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City Council
Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

The three women on Spokane’s city council held a bake sale outside city hall today (Wednesday) to prove a point. A 2014 study by city council staff (by liaison Blaine Stum) shows female city employees make an average of 11-thousand dollars less than men.

Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

People living in Spokane in 1986 may remember this name: Ruby Doss. She was strangled to death and found by a transient, and police never found her killer. Thursday, Spokane Police said they have a suspect: Richard J Aguirre.

Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

The redesign of Riverfront Park is still a few years away, but the city is ready to start repairing bridges now. Money from the renewed park bond will go, in part, to replacing well-worn pedestrian bridges.

Conscious Connections Foundation

The founders of the Spokane company Ganesh Himal work with producers in Nepal’s Kathmandu valley, less than 20 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake. They are using connections worldwide to track down their Nepalese friends.

Washington Historical Society

Fish experts, scientists and tribal leaders came together in Spokane last week to discuss plans to try to reintroduce salmon and steelhead in the waters of the upper Columbia River. Ever since the creation of upper Columbia River dams, the salmon runs ended in that portion of the river. Now some 70 plus years later, there are plans to see if those runs can be restored.

Spokane Aids Network
Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

Local non-profits are counting on volunteers to finish 117 projects during Spokane Gives Week, which starts Saturday.

http://www.discovergoodwill.org/galleries/retail-locations/goodwill-retail-locations/
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest

The city of Spokane has set a goal to end veteran homelessness this year. A new program administered through Goodwill aims to help by giving landlords incentive to rent to veterans.

Bird Camera
City of Coeur d'Alene

As expected, ospreys have arrived in Coeur d'Alene to take over nesting platforms perched high above McEuen Park. But as of Sunday, only one of three platforms 70 feet above the park was spoken for. An osprey pair has called dibs on the south nest.

Washington Drought
Department of Ecology

Friday, Washington’s governor declared a drought emergency in about 44 percent of the state, and the Department of Ecology has taken the lead on preparedness.

  Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon present a preview of the Fourth Annual Get-Lit! Pie & Whiskey Reading. There will be pie. There will be whiskey. There will be readings about pie and whiskey! For more information, visit the Get-Lit! website.

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