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  • Guest Column:
    Integrity

    As an airman in the Air Force I learned very quickly about integrity.  It is one of the Air Force’s core values.  “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do!”  It isn’t a slogan, it is an expectation.  This obviously stuck with me after 22 years serving as an airman.  Not because […]

  • 2017 PACE Awards

    Over 380 guests gathered on May 25 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center to celebrate 50 outstanding students who personify the PACE character traits. Emcee, Robyn Nance of KXLY welcomed the attendees who filled the room to honor students from Freeman, Spokane Valley and Tekoa-area schools who exemplify the PACE character traits of Fairness, Honesty, Diligence, Trustworthiness, […]

  • June Good Character Reading!

    Spokane County Library Suggests the following for June – Integrity! Picture books: “A Bargain for Frances” by Russell Hoban “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes “Davy, Soccer Star!” By Brigitte Weninger “Doctor De Soto” by William Steig “Enemy Pie” by Derek Munson “Fish is Fish” by Leo Lionni “Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores” by James Howe […]

  • Guest Column:
    Courage

    I have been in the firefighting profession for 24 years. Currently, I am proud to serve at Station 3 in Liberty Lake with the Spokane Valley Fire Department. During my career people often comment on the courage it takes to be a firefighter. It is true that often firefighters exhibit tremendous acts of courage when […]


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