Buys 125 diapers for families in our Childbirth and Parenting Assistance (CAPA) Program Helps buy needed protein for elderly clients at our Brewster WA Community Food Bank Provides 70 House of Charity homeless patrons a full, hot, nutritionally sound meal Provides 50 rides to appointments for low-income seniors through Volunteer Chore Services

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Christ Clinic/Christ Kitchen MISSION STATEMENT

Located at Monroe St. & Carlisle Ave. P.O. Box 28236 Spokane, WA 99228 t: 509.325.0393 Clinic t: 509.325.4343 Kitchen

Since 1991, Christ Clinic/Christ Kitchen has transformed lives by communicating the love of God to our neighbors in need. We provide physical, mental and spiritual healing for the uninsured through primary and behavioral health care and bring work, job-training, fellowship and discipleship to women in poverty. We believe that complete health includes the total person … as people grow and heal they become contributing members of the community. Our patients and employees are regaining hope, calming the chaos of poverty and learning to stand on their own two feet.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? · EVERY $100 Provides: A Clinic Patient Visit AND a Day’s Wages at the Kitchen · EVERY DOLLAR Makes a Difference · EVERY DOLLAR Helps Break the Cycle of Poverty · EVERY DOLLAR Brings Health, Hope and Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit of a Neighbor in Need Thank you for partnering with Christ Clinic/Christ Kitchen as we transform lives…together!


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Wright & McGill 920 N. Washington St. Ste. 200 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.242.8291

Coaches vs Cancer is a joint effort by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and communities to help win the fight against cancer. Coaches vs Cancer – Spokane is focused on raising funds to support the American Cancer Society and other local cancer-fighting organizations. If we can impact children’s lives by sending them to a camp that lets them enjoy just being kids; contribute, even in a small way, to a research breakthrough; and support one more family as they struggle to say goodbye, then we will continue to make an impact.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? · Help further regional research efforts in the battle to find a cure. · Support local organizations engaged in cancer prevention, treatment and support such as the Ronald McDonald House of Charities Spokane, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital – Oncology, and Hospice House of Spokane. · Send a child struggling with cancer to camp, allowing them to just be a kid for a week.


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Communities In Schools of Spokane County

905 W. Riverside Suite 508 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.413.1436

MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, Communities In Schools provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning. In Spokane County we have coordinators at 4 local schools and serve over 250 students a year with intensive services & over 1500 students a year with school-wide prevention services.


Communities In Schools of Spokane County currently has site coordinators in 6 schools. Shaw Glover, Chase, and Cheney Middle Schools, Sheridan Elementary and Lewis and Clark High School. Since our inception in September of 2008 we have served over 2000 children by brokering in a variety of different services. Your donation allows us to continue to provide programs to those in need within our community! Donate now to help at-risk students succeed! $20 provides a weekend backpack full of food for a month for a hungry student $160 provides a weekend backpack full of food for an entire year $300 provides a classroom of students with mobile dental cleanings and sealants $1000 adopts a student for an entire school year Thank you for your support!

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation MISSION STATEMENT

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MS 1005 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd. PO Box 6000 Spokane, WA 99217-6000 t: 509.434.5123

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation actively promotes awareness of CCS with donors and prospects to efficiently increase the flow of resources to our colleges. In collaborating with the Community Colleges of Spokane, the foundation works to support students, faculty, and programs through sound financial stewardship and by increasing philanthropic resources to increase access to quality education and training opportunities that benefit the social and economic will-being of our region.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Spokane prides itself on its small businesses - more than 70 percent employ less than 10 people. The entrepreneurial spirit spurs economic recovery and nurtures the financial health of our region. By supporting the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship at Spokane Community College, you can help men and women in our community turn their business concepts into successful enterprises. Join the CCS Foundation in fuelling new opportunities!

Community Health Association of Spokane MISSION STATEMENT

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Wright & McGill 203 N. Washington, Ste. 300 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.444.8888

The mission of CHAS is to improve the overall health of the communities we serve by expanding access to quality health and wellness services.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? As the health care home to 50,000 patients throughout the Inland Northwest, we provide comprehensive services including primary medical, pediatrics, OB/GYN, behavioral health, dental, and pharmacy care. Providing a brighter, healthier future for all families is our goal. At CHAS, everyone is welcome, regardless of the ability to pay for services. Even the smallest of donations can assist in providing essential care to someone in need.


The Cutter Theatre OUR PURPOSE

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302 Park St. Metaline Falls, WA 99153 t: 509.446.4108

The Cutter Theatre exists as a revitalized historic structure important to the community, and to use the building for such purposes that promote, nurture and develop the performing and visual arts, to encourage local businesses, provide a location for events and meetings, and to support the communities of North Pend Oreille County as possible.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Welcome to the family of the Cutter Theatre, designed by Kirtland Cutter and built as the Metaline Falls School in 1912. Your support is instrumental in providing a home to a community theatre, an art gallery that features regional artist, a branch of the Pend Oreille County Library, several local businesses, and our community’s event center. You are supporting programs for children, such as our ArtScape after school program and the Selkirk School District performing arts programs.

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The Friends of Manito MISSION STATEMENT

4 West 21st Ave Spokane, WA 99203 t: 509.456.8038

The Friends of Manito (TFM) mission is to conduct educational, volunteer, and fundraising activities that are responsive to the needs of the TFM membership, and to participate in the responsible preservation and improvement of Manito Park. TFM seeks to accomplish this mission in cooperation with the City of Spokane and its surrounding communities. Since 1990, TFM has raised over $700,000, funding over 60 projects, including the lower playground equipment, the Duncan Garden gazebo and the Rose Garden pergolas. The funds are raised through three major plant sales, the Tropical Plant Sale in March, the Spring Plant Sale in June and the Fall Plant Sale in September.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Your donations help maintain and improve Manito Park. Every year TFM funds many projects throughout the park. Currently, there are real problems at Mirror Pond - TFM is working with park staff to improve the quality of the water. We ask the community to not feed the ducks at Manito Park. TFM has fun volunteer opportunities and is always looking for community involvement.

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Friends of the Centennial Trail MISSION STATEMENT

P.O. Box 351, Spokane, WA 99210 t: 509.624.7188

Bike it, Run it, Live it, Love it…Support it! Friends of the Centennial Trail assist in the maintenance and development of the Spokane River Centennial Trail and its adjacent parklands.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? There are many ways to support and help maintain the Spokane River Centennial Trail. A few examples: $25 Coordinates a volunteer group clean-up at one of the 18 trailheads. $50 Helps Centennial Trail users navigate their way with two directional signs. $100 Provides mile marker paint and brushes for 10 Centennial Trail miles. $250 Supports a Spokane Bike Swap Bronze Sponsorship (Visit to learn more!). $500 Provides 8 posters for Centennial Trail informational bulletin boards, featuring our Trail map, access points and amenities. Friends of the Centennial Trail is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization; EIN #91-1514056. Thank you for your support!

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Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest

130 E. Third Ave. Spokane, WA  99202 t: 509.838.4246

MISSION STATEMENT Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest helps people build independence within the communities we serve. Goodwill serves individuals and families throughout eastern Washington and northern Idaho. We have service offices throughout the region. Many we serve have physical or developmental disabilities, while others seek to overcome mental health impairments, a lack of work skills/history, a record of incarceration, or homelessness. Still others are transitioning from dependence on public assistance to self-sufficiency. In 2012, Goodwill served more than 6500 people in the Inland Northwest through our Workforce and Family Services and Working Solutions programs. These programs include skills assessment and training, community job placement, mentoring programs, a computer training center, reentry services, and job search assistance. Pictured is Sean Maguire, Goodwill Industries’ Founder’s Award Recipient in 2012. Sean was referred to Goodwill by the Washington Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, after an injury and surgery ended his life-long career in construction. Lacking a high school education, and only knowing construction work, Sean felt hopeless. But, at Goodwill, Sean found his hidden talents and leadership gifts. He was later hired as a Goodwill cashier. Today, he prepares to open and manage Goodwill’s brand new Outlet Store in Spokane. To Sean, Goodwill is hope, and a chance. In 2012, Forbes Magazine ranked Goodwill #2 among the top US non-profit agencies, due to Forbes’ three financial efficiency ratios. Goodwill operates 11 modern retail stores, located throughout the Inland Northwest. We also offer online sales through The retail side of Goodwill supports our services while offering fun and practical bargains for shoppers of every income level. When you donate gently used items to Goodwill they become treasures for others and help us continue our service to those who need “a hand up, not a hand out.” We have donation centers located throughout the region, as well.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? • When you donate gently used household items, treasure-hunt in one of our modern stores, or donate cash to Goodwill, you give others like Chad a chance to train and succeed and achieve independence. • Out of every $1.00 Goodwill takes in, 85¢ funds our services. Thank You.

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Good Samaritan Society

17121 E 8th Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99016 t: 509.924.6161

MISSION STATEMENT The Mission of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Our need is simply of giving of your time to help those in need. Maybe that is sitting at ones bedside and holding their hand, volunteering to help with activities on our skilled side or in our senior housing apartments, or just plain giving a hand sprucing up the grounds. All faiths are welcome and we look forward to welcoming you or your group to our Good Samaritan Valley Campus. Please contact Carol Anne Christnacht (509) 924-6161 ext 605.

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Greater Spokane County Meals On Wheels MISSION STATEMENT

12101 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99206 t: 509.924.6976

Our Mission is to prolong the ability of elderly and disabled persons in the Spokane area to remain living in their own homes by providing nutritious meals. Our goal is for no senior in our community to go hungry. Greater Spokane County Meals On Wheels’ serves over 20,000 meals each month to 1,300 people throughout Spokane County.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $25 Provides nutritious meals for a week for a senior recovering from surgery or an illness. $100 Will feed a senior for an entire month! Volunteers Needed! All it takes is one hour a week to bring 10 seniors a hot nutritious meal, a warm smile and the knowledge that someone cares. Won’t you help? The commitment is small but the rewards are immense!

Habitat for Humanity

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You can bring a & smile to a senior! Wright McGill 732 N. Napa Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.534.2552


Habitat for Humanity-Spokane is an ecumenical nonprofit Christian ministry that brings the community together to build decent, affordable housing for all God’s people in need. Qualified families repay a 0% interest loan, work 500 sweat equity hours and pay $2,500 closing cost prior to receiving keys to their new home.


Donate Now to Help Low Income Families Realize the Dream of Homeownership: $30 buys an interior door $50 buys a box of nails $100 buys a kitchen sink $200 buys a bathroom vanity & sink $320 buys a tub/shower insert Donations of new & used building materials and household items also support home building. Call our donation hotline today! 509-535-9517 Please volunteer today! 509-534-2552

Hospice Of Spokane

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Wright & McGill PO Box 2215 Spokane, WA 99210 t: 509.456.0438

MISSION STATEMENT As the only nonprofit hospice in Northeastern Washington, Hospice of Spokane embraces its role as a model for excellence in end-of-life care. Hospice of Spokane • Honors the dignity of the terminally ill • Strives to alleviate suffering — physical, emotional, social and spiritual • Educates the community about hospice services and end-of-life issues • Offers bereavement counseling services and support • Embraces all cultures. Services are provided by a team of nurses, social workers, nurse aides, volunteers, chaplains, and bereavement counselors. Medications, medical equipment and supplies related to the terminal illness are also provided.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? · Help deliver the medical care, counseling and spiritual support patients need to live life to the fullest · Ensure patients have the comfort, dignity and peace of mind they deserve in the final chapter of life · Comfort the grieving family members after the loss of their loved ones

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Hutton Settlement Children’s Home MISSION STATEMENT

9907 E. Wellesley Ave. Spokane, WA 99206 t: 509.838.2789

Hutton Settlement Children’s Home nurtures, educates and prepares children who are in need of a safe and healthy home. Since 1919, Hutton has partnered with families to provide a loving home for countless kids in a pristine and beautiful setting in the Spokane Valley.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? • Enhance the quality of life of children in our care • Fund educational scholarships for children in need • Help kids participate in extracurricular activities such as sports and camps • Fund therapeutic arts programs

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Please support the children of our community by supporting Hutton Settlement!

INBA Outreach

Wright & McGill 9 S. Washington, Suite 201 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.455.3699

MISSION STATEMENT The mission of INBA Outreach is to promote and reward academic excellence, and to further the development of leadership skills in Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender, Questioning and Straight Ally (LGBTQA) teen and adult students living in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, who demonstrate a commitment to their LGBT community and to themselves. The INBA Outreach Scholarship is a locally funded scholarship awarded to LGBTQA and is administered through the Pride Foundation.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $25 covers the costs of a laundry card for a quarter, a bus pass for a month or miscellaneous school supplies. $50 pays for parking for a year at a community college, or for extracurricular club fees. $100 covers the average per-quarter university health care and insurance fees, or will cover books for a typical class. $1,000 provides a local internship. $5,000 is the average one-year cost of tuition and books at a community college, or is the equivalent of a one-year university meal plan.

Inland Northwest Blood Center

Molly Fitzpatrick - INBA Outreach Scholarship Recipient Psychology/Women’s Studies Majors, EWU

210 W. Cataldo Ave. Spokane, WA 99201 405 W. Neider Ave. Ste #102 Cd’A, ID 83815 t: 800.423.0151

MISSION STATEMENT The Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) saves lives by providing blood and services to support transfusion and transplantation medicine in the Inland Northwest. Serving more than one-million residents and celebrating over 65 years as this region’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community blood center, INBC is the sole provider of blood and blood products to more than 35 hospitals and medical facilities in the Inland Northwest.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Every two seconds someone needs blood in the United States. INBC is a cornerstone in our community for volunteer blood donors, medical facilities and patients in need of life-saving blood transfusions. Both blood donations and financial contributions are essential to keeping your community blood center on the cutting-edge of transfusion medicine. Your donation truly makes a difference in the lives of local patients. Please contact INBC to make a blood or financial donation today!

