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Hiring Heroes career fair Friday

Hiring Heroes career fair Friday

Inland Northwest Hiring Heroes (INWH) is hosting the 2nd annual Hiring Heroes Career and Resource Fair on Friday, September 19 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center.

From 10 am until 3 pm, over 100 of the inland northwest's top employers will be present, ready to be matched with well-qualified past and present military members and their families. Participating organizations represent a diverse field, including engineering, technology, education, health care, human services, manufacturing, financial services, aviation, transportation, construction, environmental sciences, retail, consumer products and the government and non-profit sectors.

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First Fiesta festival in Riverfront Park Saturday

First Fiesta festival in Riverfront Park Saturday

Everyone is invited to Riverfront Park this weekend for Spokane's First Fiesta Festival on Saturday, September 20. The festival begins at 11 am and runs until 5 pm.

The Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair will feature a variety of food vendors, a small health fair, performances by the renowned Mariachi Huenachi, Los Vigiles and others, and a special appearance by Gonzaga University's mascot, Spike.

First Fiesta is part of Fiesta Spokane's, the City of Spokane's month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at D. Lish's Hamburgers

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at D. Lish's Hamburgers

It seems like there's a holiday for everything these days, and today's is National Cheeseburger Day! There's some mystery surrounding the exact birth date and place of the summer barbecue staple, but it's rise to popularity has been placed firmly in the late 1920's and early 30's.

To celebrate this heavenly concoction local restaurant D. Lish's Hamburgers is offering a one-day-only deal on their cheeseburgers – buy one, and get a second one for free.

The deal runs until closing tonight at 8:30 pm. D. Lish's Hamburgers is located at 1624 N. Division. For more information you can contact owner Mike Lish at (509) 323-7130.

5 men indicted for South Hill murder-for-hire

Five men have been indicted in U.S. District Court for ordering and carrying out the murder of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile. They're also charged with ordering the murder of another man, whose body has not been found.

Carlile was shot to death in his home in December 2013. Immediately, investigators started looking into business deals he had in the oil fields of North Dakota. They closed in on a man named Timothy Suckow, who was charged in Spokane with carrying out Carlile's murder. All along, investigators have been looking for evidence that would also implicate a man named James Henrikson, who lives in North Dakota and was suspected of ordering the hit.

A confidential informant told police Henrikson specifically targeted Carlile for the hit. According to the informant Henrikson and Suckow exchanged e-mails about the murder that would pay Suckow $20,000, that Henrikson sent Suckow pictures of both Carlile and his home and that Henrikson wanted Carlile dead and "not just sucking through a straw."

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Avista Energy Fair next Thursday

Avista Energy Fair next Thursday

Avista is inviting the public to come learn about free energy-saving materials and meet with community partners at their Energy Fair next Thursday, September 25.

From 3-6 pm at the Northeast Community Center (4001 N. Cook) in Spokane, area residents will learn about energy efficiency, managing their home energy bills and more. The event includes demonstrations and free energy-saving materials to help keep your home comfortable and safe for the winter ahead.

“Each year our customers ask for help in managing their energy use and costs during the winter. It's never too early in the year for us to offer a broad range of ideas and demonstrations that will help residents keep the warm air inside and the cold air outside their homes,” said Ana Matthews, Avista's consumer affairs program manager. “This event provides a great way for customers to conveniently access Avista's many services. Information about payment options, energy assistance and energy efficiency will be especially helpful for those struggling to pay their bills.”

Federal judge rejects Kevin Coe's request for new trial

A federal judge has rejected convicted South Hill rapist Kevin Coe's request for a new trial, meaning he will remain in custody at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island near Tacoma.

Coe, convicted of rape in 1985, was due for release in 2006 when the attorney general's office went to trial to have him labeled as a sexually violent predator, linking him to 36 sex offenses, including 18 rapes that never went to trial.

A jury found he was a sexually violent predator and a danger to the community and he was transferred to McNeil Island, where he has lived ever since.

Coe filed a federal appeal for a new trial last December after being previously rejected by state courts. His request centered on his contention that the jury who ordered he be committed as a sexually violent predator were not given proper instructions.

In letters written to KXLY4's Melissa Luck, Coe has contended over the years that he would fight his commitment, saying that confining someone beyond their prison sentence is unfair. He has long contended that he did not commit any of the rapes in Spokane and does not need treatment to guard against further offenses.

Controversy continues over proposed WSU medical school

Controversy continues over proposed WSU medical school

 The University of Washington released a scathing rebuttal this week to a report supporting the creation of a medical school for Washington State University, saying it contains “a number of deep flaws,” and is based on “faulty assumptions, omissions and erroneous data.”

WSU first approached consultant MGT of America in February to conduct a feasibility assessment for a new medical school based on the University's health sciences campus in Spokane. Specifically the assessment was to focus on the need for physicians in Eastern Washington, the best educational model to meet those needs, if current WSU resources were capable of creating a program to meet accreditation standards and the required time and resources to develop a new medical school.