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What is the highest Gonzaga men's basketball has been ranked?

What is the highest Gonzaga men's basketball has been ranked?

 

The argument is raging throughout the Inland Empire: What is the highest Gonzaga men's basketball has ever ranked?

Some swear it is No. 3, while others claim they never got higher than fourth in 2008.

See above: Gonzaga's highest ranking was not in the Dec. 8 rankings when they reached No. 4 (as was previously reported in this space), but rather in the 17th week of the 2003-2004 season.

The more you know.

God's Closet clothes needy families

God's Closet clothes needy families

 

God's Closet is open and for just $1 needy families can fill four bags of clothes for their families.

Every three months since February 2009, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church transforms into a children's clothing provider.

“Our goal is to really just help parents in the community,” Jennifer Dubon, director of God's Closet, said.

Several clothing consignment stores and people from the community donate gently-used children's clothes (ages newborn to 18 years old) for the quarterly event. Up to 50 people donated their time Thursday to set up the event.

When the event started, 39 families showed up, and today Dubon is hoping for around 600 families to utilize the service.

“We don't ask income level, we're open for everybody,” Dubon said.

SNAP still has Energy Assistance appointments open

SNAP still has Energy Assistance appointments open

 

From SNAP spokesperson Tricia Ovnicek:

SNAP still has Energy Assistance appointments available. The easiest way for people to make an appointment is on our website SNAPWA.ORG … they just need to click the thermostat on the home page to start the appointment process.

Our phone lines (242.2376) are still open between 8:30-3 weekdays, but people should expect a hold time of anywhere between 5 and 60 minutes, which is why we’re directing them to the web – it’s open 24/7 until appointments are full, and it’s very quick and easy.

To qualify people need to live in Spokane County, be at or below 125% of Federal poverty guidelines and prove they’re responsible for their heat burden (name needs to be on their bill). All these requirements are listed on the website as well.

Allegiant offers Spokane to Honolulu one-way ticket for $140

Allegiant offers Spokane to Honolulu one-way ticket for $140

 

The sun sounds pretty appealing right now, and an airline flying out of the Spokane International Airport is making that more accessible than you might have thought.

Allegiant Air is kicking off its Spokane to Honolulu direct flight offerings with a $140 one-way ticket.

“We are pleased to bring a new affordable and convenient travel option to Spokane,” Andrew C. Levy, president of Allegiant Travel Company, said. “We are confident area residents will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Hawaii and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together.”

The new route will be traveled on a once-weekly basis from GEG to Honolulu International Airport and available to 223 passengers on each flight, according to a news release.

McMorris Rodgers receives award for promoting rural health care

McMorris Rodgers receives award for promoting rural health care

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won an award for her work in promoting the quality of heath care for those in rural America.

The "Legislator of the Year" award was given to her by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

“As someone who grew up on a family farm in rural Eastern Washington, I know that rural communities have unique needs – and face significant challenges – when it comes to accessing quality health care. I am honored to accept this year’s ‘Legislator of the Year’ award,” Rep. McMorris Rodgers said.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers serves as Co-Chair of the Rural Health Care Coalition and introduced the Rural Hospital and Provider Equity Act with Rep. Mike Thompson in the 112th Congress.

“It’s time for us to reduce challenges those in rural America face – and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health makes that possible," she said, "This is an organization whose mission I wholeheartedly support, and I am looking forward to continuing our relationship to help those in America’s rural communities.”

Home Depot to make 450 seasonal hires in Spokane area

Home Depot to make 450 seasonal hires in Spokane area

 

Home Depot announced Wednesday that it would hire 80,000 seasonal workers for its busy spring selling season, and that means 450 hires in Spokane.

“You might just be surprised how many of those seasonal jobs at the Home Depot can turn into permanent positions,” a news release read. “In fact, about half of the Home Depot's seasonal hires transitioned into regular positions with the company last year.”

The seasonal associate position's responsibilities will vary according to store's needs. There are three Home Depots in the area: One in North Spokane (9116 N Newport Hwy), East Spokane (5617 E Sprague Ave), and in Liberty Lake (21701 E Country Vista Dr).

How to apply:

Get help completing the FAFSA

Get help completing the FAFSA

 

Even the Beatles knew when they needed help.

Mt. Spokane High School will host a FAFSA Completion Night Wednesday, February 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The school suggests you bring a completed FAFSA Worksheet, to “make filling out the FAFSA breeze!”

All students continuing education after high school – whether that be to a 2-year, 4-year or vocational school – are encouraged to complete a FAFSA.