Inland NW Land Trust

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Wright & McGill

Blood donors helped to save Kathryn’s life

35 W. Main Ave. Suite 210 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.382.2939

MISSION STATEMENT Inland Northwest Land Trust works directly with willing private landowners and partners to conserve the natural lands, waters, and working forests in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Since 1991, our work preserving natural open spaces has protected over 14,000 acres in our region— that’s 74 special places and over 34 miles of lake and river shoreline.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Gifts to Inland Northwest Land Trust help to conserve our natural areas in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Become a member for $35 and support conservation efforts in the inland northwest. For information on more ways to give and to volunteer, contact us at 509-328-2939 or visit our website at

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P.O. Box 474 Rathdrum, ID 83858 t: 208.55-SIDS1

The Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation is dedicated to bringing awareness to SIDS/SUID, providing grief support to those who have experienced a SUID/SIDS loss and educating the public on safe infant sleep practices. Our fundraiser this year is the Run for the Angels, Sunday October 6, 2013. Registration before 9/8/2013 is only $25. There are prizes for both men’s and women’s winners and a raffle for everyone! Along with the race, there will be a silent auction, crib bumper drive, and remembrance ceremony. Visit to register.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? - Monthly Safe Infant Sleep Classes for new parents, caregivers, medical providers, & others. - Monthly Grief Support meetings. - Professional Training to Child Care Centers, Hospitals, Classrooms and more. - Educational materials on SIDS, Safe Sleep, and bereavement

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Wright & McGill


35 W. Main Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.747.3012

MISSION STATEMENT Thin Air Community Radio fills needs that other media do not, providing programming to diverse communities and unserved or under served groups. Thin Air Radio provides a forum for neglected perspectives and discussions on important local, national and global issues, reflecting values of social, economic and environmental justice, peace, human rights, democracy, multiculturalism, freedom of expression and social change. Thin Air’s arts, cultural, and music programming covers a wide spectrum of expression from traditional to experimental and reflects the diverse cultures Thin Air serves. Thin Air Radio strives for spontaneity and program excellence, both in content and technique. About: KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio is a volunteer-powered, non-commercial, listener-supported, community radio station in Spokane, WA serving the area with unique programming for un-served and under served populations. Heard on 88.1 & 92.3 FM and streaming 24/7 at, we provide a mix of news, views, culture and music often overlooked by other media. Thin Air Radio’s goal is to build a strong, listener-supported community radio station that empowers people, especially ethnic minorities, low-income, and other marginalized groups, to strive for a more just and sustainable world. Independent News, Music and Culture: Tune in to locally produced programs such as Spanish-language, African-American, Native American, environmental, GLBTQA, women’s issues, nonprofit public affairs, and youth programs. KYRS also provides cutting edge music from every genre. From Reggae, Blues, and Hip Hop, to Indie Rock, Bluegrass, Funk and World. KYRS has something for everyone. Tune in and take a musical journey! Why Support Us? • Unique 24/7 programming covering virtually every Spokane demographic • KYRS focuses on local issues that matter to you • KYRS is dedicated to media for the people, by the people, and democracy on the airwaves Some of the 70+ Unique KYRS Programs You Won’t Hear On Other Local Radio Stations Thom Hartman Democracy Now Praxis Latitud/Latitude Dr. Kim Talks

Counterspin Earth Matters Now! Down to Earth InnerTribal Beat Free Speech Radio News

Making Contact The Unique Experience Sea Change Radio Around the World With Michael Bear

Between the Lines Eat the Press Crossroads The Persian Hour Queer Sounds

Irish Music On Tap The Latin Lounge The Vinyl Hour Blues Now and Then Rock Bottom

The Spokane Open Poetry Program Nonprofit Spokane Sonic Trash Random Access


Every dollar you contribute goes straight towards operating the station. Eighty percent of our funding comes from community support and people like you. Contributions help maintain all equipment responsible for show production, recording, editing, archiving, and podcasting our 60 locally produced programs. Your donation pays the $1,150 monthly rent at the two radio towers we broadcast from as well as our $400/month power bill. Funding secures the $2,500 music license fees we pay for the eclectic music we broadcast. Donations keep our website online and allow us to offer 24/7 streaming both online and on mobile devices. These are just a few of the ongoing costs of operating your community radio station. Chip in and be a part of something positive right here in the Inland Northwest. Did You Know? • KYRS placed in the Top 3 for best radio station by Inlander readers five years running • 68% of our listeners tune-in to us more than 6 hours per week • 2013 is the 10-year anniversary of our first broadcast


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Wright & McGill 25 W. Main Ave., Ste. 222 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.838.4912

The Lands Council preserves and revitalizes our Inland Northwest forests, water and wildlife through advocacy, education, effective action, and community engagement.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? - Protect old-growth forests on Mt. Spokane. - Help restore your local watersheds and improve overall water quality and riparian ecosystems. - Give science students opportunities to engage in field trips that enhance learning and environmental stewardship. - Support our efforts to manage and study the vast environmental benefits associated with beavers. - Advocate for new wilderness and protect roadless areas in your National Forests. - Educate your community about Spokane River toxics. In addition to our valued members, we need volunteers to help with our watershed restoration projects and innovative stormwater projects. Contact Matt West at to volunteer today!

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Community Building Foundation


Lutheran Community Services Northwest MISSION STATEMENT

210 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201 Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 509.624.7273(RAPE) Crime Victims Hotline: 866.751.7119

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope. Since 1956, the Inland Northwest Office has been dedicated to empowering and healing children, adults and families in crisis. We provide support for victims of rape, sexual abuse, crime and trauma through counseling, advocacy and support groups, as well as adoption and foster care, educational outreach and 24/7 crisis response services. Our two crisis lines are vital components of our community’s safety net as we work closely with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, area hospitals, schools and other service providers. We provide services to people of all ages, cultures and faiths.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? We welcome your financial support, in-kind donations and volunteer participation. Our organization serves thousands of individuals per year, a majority of whom would never be able to utilize our services without the wonderful support of our community partners. We also welcome corporate sponsors for our annual Chocolate & Champagne Gala, June Bug Fun Run & 8 Lakes Leg Aches Bike Ride. Thank you for your support!

Meals on Wheels/Mid City Concerns MISSION STATEMENT

W. 1222 Second Ave. Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.232.0864

To Promote independent living of Spokane’s senior citizens and home bound through outreach in: Nutrition, Advocacy, Education and Recreational services through the Meals On Wheels Program and the Mid-City Senior Center.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Sadly, an increasing number of low-income seniors are forced to choose between food, rent, or medications. With your help our frail and elderly neighbors will not face the final years of their lives hungry with nowhere to turn. For more information about our crucial work visit us at or on Facebook at Meals on Wheels Spokane. For as little as $4 you can help a senior in need. $32 provides 8 meals $64 provides 16 meals $120 feeds a senior for a month

Mobius Children’s Museum MISSION STATEMENT

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Wright & McGill 808 W. Main, Lower Level Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.624.KIDS

To be a Northwest institution that is a center for hands-on science, arts, and cultural education inspiring kids in every stage of life. Mobius Children’s Museum encourages kids to jump head-first into fun, hands-on education and exploration by sparking the curiosity of children 8 and younger through exploration, play and the arts. Mobius Children’s Museum has seven different exhibit areas and also offers ongoing camps, classes, group visits, and birthday parties.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $25 Keeps the Water Table clean & disinfected for one month. $50 Provides supplies for all art and craft activities, for one week. $100 Provides a FREE field trip, for one classroom, through the Mobius Children’s Museum Scholarship Program. $250 Provides 4 FREE memberships, to low-income families, through the Mobius Children’s Museum Scholarship Program. $500 Provides enough paint and supplies to repaint every wall in the museum, annually.

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Wright & McGill

Mobius is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible

Mobius Science Center MISSION STATEMENT

811 W. Main Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.443.5669

To stimulate minds, inspire careers and instill wonder across the Inland Northwest with thought provoking, entertaining and experiential science programs and exhibits.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $10 supports the manufacture and flight of 500 paper airplanes $25 feeds the bearded dragons 2 weeks $100 fills the gas tank for the Mobius Van to travel to and deliver school assemblies $250 provides 2 class field trips through the scholarship fund Mobius is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible.

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Morning Star Foundation

PO Box 31330 Spokane, WA 99223 t: 509.448.1412

MISSION STATEMENT The purposes of Morning Star Foundation is to solicit, receive, administer and manage gifts, funds and other assets in order to support tax-exempt, charitable pursuits for the benefit of youth. Although the Foundation benefits other charitable youth activities, major beneficiaries include Morning Star Boys’ Ranch and Morning Star Community Services. The Directors were thoughtful in forming the Morning Star Foundation in 2006, as they saw a future necessity to preserve critical therapeutic program services urgently needed for youth and families in our community. Morning Star Foundation currently supports parent education, family enrichment opportunities, individual & family counseling, respite care, in-home and case management services. Other programs include educational tutoring and support, family crises intervention and permanency planning. Morning Star Foundation provides grant research, private donor relationship and stewardship, estate & planned giving services, along with special events and community awareness. Morning Star Foundation encourages all forms of charitable giving including pledges of cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, bequests & life insurance. Morning Star Foundation manages designated endowment funds, temporarily restricted funds as well as restricted funds for education and capital improvements.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $50 provides one family counseling session $100 provides school supplies for 2 children $180 provides one day of residential placement services $300 provides food for one child for a month

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Wright & McGill

Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park MISSION STATEMENT

29500 N Mt Spokane Park Dr. Mead, WA 99021 t: 509.238.2220

Celebrating the Past, Improving the Present, and Building the Future: Our vision is not so much a dream as it is a return to reality that existed at the ski area 40 years ago. The reality we have created is one of a family oriented ski area where children and adults can spend the day or evening at a quality ski area less than one hour’s drive from Spokane. This reality includes a major ski school component whereby patrons of the ski area who do not already know how to ski have the opportunity to learn through a superior instructional program.


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As a non-profit organization, all profits are returned into the operation and growth of the mountain, to best serve the regional community by providing healthy family-oriented recreation. With several major capital improvement projects planned, including an exciting and necessary backside terrain expansion that includes installation of a new lift and clearing of several runs, and the need for a new base lodge to replace our aging facilities, fundraising is necessary to enable Mt. Spokane to continue to offer safe, local, and affordable recreation for present and future generations.


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Wright & McGill 818 E. Sharp Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.482.2022 t: 800.344.4867

We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Inland Northwest Chapter provides programs and services to the over 2500 people and their families in our area living with MS.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Donate or volunteer now! Our area has one of the highest incidence rates of MS in the world. $25 – Provides one month of aquatics therapy $50 – Provides a cooling vest $100 – Provides batteries for an electric scooter $200 – Provides repairs for a wheelchair or a new walker $300 – Provides an emergency rent or utilities payment $500 – Provides funds for scholarship recipients

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North Idaho College Foundation, Inc.

1000 W. Garden Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 t: 208.769.5978

MISSION STATEMENT North Idaho College meets the diverse educational needs of students, employers, and the northern Idaho communities it serves through a commitment to student success, education excellence, community engagement, and lifelong learning. The North Idaho College Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization that encourages private support for the educational mission of the college. The Foundation accepts and manages cash and non-cash gifts on behalf of NIC. The Foundation invests and administers those funds to provide a growing source of financial support for current and future needs. NIC also has an active Alumni Association.


• Increase scholarship support for education and training • Enhance technology and equipment in the classrooms and laboratories • Expand support services to ensure student success • Ensure capital improvements are made to best serve ever-changing needs Your investment will provide opportunities for students to pursue education and training that will help them build a brighter future. Donations of all sizes are deeply appreciated.

Northwest Autism Center MISSION STATEMENT

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Wright & McGill

25 W. 5th Ave. Spokane, WA 99204 t: 509.328.1582

Autism is a world-wide health concern, but the real challenges occur at home, in our families, schools and neighborhoods. Formed in 2003, Northwest Autism Center exists to support, facilitate and build accessible and comprehensive, community-based approaches to helping children and adults with autism spectrum disorders in the Inland Northwest.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Your donations can improve community service provisions for those living with autism through these and other essential programs: • Domino Project, providing early intervention treatment for children with autism. • Training and education opportunities for local providers including physicians, nurses, teachers, therapists and parents. • Building integrated services for people with autism through adulthood. • Advocating for improved policy and law.

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture MISSION STATEMENT

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Wright & McGill 2316 W. First Ave. Spokane, WA 99201 Wed - Sun 10-5 t: 509.456.3931

Founded in 1916 as the Eastern Washington State Historical Society, the MAC is one of the Inland Northwest’s oldest cultural organizations. The mission of the MAC is to actively engage all people in the appreciation of arts and culture through collections stewardship, exhibits, and programs that educate and entertain. The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is this region’s hub featuring engaging visual art, history and American Indian culture programs for families, adults and school children.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? MAC Memberships and donations are essential to protect and preserve the more than 65,000 items in collections, including historic Campbell House (1898). Community support also gives 6,000 + school children access to five galleries, art and history workshops, and educational programs each year. The MAC stimulates inquiry and promotes life-long learning. There’s something for everyone at the MAC.

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Wright & McGill

Odyssey Youth Center

1121 S. Perry St. Spokane, WA 992012 t: 509.325.3637


Odyssey Youth Center is a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to creating, sustaining, and advocating for safe & affirming programs, policies, & services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, & questioning (LGBTQQ) youth community. For 21 years Odyssey has provided a safe space for LGBTQQ youth in Spokane. Recently, Odyssey expanded its programs to better meet the needs of LGBTQQ youth, youth providers, & families. Odyssey programs fall under three tracks: Health & Wellness, Youth Leadership, and Advocacy & Education. Odyssey’s newest programs include a Spokane safe schools program & a homeless youth prevention program. Through collective efforts, we can ensure safety for all youth & provide them support in reaching their full potential to grow into healthy, happy, adults.


Invest in Odyssey Youth Center by making a donation $25 Helps open Odyssey Youth Center’s doors one more night a week $50 Provides program supplies for one week $100 Provides dinner for one week $500 Sponsors one youth to attend leadership training $1,000 Sponsors one youth to attend annual Gay Straight Alliance Summit in Seattle Thank you for supporting Odyssey Youth Center


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Wright & McGill

Providence Health Care Foundation MISSION STATEMENT

101 W. 8th Ave. Spokane, WA 99204 t: 509.474.4917

We help ensure access to compassionate, world-class health care by supporting projects and programs at Providence Sacred Heart, Children’s and Holy Family hospitals.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Gifts to the Providence Health Care Foundation help care for the most vulnerable in our community and support breakthrough technology that saves lives. Donations stay right here in Spokane and may be directed to the local Providence hospital or program of your choice, including pediatrics, cancer, cardiac and charity care. Join us for The 10th Annual Pumpkin Ball, October 19, 2013, at the Spokane Convention Center.

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Wright & McGill

The Salvation Army in Spokane

222 E. Indiana Spokane, WA 99207 t: 509.325.6810

MISSION STATEMENT The Salvation Army has been transforming the lives of the most vulnerable families and children in Spokane, since 1891. Today, The Salvation Army continues to respond to the ever-changing needs of the community, serving the most vulnerable population in Spokane County with social services programs that transforms lives, while providing hope. Our commitment and vision is to help the whole person physically, emotionally and spiritually without discrimination and always with dignity and respect. Currently, 90 cents of every dollar raised by The Salvation Army in Spokane is used to sustain life-changing programs that bring hope to those in need.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Donate now to help The Salvation Army of Spokane reach maximum community impact! • $50 Provides a one-hour session of counseling or parent education at The Nurturing Center for Children & Families • $60 Provides three nutritious meals every day for one month, for a family of three • $200 Sends a low income or at risk child to a fun filled week at Camp Gifford’s Summer Youth Camp • $300 Provides one month of housing for a family living in the Stepping Stones Transitional Housing Program • $2,500 Sponsors a child who has been a victim of abuse or neglect at Sally’s House for one month

Salvation Army - Kroc Center

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Wright & McGill

1765 W. Golf Course Rd. CDA, ID 83815 t: 208.667.1865

MISSION STATEMENT Joan Kroc had a clear vision in mind when she bequeathed her legacy gift to The Salvation Army: give all individuals an equal opportunity to grow their natural gifts and talents through state-of-the-art recreational facilities. The Kroc’s Scholarship Program has awarded almost 12,000 scholarships to date, providing those in need with fitness equipment, coaching, an aquatics center, wellness classes, and free community events.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Donate now to help The Salvation Army of Kootenai County reach maximum community impact! $20 Provides one local youth with the life-saving skill of swimming, through our Third Grade Swim program. $50 Provides emergency assistance to a family in need in Kootenai County. $100 Provides a brand new coat, boots and winter clothing for a deserving child through Clothe a Child. $250 Supplies a local senior with a Kroc membership for a year. $1,500 Funds The Kroc Bus, providing free after school transportation for one month.

