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Annual Police-Sheriffs Hockey Game scheduled for Nov. 23

The annual Police-Sheriffs Game at Spokane Arena, scheduled for Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. – prior to the Chiefs’ game vs. Kamloops at 5 p.m. – is benefit game to raise funds and awareness for the Behind the Badge Foundation. Proceeds from t-shirt sales and a silent auction at the Chiefs game will benefit Behind the Badge, which supports families and communities after a law enforcement officer has died or suffered serious injury in the line of duty.

All fans with a ticket to the Nov. 23 Chiefs game are invited to attend the Police-Sheriffs’ Game. Doors will open at 2:45 p.m.


State Parks invites people to go ‘deep’ into Rockport State Park

State Parks invites people to go ‘deep’ into Rockport State Park

This winter, staff and volunteers from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer guided hikes through the ancient, old growth forest at Rockport State Park.

The Deep Forest Experience hikes take place between 10:00 a.m. And 2:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from December 5 through February 15, at Rockport State Park. The park is located just off the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20), .06 miles west of the town of Rockport.

Council Member to hold mobile office at Triple L Cafe

Spokane City Council Member Amber Waldref will host a mobile office at the Triple L Cafe on Friday, Nov. 14 from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm.

Citizens are encouraged to attend, learn about the 2015 Spokane City budget, and voice their opinions or ask questions about issues or policies facing the city.

Council Member Waldref represents District 1, which includes Northeast Spokane and parts of the East Central Spokane.

The Triple L Café (formerly the Outlaw Café) is located at 5012 North Market St. Reservations are not needed.

University of Washington secures building lease in Spokane

University of Washington secures building lease in Spokane

The Spokane City Council on Monday night formally approved the lease of the former Spokane Visitor Information Center to the University of Washington, which will use the space for many purposes, including business outreach, alumni activities and student admissions. The site will also help support the UW's efforts to expand its existing medical school in Spokane.

The city of Spokane sought tenants for the roughly 2,550-square-foot space and the UW submitted its lease proposal on Oct. 2, 2014. The space is expected to become a hub for prospective students and their parents, alumni and other members of the community to learn more about the university. It may also provide opportunities for startup companies and other innovators in the Spokane area to interact with the UW.

New Trader Joe's location announced in North Spokane

Trader Joe's announced they have signed a lease to open a second Spokane store located at 5520 North Division Street. The new location is expected to open the second half of 2015, and will be 12,000 square feet.

The store's first Spokane location was opened in late 2011 in the Lincoln Heights Village shopping complex at 2975 E. 29th, on Spokane's South Hill.

According to the company, the store will feature a festive décor that mixes traditional Trader Joe’s elements such as cedar covered walls and Hawaiian motifs, combined with a local flair that includes art celebrating the neighborhood.

After the store opens, many area residents can expect to receive a copy of the Trader Joe’s “Fearless Flyer” in their mailboxes. The Fearless Flyer is a timely selection of Trader Joe’s products that highlights a selection of Trader Joe’s products the company buyers believe are worthy of customer interest.

City leaf pickup begins Wednesday, Nov. 12

City of Spokane Street Maintenance crews will begin regularly scheduled leaf pickup Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Cars will need to be moved off the street during the scheduled leaf pickup time to ensure neighborhoods are cleared of as many leaves as possible. In the event of snow, leaf pick up will stop and then continue when weather allows.

Pickup times for various locations and neighborhoods can be found at SpokaneCity.org. In addition, people can call the Leaf Hotline (509-625-7737) for information on the next day's work areas.

The three different types of leaf pickup crews may operate during the following hours:

Free dental and health screenings for seniors

Spokane-area seniors are invited to a free oral health and wellness screening this Friday, October 24th.  "Senior Smile Day" is part of "Teeth Week"  and will include: