Author: Nadine Woodward

Rescue4All gives dogs a second chance at life

A dog is man's best friend, but Spokane resident Jamie McAtee might have you thinking she's a dog's best friend, since she's made it her mission to rescue unwanted and unadoptable dogs and give them a second chance at life.

Everyday Heroes: Carson Magee

It's a big day for Carson Magee. On a chilly November morning, Carson is getting ready to ride 3.5 miles on his unicycle from Coeur d'Alene's McEuen Park all the way to Riverstone to raise awareness for a disease he's been living with the past four years.

Spokane premiere of Drunktown's Finest at Bing Crosby Theater

Drunktown's Finest will premiere at the Bing Crosby Theater on Friday, November 28 and on Saturday, November 29. The film screenings are part of Native American Heritage Month celebrations, an initiative of the Mayor's Office and the Department of Local Government and Multi-Cultural Affairs.

Sheriff's Deputy promoted to Sergeant

On November 26, 2014, Kootenai County Deputy Sheriff Christopher Wagar was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Jail Bureau. Sergeant Wagar was hired by the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office in July of 2010 and assigned to the Jail Bureau as a Deputy Sheriff . Duties while assigned as a Jail Deputy included coordination of daily court transportation of inmates, floor deputy, and being a POST Certified instructor in Reporting Writing, In-Custody Death, and Instructor Development.

Rosauers to open new Suncrest location on Dec. 3

Rosauers Supermarkets will celebrate the grand opening of its newest store at the corner of Highway 291 and Swensen Road in Suncrest, Washington on Wednesday, December 3. Ribbon Cutting is slated for 9:00am. 

Everyday Hero - Ryan Breithaupt

Ryan Breithaupt believes everyone deserves the same respect and dignity, and works tirelessly to bring the disabled out from the shadows of our society.

Re-Leaf CDA offers residents free street trees

From the Coeur d'Alene Park Department Urban Forestry Division:The City of Coeur d'Alene has announced the availability of street trees to be planted in public right-of-way areas within the city limits through the CDA Releaf program.

Cougs struggle to stand on icy streets

If you've ever walked the streets of Pullman during the winter you can relate to this video that's catching the attention of Cougs all over the internet. A WSU student captured his classmates slipping and falling on the same corner along Greek row over the weekend with his cell phone.Pullman is so notoriously slick, that several areas on campus have heated sidewalks to combat the ice. The student said that almost everyone who fell was laughing and make the best of it. Watching it, you can't help but laugh with them, even though you feel for their bruised egos and backsides. Enjoy Cougs!

December events at the Coeur d'Alene Library

December is packed with great events for teens, kids and adults at the Coeur d'Alene Library. Teens can enjoy movie matinees and Mudgy & Millie will be on hand for a holiday sing along with the younger kids. Monday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m.: Teen Book Club – Action/Adventure genre, Coeur d'Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Gozzer Room, free. Information: 208-769-2315 Ext. 469.

Everyday Heroes - Mike and Jessica Kovac

Mother Theresa once said, "Give, but give until it hurts." A Spokane area couple may be feeling the financial pain of their ministry, but what they've received by helping others is irreplaceable.

Everyday Heroes - Xylina Weaver

Every woman deals with the challenge of new motherhood differently. For many, they face a roller coaster of emotions ranging from confusion, self-doubt and anxiety.

Everyday Heroes: Steve Viers

They're doing a lot more than just feeding hungry stomachs at the Union Gospel Mission. They are feeding the soul, and their executive chef is the change he's working to see in those he serves.

Everyday Heroes: Rick Welliver

Rick Welliver is a Spokane lightweight boxer with 10 years experience and more than a dozen professional fights under his belt. When it came time to hang up his gloves, he found he couldn't quite put them down.

South Hill fundraiser to help DAV get new vans

The local Disabled American Veterans chapter's vans, which transport vets to and from the VAMC, are on their last legs. A South Hill business owner is kicking off a week-long fundraiser to get them new vans.

Company dedicated to hiring veterans

Nearly 14 percent of veterans after September 11 are unemployed in Washington state. But a Spokane company is working hard to change the statistic. 

Fire crews rescue hiker along High Drive Bluff

Fire crews responded to the High Drive Bluff on Sunday morning after a hiker fell and injured her leg.Rescue crews were able to access her through the web of narrow trails near 37th and High Drive, but the terrain was tough as they hiked up and down the switch back of trails. Just before 11 a.m., a crew carried her up the steep bluff to the trail head at Bernard and High Drive where she was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital. 

Open For Business: SoDo District is Growing

While covering a story in the SoDo District on Saturday I stumbled upon two adorable shops selling fabulous clothing, handmade jewelry and custom gift baskets galore. Calamity Jane's Boutique and Electic Gift opened a few months ago, joning the ranks of other popular SoDo shops such as Finders Keepers, Lolo and aNeMonE. I picked up a pair of sweet earrings made locally by Spokane native Tiffany White for a sweet price - just $7! Both shops owners make an effort to sell locallly made products.

Shop Local: Two New Businesses Open in SoDo District

While covering a story in the SoDo District on Saturday I stumbled upon two adorable shops selling fabulous clothing, handmade jewelry and custom gift baskets galore.  Calamity Jane's Boutique and Electic Gift opened a few months ago, joning the ranks of other popular SoDo shops such as Finders Keepers, Lolo and aNeMonE.  I picked up a pair of sweet earrings made locally by Spokane native Tiffany White for a sweet price- just $7! Both shops owners make an effort to sell locallly made products. Calamity Jane's Boutique is located at 303 W 2nd, Electic Gifts is right next door.  If you're in the mood for shopping local check them out Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.