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EWU in need of musicians for semi-final game

EWU in need of musicians for semi-final game

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Fred Meyer matching Second Harvest donations

Fred Meyer matching Second Harvest donations

Thanksgiving may be over, but the need to fill the shelves at local food banks and to fill the stomachs of local families is still there. Through December, a donation to Second Harvest will be matched by Fred Meyer.


Second Harvest says that $1 will provide five meals in our community. Fred Meyer is matching donations made to Second Harvest up to $20,000 through December 31st, doubling the impact of every donation made. A donation of that size translates into 100,000 meals for local families.

Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington D.C.

Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington D.C.

After a month long, cross country journey the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived in Washington D.C. on Wednesday morning.  


The 88-foot Engelmann Spruce from the Colville National Forest will light up the lawn of the Capitol building throughout the month of December. The tree will be decorated with hand made ornaments from people around Washington state.

Adaptative sports inspire new athletes

Adaptative sports inspire new athletes

Sports are an everyday part of life. We watch our favorite teams on T.V. and we shoot hoops with our friends at the neighborhood park. Most kids play on a sports team, and many are involved with a variety of sports. The ability to participate in a game of basketball or to go for a run is something that most people don’t realize is a great privilege in life. At least for the able bodied.

Santa Express opens Saturday

Santa Express opens Saturday

Santa Express opens for the holiday shopping season on Saturday. The annual fundraiser for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery allows young shoppers to pick out Christmas gifts for friends and family.


With the help of Santa’s elves, shoppers between the ages of four and 12 choose and wrap gifts for everyone on their list. All of the gifts at Santa Express are between $0.50 and $8. Parents and other adults can choose gifts and stocking stuffers outside of the workshop at the Vanessa’s Village boutique.

Happy National Adoption Day!

Happy National Adoption Day!

“It's the best work day of the year!” That's what Spokane County Court Commissioner, Steve Grovdahl told me about today, National Adoption Day. As a commissioner, he will oversee some of the dozen adoptions that will be performed today in Spokane.

Among today's proceedings, the adoption of Baby Henry. He is a precious 4 month old, who visited us on Good Morning Northwest (and we all fell in love with him). He has been in the care of Nina and Ben Helms since birth.

They went through adoption attorney, Mark Iverson who hooked them up with a private adoption firm. Theirs is an open adoption, which means, they have regular meetings with Henry's biological mother and siblings.