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Spokane City Council votes to endorse NACTO Urban Street Design and Bikeway Guides

Spokane City Council votes to endorse NACTO Urban Street Design and Bikeway Guides

On Monday night, the Spokane City Council voted to join the Washington State Department of Transportation, six states, and over 40 major cities nationwide in endorsing the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ (NACTO) Urban Street Design and Bikeway Guides.

“The NACTO Urban Street and Bikeway Design Guides will be an integral and effective policy tool to design streets and public spaces in Spokane for all our citizens, no matter how they choose to travel,” said Councilwoman Candace Mumm, the sponsor of the resolution.

The Urban Street Design Guide is a tool City engineers can use to implement the Transportation Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan as it represents a vision for world-class city street design with safety in mind.

“Support from all levels of government is essential to achieving this vision for better city streets,” said Linda Bailey, NACTO Executive Director.

The City of Spokane joins Seattle and Tacoma in Washington state endorsing the street design recommendations.

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Photos of young Bing Crosby to debut at Gonzaga Dec. 6

Gonzaga University and the Advocates for Bing Crosby invite the public to celebrate the holiday season with a free “White Christmas” open house at Bing’s boyhood home (508 E. Sharp Ave.) from noon to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6. Hot cider and cookies will be available along with some new photos of Bing as a youngster.

 

How the Grinch almost stole Spokane's Christmas

Christmas was almost stolen from River Park Square this morning when the Grinch crashed the party and tried to take over Santa's spot under the Christmas tree. The Grinch said he would not allow Santa to visit children any longer, and would effectively end Christmas in the Inland Northwest.

Parkinson’s Resource Center of Spokane to host patient educational program

The Parkinson's Resource Center of Spokane will be hosting a patient educational program on "Advance Approaches to Improved Mobility for Parkinson's Disease on Monday, November 1, at 1:30 p.m.

The lecture will include application of PD mobility and exercise studies into a daily practice, a demonstration of mobility/anti-freezing techniques, and guidelines for medical management of PD patients including medication management and Deep Brain Stimulation.

Kevin Lockette PT will be the event's speaker. Lockette is the Medtronic DBS clinical specialist/ rep in Hawaii and has 23 years of neurological-physical therapy experience with a special interest in Parkinson Disease. Lockette is also the incoming president of they National Parkinson Foundation's Hawaii Chapter. He is also author of a book on Parkinson's mobility and has lectured on the subject nationally.

The program will be held at the Parkinson's Resource Center of Spokane at 613 S. Washington Suite 104. Space is limited, so those interested in attending should RSVP at 509-443-3361. Light snacks will be provided.

 

 

 

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Commemorating World AIDS Day in Spokane, Dec. 1

Commemorating World AIDS Day in Spokane, Dec. 1

December 1st will once again mark the arrival of World AIDS Day, a global event held each year to honor the lives lost to HIV/AIDS, and to offer our hope and support to those living with HIV. Spokane Regional Health District and Spokane AIDS Network are co-chairing the event this year, and together, they invite the community to join them in commemorating World AIDS Day.


Spokane’s event will take place on Monday, December 1, 2014, at the STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside Ave., in the upstairs gala area. The commemoration will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., and complimentary refreshments will be served. The evening will culminate in a silent vigil by candlelight to pay homage to those who have passed away.


Over 18,000 people in Washington state have been diagnosed with HIV since the first case in 1982. Of these, nearly 8,000 people died. But with advances in HIV medications, affected people are living longer and healthier lives. HIV medications, taken daily as prescribed, also decrease the chances a person will transmit the virus to others.

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.