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Libraries will trade food for your fine

Libraries will trade food for your fine

Your overdue books could help feed hungry Spokane area families.

This is National Library Week, and in celebrations, Spokane County Library District is holding the 2nd annual Food for Fines event.

For every non-perishable item of food, the district will forgive $1.00 of your fine, up to a maximum of $10.00 per library card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items (unless the account is already in collections).

Bloomsday entry deadline draws near

Bloomsday entry deadline draws near

In just 20 days racers will cross the starting line for one of the world’s largest road races, but time is running out to enter Bloomsday. Tuesday is the last day to register by mail before facing the late entry fee.


Paper entries must be postmarked by  Tuesday, April 15th. After tomorrow you’ll have until April 20th to register online. You can also register in person at any Sports Authority until 9 pm Tuesday night.

Spokane Gives projects in need of volunteers

Spokane Gives projects in need of volunteers

Spokane Gives Week kicks off with Cleaning from the Core on Saturday. Saturday’s event is fully staffed with volunteers, but there’s a few other projects that are in need of more volunteers next week.


A message from Mayor David Condon:

Sharp Shooting hosts self defense class for business owners, employees

After nearly a dozen robberies in Spokane County, Sharp Shooting and the Spokane County Sheriff's Department teamed up to host a safe business practice workshop.

Around 15 businesses were represented at the workshop, that was lead by four experts in safe business practice and the use of lethal force.

Darin Teichmer and his wife are new owners of Tony G's Espresso in Medical Lake as of January.

"With this rash of coffee shop robberies, we just thought it would be a good idea to learn about the safety and keeping ourselves safe there, and our employees safe," said Teichmer.

Sharp Shooting owner, Robin Ball, said the goal of the class is to keep employees safe and make businesses a hard target. According to Ball, there are many different ways to do that including, "Better lighting, better locks, securing windows, do the employees have a location where they can go? Where they can retrieve and be safe," said Ball.
Now that some businesses and choosing to arm themselves, including Jitterz Java who was robbed three times, the workshop will go over Washington law and the use of lethal force.

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso.

Our Kids are Our Business

Our Kids are Our Business

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Eight years ago the Spokane community decided enough was enough!  It was rocked to the core by the horrific death of little Summer Phelps and was jarred into taking a stand for children.

KXLY has joined with 34 other businesses and individuals (Spo-Can Council) for the month-long initiative "Our Kids Our Business". The focus is on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The council holds regular meetings, and next week will hold it's annual luncheon.  

Orientation meeting for families interested in SPRINT

Orientation meeting for families interested in SPRINT

From Spokane Public Schools:


Interested families are invited to learn more about one of Spokane Public Schools’ alternative learning options, the SPRINT program.