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Pullman, Liberty Lake named safest cities in Washington

Pullman, Liberty Lake named safest cities in Washington

Safewise has released a list of the 50 safest cities in Washington with Pullman and Liberty Lake taking top spots. The online security system retailer looked at the 2012 FBI Crime Report as well as independent research to determine which cities were the safest.


Pullman came in at number four on the list. Safewise says community involvement is a big factor and the presence of WSU helps keep crime rates low. According the 2012 FBI Crime Report, the college town has been murder free for seven years. Safewise describes Pullman as a “safe, wholesome community to call home.”

Extreme Team Receives Honor

Extreme Team Receives Honor

Saturday I was privileged to receive the Community Caring Award from the Greater Spokane Valley chamber.

The team was nominated for the work we did with the Hometown Chevy dealers on rebuilding the North Pines baseball field.

I am honored to accept it on behalf of all who have not only lent a hand but came to our rescue.

I depend a lot on miracles on some projects and they have happened many times including the baseball field.

Thank you, these projects couldn't happen if so many people didn't get "it" and have fun helping others.

 

 

Picture day for the 12th Man

Picture day for the 12th Man

Another chance for the 12th Man to send their cheers all the way the Super Bowl. The Spokane Indians invite all of the area’s Seahawks fans for join them on Blue Friday for the Official Spokane 12s Picture.


At 12:12pm on Friday, Spokane’s 12th Man members will flood the field at Avista Stadium and create a human 12 to support the home state team. Since it’s the last Blue Friday of the season, fans are encouraged to go all out in their favorite Seahawks green and blue. Prizes will be given to the 12 best dresses Seahawks fans.

Meet Taima the Seahawks mascot

Meet Taima the Seahawks mascot

He’s the Seahawk’s secret weapon, and before Taima the Hawk flies in front of the team at the Super Bowl, he’ll be visiting with the 12th Man in Spokane.


Taima has been the official Seattle Seahawks mascot since 2005 and leads the team out the tunnel before every home game. The famous hawk lives just outside of Spokane with his trainer Dave Knutson. On Friday, The 12th Man of Spokane will be able to visit with the special mascot.

Mustang Raffle Nets $75,000 for Team Gleason

Mustang Raffle Nets $75,000 for Team Gleason

What started over a year ago as a labor of love by some of Steve Gleason's biggest fans in Spokane, turned into a big payday for Team Gleason in New Orleans Sunday.

Gleason's refurbished 1965 Ford Mustang was raffled off before the Saints' home finale at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  Jeffrey Roberts, a Saints fan from Gulf Shores, Alabama, is the lucky winner of the car, which was painted in Saints colors, complete with a fleur-de-lis on the grill.

John Ward, whose son is a childhood friend of Gleason's, along with Steve Maurer and Tim Rattay of Gus Johnson Ford, worked tirelessly on the Mustang for months, after Gleason's father-in-law sent them money to kickstart the project.  KXLY4 featured their efforts in this story last year.

Spokane County libraries partner with World Book Night

Spokane County libraries partner with World Book Night

On April 23rd volunteers across America will share their love of reading by handing out over half a million free books. It’s all part of the mission of World Book Night which aims at encouraging more adults to read. This year, the Spokane County Library District has partnered with World Book to provide Spokane residents to join the mission and share their passion for reading with others.