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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).

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.

Clayton chef finds surprise success as buttercream sculptor

Clayton chef finds surprise success as buttercream sculptor

There’s spectacular cakes, and then there’s the art that Chef Rebecca Wortman creates with buttercream frosting and sugar pieces. Using the common cake topping, Wortman makes sculptures that have captured the eye of the confectionary world in just a few short months.


“I wanted to do something different,” said Wortman of her sculptures. “And it’s turning out to be good.”

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Students invited to Doodle for Google

Google is calling all kids to enter the 2014 Doodle for Google competition. Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to enter their doodles interpreting the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

70s TV star Randy Mantooth in Spokane for MedStar safety day

70s TV star Randy Mantooth in Spokane for MedStar safety day

Randy Mantooth, the star of the '70s TV series "Emergency!" and an inspiration to a generation of future firefighters and paramedics, was in Spokane Thursday to participate in Northwest MedStar's safety day at Felts Field.

For many Spokane area firefighters and paramedics it was a big kick to meet Mantooth, who played L.A. County paramedic Johnny Gage for six seasons in the mid-1970s. These days however, Mantooth, 68, raises money for programs that help firefighters.

Back in the 1970s, after years of cop shows like Dragnet and Adam 12, "Emergency!" viewers finally got a weekly look at the perils firefighters face everyday through the eyes of Johnny Gage and his Squad 51 partner, Roy DeSoto, played by actor Kevin Tighe.

On Thursday inside the MedStar hangar Mantooth met with his fans, many who were inspired to become paramedics after watching his show. Mantooth said his show didn't have as much with their career choice as their desire to help people.

Days away from "Wicked" ticket sales

Days away from "Wicked" ticket sales

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2011, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster will return to Spokane’s INB Performing Arts Center May 7-25. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale THIS Friday, February 14 at 10:00am. Tickets will be available at Best of Broadway, by calling 800-325-SEAT, and all TicketsWest outlets.

Spokane County libraries offer eReader assistance

Spokane County libraries offer eReader assistance

The Spokane County Library District wants to help you put the new tablet or eReader that you unwrapped on Christmas morning to good use. The Spokane Valley Library and the North Spokane Library are hosting two weekends of workshops to show Spokane County residents how to download eBooks and audiobooks directly to their devices.