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East Valley High School evacuated after mercury spill

East Valley High School evacuated after mercury spill

East Valley High School has been closed for the day after a student brought a vial of mercury to school Friday morning and a small amount of it was spilled.

School officials report that several students handled the vial of mercury. Ten students and four adults who came into contact with the mercury were taken to the hospital for blood testing.

The school was evacuated after the mercury spill and students are being sent home for the day.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department is taking over the investigation.

Student teams awarded $5,000 for giving back

For the third year, Spokane Teachers Credit Union is encouraging students to give back to their communities through the Hundred Dollar Project. Votes from the community have selected three groups to continue their projects with a total of $5,000 in additional awards from STCU.

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)!

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…”

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.

East Valley School Superintendent Resigns

East Valley School Superintendent Resigns

Big changes are in store for the East Valley School District after an announcement tonight that Superintendent John Glenewinkel has resigned.

The emergency school board meeting was announced last minute, but that didn't stop district employees and parents from showing up.

Glenewinkel was not at the meeting, but after a short, closed door discussion the board announced his resignation and read a statement saying he had determined he was not "the right person to move the district forward."

Glenewinkel's resignation did not surprise many, but not everyone was happy about it including Rush Gifford.

"I'm really angry, I think this is the wrong way for the district to go," she said after the announcement."

Gifford has four children that attend the East Valley School District and doesn't believe the change in leadership will benefit anyone.

"The biggest thing," Gifford continued, "is that a bond hasn't passed in years."