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Spokane Police search for coffee stand robbery suspect

A man believed to be responsible for two Spokane coffee stand robberies in the past two days is still at large as of Sunday evening. Spokane Police are looking for a man described as an African American in his 20s or 30s.

Zombie Hike returns to Riverside State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Riverside State Park Foundation invite the public to attend the third annual "Return of the Zombies" hike in Riverside State Park.The annual pre-Halloween event takes place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Riverside State Park 7-Mile Airstrip, 7903 W. Missoula Road, in Nine Mile Falls.Touted as the "scariest half-mile hike ever," the event is open to all ages. Admission to the haunted zombie hike is $10 for adults; $5 for youths age 3-12; and free for children under 3. Adults are issued a flashlight, and kids ages 3 to 12 receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet that come with the admission fee. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed at the event.

Local finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan over 50 contest

When you hear vegan, what's the first thing that pops into your head? It's probably not "sexy," but that's what PETA is trying to change with their current competition for Sexiest Vegan over 50. The field has been narrowed down to just 14 men and women from around the US and one of them is from right here in Spokane.Atania Gilmore is marking her two-year anniversary as a vegan this month. She's a runner and says it was another runner's book that encouraged her to make the change for what she calls selfish reasons."As a runner you're always looking for an edge," she said.

700 seasonal jobs available in Spokane

It's that time of year again when companies beef up their staff to get ready for the busy holiday shopping season. Many companies in Spokane already have their advertisements up, looking for their holiday helpers.

Free health services from EWU at Senior Smile day

Students and staff from Eastern Washington University's health sciences program are donating their time and talents next weekend for the annual Senior Smiles Day.From 9 am – 3 pm on Friday, October 24 anyone 55 and over and on a fixed income is welcome to come to the EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic on the University District Campus for the following services:Participants are asked to reserve an appointment by calling (509) 919-3045 or visiting the .

Homes for Heroes moves into Spokane

Homes for Heroes kicked off in Spokane Thursday, giving local heroes – military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement, teacher and health workers – the opportunity to get discounts when buying and selling homes.

Ice Palace opening delayed for warm temperatures

Mother Nature is forcing the Ice Palace in Riverfront Park to delay it's opening a week to October 29, and possibly even later."We are eager to have the Ice Palace open for everyone to enjoy and know we'll have some people disappointed the weather hasn't allowed us to open as originally scheduled," said Riverfront Park Assistant Manager Debby Dodson.This great warm weather isn't something that could have predicted four months ago when the planning process took place.

Spokane County ballots mailed today and tomorrow

Heads up voters, the Spokane County Elections Office is mailing more than 275,000 ballots this week.If you are a registered voter and do not receive a ballot by Friday, October 24, please contact the Spokane County Elections Office at (509) 477-2320 for a replacement ballot. If you are not a registered voter in the State of Washington, you have until Monday, October 27 to register in person at the Elections Office at 1033 W. Gardner.If you are returning your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked no later than Election Day – Tuesday, November 4. It is important that you check the pickup time on the mail box to ensure you are not too late. If the last pickup of the day has already been made, please take your ballot to the county's ballot drop boxes located at all city and county libraries, the STA Plaza and the Elections Office. Drop boxes are opened on October 16 and closed promptly at 8 pm on Election Day.

Free IHOP Scary Face pancake on Halloween

Looking for a special way to celebrate Halloween with your Ghosts and Ghouls? IHOP wants to help kick off the festivities with a free Scary Face pancake for all kids 12 and under on October 31.From 7 am to 10 pm, each child can receive one of IHOP's buttermilk pancakes decorated with a whipped topping smiles and eyes and a strawberry nose. Then kids can use a kit of delicious toppings – eight pieces of candy corn and two mini Oreos – to finish decorating the face however they choose.If you can't make it on Halloween, don't worry too much – the Scary Face pancake is available as a regular menu item all month long.

Spokane Humane Society under voluntary quarantine

The Spokane Human Society is placing itself under a voluntary, 14-day quarantine after receiving two animals infected with deadly and highly contagious diseases at the shelter.The quarantine began immediately after a 1-year-old dog tested positive for Parvovirus and a 5-month-old kitten tested positive for Feline Distemper. Both are highly contagious viral diseases and are potentially life-threatening to their hosts."The closure will allow our cats and dogs to be properly observed," said Executive Director Dave Richardson. "Our first priority is the health and well-being of the animals in our care at the shelter. Taking this measure will help reduce the chance of spreading the disease. We ask for the public's patience and understanding."

Do class sizes matter?

Growing up we all had our favorite teachers, but did our relationship with our teachers have anything to do with how many students were in our class?