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Local chess club team celebrates recent wins

Local chess club team celebrates recent wins

The Northwest Christian Chess Club is celebrating big wins at recent tournaments.

The team of NWC elementary students won the top team award at the K-6 level as well as several individual awards won by Ryan Waters and Ethan Naresh.

Take a look at the attached press release for more on the team's impressive accomplishments.

Press release:

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.  

Superheros.. unite for a fun run!

Superheros.. unite for a fun run!

Throw on your cape, jump in the batmobile.. and register to run in the Superhero Fun Run!

This Saturday, March 29th, Gonzaga Law's Child Advocacy Association will host Spokane's Superhero Fun Run. The run, which starts at 10am is a 5K chip-timed race starting and ending at Gonzaga University School of Law. All proceeds go to support CASA Partners (casapartners.org), a local non-profit organization which provides support to the many children in the Spokane area who are in foster care or dependency.

Come run as your favorite superhero, or be your own superhero! (Capes optional, but highly encouraged.) Wear your costume under your regular clothes, and then donate your regular clothes to Teen Closet (which clothes kids in-need in our community)!

Gov. Inslee joins Washtucna students to sign Palouse Falls bill

Gov. Inslee joins Washtucna students to sign Palouse Falls bill

An exciting day for the students of Washtucna School as Governor Jay Inslee joined them at the Palouse Falls to sign the bill the students penned making the landmark the official state waterfall.


The students started working on the bill as part of a class lesson on how government works in the fall. At the end of January, five of the students, in grades three through six, made their way to the state Capitol to make their case before the House Government Operations and Election Committee.

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…”

Dream Act making higher education reality for undocumented students

Dream Act making higher education reality for undocumented students

Washington is just one signature away from offering financial aid to undocumented college students after state legislature passed the controversial Dream Act.

It's a very emotional time for undocumented college students liked Elena Calderon, who's advocated for the dream act for the last four years. She says the legislature's action is a sign of hope and shows the state wants to invest in education.

"I was being carried by my dad because I was too little to walk, I was only three years old," Calderon said.

Twenty years later she still remembers the day she came to America from Mexico for a better life.

"I remember looking up, seeing the border patrol helicopter, and my mom right away got her rosary beads and started praying," she said.

The family didn't get caught and she grew up in Mattawa, working in the fields to pay for college since she wasn't able to get financial aid.

"That's like the first barrier to the education system, right away you tell yourself I don't belong here, I should go back to Mexico, but it would be going back to a country with a lot of violence," Calderon said.

Voter's Pamphlet art contest open for Washington students

Voter's Pamphlet art contest open for Washington students

The Office of the Secretary of State is calling on Washington artists in the 4th & 5th grades to submit designs for the 2014 Voter’s Pamphlet. The winning design will be featured on more than 3.2 million copies of the pamphlet and will be sent to every house in the state during the General Election this fall.