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Spokane PD to offer free Citizens Academy beginning May 6

Spokane PD to offer free Citizens Academy beginning May 6

 

The Spokane Police Department will host a free Citizen Academy from Wednesday May 6th through June 3rd. The classes will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

The Spokane Police Department Citizens Academy is designed to provide participating community members with an inside look at the SPD and a working knowledge of the various aspects of law enforcement.

 

The program is free to attend, but spots are limited.

 

During the Academy, students will be introduced to both hands-on and virtual police training. Additionally they will learn about operations and investigative procedures, special police units, and more. The Citizens Academy will culminate with a graduation ceremony where students will be awarded certificates of completion.

 

Classes will take place at the Spokane Police Academy at 2302 N. Waterwords St.

 

Those interested in signing up should contact Kim Anderson at KAnderson@spokane.org or calling 509-742-8100.

Tattoos for a Cause to help raise funds and awareness for Spokane Humane Society April 19

Tattoos for a Cause to help raise funds and awareness for Spokane Humane Society April 19

A perfect event for those who love both tattoos and animals will be happening in Spokane on Sunday, April 19th.

 

The Spokane Humane Society is teaming up with On The Level Tattoo to host “Tattoos for a Cause”. The event is meant to raise funds for the shelter as well as awareness about the importance about spaying and neutering animals.

 

From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On The Level Tattoo will offer special animal related flash tattoo designs ranging from $70 to $100 each. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the mission and animals of the Spokane Humane Society.

 

Tattoo designs will be released the day of the event at the tattoo shop.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Gonzaga University lecture to bust myths surrounding Native American people and culture

Gonzaga University lecture to bust myths surrounding Native American people and culture

 

A lecture exploring the myths surrounding Native American people and culture will take place at Gonzaga University.

 

The lecture is a part of Gonzaga's 2015 History Department Art and Craft of History Lecture, and will be given by Laurie Arnold, Gonzaga's Director of Native American Studies. The event will take place on April 8th at 5:30 p.m. in Wolff Auditorium.

 

Arnold's discussion, entitled "Mythbusting! Native American History and Contemporary Issues," will present an opportunity for the community to gather and discuss why myths about the Native American culture are not only untrue, but are harmful to Native peoples and the broader American public.

 

Arnold used the common myth of "Indians have special rights" as an example of some of the topics open for discussion during the lecture.

 

"These myths perpetuate misunderstandings in the same way that people who 'play' Indian, by wearing dime-store feathered headdresses or by falsely claiming Native American heritage, perpetuate objectification and appropriation of Native cultures," she said.

 

Visit Spokane to host Twitter chat on April 3 using #SpringInSpokane

Visit Spokane to host Twitter chat on April 3 using #SpringInSpokane

 

Visit Spokane will host a special Twitter chat on Friday April 3rd from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Those who participate in the chat using the hashtag #SpringInSpokane will have a chance to win a pair of passes to the Spokane Falls Skyride.

 

Visit Spokane, whose twitter handle is @VisitSpokane, will tweet a series of questions during the hour chat around the topic of spring in Spokane. Two individuals who reply to the questions using #SpringInSpokane will be randomly selected to win the Spokane Falls Skyride tickets.