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Happy Friday, neighbors! Let’s get this day started off right. Here’s everything worth knowing today in town.


First, today’s weather:

Mostly cloudy. High: 59 Low: 40.

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Here are the top three stories in Spokane today:

  1. Spokane City flags are being flown at half-staff to remember the life and legacy of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The first female U.S. Secretary of State died from cancer on Wednesday at the age of 84. She was chosen by President Bill Clinton in 1996 to serve as our country’s top diplomat. (KREM.com)
  2. The Spokane Police Department reports that the missing 9-year-old has been found. The child was last seen near Roosevelt Elementary School before being located by the department. The department has not released additional details about the case. (KHQ Right Now)
  3. The Spokane Regional Health District reports another data breach that occurred last month. The breach could have affected more than 1,200 people, according to the district. Information viewed could include test results, date of birth, and treatments. (KREM.com)

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Today in Spokane:

  • Online Storytime At Spokane County Library District (9:30 AM)
  • Free AARP Tax Aide At Spokane County Library District (1:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. has numerous pets looking for forever homes at Pet Smart Valley. One such dog is Gus Gus. Click to see if this loveable dog would make a good addition to your family. (Facebook)
  • Washington Wine celebrates National Puppy Day with an album of adorable dogs enjoying the winery. Which is your favorite? (Instagram)
  • Spokane Riverfront Park’s Pavilion will be lit red and blue to celebrate the Spokane Junior Chiefs going to Nationals next week in Kalamazoo. Congratulations! (Facebook)

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