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It’s that time of year in Spokane when lilacs are in bloom, nights are above freezing, and the community is gearing up for an annual parade. The Lilac Festival and Armed Forces Torchlight Parade happen this Saturday.

According to researchers at Washington State University, shoppers may be more likely to accept bad customer service from a company if they know that company supports causes they agree with.

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It's the time of year when people feel pressure to spend extra money on gifts, travel to meet with family, attend social events, and have a change to the daily routine. This can often be a recipe for severe stress.

Psychiatrist Dr. Joe Hullet says it's important to try to schedule down time, and stick with your normal routine. He says "really remember to put your health first."

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An atmospheric Christmas Grinch is lurking over the Inland Northwest. University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass says a strong atmospheric river is developing over Oregon, Washington and Idaho just in time for the weekend - but it'll be in form of rain, not snow.

Director Kim Roberts and actor Neesha Schrom discuss Ignite's "A Christmas Pudding" with readings, stories, and traditional carols. 

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The cast of The Modern Theatre Spokane's production of The Church Basement Ladies Sequel: A Second Helping perform selected songs from the production and director Jeff Sanders talks with Verne Windham about leading the third production in this series. 

A Second Helping of The Church Basement Ladies runs December 12th through January 4th at 

The moderntheatre Spokane 
174 S Howard St 
Spokane WA  99201 

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Fourth of July Fireworks Still Banned in Spokane

Jul 3, 2014

The nation’s biggest week for firework use is overlapping with some of the year’s hottest weather yet in Spokane. It could be a nice combination for those celebrating the 4th of July, but it solicits worry for fire officials. Firework use is banned in the city of Spokane, and it has been for 22 years. Fireworks are also banned in Spokane Valley, Millwood, Cheney, Liberty Lake, and the unincorporated areas of Spokane County. 

Limerick Written into Plans for St. Patty's in Spokane

Mar 14, 2014

More than 20 years ago, Spokane became sister cities with Limerick, Ireland, a river city and regional capital. This year, Irish people in Spokane are giving a couple nods to the sister city.