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Free immunization clinics offered at Spokane Public Schools April 13-17

Free immunization clinics offered at Spokane Public Schools April 13-17

 

Free immunization clinics will be offered at Spokane High Schools from April 13th-17th.

 

The clinics will be offered through a partnership between the Spokane Regional Health District, Group Health Foundation and Spokane Public Schools.

 

Dates and locations for the clinic are as follows:

  • Rogers High School- Monday, April 13th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
  • Ferris High School- Tuesday, April 14th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Lewis & Clark High School- Wednesday, April 15th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Shadle Park High School- Thursday, April 16th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • North Central High School- Friday, April 17th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Local colleges to compete through community service during Spokane Gives Week

Local colleges to compete through community service during Spokane Gives Week

 

Local students are taking part in the Spokane Gives University Challenge later this month. The students from Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Spokane Community College, and Whitworth University will complete service projects from April 25th through May 3rd during Spokane Gives Week in a friendly competition.

 

The 2nd annual Spokane Gives Week, part of the Compassionate Spokane Initiative, is a community-wide initiative designed to encourage year-round volunteerism. The City will once again engage nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals in Spokane in an effort to make Spokane the most compassionate city in the nation. The week shines a spotlight on service in the Spokane community during national service month.

 

Public discussion exploring summer public safety in Browne's Addition set for April 9

Public discussion exploring summer public safety in Browne's Addition set for April 9

 

The third event in a series of Browne's Addition Neighborhood Discussions will take place at Browne's Tavern from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9th.

 

The topic to be discussed will be "Summer Public Safety in Browne's Addition".

 

A representative from the Spokane Police Department will be present to answer questions. All are invited to attend.

College Spark Washington grant funds new classes to help students avoid remediation in college

College Spark Washington grant funds new classes to help students avoid remediation in college

High school seniors needing additional help to prepare for and be successful in college and avoid remediation now have the opportunity to take Bridge to College transition courses in math and English Language Arts thanks to a $3.2 million College Spark Washington grant.


 

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Forker Road to close Wednesday for guard rail repair

Forker Road to close Wednesday for guard rail repair

 

Forker Road will be closed between Progress and Bigelow Gulch on Wednesday April 8th while crews replace damaged guard rails.

 

According to Spokane County officials, the road will be closed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. While there, the crew from District 4 will also be removing debris and winder sand from under the guardrails in several locations.

 

A detour map showing alternate routes is posted below.

Spokane Humane Society needs donations, volunteers as they prepare for kitten season

Spokane Humane Society needs donations, volunteers as they prepare for kitten season

 

Spring is the time of year when the snow melts and the flowers bloom. For the Spokane Humane Society, Spring is also a time when 300-400 additional animals, mostly kittens, come in seeking care and new homes.

 

To help with the care of this influx of animals, the Spokane Humane Society (SHS) has placed donation bins at both Northwest Seed and Pet locations to collect supplies for the hundreds of homeless kittens who will need care this season. These bins will remain at Northwest Seed and Pet through Thursday, April 16th.

 

According to SHS Executive Director Dave Richardson, the shelter depends heavily on these donations to keep its operation running.

 

Quick-thinking teen helps nab would-be kidnapper

Spokane Police say a would-be kidnapper is now behind bars thanks to the quick thinking of a teenager.

Around 2 p.m. Friday, police responded to the Walmart at the Shadle Park Shopping Center, where a 13-year-old girl said a man approached her and tried to get her to come to his home to engage in sexual activity.

"He was actually putting hands on her," said Corporal Jordan Ferguson with the Spokane Police Department. "Trying to pull her to get her to go, and he put his hands in some places where he really shouldn't have."

The attempted abduction was at the back of the building, where eyes in the sky caught the whole thing.

"The surveillance cameras from Walmart were able to confirm exactly what she said happened," said Cpl. Ferguson.

He said the teen did everything right.

"You know for a young teenager to keep that presence of mind, to get the call, to make sure it went through, and to give enough information to our dispatchers so they could make sure to get the officers there to have a successful conclusion on this event, was absolutely perfect," Cpl. Ferguson said.