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Wright & McGill

Spokane County Library District MISSION STATEMENT

Administrative offices: 4322 N Argonne Road Spokane Valley, WA 99212 t: 509.893.8200 |

Spokane County Library District is the essential place to explore, learn, and create. We inspire learning, advance knowledge, and connect communities. We have ten libraries around the county: Airway Heights, Argonne, Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Medical Lake, Moran Prarie, North Spokane, Otis Orchards, and Spokane Valley. Visit our website for their locations, hours of operation, and phone number.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? There are many ways to give to the Spokane County Library: Donate funds for materials Join your local Friends of the Library group Create a memorial gift Volunteer your time Include the library in your will

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Second Harvest

1234 E. Front Ave. Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.534.6678

MISSION STATEMENT Fighting hunger, feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships. Second Harvest has been feeding hungry people in Spokane and the Inland Northwest since 1971. Today, Second Harvest’s network of 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers helps 50,000 people each week. Targeted programs like the Mobile Food Bank, Brown Bag and healthy food for kids initiatives provide nutritious choices for some of the most vulnerable children, families and seniors in the region. Food from Second Harvest fills an immediate need for people so they can stretch their limited incomes to afford things like medication, rent and other payments that stabilize their lives. Recent building improvements are making it possible for Second Harvest to distribute more free food to local food banks and meal centers. Generous people donating their time in the Asuris Northwest Health Volunteer Center sort and pack a variety of fresh produce and other donated food to help Second Harvest keep pace with unprecedented need.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Thanks to a broad base of support from food donors and volunteers, Second Harvest operates very efficiently. Every $1 donated is transformed into 6 pounds of food – about 5 meals – for people in need. $20 feeds a family of 4 for a week. $50 provides 250 meals for hungry people. $100 puts 600 pounds of donated food on a Mobile Food Bank. $250 is turned into healthy snacks for more than 1,700 kids. $500 transports half a load of donated produce. Thank you for supporting Second Harvest. The gift of food, money and time changes lives, giving people the opportunity to succeed and thrive. To learn more about how you can get involved or to donate securely online, visit

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Wright & McGill

Spokane Entertainer’s Guild MISSION STATEMENT

PO Box 48782 Spokane, WA 99228 t: 509.998.9596

Spokane Entertainer’s Guild (SEG), is a non-profit organization in the state of Washington whose goal is to raise funds for other non-profits in our area, as well as provide historical education in a fun manner. SEG’s main fundraising event is the Spokane Renaissance Faire which takes place the first weekend of October in Greenbluff. 2nd Harvest Food Bank was the chosen recipient for 2012 and has been named the beneficiary for 2013 as well. Last year, SEG raised $2000 and over 600 pounds of food for 2nd Harvest. That is equal to 8,500 meals that were made available to families in need.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Join us September 21st as we Charge Into Battle Against Hunger. The Spokane Renaissance Faire will be hosting a food drive to help raise money and food for 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Check out our website at and join our mailing list for more information on events, food drop off locations, and information on how you can join our quest!

Spokane Humane Society MISSION STATEMENT

Spokane Entertainer’s Guild

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Wright & McGill

6607 N. Havana St. Spokane, WA 99217 PO Box 6247 Spokane, WA 99217-6247 t: 509.467.5235

“Working together to enrich the lives of companion animals through Support, Education, Advocacy and Love”. Since 1897, we have acted as a refuge for animals in peril by providing care, shelter, and placement for tens of thousands of lost, neglected, and unwanted animals in the greater Spokane area. The Spokane Humane Society stopped euthanizing animals due to lack of space in 2006 and have reached our goal of not euthanizing healthy, adoptable and treatable animals. We sustain a live release rate of more than 95% finding placement for 2500-3500 animals annually through our adoption programs.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? The Spokane Humane Society is a non-profit 501c3 public charity dedicated to the welfare of companion animals. We rely solely on our fees for services and donations from the community and corporate partnerships. Your donations provide life-saving options for animals and directly impact the number of animals we can care for in our shelter.

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Spokane Public Library Foundation

906 W. Main Ave. Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.444.5318

MISSION STATEMENT The Spokane Library Foundation seeks to enhance public funding with private dollars to ensure continued excellence in library services for our community. Through its Board of Directors, the Library Foundation provides faithful stewardship of resources and prudent expenditure of funds to enrich the traditional tax-based funding. Foundation funds are used to expand and maintain the standard of excellence in library services already demonstrated by the Spokane Public Library. We work with the SPL to provide the power to “read, learn, discover and sustain”. Our generous donors have made expanded summer reading programming for families throughout our community possible. Your gifts, whether change in a donation box or remembering the Foundation in your will, make a positive impact on Spokane. Thank you!

Johnston-Fix Foundation

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Wright & McGill

Spokane Symphony Society

P.O. Box 365 Spokane, WA 99210-0365

MISSION STATEMENT Orchestral music nurtures the human spirit and is integral to the preservation and development of culture. The Society provides professional orchestral performances and education to the Inland Northwest. We are committed to great music, excellence and innovation, and financial stewardship.


Your gift supports The Spokane Symphony operating Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox · an Economic Driver · a Cultural Catalyst · an Educational Force Ways to support: Mail your contribution to: Spokane Symphony, P.O. Box 365, Spokane, WA 99210-0365 Click on “Donate” at Call the Spokane Symphony at 509.464.7076

St. Joseph Family Center

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Wright & McGill 1016 N. Superior St. Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.483.6495

MISSION STATEMENT St. Joseph Family Center, a non-profit agency sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, providing counseling, spirituality, retreats & healing arts, in order to promote the inner growth of each person served.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Donate: Make a financial contribution that supports families today by visiting or by calling 509-483-6495 Leave a Legacy: Discuss how you want to leave a legacy of hope with us by including us in your will or trust, or as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance by calling 509-483-6495 Volunteer: St. Joseph Family Center needs many volunteers to help deliver our vital services to the community. If you are interested in joining a group of caring individuals who want to make a difference, please consider joining one of our committees; Finance, Investment, Clinical, The Franciscan Place, Community Relations. Interested parties should call our Executive Director at (509) 483-6495.

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Luke’s Stroke Rehabilitation INHS Foundation St. Center of Exellence Project

601 W. First Ave. Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.473.6099

PROJECT STATEMENT Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke. That statistic becomes reality when that someone is a loved one, relative, friend or neighbor. St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, the region’s only Level I trauma rehabilitation hospital with CARF and Joint Commission accreditations, provides care for thousands of patients each year, including more than 400 people recovering from a stroke. The results are powerful with more people returning to their community than compared to other facilities in the nation. But more can be done. St. Luke’s is embarking on becoming a Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Excellence, a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient program that will enhance the patient experience, improve patient results through advanced equipment and create more opportunities for excellence in care.


“They encouraged you. I would highly recommend anyone who needed assistance in getting along on their own to go there.”

We know that making a charitable gift is an important and personal decision. Please consider being part of improving patients’ lives by supporting St. Luke’s Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Excellence.

Donald “Scott” Kindle

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St. Luke’s past patient Wright & McGill

Teen Challenge Spokane Men’s Center

2400 N. Craig Rd Spokane, WA 99224 t: 509.244.5610

MISSION STATEMENT Our Purpose: Providing Faith-based Recovery Services The mission of Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest is to evangelize people who have life-controlling problems and initiate the discipleship process to the point where a student can function as a Christian in society, applying spiritually motivated, biblical principles to relationships in the family, local church, chosen vocation, and the community. Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. Teen Challenge shall endeavor in its efforts to help people by enriching their lives with actual work experience to enable them to become profitable members of their community.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $50 Provides curriculum for recovery services for one student for 3 months. $60 Provides transportation fuel for one student to and from recovery services. $400 Provides toiletries for the center for one month. $400 Provides propane to heat the ovens in our kitchen that feed 50 men for one month.

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9212 E. Montgomery, Ste. 302 Spokane, WA 99206 t: (509) 534-5111

“Helping boost the self esteem of teenagers in foster care and others in-need, by providing fashionable clothing and accessories of their choice.” Teen Closet is a free boutique. Our clients are foster kids and youth who are in-need, homeless or nearly homeless.  Many of the foster children are taken from their homes, their families, the only life they know. This can happen with no notice, and they may only have the clothes or PJ’s they were wearing at the time... sometimes not even that. TC is here to help teen boys and girls by providing them with some great clothes and products. We cater to them! The things we provide belong to them, making the transition a little easier.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Provide shoes, boots, coats undergarments and socks for children in need Allow us to purchase new clothing items for children who have never had anything new Keep jeans and athletic clothing available for teenage boys and girls Provide hygiene supplies for children in transition Help TC keep its doors open Make a profound difference on the life of a child in need


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3104 West Fort George Wright Dr. Spokane, WA 99224 t: 509.328.6702


Transitions works to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane. Transitions’ five programs house the homeless, train the jobless, and teach life skills to make sustainable change possible. Join the fight against poverty and homelessness by donating your time, talents and treasures. Call 509-328-6702 or email to get involved at the Women’s Hearth, Miryam’s House, the Transitional Living Center, EduCare or the New Leaf Bakery Café Job Training Program.


$25 furthers the education of one woman by purchasing a section of the GED. $50 feeds a hungry child with one month’s supply of baby formula. $100 extends employment for one woman with 1 month’s job training and bus pass. Priceless: Donating your time and talents at one of our five programs.

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U-District Foundation

730 N. Hamilton Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.458.7686

MISSION STATEMENT It is the mission of the U-District Foundation to inspire kids to live healthy lives and to dream great dreams. We are committed to helping our students grow by coaching them about good nutrition, staying active and setting goals. We believe in the power of encouragement, the value of teamwork, and strengthening the connection between health & happiness. Fun and Fitness Camps: With this free camp, our goal is to show kids how fun exercise can be and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This camp averages 150 kids with ages ranging from 6-13. We hold two camps a year in the summer and winter. Family Challenge: This program is part educational and part fitness class with the goal of assisting families with nutritional and fitness goals. At least one parent must participate with their child. The program is 2x per week for 6wks, costing $50 Mentorship Program: Volunteer mentors are matched with school children between the ages of 8 – 12. The commitment level is minimal at two outings a month and two hours each outing. Application process is done for all voulenteers Sports Training Scholarship Program: Youth athletes may apply for this free individual program with our training staff based on financial needs. Training scholarships are awarded to deserving teens in the area. Summer Series Fun Runs: Three nights in July every year we hold an 5k fun run which is free for kids up to eighteen years old and adults pay five dollars. It is a great way to get up and moving with your whole family!

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Enable us to continue providing the following programs: Free Fitness and Fun Camps for kids ages 6-15 Free Physical Education Program Assistance to 13 local schools Award Sports Training Scholarships to deserving teens in the area Annual Summer Series Fun Runs Mentorship opportunities for local youth

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Union Gospel Mission

1224 E. Trent Ave. Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.535.8510

MISSION STATEMENT Helping the homeless for 62 years The Union Gospel Mission partners with the Inland Northwest to reach the poor with the love and power of the gospel so they may become God-dependent, contributing members of society. What began as a simple “soup kitchen” has evolved into a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-per-week social service agency whose purpose is to provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people in crisis.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? THE BASICS: $1.84 provides a free meal to a homeless person. $12.94 provides 1 night & 3 meals at the men’s mission $20.02 provides 1 night & 3 meals to women/children at the Crisis Shelter $31.53 provides 1 day of services for a man in the recovery program $46.80 provides 1 day of services for woman/child in the recovery program

THE IMPACT: (IN 2012) 4,873 individuals served 166 Recovery participants 303,235 meals served 97,059 nights of shelter 70% of graduates are still clean & sober

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Volunteers of America MISSION STATEMENT

525 W 2nd Ave. Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.624.2378

Serving the Inland Northwest since 1896, Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is a local nonprofit dedicated to helping those in need—from women, teens and veterans battling chronic homelessness to at-risk youth and families—to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Our innovative programs provide a continuum of shelter, support services, and housing that uplift and empower, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective services. We stand by people and offer them a continuum of services until they’re ready to stand on their own. Some people call that empowerment. We call it nurturing the human spirit.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $75 pays for GED testing for one homeless teen at Crosswalk $100 provides one day of heat, lights and water for women in Hope House’s shelter and apartments $250 buys one month of groceries at two transitional homes for veterans $600 provides six week of diapers or formula for babies at Alexandria’s House

Wishing Star Foundation MISSION STATEMENT

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Wright & McGill 139 S. Sherman Spokane, WA 99202 t: 509.744.3411

To provide wish kids with hope through uplifting and rejuvenating experiences refocusing on the joy of life. To provide lasting support and memories for wish families. To treat families and associates with dignity and protect their privacy. To inspire greater community participation in fulfilling Wishing Star’s Mission.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? • Your gift will change the life of a child with a life-threatening illness. • Your gift will grant a wish. • Your gift will provide hope to a child facing an incredible medical battle. • Your gift will bring joy to a child who is isolated due to medical treatments. • Your gift will strengthen a family who cares for a medically fragile child.

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Wright & McGill Women & Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen


1620 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205 t: 509.324.1995

To serve as a vital safety net that fills nutritional gaps for women and children in need while fostering dignity and respect, both within our restaurant and in the community.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? Present a child with their first taste of broccoli. Offer relief to a mother who wants healthy meals for her children. Build better health for ladies who have limited fixed income. Provide a place of dignity in a time of uncertainty. Create friendship and community for those who feel alone. Fill a tummy with food and a heart with hope.

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Thank you for your support of the Women & Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen

Women Helping Women Fund MISSION STATEMENT

Wright & McGill 1325 W. 1st Ave. Ste. 318 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.328.8285

Women Helping Women Fund is a local non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and children to create healthy families and vibrant communities. Our vision is to provide sustaining funds so that women and children in Spokane have opportunities to reach their highest potential, lead healthy, productive lives and contribute to our community. WHWF stewardship includes identifying and funding viable agency programs designed to meet the most urgent needs of women and children in Spokane. Since 1992, thanks to the generous gifts of thousands of individual and corporate donors, over 390 local agency programs have received funding grants from the WHWF totaling over 6 million dollars.


$25 Join 199 other donors to fund a $5,000 grant awarded to a local program assisting women & children $50 Join 199 other donors to fund a $10,000 grant awarded a local program assisting women & children $100 Invest in the WHWF Endowment Fund or Vivian Winston Scholarship Fund $125 Unite with thousands of other generous supporters who attend our annual benefit luncheon in May $200, $500 or $1,000 Join a WHWF giving circle (visit for details) Together, we can continue to transform the lives of Spokane women and children in need.


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World Relief Spokane MISSION STATEMENT

1522 N. Washington St. #204 Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.484.9829 ex. 140

World Relief Spokane, a local non-profit, provides refugee resettlement assistance, employment services, micro-enterprise loans, immigration services and is working to raise awareness about human trafficking in the Inland Northwest. Our mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. Our office serves over 1,000 refugees and vulnerable people groups annually.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? By giving $36 a month through our sponsorship program, refugees are assisted in their initial resettlement period. Your contribution helps provide bus passes, English school tuition, rent and utilities assistance, job training and case management. By giving your gently used furniture, you provide household items for newly arriving refugees. By giving of your time, you can volunteer with a refugee family.

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P.O. Box 3344 Spokane, WA 99220-3344 t: 509.532.2000

The mission of YFA Connections is to provide education, prevention, intervention and treatment services to youth, families and adults in conflict or crisis. We provide crisis shelter for at-risk kids ages 12-17, street outreach to homeless youth and substance abuse/mental health services for low income, indigent adults.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? $25 buys a hygiene kit for a homeless youth $10 buys 12 pairs of socks for kids in the shelter $15 buys a package of boxer shorts $20 will feed a sheltered youth for a day $18 will provide one hour of crisis intervention on the street

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1309 N. Ash St Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.327.7721

Youth for Christ’s vision is to see every young person living in Spokane’s most impoverished neighborhoods reach their full God-given potential in life. Through strategic programming, mentoring relationships, and state of the art youth centers, YFC impacts over 1,000 at-risk youth living in West Central and HIllyard each year! Our ministry transforms their lived, their families, and the neighborhoods they live in.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? YFC is locally supported and funded by people who share our passion to help at-risk youth. $45 a Month underwrites one young person to participate in YCF’s life changing programs. $350 Sends one kid to camp Other needs: School supplies, Clothes, Shoes, Toiletries, Paper Products, Non-perishable Snacks, and Volunteers.

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YWCA of Spokane

930 N. Monroe St. Spokane, WA 99201 t: 509.326.1190

MISSION STATEMENT The YWCA of Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA of Spokane is the go to place in the region for services that empower women and children: early childhood education, work readiness resources, support for victims of domestic violence and free childcare. The organization is becoming one of the primary community resources for issues of racial and social justice.

WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO? • Ensure every woman can find safe shelter to escape domestic violence • Promote financial independence for women of all backgrounds • Give women job readiness skills to better her future • Provide education for low-income children for equal opportunities to succeed in school • Empower women and families to find freedom from abuse through legal advocacy and counseling • Help break the cycle of domestic violence

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EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY EAGLES 2012 RECORD: 11-3, 7-1 Big Sky Conference PRESEASON FCS RANKING: 3 (coaches poll) KEY GAMES: at Oregon State, at Sam Houston State, Montana State KEY RETURNING PLAYERS: QB Vernon Adams, G Steven Forgette, DT Andru Pulu, LB Ronnie Hamlin, LB Cody McCarthy, CB T.J. Lee III, S Tevin McDonald

2013 SCHEDULE Aug. 31................................... at Oregon State Sept. 7 .................................. Western Oregon Sept. 14.............................................. at Toledo Sept. 28 Sam Houston State Oct. 5 ........................................... Weber State Oct. 12 North Dakota Oct. 19.......................................Southern Utah Oct. 26 ........................................... at Montana Nov. 2 Idaho State Nov. 9 .......................................Montana State Nov. 16 Cal Poly Nov. 23 .....................................Portland State



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astern fans hope the Eagles start the 2013 season with the same sort of explosive offensive output they displayed in capping off their 2012 campaign. After trailing 35-0 against Sam Houston State in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs, the Eagles’ offense erupted for 42 second-half points. They lost that game, but it was impressive to see quarterback Vernon Adams — now a sophomore — throw for 364 passing yards and tie a school record with six touchdown passes. The Eagles, coming off another playoff appearance (and a season that saw them beat FBS neighbors Idaho and nearly knock off WSU), will try to keep that momentum going. They’re starting off with lofty expectations, thanks in part to a No. 3 ranking in the FCS coaches preseason poll. Head coach Beau Baldwin has a cadre of offensive weapons. Adams will throw to a talented crew of receivers, including freshman Cooper Kupp. Baldwin has watched Adams progress in the offseason and is clearly confident in the sophomore from Pasadena, Calif. “He is never satisfied. He has stepped up as a leader. I have watched him inspire people even when the situation doesn’t go great. That is the definition of a leader,” says Baldwin. “He can bring people up, going forward, and keep their heads up when things are not going well. That is the true definition of a leader. I am seeing him do that more and more with the group.” The Eagles will need to fire on all cylinders this season, as their schedule includes four top25 teams, including a rematch at Sam Houston State, where they’ll need to get off to a better start than last year. — MIKE BOOKEY



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Spokane vs. Food Pig Out in the Park isn’t just a bunch of hot dogs and hamburgers BY INLANDER STAFF


f there are 47 different food purveyors in a single park, there should be something you want to eat there. This is essentially the mission statement of Pig Out in the Park, the annual endof-summer indulgence dropping calories by the thousands into Riverfront Park for six days. We dropped the menu items into a supercomputer (we won’t bore you with any further scientific explanation; it’s all very high-tech stuff), which told us that the five words above were the most commonly used phrases found at Pig Out — but are associated with a wide array of cuisine.



There’s bound to be no shortage of fried food at a large-scale food festival like Pig Out. That’s just the American way. But what we found goes far beyond fries and chicken. Deep-Fried Snickers — County Fair Foods This is the fourth consecutive year you’ll be able to get a deep-fried Snickers bar at Pig Out in the Park, thanks to County Fair Foods, the Spokane-based company that expects to sell about 2,000 bars this year. The Snickers are dipped in funnel cake batter before hitting the fryer basket, emerging crispy on the outside and sweet on the inside. “People used to buy these because they were curious what they tasted like. Now, they’re

DIPPED buying them because they love them,” says County Fair Foods manager Tim McKay. (MIKE BOOKEY)

Chocolate-smothered fruit is always a big hit at Pig Out, but fruit isn’t all you’ll find dripping in deliciousness.

Fried catfish po’ boy and hush puppies — Gumbo Goddess Joycelyn Kelly, the woman behind Vancouver, Wash.-based Gumbo Goddess, has been winning awards for her fried catfish since she was 15 years old. Working off a recipe she learned from her grandfather, Kelly’s po’ boy was so popular at last year’s Pig Out in the Park that she was going through 15 cases of fish a day just to keep up with demand. The Texas-style sandwich also comes with two hush puppies — which, in case you’re a clueless northerner, are deep-fried balls of cornmeal. (MB)

Frozen cheesecake, bananas or ice cream bars dipped in chocolate — Bloem Flowers, Chocolates, Paperie For as long as Pig Out has been happening (34 years), longtime Spokane florist, chocolate and gift shop Bloem has set up in the same spot in Riverfront Park to offer delectable treats hand-dipped in melted chocolate and coated with crunchy nuts. On a warm, summer evening, what’s better than a slice of frozen cheesecake dipped in chocolate? Well, maybe Bloem’s popular caramel apples — a Pig Out exclusive — but if you start early there’s enough time to try all four desserts. (CHEY SCOTT)

TASTY TIDBITS New to Pig Out this year is the chance to sample smaller portions of food from the event’s 45-plus vendors during specified times each day of the six-day food festival. The new “bites” are being offered for the first time this year in response to event attendees’ requests for options to sample items at a lower price points and portion sizes, says Pig Out organizer Bill Burke. Vendors are offering the bites from 2-4 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Monday, Sept. 2, as well as between 10-11 pm each night of the event, which runs from Wed, Aug. 28 through Mon, Sept. 2. “It’s kind of like a happy hour so people can try a few more things, because the number one suggestion of all time is smaller samples,” Burke says. Vendors have creative freedom with what they choose to feature as their daily “bites,” available during non-traditional mealtime hours. Pig Out organizers will use this year to gauge the success of the snack-sized menu options to determine whether to continue or expand the “bites” offerings in the future. — CHEY SCOTT


Get your dairy on this week with grilled cheese, Philly cheese, or chocolate-dipped cheesecake. TALKIN’ TURKEY — JB’S GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES For a twist on classic grilled cheese, visit Janet Bonser at her brightyellow booth where the saying goes, “We make happy sandwiches.” Her Talkin’ Turkey combines smoked turkey and bacon crumbles, melted havarti and Gouda cheese, with ranch dressing and a special organic spread — all tucked between thick slices of sourdough bread. Served with a dill pickle for an extra smile. (BETH NOTTURNO)

Good Food. Cold Beer.


Pig Out in the Park, being outdoors, is an obvious target for the region’s barbecue purveyors. They can — and most do — prepare their slowcooking meats on-site, letting the smoky scents do their advertising for them

The grills are fired up in the park, so follow your nose for summer sandwiches, meats and veggies.

BBQ PORK RIBS — BIG PAPPA’S BBQ Chris Kassa at Big Pappa’s doesn’t discriminate when it comes to barbecue styles. He has family in several different barbecueloving parts of the country, and has learned to make his spicy rubbed pork ribs with the sauce on the side. He serves pretty much any sauce you can think of — from a vinegary Carolina-style sauce to a more tomato-flavored Texas sauce. Last year Kissa sold nearly 200 slabs of ribs, which he sells for between $6 and $7 per pound. (MB)

GRILLED SALMON OVER CAESAR SALAD OR WRAP — LEONARDO’S BISTRO Influenced by Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine, Leo has perfected his grilled salmon dish. He blackens fresh fish with oregano, basil, sugar, red pepper and rosemary, then sears it on the grill. To keep the salmon juicy and tender, it’s steamed to the finish. The salad version comes with chopped romaine, caesar dressing, homemade croutons and parmesan cheese, and the wrap sports Leo’s fresh salsa. (BN)

CHICKEN BBQ/CURRY CHICKEN — MONGOLIAN GRILL Just because the letters “BBQ” appear in the name of a Pig Out item doesn’t mean it’s going to be something you’d find on a red-andwhite-checkered tablecloth. This take on barbecue is another indicator of the wide-ranging variety of foods found at this event. Mongolian Grill does an Asian take on slowroasted chicken to pair with some of the tasty sides they offer. If you want to get spicier, opt for the curry chicken. (MB)


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Meet the Vendors

AT SPOKANE PUBLIC MARKET UNCLE LEROY’S FAMOUS “GRAND PIT MASTER CHAMPION” BARBECUE. Fall-off-the-bone ribs, pulled pork, brisket and more. Eat at the Market or take out. Catering also available.


End of Summer

Main Market gains funding and prepares for seasonal changes BY ANNEMARIE C. FROHNHOEFER

T THE MARKET IS OPEN ALL YEAR LONG Downtown At 2nd & Browne (24 W. 2nd Ave) Thur-Sat, 10am -6pm, Sun 11am-5pm


he chalkboards hanging above the Main Market Co-op’s deli case display the words of summer: salads and sandwiches. The case itself holds the food. Packaged meats and peppered steak strips sit alongside bowls of quinoa beet salad, raw kale and goji berry salad, and sandwiches loaded with beets, cheese, ham, roast beef and pretty much anything you could want stuffed between two thick-sliced pieces of bread. According to cook Emily Epley, the build-

your-own sandwiches are a best seller. But it’s difficult to enter the store and not go for the chef-built ham-and-cheese with a twist. Epley first made the sandwich while working at a food co-op in Bellingham. Fortunately, when she arrived in Spokane she brought the recipe with her. Red onions are marinated in vinegar, allspice and cloves. The concoction tops thick-sliced Applegate ham and provides a tangy, spicy twist to a traditional lunch. The deli staff is encouraged to experiment with new ideas and recipes. A pear,

Main Market co-op recently received additional funding. SAMUEL SARGENT PHOTO cranberry and cream-cheese panini will be on the menu in the coming weeks. The appearance of cranberries and pears and slow disappearance of cucumbers and tomatoes brings the realization that summer is nearing an end. Soon a chill will hit the air, cold sandwiches will hit the panini press and the Main Market’s scratchmade soup selection will take on greater meaning and urgency. It’s ready for the occasion. Main Market was recently approved by the NCGA (National Cooperative Grocers Association), becoming eligible for more funding. That means more options for members and the public. Items like roasted potatoes and other root vegetables, lentil salads, butternut squash quinoa and other autumnal selections will be available this fall at the new 13-by-4-foot self-serve salad bar, to be located alongside the checkout area. The original deli case still will hold Applegate meats and additional salads and sandwiches, many of which will be available as grab-and-go items to cut down on wait times. That’s good news for those who work in the area and for students returning to downtown’s Riverpoint Campus. n Main Market Co-op • 44 West Main Ave. • Mon-Sat, 8 am-8 pm; Sun, 10 am-6 pm • • 458-COOP (2667)

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OCT. 5 & 6 OCT. 19 & 20 OCT. 12 & 13 OCT. 26 & 27 Autumn Color Rides leave from Ione Station every weekend in October

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 11 am | 1 pm | 3 pm Train leaves from Metaline Falls Park

Twenty-mile roundtrip rides between Metaline Falls and Ione, crossing the Pend Oreille River

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Brick City Pizza has found a following on the South Hill.



2013 E. 29th Ave. | South Hill 413-1541


his South Hill pizza joint had only been open for a couple months last winter before it changed its name. A.J. Rodriguez had teamed up with the local Pizza Oven mini-chain to open this spot, but that partnership went sour and soon the fledgling pizza restaurant, located in what was once the Villaggio Pizza spot, had to start over with a new name. Rodriguez is still charging along, now under the Brick City Pizza flag in this classed-up strip mall on along bustling 29th Avenue. He expanded the menu to add salads, calzones and flatbread sandwiches, but still does

the bulk of his business in thin-crust yet hardly skimpy pizzas. Try The Stallion — pepperoni, sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoncinis, mozzarella and feta — an unlikely collision of toppings that come together a symphony of pizzanic perfection. The joint, which features a patio, also is home to a full bar and an all-local selection of beer taps. They don’t deliver, but if you order pick up, come early, grab a brew and catch a game on one of their flat screens. — MIKE BOOKEY

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FINE DINING CLOVER 913 E. Sharp Ave. | 487-2937 Clover, which opened in May 2012, is the joint effort of owners Scott and Liz McCandless and Paul and Marta Harrington. They prepare almost everything from scratch, don’t have a deep-fat fryer, and desserts — called petite bites — are scaled down in size. From herbs grown in the on-site greenhouse to the sustainably raised Rathdrum wheat used in Clover’s bakery, ingredients are carefully sourced. And the bar... Paul Harrington wrote the book on modern cocktails, and it shows in his bar, where drinks are given a one-, two-, or three-clover rating according to their complexity. MASSELOW’S 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights | 242-7000 The only Eastern Washington restaurant to have ever received AAA’s Four Diamond Award, this fine-dining eatery inside Northern Quest Resort and Casino prepares everything from scratch: pasta, fowl, steak, seafood, you name it. It’s likely you’ll know exactly where your fine cut of meat came from, too, as they

list it for you on the menu — which is shortened, but by no means limited, for quality control. SCRATCH 1007 W. First Ave. | 456-5656 Between its dramatically lit brick walls lies the embodiment of contemporary Northwest cuisine: steak and seafood with a splash of Asian fusion in flavors and presentation, and more martinis than you could ever hope to guzzle in one night. Their most popular drink, the Scratch Lemonade, combines jalapeños, basil and vodka with lemonade. Or try the Playboy Martini with Grey Goose, coffee liqueur and cream. BLUE TABLE KITCHEN 3319 N. Argonne Ste. B | 473-9087 Blue Table Kitchen takes the idea of private, intimate dining and flips it on its head, offering a fine-feasting experience served fixed-menu and dinner party-style with diners sitting at two large blue tables, something more likely to be found in European countries than our own. The evermorphing menu shows that this restaurant’s cuisine is eclectic, with

dishes ranging from beer-infused chicken breasts to grilled salmon. The menu moves diners organically from course to course and offers surprises along the way. The heart of the business appears to be a shared experience built around delicious dishes. FLEUR DE SEL 4365 E. Inverness Dr. | Post Falls 208-777-7600 Located in the same building as the Highland Day Spa, with views of the neighboring golf course, Fleur de Sel caters to diners who are looking for French cuisine at an affordable price point. The restaurant changes its menus seasonally, but the best time to visit is in summer, when you can dine on their cozy, sun-drenched patio. And don’t leave too early — you’ll want to stick around and sample from Fleur de Sel’s muchlauded dessert menu. 


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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 HALF MARATHON 10K RUN | 5K RUN TIMING The half marathon 10K and 5K will be chip timed by Milliseconds. Participants must wear the bib with the timing chip imbedded that will be provided at check-in. COURSE TIME LIMITS The course will officially open at 8:30 am on Sunday, Sept. 15th and close at 12:30 pm. The Finish Line also will close at 12:30 pm. WATER STATIONS The course will have water and/or sports drink available at all water/ aid stations approximately every 1-2 miles on the course.

