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Letter To The Editor – Show Me The Money

Most people in Deer Park want a local police force but their biggest concern is cost. I agree. I don’t want to raise taxes or break the bank for a local department. And although many people say there have been studies done on the cost of starting a police force, the city has no record of any studies ever done. And for all the people who have said they have run the numbers, no one has ever shown me any of their numbers.

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Night Out Against Crime 2021

Night Out Against Crime is coming to Deer Park on the first Tuesday of August. This is an annual event held around the United States that promotes police-community partnerships and

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Northern Roots Salon Opens Refreshing New Roots. Spa

The Northern Roots Hair Salon is opening a new spa! Located at 106 East Crawford Street, Roots is a high end day spa offering a wide range of relaxing services, including facials, massage, nails, pedicures, and eyelash extensions. They will be holding a Grand Opening party on Saturday, March 6th, from 11am to 4pm, to give the community a chance to meet their staff and check out their new space!

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Animals

River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary Awarded Prestigious Accreditation

River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary was awarded the designation of “Accredited” status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) on January 29th, 2021. This status globally recognizes the sanctuary as being an exceptional organization employing the highest standards in ethics, animal care, staffing, finance, education, and other features.

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Community

Summer Children Meals Program Update 7/26/2021

The Summer Meal Program, also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), was created to help ensure children have nutritious meals when school is out of session. The Summer Meals Program provides free meals and snacks to people ages 1-18. The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. Different organizations like Deer Park, Riverside, and Mary Walker School Districts, and Spokane County Library District sponsor meals in our area. Below is a list of locations where kids can receive free food.  Have been recently updated as of July 26 2021.

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Sports

WIAA Changes High School Sports Calendar

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) recently announced changes to the 2020-21 high school sports calendar. With concerns about student safety during the coronavirus pandemic, the WIAA Executive Board will

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Garden

Berry Awesome!

Strawberries are divided up into three basic varieties. So know what you are purchasing before you buy them. They can be summer-bearing (or June), ever-bearing, or day-neutral. Fertilizer should be organic and low in numbers, like 5-6-7. Too high in numbers and the strawberries will produce large leaves with small, pinched fruits.

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Schools

Deer Park Graduation 2021

Local high school students are filled with dreams of graduation. For seniors, it is the season for celebrations mixed in with finals. This year’s graduation ceremonies will still bear the marks of the COVID-19 virus, but it is beginning to resemble what most parents recognize.

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