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Whitworth Ethics Bowl team dominates regional competition, qualifies for national tournament

Whitworth Ethics Bowl team dominates regional competition, qualifies for national tournament

Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won the Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl on November 22 at Seattle Pacific University. The Philosoraptors finished first among 14 teams from 11 universities across five states.

Whitworth’s win qualifies the team to compete in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, held in Costa Mesa, Calif., in February 2015. This will be the team’s seventh consecutive appearance in the national tournament. Whitworth took first at the national tournament in 2012.

“This was our deepest and most experienced team ever,” said Coach Mike Ingram, professor of communication studies at Whitworth. “We continue to benefit from having a range of majors represented, as well as minors and majors in philosophy. All of the team members are also current members of my forensics team, and/or they had public-speaking experience in high school. So they brought excellent thinking and clear communicating to the team.”

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WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

Jitterz Java robbed for fourth time in less than a year

A northwest Spokane coffee stand robbed for the fourth time in less than a year.

Jitterz Java owner Sara Chapel says just after 8:30 Sunday night a man waited for one of her employees to get supplies from an outside storage room. Chapel says when the employee went back into the stand the man followed her through a back door and demanded money.

"She noticed that he didn't have any weapons, she kind of hesitated and hovered over the register for a second," Chapel said. "At that time he noticed where her hand kind of was and he just went over and started hitting buttons."

When the register opened Chapel says that's when the man grabbed the money.

"He looked at her and said, 'Don't worry it's not your money,' and then took off out the back door," Chapel said.

Chapel says this is the fourth time in the last year the stand has been hit and says she's getting frustrated.

"What more can you do, you cut back on the amount of cash you have in the till or even on the premises we have guns, we've had guns we've got security cameras everywhere, we have lockable windows that lock on their own," Chapel said.

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.

 

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SPD and SCSO to take the ice Sunday for charity hockey game

SPD and SCSO to take the ice Sunday for charity hockey game

The Spokane Police Department hockey team will take the ice against the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office this Sunday, November 23, at 3:00 p.m. All proceeds from the game will go to the Behind the Badge Foundation as well as the Chiefs Care Foundation

Behind The Badge Foundation was created to honor officers who have suffered a line of duty death or catastrophic injury. The Chiefs Care Foundation helps to raise money for the continuing education of Chiefs' players as well as serving the Spokane community through donations and appearances.

Admittance to the law enforcement benefit game is free with a ticket to the Spokane Chiefs game versus the Kamloops Blazers, which starts at 5:00 p.m. that same night.  

Drivers can now pay parking meters by smartphone in Spokane

Spokane drivers can now pay certain city parking meters using their smartphones. A test period for the pay by phone technology launched Friday, November 21 in Spokane.

The test program includes 41 meters on the block adjacent to Spokane City Hall and Riverfront Park.

To take advantage of pay by phone parking, drivers must download the QuickPay App onto their smartphones. A link to the app can be found at SpokaneCity.org

If the maximum time limit is purchased for a parking meter, smartphone users are allowed a one-time paid extension of 15 minutes on that meter. After the maximum limit including the extension expires, drivers must move their vehicle. Drivers who attempt to use the pay by phone feature after the maximum time limit allowed will receive a message that they have exceeded the stay allowance at that meter.

When setting up QuickPay on a smartphone, users can choose to receive notice of payment and time expiration via text and/or email.

Visit Spokane receives Platinum Choice Award

Visit Spokane receives Platinum Choice Award

Smart Meetings Magazine named Visit Spokane a recipient of the Smart Meetings 2014 Platinum Choice Award.