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but Rudd’s portrayal is buttoned-down, and the comedy comes through in his demeanor and appearance. (The innocuous little hip shake he performs while casting for fish left me in stitches.) Meanwhile, Prince Avalanche (like his turn in Killer Joe) gives Hirsch a break from the cerebral millennials he so often is invited to play. Filming in the burnt-out woodlands of Bastrop, Texas (devastated by the wildfires of 2011), proves to have been an inspired choice. The charred setting provides a haunting backdrop, and Green (based in nearby Austin) shows great acumen for recognizing the atmospheric of the film derives from their incongruence. potential of this unsettling natural disaster, as well as Alvin is a pedantic fuddy-duddy who has chosen setting the film in the pre-electronic era of 1988 instead this job in the backwoods in order to have of the present day. Lance and Alvin really time to himself to ponder life and love. are at their own ground zero, and the PRINCE AVALANCHE elegiac setting also allows Green the opHe writes long letters to his off-screen Rated R girlfriend Madison, which expound on portunity to include a local character who Directed by David Gordon Green his love for her while keeping her at arm’s may or may not be a ghost. The evocative Starring Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch length. Lance is Madison’s dopey teensoundtrack by Explosions in the Sky and At Magic Lantern age brother whom Alvin has hired as his longtime Green collaborator David Wingo assistant for the summer. Lance hates the is another salient contribution to the film, isolation and wants nothing more than the chance to go as is the rich cinematography by another Green regular, to town and get his “little man squeezed.” Alvin, in his Tim Orr. Prince Avalanche finally unites Green’s seemingly pomposity, wonders if Lance is learning-impaired. disparate tendencies. With the lyricism that defines his Making these characters all the more enjoyable is early films George Washington and All the Real Girls and the the fact that both Rudd and Hirsch are playing against nutty comedy that marks his recent films like Pineapple type: Rudd plays the straight man to Hirsch’s goofball. Express and Your Highness, Prince Avalanche gracefully oblitNot that there isn’t a comic quality to Alvin’s fussiness, erates Green’s lines of separation. n

Prince Avalanche is about relationships and yellow road marks BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN


ometimes the simplest stories are the best. Stake out an ideal location and two top-flight actors, add a screenplay loosely adapted from obscure Icelandic comedy Either Way, mix with the contributions of a dependable crew and postproduction participants, and voilà: Prince Avalanche. David Gordon Green’s latest film has the amusing buoyancy of a lark but the existential depth of a head-scratcher. The film entertains, puzzles, and strays outside the lines. Those lines are a none-too-subtle metaphor for the goings-on in Prince Avalanche. Essentially a two-hander, the film follows the experiences of a couple of guys isolated out in the woods, whose job it is to paint the yellow lines on the asphalt road that winds through the wilderness and pound mile markers into the roadside along the way. Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch) are a mismatched pair, and all the fun, tension and resolution


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Paranoia is the order of the day in this courtroom drama about what happens after a terrorist explosion in London. A defense barrister (Eric Bana) and defense advocate (Rebecca Hall) must hide the fact that they had an affair. But things ramp up when they start feeling they’re being watched and followed for other reasons. Director John Crowley keeps the tension high, at first with words and surveillance cameras, then by turning it all into a full-fledged thriller. (ES) Rated R


Ethan Hawke gave us an amazing performance in the remarkable Before Midnight earlier this year, so it’s OK for him to take some time to do something, well, less remarkable. Here, Hawke plays Brent Magna, who used to be a professional race car driver, which comes in handy when his wife is kidnapped by some jerk and he has to steal some other chick’s car (that chick is a post-Bieber Selena Gomez; the car is a Shelby Mustang) and drive really fast to rescue said wife. (MB) Rated PG-13

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Cruising around in a vintage Dodge Challenger, the DEA’s Bobby (Denzel Washington) and Navy investigator Stig (Mark Wahlberg) are both working undercover but make for such convincing bad-asses that they even have each other fooled. Indeed, the hook here is that, having been assigned by their respective agencies to infiltrate a crime syndicate, each assumes that the other is a criminal. It’s only once they’ve robbed a bank together (in order to secure evidence, naturally) that they realize each other’s actual allegiances. (CW) Rated R


We know names like Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and Mick Jagger. Names like Merry Clayton, Darlene Love and Claudia Lennear aren’t so familiar. We know the stars, but we don’t know the backup singers. This moving documentary puts the women who have supported these stars in the spotlight. One story looks at singer Judith Hill, recent contestant on NBC’s The Voice, and her partnership with Michael Jackson. At Magic Lantern. (JR) PG-13


Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s stunning documentary centers on a male orca named Tilikum who has been responsible for the death of three people, most recently the much-publicized 2010 death of a SeaWorld trainer in Orlando. He was terrorized by the other whales with whom he shared a tank and also spent his early years cooped up in a tiny holding pen at a third-rate amusement park. But the film’s reach goes far beyond Tilikum’s violent history, laying out the inherently problematic issues associated with putting a massive mammal — and massively intelligent, in some ways more so than

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If you’re over the age of 17, you probably have no idea what One Direction is. Allow us to school you on the subject: it’s a British boy band who sing inconsequential music about inconsequential topics. Now there’s a concert film coming to theaters so young girls can scream at the screen and fantasize about marrying one of them. The fact that you now know about One Direction will have no impact on your existence. Reading this has wasted a half-minute of your life. We’re sorry. (MB) Rated PG



This delightful film follows the experiences of a couple of guys isolated out in the woods, whose job it is to paint the yellow lines on the asphalt road that winds through the wilderness and pound mile markers into the roadside along the way. Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch) are a mismatched pair, and all the fun, tension and resolution of the film derives from their incongruence. Most of the time, we watch them merely discuss the messed-up relationships they left back in the city. Surprisingly, that’s what makes this film work. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated R

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New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) is down on her luck. Her marriage to a wealthy husband (Alec Baldwin) fell apart after he lost all their money in a Wall Street scam, forcing Jasmine to move to San Francisco to live with her sister, Ginger, a grocery store clerk. To Jasmine, it seems like there’s not much left in her life to look forward to, as she struggles to cope with her downfall from a life of luxury to one where she’s forced to decide whether she should become a dental receptionist or a nurse. Writer/ director Woody Allen presents us a modern yet familiar character study of how the haves and the have-nots perceive themselves. (CS) PG-13




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Gru is back with his minions and adopted daughters in the animated sequel, picking up as the Anti-Villain League cracks down on high-tech super-criminals. The agency calls on (or rather, kidnaps) Gru for his ex-villain expertise, but will he be able to juggle the mission on top of his paternal duties? Get ready to giggle for returning voice actors Steve Carell, Kristin Wigg, Miranda Cosgrove and the adorably clumsy minions. (ES) Rated PG


In this sci-fi tale, the 1-percenters don’t just live in their own world philosophically and in terms of lifestyle; they’ve literally left the planet behind. Orbiting above Earth is the titular satellite/habitat, where those who can afford it enjoy the bliss of cure-all medical technology and breathable air, while the surface world has turned into one massive, overpopulated, disease-ridden wasteland. But ...continued on next page





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You often hear of a film: “It was in some festivals.” This film from young director Ryan Coogler did more than just appear at some festivals. It debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film. Produced by Forest Whitaker and based on a true story, the film offers an intimate look at the final day in the life of a man named Oscar Grant, who was shot dead by a police officer in 2009 at an Oakland, Calif., BART station. At Magic Lantern (JR) Rated R


This Danish film tells the story of a male kindergarten teacher who is loved by the children and his coworkers until one of the kids fabricates a story about sexual misconduct on this teacher. Soon, his life crumbles as he’s accused of a heinous crime he never committed. (LJ) Rated R


Ashton Kutcher takes a break from embarrassing himself on Two and a Half Men to star as Apple founder Steve Jobs in this biopic of the man who made the iPhone possible. You’ll learn all about how Jobs dropped out of college yet still managed to change the way we listen to music, surf the Internet and take photos of ourselves. (MB) Rated PG-13

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Our favorite wild-ass, silly-ass, violentass youth superheroes, Kick Ass and Hit Girl are back again this summer to totally ass things up and fight some crime. This time around, they’re joined by other masked crime fighters, including Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). They’ve teamed up to fight a bad guy (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who this time around calls himself by a name we can’t print here. (MB) Rated R


That desire to be free from your parent’s rule and live life as you choose is a common one. This film tells the story of three friends who make this romantic fantasy a reality. Running into the woods to build their own house, they come to better understand the meaning of friendship, family and what it means to rule. Delightful performances mark this unique coming of age story. At Magic Lantern (JR) Rated R


Forest Whitaker plays the lead role in this loosely interpreted story of former White House butler Eugene Allen, turned here into a fellow named Cecil Gaines. His ability to avoid conflicts and please people catches the eye of a White House staff recruiter, who brings Cecil on during the Eisenhower administration, beginning service that would take him into the Reagan years. Also stars Oprah Winfrey! (SR) Rated PG-13


The son of Poseidon, Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), ventures out into the Sea of Monsters with his friends to find the Golden Fleece, which holds the power to restore peace to their town. Full of myth, magic and adventure, this movie takes the viewer along for the quest with impressive visual effects. (JR) Rated PG

guy who was General Zod in Superman) whose wife drags him into a senior citizen’s choir. He’s not happy about this because, well, he’s not really happy about anything, ever. But following his wife’s wishes, he begins singing hip songs with the help of a zesty young choir director. At Magic Lantern (MB) Rated PG-13




Logan, the Wolverine, is a roiling bundle of angst and emotional torment and aching vulnerability. He is haunted by the ghost of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), who keeps begging him to just figure out how to die already and join her in the afterlife. Now, he has to head to Japan and face his inner demons. (MJ) Rated PG-13

Disney has almost made the movie  Cars  again. This time, it’s just with planes. Dusty, voiced by Dane Cook, is a plane with dreams of becoming a champion racer, but he’s afraid of heights. With the help of his mentor Skipper (Stacy Keach), Dusty sets out to make his dreams come true. He meets goofy characters voiced by Brad Garret, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and John Cleese along the way. (JR) Rated PG The origin of these little blue dudes and dudettes goes all the way back to 1958. Originally appearing as comic strip, the Smurfs have been reincarnated over and over again. Neil Patrick Harris starred in the 2011 version, and he’s doing it again. This time around, the Smurfs team up with Harris and other human friends to save Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) from the evil Gargamel (voiced by Hank Azaria). (JR) Rated PG


Sutter Keely is the most popular guy at his school. He’s funny, he parties, he has a hot girlfriend and he lives “in the moment,” that is until his girlfriend dumps him and he wakes up one morning on the lawn of “nice girl” Aimee’s house. Aimee (Shailene Woodley) is completely the opposite of Sutter: She has goals, she’s smart and a little shy and nerdy. In many ways, this plot like the typical “bad-boymeets-girl-next-door” coming-of-age story, but this film — from the writers of modern cult classic — doesn’t take the harsh realities of youthful love and confusion about the future and tie it all up in a tidy little package. (CS) Rated R


This uplifting British comedy introduces us to self-described “miserable old Arthur” (played by Terence Stamp, the

Jason Sudeikis plays a small-time pot dealer who finds himself in major debt to his supplier (Ed Helms). He’s then forced to make a trip to Mexico to pick up some bud, and he believes he’ll keep a lower profile if he crosses the border with his family. Without one, he recruits a nerdy boy, a punk girl and a stripper (Jennifer Aniston — as a stripper!) to pose as his kin travelling in an RV. (JR) Rated R



Gary King Simon Pegg plays a sad-sack 40-something for whom life’s window has seemingly already closed, leaving him with no option other than to take solace in past glories and live as if encased in amber. Determining that he has unfinished business in his hometown, Gary convinces his estranged friends to take another crack at conquering “The Golden Mile” — a 12-pub/12-pint crawl that saw Gary and his friends fall well short of finishing 23 years earlier. (CW) Rated R


The Davidson family has traveled to a remote cabin for a family reunion, and everything is all peachy keen until things go sour, as they so often do at family reunions. But this isn’t sibling strife or a drunken aunt. No, here we have a gang of dudes in freaky lion masks trying to kill the family with crossbows and axes as the family fights to stay alive. (MB) Rated R n







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he first thing frontman Eric Kegley utters before the Strangers’ set sounds like a warning to the average outsider. To the dozens of admirers waiting for their favorite songs to be played, the words are a beautiful invitation. “We’re gonna get strange.” Hoots and hollers, along with the sporadic chanting of “Bones!” from the crowd fills the cramped space of Boots Bakery & Lounge, quickly silenced by the opening guitar riff of the original tune “Learning and Nostalgia.” It’s the Inlander’s Volume music festival, and the fans, who range from late teens to early 20s, are joined by other local music lovers. As the bluesy-jazz, indie-rock band plays on, the crowd dances wildly together. Drummer Char Smith, keyboardist Isaac Grubb and bassist John Haven yell out the lyrics to the song along with the veterans in the audience. They’re reunited at last. Founded as just a high school pastime five years ago by Kegley, the reactions he received


from listeners and fellow musicians quickly transformed the direction of the band. While bandmates came and went, Kegley kept pushing the project, continuously writing songs and teaching them over and over again to new members. “The Strangers have had two drummers, a few keyboard players, and I think eight people on bass,” explains Smith, who has been with the group for three years. “The band we have now is the most stable we’ve ever had. For the first time ever, we have a future.” Getting more serious, the Strangers began playing shows in little galleries, cafes and house parties, filling them with musichungry kids just like themselves. “The fact that people like what we’re doing pushes us forward with the group,” Haven notes. “Me being away at college for a little bit may have held the band back for a while, but we’re devoted to making this happen.” Once just an excuse to play, the Strangers now focus on working. ...continued on next page



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After hauling all of their equipment to Crabwalk Studios, a custom-built production mecca owned and operated by Jared Crabb, they will spend hours upon hours recording the 10 tracks they have had since it all began. “I’ve never heard anything like the Strangers,” says Crabb as he tweaks the latest recorded track. “In the end, they are a rock band, and we’re set on delivering an album that does them justice.” Although stoked to be in the studio for the first time, Kegley, Haven, Smith and Grubb are a little weary of the process. Normally improvising the majority of their tunes, the Strangers have never had to have a concrete sound. “When we play shows, we have fun. We goof around and make it enjoyable for the crowd,” adds Grubb, who joined the band last winter. “Recording is an intricate process. There is so much stress to get it perfect.” The completion of their album, simply titled The Strangers, marks the beginning of a whole new journey for the group. After calling Spokane home since their infancy, they are planning a group departure to Seattle in the fall. “We owe everything to Spokane,” Smith reflects. “We’ve been so blessed with the awesome people here, and if we could take everyone with us to the west side, we would.” Through the unveiling of their album Saturday, they’re saying goodbye to their fans, who already know their music by heart, and the venues that supported them along the way. “There are no amount of words for how thankful we are for the Spokane music scene,” says Haven. “We just hope to give back a little something before we say our farewells.”  The Strangers CD release party with Sun Stripe and Lilac Linguistics • Sat, Aug. 31 at 7 pm • Luxe • 1017 W. 1st Ave. • $4 • All-ages • 624-5514

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hile you’re munching on your fried, dipped and/or slathered varieties of meats and other unhealthy delicacies this week at Pig Out in the Park, recall that other senses need to be getting in on the action, too. Simply, your ears should be pigging out on the free live music. Here are a few of the acts not to be missed.


Friday, Clocktower Stage, 9 pm Four years before Night of the Living Dead would spark a major jones in America’s loins for the slow-moving creatures, The Zombies struck gold with the chart-topping hit “She’s Not There” in 1964. The English rock group wouldn’t last the decade, but before splitting they produced the album they will forever be known for, Odessey and Oracle. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the work and its famous breathing-beat song “Time of the Season.” Why a band makes it big or doesn’t isn’t an exact formula, and even after “Time of the Season” blew up American radio stations, the band decided not to continue on. It would be more than 30 years later that they would reunite for the first time. Now on tour with two of the original members, lead singer Colin Blunstone and organist/ vocalist Rod Argent, the group is showing the

Rolling Stones aren’t the only old-man group capable of going out there and carrying on. Earlier this year, The Zombies even played SXSW.


Sunday, Clocktower Stage, 9 pm Not all alt-rock in the early ’90s was grunge. NYC-based group the Spin Doctors added a heavy jam and blues aspect to the genre. Rolling onto the national scene when MTV (back when the channel was influential) started playing “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong,” and following it up with “Two Princes,” the group got a fine taste of success. Although the band’s following efforts would prove not as fruitful as their first disc, they have persevered. If the River Was Whiskey, an all-blues record, was released this year.


