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Local foundation partners with African artists to support heart surgeries in Rwanda

Local foundation partners with African artists to support heart surgeries in Rwanda

 

An upcoming art show will contribute to a bigger mission of healing hearts in Africa.

 

A showcase of art from Rwanda will be on display at Dodson's Jewelers during the month of April.

 

Emmanuel and Innocent Nkuranga are brothers who run the Inema Arts Center in Kigali, Rwanda. Each year, they visit Spokane to share their talents, stories, and to spread the word about their art center.
 

The Inema Arts Center supports fair trade practices for the empowerment of communities in impoverished nations like Rwanda.
 

However spreading the word about their art isn't the only reason Emmanuel and Innocent come to Spokane; the Nkuranga brothers have teamed up with Healing Hearts Northwest, a grassroots non-profit in Spokane that sends heart surgery teams to Rwanda nearly every year to provide life saving care to the people there who need it most.

 

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Free immunization clinics offered at Spokane Public Schools April 13-17

Free immunization clinics offered at Spokane Public Schools April 13-17

 

Free immunization clinics will be offered at Spokane High Schools from April 13th-17th.

 

The clinics will be offered through a partnership between the Spokane Regional Health District, Group Health Foundation and Spokane Public Schools.

 

Dates and locations for the clinic are as follows:

  • Rogers High School- Monday, April 13th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
  • Ferris High School- Tuesday, April 14th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Lewis & Clark High School- Wednesday, April 15th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Shadle Park High School- Thursday, April 16th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • North Central High School- Friday, April 17th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Local colleges to compete through community service during Spokane Gives Week

Local colleges to compete through community service during Spokane Gives Week

 

Local students are taking part in the Spokane Gives University Challenge later this month. The students from Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Spokane Community College, and Whitworth University will complete service projects from April 25th through May 3rd during Spokane Gives Week in a friendly competition.

 

The 2nd annual Spokane Gives Week, part of the Compassionate Spokane Initiative, is a community-wide initiative designed to encourage year-round volunteerism. The City will once again engage nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals in Spokane in an effort to make Spokane the most compassionate city in the nation. The week shines a spotlight on service in the Spokane community during national service month.

 

Spokane Humane Society needs donations, volunteers as they prepare for kitten season

Spokane Humane Society needs donations, volunteers as they prepare for kitten season

 

Spring is the time of year when the snow melts and the flowers bloom. For the Spokane Humane Society, Spring is also a time when 300-400 additional animals, mostly kittens, come in seeking care and new homes.

 

To help with the care of this influx of animals, the Spokane Humane Society (SHS) has placed donation bins at both Northwest Seed and Pet locations to collect supplies for the hundreds of homeless kittens who will need care this season. These bins will remain at Northwest Seed and Pet through Thursday, April 16th.

 

According to SHS Executive Director Dave Richardson, the shelter depends heavily on these donations to keep its operation running.

 

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Missing teen found safe

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says it has located a missing autistic teen, and the boy is now back with his family. 

The sheriff's office says 16-year-old Jacob Lauffer was found unharmed. 

Lauffer went missing Monday evening after the sheriff's say there was an argument at his residence near 61st and Crestline. 

Sunny Easter brings people outdoors

Temperatures in the 50s and clear skies had people in the Inland Northwest ditching Easter brunch and taking on the great outdoors. Camp Sekani Jamboree on Upriver Drive was packed with people on Sunday afternoon.

"I'm all about the festivities,” Josh Hopkins said. “It's just another nice Sunday and you got to go up on the mountain when it's this nice."

Hopkins and his friend Anthony Cortez were one of many that took to the hills today for some mountain biking.

“Everyone has the day off so I think everyone had the same mindset," Cortez said.

As one vehicle left the parking lot, another came in, just like a conveyor belt of fun seekers.

"It looks like there's a lot of people out here,” said Tanilla McDaniel, who is visiting from Oklahoma. “We're use to being out in the desert with the Joshua Cactus and being by ourselves and occasionally running into someone."

Not today.











Spokane Co. Sheriff's Office identifies pedestrian hit by vehicle

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has identified a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle early Sunday morning.

It happened just prior to 1:30 a.m. on Regal near 61st in south Spokane County.

Deputies say a 17-year-old man was transported to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the vehicle was contacted at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.