Guest Column: Citizenship

The definition of citizenship is the status of a citizen with its duties, rights, and privileges. When I hear the word citizenship, I immediately think of what it means to be part of the economy. The economy is a broad topic….

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Guest Column: Responsibility

October’s character trait, responsibility, is defined as “Being accountable, the pursuit of excellence, and the exercise of self‐control.” During these challenging times of the COVID pandemic, many of us are faced with competing responsibilities. How can we sort through these multiple,…

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October: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
Responsibility Reading List

K-2

I Will Be Fierce | Bea Birdsong
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree | Jamie Deenihan
Even Superheroes Make Mistakes| Shelly Becker
It’s Not My Fault!

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September: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
Respect Reading List

K-2
All Are Welcome / Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
Come Sit With Me: Making Friends on the Buddy Bench / Tina Gallo,…

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Guest Column: Gratitude

We live in a truly unique time. We are experiencing dramatic changes to our normal routines that come with slowing the spread of a pandemic, trying to minimize the impact on our local economy and community, and support each other through a tragic event where a person was killed….

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Guest Column: Generosity

My name is Shane Brickner and I am the Mayor of Liberty Lake. I was Mayor Pro tem for 4 years and on the city council for 8 years before becoming Mayor. Before coming Mayor I had also been a volunteer police officer for the city for 13 years….

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Guest Column: Integrity

Integrity by Ron Jacobson, Dean of the School of Education at Whitworth

My dad will turn 91 this June. I have had the privilege of knowing him for two-thirds of those 90-plus years. And, of the many things I could say about my dad,…

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Guest Column: Courage

Courage by Gretchyn A. Carter, Greenacres Middle School

The definition of courage is bravery or the ability to do something that frightens one. To me, however, courage is so much more. To have courage is not always easy….

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Guest Column: Trustworthiness

Ten thousand times per year, our eyes meet those of others finding their lives in the hands of complete strangers: ours. The reason for their common predicament varies from claimed independence (adventuring in the absence of their human companions) to victimization (human abuse,…

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