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ast August, Baroness was on tour in the UK when their bus took a nosedive off of a viaduct. While there were no fatalities, frontman John Baizley suffered serious injuries, resulting in many canceled tour dates. One year later, with two lineup changes, the Savannah, Ga.-based act rolls into Spokane to continue what they started — promoting their 2012 disc Yellow & Green. The record was included on many best-album-of-the-year lists, including the Inlander’s. Especially refreshing is the track “March to the Sea,” which includes sinusrattling drums and bass and insanely beautiful, yet intricate, guitar riffs. Baroness has been through hell and back; on Sunday they’re here to tell us about it. — LAURA JOHNSON Baroness with Mindset Evolution, Royal Thunder and Helldorado • Sun, Sept. 1 at 8 pm • Knitting Factory • 919 W. Sprague Ave. • All-ages •


Thursday, 8/29

ARBOR CREST WINERY (927-9463), Rob Rigoni BEVERLY’S (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn BIGFOOT PUB, DJ Dave BLACK DIAMOND (891-8357), Acoustic open mic BUCER’S (208-596-0887), Open Jazz Jam THE CELLAR, Ron Criscione J THE CENTER, Havok, Crytikal Mass, Hooves COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, PJ Destiny J COEUR D’ALENE PARK (SPOKANE), Big Red Barn GIBLIANO BROTHERS, Dueling Pianos LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Nick Grow J LUXE COFFEEHOUSE, Dirk Lind NYNE, Pamela Benton O’SHAYS, Open mic J THE PHAT HOUSE, Glimpse, Noise Toys, The Tone Collaborative RICO’S (332-6566), Palouse Subterranean Blues Band J PIG OUT IN THE PARK, The Plaid Cat Trio, Kent Ueland, Karen McCormick, Angela Marie Project, Holly McGarry, Hair & Onions, Working Spliffs, Perfect Flavor, Ryan Larsen Band, Terrible Buttons, The Fat Tones, Garrett Lee Bartley, Dead Winter Carpenters, Too Slim & The Taildraggers, Steven King RIVERSTONE PARK, Northpoint THE ROCK BAR, Armed and Dangerous SPLASH, Steve Denny THE SWAMP, DJ Aphrodisiac THE WAVE, DJ Darkside Som ZOLA, The Bucket List

Friday, 8/30

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he list of bands that incorporate a viola into their lineup of instruments is short. There’s the Velvet Underground (when John Cale was still with them), the Flobots, indie band The Rentals, occasionally Trampled By Turtles and likely a few more obscure ones. Joining that select group, after forming last year, is the four-piece Night Cadet. The Seattle band plays Mootsy’s on Tuesday, bringing with them that instrument that’s slightly larger and lower in tone than a violin. As far as recommended watching goes, you’ll want to check out the band’s YouTube cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” After one viewing it becomes clear why the band refers to their musical genre as dream pop. — LAURA JOHNSON Night Cadent with Hannah Reader and S • Tue, Sept. 3 at 10 pm • Mootsy’s • 406 W. Sprague Ave. • $6 • 21+ • 838-1570

BIG SKY’S TAVERN (489-2073), Cliff Park BOLO’S (891-8995), Torino Drive BOOMERS (368-9847), Cold Shot CARLIN BAY RESORT (208-6677314), Scorpius CARR’S CORNER, The Black Lillies TH E CELLAR, Barry Aiken & Northpoint CDA CASINO, Smash Hit, Kicho COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR (208263-6971, Bridges Home CONKLING MARINA (208-686-1151), Nova THE COUNTRY CLUB (208-6762582), Last Chance Band CURLEY’S, YESTERDAYSCAKE GEM STATE CLUB (208-245-9916), The Jam Band GIBLIANO BROTHERS, Dueling Pianos J GORGE AMPHITHEATER (7856262), Dave Matthews Band HAYDEN LAKE COUNTRY CLUB (208667-9093), Mike Ross

HILL’S RESORT (208-443-2551), Sammy Eubanks J THE HOP!, Hatriot, Testament, Steve Zetro Souza HOT RODS, DJ Dave IRON HORSE, Protocol IRV’S (624-4450), DJ Prophesy JOHN’S ALLEY, Dead Winter Carpenters JONES RADIATOR, Hooves, Saleswagon, Space Movies J KNITTING FACTORY, A Cryptic Ending CD Release feat. Benign, Almost Home, Hexxus LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Truck Mills LION’S LAIR (456-5678), Cary Hays, T. Hewitt, 7 Crown, MJ The Inhuman Beatbox J LUXE COFFEEHOUSE, Dave McRae MAX AT MIRABEAU (922-6252), Martini Brothers MOOSE LOUNGE (208-664-7901), The Usual Suspects NYNE, DJ MC Squared

O’SHAYS, DJ Hannah Rebecca PEND D’OREILLE WINERY (208-2658545), Ninjazz RED LION AT THE PARK (326-8000), Chris Rieser and Jay Rawley J PIG OUT IN THE PARK, Dead Man’s Pants, Don Black & Don Thomsen, The Occasional String Band, The Coleman Underground, Kathleen Cavender, Kozmik Dreamzz, Et Tu Bruce, Hot Club of Spokane, Folkinception, Yellow Dog, Lake Street Drive, Fruition, The Zombies (See story on page 77) SERGIO’S (747-2085), The Luke Jaxon Band J THE SHOP, DJ Soot SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS, DJ Deuce SPLASH, Steve Denny ZOLA, The Rub

Saturday, 8/31

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Vaughn BIG SKY’S (489-2073), Cliff Park BOOMERS (368-9847), Cold Shot BROADWAY BAR (326-5000), Dudley Do-Wrong BUCER’S (208-596-0887), Ben Walden and Cognitive Dissonance CARLIN BAY RESORT (208-6677314), Scorpius J CHAPS (624-4182), Just Plain Darin COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, Smash Hit, Kicho COLDWATER CREEK WINE BAR (208263-6971, Brother Music CONKLING MARINA (208-686-1151), Nova CURLEY’S, YESTERDAYSCAKE GATEWAY MARINA (208-689-3902), Shiner GEM STATE CLUB (208-245-9916), The Jam Band GIBLIANO BROTHERS, Dueling Pianos J GORGE AMPHITHEATER (785-

6262), Dave Matthews Band HILL’S RESORT (208-443-2551), End of Summer Blow Out with Sammy Eubanks  THE HOP!, Celly-Cel  HUCKLEBERRY’S (624-1349), Pamala Benton IRON HORSE, Protocol IRV’S (624-4450), DJ Prophesy JOHN’S ALLEY, Dead Winter Carpenters JONES RADIATOR, Lone Madrone KOOTENAI RIVER BREWING CO. (208-267-4677), Monarch Mountain Band LEFTBANK WINE BAR, Nick Grow  LUXE COFFEEHOUSE, The Strangers (See story on page 75), Sun Stripe, Lilac Linguistics MAX AT MIRABEAU (922-6252), Martini Brothers MOOSE LOUNGE (208-664-7901), The Usual Suspects


Get your event listed in the paper and online by emailing getlisted@inlander. com. We need the details one week prior to our publication date. NORTHERN QUEST, Martina McBride NYNE, DJ Patrick O’SHAY’S, The Fat Tones  THE PHAT HOUSE, Open mic RED LION RIVER INN (328-9526), Chris Rieser and Snap the Nerve REPUBLIC BREWING CO. (775-2700), The Black Lillies, El Rustero  PIG OUT IN THE PARK, Big Mumbo Blues Band, Luke Pate, The DimeStore Prophets, Cursive Wires, Connie & Mary, Jim Boyd Band, Bex Marshall, A Thousand Horses and more ROADHOUSE, Hollow Point  ROCKET MARKET (343-2253), Mark Ward SCHWEITZER, Flying Mammals SPLASH, Steve Denny, The Coleman Underground  SPOKANE COUNTY RACEWAY, Armed and Dangerous THE WAVE (747-2023), Likes Girls ZOLA, The Rub

Sunday, 9/1

ARBOR CREST WINERY (927-9463), Meet Revolver

BOLO’S (891-8995), Torino Drive BUCER’S (208-596-0887), Jon & Rand CARLIN BAY RESORT (208-6677314), Scorpius COEUR D’ALENE CASINO, Echo Elysium COEUR D’ALENE CELLARS (208-6642336), Those Jazz Guys THE COUNTRY CLUB (208-6762582), Last Chance Band CURLEY’S, Phoenix DALEY’S CHEAP SHOTS, Jam Night with VooDoo Church GATEWAY MARINA (208-689-3902), Shiner GEM STATE CLUB (208-245-9916), The Jam Band  GORGE AMPHITHEATER (7856262), Dave Matthews Band HILL’S RESORT (208-443-2551), Sammy Eubanks JONES RADIATOR, Leland Sundries, Matt Frye  KNITTING FACTORY, Too Broke to Rock feat. Baroness (See story on facing page), Mindset Evolution, Royal Thunder  PIG OUT IN THE PARK, Soul Proprietor, Eclectic Approach, Connie & Mary, Cathedral Pearls, Randy McAllister, The Spin Doctors (See story on page 77) and more ROADHOUSE, Hollow Point SPLASH, Steve Denny, The Coleman Underground

Monday, 9/2

BOWL’Z BITEZ & SPIRITZ (321-7480), Open mic  CALYPSOS COFFEE (208-6650591), Open mic  CARR’S CORNER, Ethos, Call Me Ladro, Enfeeble Ataxia, Houns of Hell and more  THE HOP!, RADius Clause, Kingmaker, A Midnight Drive, Beneath All Kaos, Extortionist, Saxeus  THE PHAT HOUSE, B Radicals, Moksha PJ’S BAR (328-2153), Acoustic Jam with One Man Train Wreck RICO’S (332-6566), Open mic  PIG OUT IN THE PARK, Trailer Park Girls, Coyote Kings, Steven King, Baboon Moon, Sammy Eubanks and more SOULFUL SOUPS & SPIRITS, DJ Fusion

Tuesday, 9/3

BEVERLY’S (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn  THE HOP!, Domination, Drowning, Ecophagy, Verbera, Outlier, Hensley A.D. HOT RODS, DJ Dave KELLY’S IRISH PUB (208-667-1717), Powell Brothers  MOOTSY’S, S, Night Cadet (See story on facing page), Hannah Reader  THE PHAT HOUSE, Jazz Night  RED ROOSTER COFFEE (2029138), Open mic  THE SHOP, Sea Giant SPLASH, Steve Denny

Wednesday, 9/4

BEVERLY’S (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn BIGFOOT PUB, DJ Dave  DOWNTOWN CDA, Ozmo Boogie EICHARDT’S, Charley Packard FEDORA PUB, Kosh FIZZIE MULLIGANS, Kicho  THE HOP!, Leaders, Colossus, Reformers, A Pyrrhic Victory, Measures IRON HORSE BAR, Open mic IRV’S (624-4450), DJ Prophesy  MEZZO PAZZO WINE BAR, Nick Grow  THE PHAT HOUSE, Open mic, Loveshack Church RED ROOM LOUNGE, Brian Ploeger Quintet REPUBLIC BREWING COMPANY (7752700), Forum Walters  SPOKANE ARENA (279-7000), OneRepublic, Sara Bareilles SUKI YAKI INN (624-0022), One Man Train Wreck ZOLA, The Bucket List

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BING CROSBY THEATER, Jolie Holland, Portland Cello Project on Sept. 5 JONES RADIATOR, Harolds IGA, Holly Broke on Sept. 5 CARR’S CORNER, Lord Dying, Losing Skin, Hooves, Dislich on Sept. 6 LANTERN TAP HOUSE, Mama Doll, Hannah Reader on Sept. 14 GORGE AMPHITHEATER (785-6262), Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction and more, Sept. 6-7



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OneRepublic and Sara Bareilles’ co-headlining tour lands in Spokane this week for what should be a goosebump-raising performance. The musicians who brought us the radio anthems “Apologize” and “Love Song” both released their third major-label albums this year. OneRepublic’s album Native sees their sing-along ballad style maturing, with sounds from the electronic dance music movement in their collaboration with Swedish DJ/producer Alesso for “If I Lose Myself.” And in case you get bored, Bareilles’ video for “Brave” features lots of goofy dance moves to try out at the show. — BETH NOTTURNO OneRepublic and Sara Bareilles with Serena Ryder • Wed, Sept. 4 at 7 pm • $30-$40 • INB Performing Arts Center • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • • 279-7000


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Some may be content with the standard dimensions of the typical movie theater screen, but for those who prefer to see films at epic five-story proportions, time is limited. The IMAX theater season at Riverfront Park is coming to a close this Labor Day weekend, offering last chances to swim with free-divers in Great White Shark, ride the nation’s first transcontinental railroad in Rocky Mountain Express, or participate in the world’s fastest plane race in Air Racers. — ANNA CLAUSEN IMAX Theater season finale • All shows screened daily, times vary • $6-$8.50 • Riverfront Park • 507 N. Howard St. • • 625-6601


Well, dammit. This summer really slipped through our fingers, didn’t it? Before you begrudgingly begin wearing socks again and closing the windows at night, give summer a farewell kiss at the Schweitzer Fall Fest, a Labor Day weekend gathering of live music and more than 20 different breweries from around the Northwest. The beer fest likely will be a big draw, but don’t forget that this is also your last chance to ride the chairlifts and bike trails before they’re closed for the season. — MIKE BOOKEY Schweitzer Fall Fest • Sat, Aug. 31-Mon, Sept. 2 • Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint, Idaho •

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With the release of the sixth installation of the Fast & Furious franchise earlier this year, street racing is still on the minds of many. Locally, it’s hard to get that speedy fix, partly due to our terrific traffic safety laws, so it’s best to leave the awesome, dangerous and crazy driving to the professionals. Luckily, 600 of the finest racers in the Northwest are trekking to the Spokane County Raceway this Labor Day weekend, determined to defend their home tracks with all of their muscle-car might. Although we’d much rather be on the strip ourselves, we’ll sit this one out and watch the pros do it. — KARA STERMER NHRA Northwest Division finals • Fri, Aug. 30-Sun, Sept. 1, gates open at 7 am daily • $5-$10 • Spokane County Raceway • 750 W. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights • • 244-3333



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SPOKEFEST VOLUNTEERS Volunteers needed to help set up the course and fair, provide direction, host food/ water stops and more for the annual community cycling festival (Sept. 8) in downtown Spokane. ( THURSDAY NIGHT DANCE Community dances featuring live music by local bands. Thursdays from 7:30-9:45 pm. $5.50. Southside Senior & Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. (535-0803) WOMEN & CHILDREN'S FREE RESTAURANT Volunteers are needed as prep cooks, servers, dishwashers, food platers and more to work various shifts during the week, Mon-Fri. Positions are weekly or biweekly. Visit to submit a volunteer

application. (324-1995) MAKE IT A MILE WALKING PROGRAM Walking group to train for the Spokane Heart and Stroke Walk on Sept. 14. Meets on Tue and Thu from noon1 pm, through Sept. 12. $25, includes shirt. Meets at Riverfront Park Rotary Fountain, 570 N. Howard St. Check in at the Fleet Feet tent. (328-4786) CENTENNIAL TRAIL VOLUNTEER DAY Volunteers are invited to participate in light work to improve Centennial Trail heads including painting, weeding and more. Aug. 31. More info by emailing (7954609) PEACE JOURNEY Walk in support of ending the death penalty in the U.S., organized by the nonprofit Fellowship of Peace Foundation, featuring music, a potluck and more. Sept. 3 at 1 pm. Coeur d'Alene Park, 300 S. Chestnut St., Spokane. FEED THE NEIGHBORHOOD Free meals provided every Wednesday from 4:30-6 pm. Free. (Volunteers also needed to cook and serve meals) 7th and Catherine Ave., Post Falls, Idaho. (208-661-5166) VINTAGE CAR SHOW Vintage cars from 1900-1983 on display, along with food vendors, raffle and more. Sept. 7 from 10 am-4 pm. Free admission. Mirabeau Meadows, 13500 Mirabeau Parkway. (922-3431) HEROCLIX BENEFIT FOR JEFF NEUMILLER Heroclix tournament party to raise funds for Jeff Neumiller to fund his treatment for colon cancer. Sept. 7 at 5 pm. $35, including dinner. Allages. Pacific Avenue Pizza, 2001 W. Pacific Ave. (624-0236) COBRA POLO CLASSIC Annual charity polo match benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane. Sept. 8 at 12 pm. $200+. Spokane Polo Club, 7500 U.S. Hwy. 2. rmhcspokane. org BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT Annual event featuring a raffle, silent auction, and dinner to benefit local underprivileged youth. Sept. 9 from 12-8 pm. $75. Bozarth Mansion, 12415 N. Fairwood Dr. GLENROSE SUMMER MARKET Farmers market, live music, vendors and more. Sept. 10 from 3-7 pm. Free admission. Little Yellow Schoolhouse, corner of 37th and Fancher. (944-1085) KIDICAL MASS A three-mile family ride on anything with wheels that rolls, hosted by Spokane’s Summer Park-

ways. Sept. 12 at 5 pm. Free. South Perry Neighborhood, starting at Two Wheel Transit Bike Shop, 817 S. Perry St. HEART WALK Individual and team fundraiser walk to promote cardiovascular disease awareness. Sept. 14. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (536-1500) SPOKANE HEART & STROKE WALK 5K fun run or walk to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke. Sept. 14 at 9 am. $25-$30. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (536-1500) CANINE CARNIVAL Community event featuring public outreach from local animal shelters, pet blessings, pet competitions and more. Sept. 14 from 9 am-2 pm. Free. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Rd., Liberty Lake. (208-773-5950) GATHERING OF THE 92ND VETERANS Community gathering for former and current members of the 92nd Wing at Fairchild AFB and their families. Sept. 15 from 1-4 pm. Free. Waterfront Park, 1386 S. Lefevre St., Medical Lake. (9396539)


A COURSE IN MIRACLES Theological study group. Thursdays at 7 pm. Free. 1042 W. Mill Ave., Ste. 207 Coeur d'Alene. (208-660-7687) LABOR DAY RETREAT Meditative retreat on developing meditative concentration. Aug. 30-Sept. 2. $100 offering and reservation requested. Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport, Wash. 447-5549) FEMFEST Women's fair featuring local organizations, clubs, businesses, vendors and more providing services to women. Aug. 30 from 11 am-1 pm. Free and open to the public. University of Idaho Commons Lawn, Moscow. FUNKY JUNK ANTIQUE SHOW 7th annual vintage, antique, handmade and salvaged goods show, featuring life music and more. Aug. 31-Sept. 1 from 10 am-4 pm daily. $5 admission. Wood V-X Ranch, 480987 Hwy. 95, Sandpoint. (208-946-8500) ECO CHIC FASHION SEND OFF Sendoff party and fundraiser supporting the Eco Chic Fashion Team's trip to N.Y. Fashion Week. Aug. 31 at 8 pm. $5. Red Room Lounge, 521 W. Sprague Ave. (838-7613)

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EVENTS | TRIVIA IMPROVING BIRTH RALLY Rally to raise awareness for improved maternity care in the U.S. Sept. 2 from 10 am-1 pm. Free. Bella Cova, 905 N. Washington St. (795-9823) COMPASS CLUB LUNCHEON Luncheon featuring presentation from the Shriners Hospital for Children-Spokane. Sept. 3 at 11 am. $22. Cedars Floating Restaurant, 1514 Marina Dr., CdA. RSVP with (4557789) SPOKANE MOVES TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION The local activist group meets on the second Tuesdays of each month. Next meeting is Sept. 3 at 6:30 pm. Free. Liberty Park United Methodist Church, 1526 E. 11th Ave. (844-1776) NIC BOOSTER CRUISE Annual "Cruisin' With the Cardinals" fundraiser for the North Idaho College Booster Club. Sept. 4 from 6:30-8:30 pm. $25. Boards at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. (208-769-3348) RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS Acrobats, stunt performers, animals and more. Sept. 5-9, times vary. $10-$45. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (325-7328) ARABESQUE Annual dance production by Northwest Bellydance Company featuring guest performer Tempest. Sept. 7 at 7 pm. $8-$20. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. bingcrosbytheater. com (481-1533) HOT SEPTEMBER NIGHTS CAR SHOW 2nd annual "Hot September Nights" car show fundraiser benefiting cancer research organizations, featuring live music, beer garden and more. Sept. 7 from 1-8 pm. Free admission, $10/car entry. JJ's Grill & Brewhouse, 8801 N. Indian

Trail Rd. (467-4267) NIGHT OF STARGAZING Rangers from Riverside State Park and the Spokane Astronomical Society host stargazing atop Steptoe Butte. Sept. 7 at 7:15 pm. Free. Steptoe Butte Park, off Hwy. 195 north of Colfax. (465-5064) KIDS WINDOW SILL GARDEN CLASS Class to create an herb window sill garden, for children of any age. Sept. 7 at 11 am. $10. The Plant Farm, 14208 E. Fourth Ave. (926-9397) E. WASH. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Monthly meeting featuring presentation on using court records in geneaology. Sept. 7 from 1-3 pm. Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. (328-0786) HUNTING FOR WILD MUSHROOMS Learn about different species of mushrooms, where to find them in North Idaho and more. Sept. 9 at 6:30 pm. Free. Spirit Lake Library, 32575 N. Fifth Ave. (208-632-5353)


PEACH FESTIVAL Peach picking, arts and crafts, vendors and more. Through Sept. 2. Green Bluff Growers, Mead, Wash. AFFAIR ON MAIN STREET Food, music, arts and craft vendors, car show, activites and more. Aug. 31-Sept. 1 from 10 am-4 pm. Downtown Metaline Falls, Wash. (509-446-2449) COASTER CLASSIC CAR SHOW Inland Empire Late Great Chevy Club car show. Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Silverwood Theme Park, Hwy 95, Athol, Idaho. (208-683-3400)

SCHWEITZER FALL FEST Northwest microbrews, reginal wines and ciders, family events, entertainment and more. Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint. (208-263-9555) PALOUSE EMPIRE FAIR Rodeo, vendors, exhibits, animals, live entertainment and more. Sept. 5-8. $3-$6 daily admission. Palouse Empire Fairgrounds, Colfax, Wash. (397-6263) SPOKEFEST Annual cycling festival including a 1- to 2-mile family ride, a 9-mile Spokane Falls loop, a 21-mile river loop, and the 47-mile Four Mounds loop. Sept. 8 at 8 am. LITTLE SMOKE CIGAR FESTIVAL Featuring 25+ vendors of cigars, spirits, beer, wine and more. Sept. 14 at 5 pm. $95$105. Northern Quest, 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights. (481-6700)


MAN OF STEEL Action film. Aug. 29Sept. 1, showtimes vary. $3-$6. The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. (208-882-4127) ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS Screening of a French romantic comedy. Aug. 29-31 at 7:30 pm. $6-$7. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208-263-9191) IMAX SEASON CLOSING DAY Featuring screenings of Great White Shark (11:45 am, 2 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:40 pm), Rocky Mountain Express (3:15 pm) and Air Racers (1 pm). Sept. 2. $6-$8.50. IMAX Theatre, Riverfront Park. (625-6623)

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I planned a cross-country trip to introduce my girlfriend of five months to my family. She just sprang on me that she wants my family to meet “all of” her, which includes her 9-year-old daughter. My family knows she has a child, and I really enjoy her daughter, but I’m really not ready to introduce both of them. It would suggest that I’m taking on the role of a father, that she’s important to me, that I’m ready to care for her, and that they should amy alkon accept her as part of my life. I’m okay with their meeting the daughter later if our relationship progresses, but it’s still so new that we haven’t even had our first big argument yet. Is it okay for me to first want to love the woman and decide whether she’s the one? Is it a warning sign that there are already issues regarding her child? —Dating A Package It would be clear you were in the wrong place if you’d spent the first date brimming with child-loathing: “Kids require a total commitment for 18 years — or maybe 13, if you can get them to run away as teenagers.” But it’s perfectly reasonable to want to be called baby for a while before you commit to having one, and especially one at the soon-to-be-sullen age of 9 who already calls some other guy daddy. Ironically, it’s you, the single, childless guy who’s taking the more responsible, parental approach: waiting to see whether the relationship has legs before you start acting like you’re all a family, which could end badly. Kids need stability. Ideally, “Who’s your stepdaddy?” isn’t a question a little girl should have to answer while standing by the revolving door outside the men’s department. Your girlfriend’s apparent attempt to leverage your affection for her into a Very Brady Vacation could be a straight-out power play or a fear-driven test to see whether you’re up to quasi-daddyhood. Think hard about the day-to-day details of being with a woman with a kid, like how her daughter will ultimately come first and how her presence will change the relationship dynamics. (You can’t just tie a kid to a parking meter and make it up to her by taking her to pee in somebody’s bushes after lunch.) If, for the right woman, the tradeoffs wouldn’t be too much for you, reassure your girlfriend of that, and then lay out the path to a relationship that works for you (more of a get-to-know-you stroll than a get-to-know-you freeway chase). If that timetable doesn’t work for her, well, there’s got to be a door there somewhere. But the fact that you have self-knowledge and the integrity to be unwilling to rush things suggests that she’d be prudent to see whether there’s something between you — that is, besides an anonymous call to Child Services by someone making serious accusations: adults around her wearing Crocs with socks and not letting her wear makeup like all the other fourth-grade girls.

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My girlfriend cries quite easily — over being sick, work getting frustrating, or even our evening plans going awry. I feel the crying makes a small problem bigger, as everything becomes all about her emotions and not the problem. I try to comfort her, but when she starts crying, it’s very hard to talk or reach her at all. —Daunted If you can’t stop the rain, you might just make the best of a bad situation and position your girlfriend over your Slip’N Slide. As for why she’s so often inconsolable, it may be because her tears are, in part, a cry for more attention from you. Holding back on giving it, like those parents who let their babies scream their little lungs out all night long, is exactly what you shouldn’t do, according to “the dependency paradox.” Social psychologist Brooke C. Feeney, who coined the term, found that in a committed relationship, the more a person feels they can count on their partner to be responsive to their calls for comforting and support the more independent that person can be. So, for three weeks, try being much more affectionate and caring — and not just when she’s crying. Maybe even give yourself a quota of three out-of-the-blue shows of affection per day. When she does cry, don’t try to “reach” her, except to hold her in your arms and let her sob into your shirt. Postpone any discussion till the storm subsides, tempting as it is to get right in there all guy-like and solve things — taking her, weeping, to Home Depot and calling over a salesperson: “‘Scuse me, sir…got anything to fix this leak?” n ©2013, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. • Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405 or email (


events | calendar Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus Screening of the comedy starring Michael Cera. Sept. 5 and 7 at 7:30 pm. $6-$7. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208-263-9191) The Hunting Film TourScreening of the touring film festival. Sept. 6 at 6 pm. $12-$15. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208-263-9191) Quick ExitPeformance of an original play by Chris Herron. Sept. 6-7 and Sept. 13-14 at 7:30 pm. Panida Theater, 300 N. First. Sandpoint. (208-263-9191) Suds & CinemaScreening of "Animal House" as part of The Inlander's Suds & Cinema film series, featuring beer from Orlison Brewing Co. Sept. 11 at 6:30 pm, film starts at 7:30 pm. $4/ movie, $3/beers. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

Food & Drink

Pig Out in the ParkAnnual food and music festival featuring 50+ local food vendors, beer gardens and free concerts throughout the weekend. Aug. 28-Sept. 2, daily from 10 am-11 pm. No items more than $9.50. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. Inland NW Ale Trail KickoffOfficial kickoff party for the Inland Northwest Ale Trail featuring local beers and more. Aug. 29 from 5:30-10 pm. Saranac Public House, 21 W. Main Ave. Artisan Cider and BeerTaste artisan ciders made from a variety of fruits. Aug. 30 at 7 pm. $20, reservations required. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (343-2253) Smoke on the Water Barbecue Community barbecue fundraiser benefiting the Panhandle Parks Foundation, featuring live music and more. Aug. 31 from 11 am-8 pm. Free admission. Coeur d'Alene City Park, 415 W. Mullan Rd. (208-651-6271) Canning 101Learn how to preserve your garden's summer harvest to enjoy during the winter. Aug. 31 from 11 am-1 pm. $12, registration required. Sun People Dry Goods Co., 32 W. Second Ave. (368-9378) Whiskey WednesdaySample whiskey, bourbon and scotch variants. Wednesdays from 4-9 pm. Free to attend. Enoteca, 112 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls. (208-457-9885) Keg & Cocktail PartyRelease of the new Widmer/Cigar City Brewing's "Gentlemen's Club" beers, inspired by the Old Fashioned cocktail. Sept. 5 from 5-8 pm. Free admission. Enoteca, 112 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls. corkjoy. com (208-457-9885) Ales for TrailsOutdoor microbrew festival featuring regional breweries, live music and food, benefiting the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. Sept. 14 from 1-7 pm. Silver Beach Marina, 3204 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. (208-292-1634)


Summer Concerts in Riverstone Concerts in the park featuring local bands and artists. Thursdays from 6:30-8 pm, through Aug. 29. Free.

Riverstone Park, 1800 Tilford Lane. (208-292-1629) Dave Matthews BandThree-day concert featuring the band. Aug. 29Sept. 1. $62-$90. Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Rd., Quincy, Wash. (785-6262) Martina McBrideCountry music concert. Aug. 31 at 8 pm. $59-$99. Allages. Northern Quest, 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights. (481-6700) Spokane SymphonyAnnual Labor Day weekend concert in the park. Aug. 31 at 6 pm. Free. Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Rd., Liberty Lake. (624-1200) Coeur d'Alene SymphonyAnnual Labor Day concert in the park. Sept. 2 at 1 pm. Free. Coeur d'Alene City Park, 415 W. Mullan Rd. (208-765-3833) Spokane Symphony28th annual Labor Day weekend concert in the park. Sept. 2 at 6 pm. Free. Comstock Park, 29th Ave. and Howard St. (624-1200) One RepublicRock concert featuring Sara Bareilles. Sept. 4. Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. (279-7000) The Portland Cello Project Concert featuring special guest Jolie Holland. Sept. 5 at 8 pm. $15-$20. All-ages. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (227-7638) Heidi KubanAmerican folk music dinner concert. Sept. 6 and 7 at 6:30 pm. $25. Circle Moon Theater, Hwy. 211 off Hwy. 2, Newport, Wash. (208-448-1294) Eclectic Cabaret Cabaret-style concert featuring 20 musicians, hosted by the Gonzaga music department. Sept. 6 at 7:30 pm. $10-$15, free to Gonzaga students. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (313-6733) Coeur d'Alene Music Festival Second annual music festival and fundraiser concert benefiting the Coeur d'Alene School District arts programs, featuring local and regional bands, food and a beer garden. Sept. 7 from 10 am-10 pm. White House Mansion, 805 E. Sherman Ave. (362-0013) 100 Years of MusicCelebration of the 100th anniversary of Hoffman Music featuring live music, prizes, demos and more. Sept. from 10 am-5:30 pm. Free. Hoffman Music, 1430 N. Monroe St. (444-4140) Quartetto GelatoEnsemble concert performed by the Washington Idaho Symphony quartet. Sept. 7 at 7:30 pm. $18-$34. Beasley Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. Trace Adkins and Brett Eldredge Country music concert. Sept. 8 at 6 pm. $59-$99. All-ages. Northern Quest, 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights. (481-6700)

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Tai Chi WorkshopIntroductory lessons and demonstrations. Thursdays at 6 pm. Free. Coeur d'Alene Park, (847-5915) Spokane IndiansSpokane Indians vs. Everett AquaSox. Aug. 28-30 at 6:30 pm. $5-$11. Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. (325-7328) Coeur d'Alene Diamond CupNational Hydroplane race series featuring vendors, food, and more in conjunction with the races. Aug. 30-Sept.

1. $12-$50. Seating along Lake Shore Drive, Coeur d'Alene. diamondcupcda. com (208-691-1612) Drag RacesNHRS Sportsman Finals featuring more than 600 drag racers from across the Northwest and Canada. Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at 9 am. $10. Spokane County Raceway, 750 N. Hayford Rd. (244-3333) Spokane Table TennisPing-pong club meets on Saturdays from 1-4 pm and Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9:30 pm. $2/visit; open to the public. North Park Racquet Club, 8121 N. Division. (768-1780) Spokane Table Tennis ClubPingpong club meets Wednesdays from 6:30-9 pm. $2/visit. Southside Senior & Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. (456-3581) Selkirk Lakes HikeGuided hike to Trout and Big Fisher lakes in the Selkirk Mts. north of Sandpoint. Sept. 7 from 8 am-4 pm. Free. Moderately difficult terrain. Register with gdelgadillo@ ( Williams Memorial Bike Ride Fourth annual North Idaho College Brian Williams memorial poker ride featuring life music, barbecue, auctions and more. Sept. 7 at 1 pm. Starts at O'Shay's Irish Pub, 313 Coeur d'Alene Lake Dr. (208-676-7169) Adopt a CragLocal climbers and outdoor enthusiats are invited to help clean up climbing areas in the park. Sept. 7 from 8 am-noon. Free. Q'emiln Park, 12201 W. Parkway Dr., Post Falls. (208-769-7809) Sweyolakan PaddleFest Commemorative paddling trip fundraiser around the 104-mile shoreline of Lake Coeur d'Alene, hosted by Camp Sweyolakan staff and alumni, in wood canoes from the camp's fleet. Paddle begins on Sept. 8 at 8:30 am, goes to Sept. 19. Starts at Camp Sweyolakan, 3088 W. Lutherhaven Rd., CdA. (7476191) Spokane ChiefsPreseason hockey game vs. the Tri-City Americans. Sept. 11 at 7:05 pm. Eastern Washington University, University Recreation Center, Cheney. Bike MSA two-day, 150-mile ride along the Idaho Panhandle to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sept 14-15. $50. (4822022) March for the FallenMarch, walk or jog 14.8 km to honor Washington's fallen military service men and women, with competitive divisions and a children's 1.48-mile walk. Sept. 14 at 8 am. $25-$40. Riverside State Park, Seven Mile Trailhead.


Church Basement LadiesMusical comedy. Through Sept. 1. Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm and Sat-Sun at 2 pm. $12-$28. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. (455-7529) Hamlet Performance of the Shakespeare play by Moscow Art Theatre Too. Through Aug. 31 at 7:30 pm. Free. East City Park, 900 E. Third St., Moscow. (208918-1882) Mark Twain 100 Years LaterOnenight performance by Dave Ehlert on

the famous American writer. Aug. 29 at 7 pm. Free. Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way. (208-772-5612) Murder Me, Murder Me NotMysterystyle theater performance. Aug. 30Sept. 1, Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 1 pm. $12. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. (446-4108) Birth: A PlayA documentary-style performance of monologues about eight women's experiences with childbirth. Aug. 30 at 7 pm, Sept. 2 at 2 pm. $10. Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2607 N. Ray St. (4963526) Hog HeavenPerformance of an original script as a college scholarship fundraiser. Sept. 6-15, Fri-Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $10. Green Bluff Grange, 9809 E. Greenbluff Rd. DeathtrapComedic thriller performed by the JACC's Theatre Troupe. Sept. 5-15, Thu-Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 2 pm. $10$15. The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. (208-457-8950)

Visual Arts

Definition of PlaceExhibition featuring the work of Idaho-based artist Robert S. Neuman, created between 1950-2012. Through Oct. 12. Artist reception Aug. 30 at 5 pm. Free. Gallery hours Tue-Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm. Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St. (208-885-3586) Dams of the NorthwestPhotographic exhibit featuring historical im-

ages of dams located across the Inland Northwest. Through Sept. 30. Free. Downtown Library, Northwest Room, 906 W. Main Ave. (444-5338) Palouse Patchers"Elements: Water, Earth, Wind and Fire" themed quit show by members of the Palouse Patchers Quilt Club of Moscow. Aug. 29-Sept. 29. Artist reception Sept. 8 from 1-3 pm. Free. Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. (229-3414) As Seen in the NorthwestArt show featuring local and regional landscapes by Inland Northwest artists. Sept. 1-30. Gallery hours Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm. Free. Gallery Northwest, 217 E. Sherman Ave. (208-667-5700) Richness All AroundFeaturing work by artist Dennis Smith in a variety of media. Sept. 1-28, artist reception during First Friday on Sept. 6 from 5-9 pm. Pottery Place Plus, 203 N. Washington St. (327-6920) Let's PaintChildren's art class with artist Tresia Oosting on exploring color, drawing and studying famous artists. Tuesdays from Sept. 3-Oct. 29 from 1-2 pm or 4-5 pm. $12/class. Ages 4-7. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. (325-3001) Drawn to the Wall VInvitational exhibtion featuring drawing installations by Margot Casstevens, Elaine Green, Kurt Madison, Roger Ralston and Carl Richardson. Sept. 6-Oct. 12. Public reception Sept. 12 from 6-8 pm, walkthrough Sept. 13 at 10:30 am. Jundt Art Museum, 502 E. Boone Ave. gonzaga. edu/jundt (313-6611) CdA Artist Studio TourTour seven

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Shawn VestalThe Spokane-based writer and Spokesman-Review reporter will share from his short story collection "Godforsaken Idaho." Aug. 29 at 7 pm. Free. Coeur d'Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave. (208-769-2315) BootSlam Poetry slam night, open to all ages. Sept. 1 at 7 pm. $5 suggested donation. Boots Bakery & Lounge, 24 W. Main Ave. (703-7223) Broken MicSpoken word open mic night. Wednesdays at 6 pm. All-ages. Free. Neato Burrito, 827 W. First Ave. (847-1234) World Poetry Slam Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed for the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam competition coming to Spokane in October. Various duties available, volunteer meeting Sept. 4 at 5:30 pm. Neato Burrito, 827 W. First Ave. volunteer@iwps. Spokane Authors & Self-Publishers Luncheon meeting featuring speaker Barbara Nichols on the topic of book editing and development. Sept. 5 at noon. Teppanyaki Grill, 5504 N. Division St. $10 buffet available. (991-4011) Mark PorterThe author will sign copies of his book series. Sept. 7 from 2-5 pm. Auntie's Books, 402 W. Main Ave. (838-0206) n




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On DivisionIt was on a Monday a few weeks ago on Division. I was behind you guys in your work truck when you jumped out to switch drivers. Your smile made me smile. A little twist of fate brought us side by side on Pines a few minutes later. I think you said I was beautiful and I said thank you and then I had to turn. You totally made my day and I am thinking it would be sweet if you are single and another twist of fate finds a way for you to see this and respond. You are a delight!

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RE: I Love YouDear -T-, I just wanted you to know that Mr. Redfox is all yours and I will no longer interfere with your love. I knew he was talking to you the entire time I had been seeing him and that is why I stepped out of his life once more and this time for good. I couldn’t handle the cheating and the lies and his inability to move forward. Please take care of him and his heart, but never be naive to his indescretions. Muffin Mix

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Yoke’s On Foothills I saw you Thursday, August 22nd at 7:00 a.m. I let you go ahead of me and you said thank you, how sweet! Then I came back right behind you, if you are single, let’s talk, I think you’re cute. You had on a white t-shirt and jeans, let’s talk. Wasabi Bistro We talked about the ‘I Saw You’ section and how we have both tried to make it in here. Now one of us has. Thanks for a good laugh and hopefully you and your friends don’t battle over this one! RE: Avett Brothers Show hey, its Pete, sorry I missed your name, I was a little tipsy at the show. But it was wonderful dancing with you and great holding your hand as I walked back to your seat. I regret you not stealing a kiss also, maybe next time. You made my night! email me Super 1You were looking at cheese at Super 1’s south hill in an amazing white summer dress. I cruised by not believing what I may be seeing. As I made my way up front, there you were. I think the gals at the register were complimenting you on your tan as I mosied in line behind you with my tonic water. We made brief eye contact - not sure if the infatuation was mutual - but I’m kicking myself for not complimenting you as well and trying to strike up a conversation. I feel like a satellite that missed my eventful collision. Best regards

Cheers Intuition From the moment you brought this to my attention, I knew that intuition was true.I saw it in the landscape, in the faces of those who are most close to you. They are open to me, though I know not what to make of that gift. Perhaps it is that the future will not be accompanied by fear. It must have disappeared between the granite blocks, and slipped out into the golden fields, while I was looking

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Cheers To The Hop!Thank’s for always helping out us local artist’s, and making us feel welcome. It hurts that Spokane has nothing to actually help most of its artists whether it be band’s, painter’s or dj’s. But the Hop is very much loved by all who know it, and the efforts of all involved are very much appreciated. LoveSome choose love, sometimes love chooses you. Few have the strength and courage to walk the path of belonging where love meets love. Yet, when you send that love out of the bountifulness of your own, into the world, it reaches other people. This love is the deepest power of prayer. We live in an age where few comprehend this compass of deeper understanding.

Put a non-identifying email address in your message, like Call Do not underestimate the “” — not value of Love’s divine treasure. It is agonizing that you have felt “” elsewhere. Fear evaporated in the heat and dust. In the oblique light, dancing in the motes, I saw the eyes, and the smiles. If you add me, that makes four. It is not just the you of you alone, but all of you. Cheers To My SonHe left for the US ARMY today. We are proud of you and will miss you! I know you will do great! Love and Admiration Cheers and love and admiration to all of you living with a Borderline loved one in your life. We all need a ton of support in this hard situation. Awareness is so low. And there’s no support group in Spokane for us...yet. Post a Cheers in response if you’d be interested in being part of one! Now remember to take care of yourself. Bless you. I Have Found You I sit perplexed by this man whom has crossed my path, my soul floating in his love. The magnetic force bounding our beings, shinning bright like the moon above. As I gaze into your eyes I see a living essence of love, your body, mind and spirit emulate perfection. You must of been made from the stars above. I crave you and all of your affection. Take my hand baby, as we conquer this life and all of its twists and turns, as you are my King and I am your Queen. We have found each other again, bound permanently... I’ll WaitPlease hold me in your arms, surround me with your

alone and were unable to process such intense energy by yourself without having an outlet other than the chaos of hate. I was away. This could not be who you are, or we wouldn’t have made it this far. I feel that our connection has outgrown this venue, as it has lost its authentic vitality. Our mutual friends have my new number. I am in your range, and believe this time it’s your call. I hope you will. To ML We have only known each other for a little over a month or so but I love you more everyday that I talk to you and you are the most beautiful, smart, and sweet girl. I know that you are the one for me and I feel like we can talk for hours about nerdy stuff. I can not wait until we are living together in the coming months. Only 3 more days until I get to see you again! Love you so much!

To The Greatest Woman Cheers to the greatest woman in the world my wife of 32 years! Mary Sharon. Thanks for sticking by me thick and thin baby. Will love you always. Hubby Ever and Always, BlueI still can’t believe it, am continuously amazed. We tell each other all the time that we are blessed by the love we have for each other, that the way we continue to pull closer even in the face of tough situations, strife, loss, and change is astounding. I truly cannot believe how lucky I am, how wonderfully loved I am by a woman as wonderful as you. You lift me up, you ask more of me, and you welcome my lifting you up. Now at the start of our second year of marriage together, I am excited to see and feel the new things we have in store, the new ways we will cause growth in each other. I am truly deeply loved, and will love you ever, Blue!

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choices facing people, like: ‘should I get that tooth fixed, get the car its badly needed tune-up, or treat myself to a new pair of glasses not held together by duct tape? I’ll buy up as many Wang and Chloe items I can find - just as soon as they hit the racks at Goodwill, ‘kay, sweetie? Have you ever considered spending a year or two in the Peace Corps? I promise you’d come back no longer ‘simply perplexed’ about all tacky clothes assaulting your vision here. (Your view that female downtown shoppers don’t dress well enough to ‘make their husbands want them’ is bizarre in too many ways to even address. BTW, what do you do for a living? Our younger population could use practical job advice).

own experience. Let’s be a great community and attend to the kids.

RE: Perplexed RE: Perplexed Here’s a little free advise for you and your Louboutins.....MOVE! I am perplexed why what others wear bothers you so much. Not everyone has money to burn on useless, overpriced clothing like you. What the hell is a Louboutin anyway? Wait... I don’t care. RE: PerplexedSeriously?! Leave if we offend you so much. Pretentious b*****s like you are why I don’t live in a more cosmopolitan city anymore. You take stupid things like clothing labels and make them the defining characteristics of what you think a persons worth is. Go away.

Parenting To those who do not tend their kids; I came back from Hawaii and I read the two Jeers on Car BurglarThis is to the man parenting. One was a mother of a who bashed in my car window to “Special Needs” child. First of all, steal a small black nylon bag. As I am a “Special Needs” child and you found out, it contained three there is nothing wrong with saying plastic containers that had been “Special Needs”. I’ve grown up used to feed some stray cats. I now and I understand that if your hope you enjoyed licking out what child meets medical standards was left. (It was Friskies Ocean they tend to call them “Normal.” Whitefish & Tuna--YUM!) The next The person in this article about time you’re hungry, just leave me parents not tending to thier kids a note and I’ll put out a big can of was not complaining about the kids dog food for you. (I’ll even throw in crying. I believe that they were a spoon.) And by the way genius, complaining about Mr and Mrs. you left your fingerprints, so you “Don’t give a damn” who are too can expect a visit from the police busy with their phones or shoving very soon. food in their faces or playing games, that they do not tend to the child. As “Decent Human RE: Perplexed Who bemoans the Beings” shouldn’t we worry about scarcity of Wang and Saint Laurent the child? I know kids of all kinds fashions on Spokane bodies can run the emotional gammit in you’re joking, right? Or maybe minutes, that’s not the issue, the your Jeers is part of an undergrad issue is inattentive parents. As to sociology class project? To prevent the lady at Winco, yes we shouldn’t the young and impressionable rush to judgement, but there is a from thinking you’re authentic, huge difference between telling a here goes: Spokane is not a third child “Please be quiet”, and “Don’t world country, but it’s not a sister use yourr immagination or I’ll take city of Beverly Hills. It is part of your toy.” A child’s immagination mainstream USA. Spokane’s is like an arm or a leg. The child median household income is nearly must use the immagination until one-third less than the state level, they acquire experiences all by and nearly one-fourth less than the themselves. Like Stewie from national. Spokane shoppers might “Family Guy” thinking that the park love Louboutin shoes, but a typical was dangerous at night because pair costs well more than a month’s a lion and robot fight each other. rent. Such ‘self-expression’ just H e won’t know why doesn’t mesh with more frequent people say that O S O S A until he gets his M O I R F A I R A I D E E N N E A A G U A I A L B R E A K C O M M E R C L A A T I E R H Y T H M N A I D A C I R C O R A L G E V A R E O L E P O L K E S E ’s N P A Q U I THIS WEEK! L O B S E R S R E W U N A S AN S O A P U P B R A S U I T A P E I R E A I G I S E E Y E M E N T D A C O M M E N C A T E L A B S N D H O B B E C A L V I N A O A T H A R E N A F R E E B L A H S A G E T com mie ci O K A Y

RE: PerplexedWOW. I am in awe of the vapid and waspish sediment you shared of your ‘view’ of Spokane. Let’s have a little history lesson, shall we? Spokane, is known as the INLAND EMPIRE, was and still is a major hub for Western Montana, Northern Idaho, and Eastern Washington. Having stated that, let’s think on our major industries of this area, if you said farming! You are right! Most people work and work hard for their money, and see spending hard earned money on a pair of Louboutians a joke. A thousand dollars for a pair of shoes, let’s pass a reality check on you, if you can afford that good for you, most of your neighbors can’t. Nor would they want to, because, see, another thing about your neighbors? They are too busy enjoying the varied and active outdoor life our part of the world offers, instead of absorbing the latest Vogue cover to cover. So to criticize Nordstrom’s for doing the smart business model and selling to their target customers is silly, they are in business to make money, not cater to your every whim. As far as name dropping, again, I am sorry- if you feel you just simply cannot pop downtown for a ‘fix’ there is this marvelous thing called the internet- shop your little heart out. Finally, as far as the homeless in Coastal cities being much more presentable, please see first paragraph, sorry- We work here, we don’t take handouts or hand me downs. When people of means dump their closets in the name of charity, just to go on a consumerist binge at their Mall du jour. So, let me offer this helpful tip: If you are craving high fashion, urban excitement, and restaurants that fit your caliber? Might I suggest packing your crap and hauling your butt about 2,573.6 miles east, you will run to all the culture you can stomach, and Spokane, will still go along on its happy way, all the more happy to lose another ill fitting, off the rack, carbon copy Glamazon. Signed-Spokandylander


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