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SPD and SCSO to take the ice Sunday for charity hockey game

SPD and SCSO to take the ice Sunday for charity hockey game

The Spokane Police Department hockey team will take the ice against the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office this Sunday, November 23, at 3:00 p.m. All proceeds from the game will go to the Behind the Badge Foundation as well as the Chiefs Care Foundation

Behind The Badge Foundation was created to honor officers who have suffered a line of duty death or catastrophic injury. The Chiefs Care Foundation helps to raise money for the continuing education of Chiefs' players as well as serving the Spokane community through donations and appearances.

Admittance to the law enforcement benefit game is free with a ticket to the Spokane Chiefs game versus the Kamloops Blazers, which starts at 5:00 p.m. that same night.  

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Drivers can now pay parking meters by smartphone in Spokane

Spokane drivers can now pay certain city parking meters using their smartphones. A test period for the pay by phone technology launched Friday, November 21 in Spokane.

The test program includes 41 meters on the block adjacent to Spokane City Hall and Riverfront Park.

To take advantage of pay by phone parking, drivers must download the QuickPay App onto their smartphones. A link to the app can be found at SpokaneCity.org

If the maximum time limit is purchased for a parking meter, smartphone users are allowed a one-time paid extension of 15 minutes on that meter. After the maximum limit including the extension expires, drivers must move their vehicle. Drivers who attempt to use the pay by phone feature after the maximum time limit allowed will receive a message that they have exceeded the stay allowance at that meter.

When setting up QuickPay on a smartphone, users can choose to receive notice of payment and time expiration via text and/or email.

Visit Spokane receives Platinum Choice Award

Visit Spokane receives Platinum Choice Award

Smart Meetings Magazine named Visit Spokane a recipient of the Smart Meetings 2014 Platinum Choice Award.

City closures planned for Thanksgiving

City closures planned for Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Spokane City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28.  Municipal Court also will be closed both days.

City libraries and the Waste-to-Energy Facility recycling and disposal site will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and open regular operating hours for the rest of the weekend.

Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be a day late the week of Thanksgiving for residents whose garbage is normally picked up on Thursday and Friday.  Because of the holiday, crews will do Thursday rounds on Friday, November 28, and Friday rounds on Saturday, November 29.

Residents and visitors do not have to plug parking meters on Thanksgiving Day.  For the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend, normal meter use rules apply.

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Working 4 you: Budgeting for the holidays

Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year, but can also be one of the most stressful due to those holiday bills. Every year we all have to make a hard decision, we want to give great gifts, but don't want to break the bank.�

Getting great Christmas presents is all about budgeting so you don't end up with bills that linger well into the new year. Yes, that means you actually need to make a budget. Before you start your shopping, look at your overall expenses for the holidays. This will give you a realistic picture of how much you can really afford to spend on gifts.�

But that's not the only budget you should be making this holiday season. You also need to budget out how much you would like to spend on each person, and most importantly, stick to that number. Don't make impulse purchases.�

But what happens when your budgets don't match up, and you realize you don't have enough money to get everyone a gift? It that's the case then start by shopping now. By starting early, you can comparison shop and take advantage of sales. Grab the Sunday paper, and map out the deals you want to score as the holidays approach.�

Community reacts to Jarzabek story

On Wednesday, KXLY reported a man, Edward Jarzabek, handing out stacks of cash in downtown Spokane is on parole right now for committing grand theft in Idaho. The story was reported so anyone in Spokane who planned to donate to him would know he had a history of criminal financial dealings.

The story blew up on Facebook, with hundreds of comments, including many from Jarzabek himself.

Some viewers understood why it was important to tell the community about his past. Many, however, were unhappy with my reporting the story -- criticism comes with the job -- while some of you flat out admitted that you didn't care about someone stealing as long as they're stealing from a bank or corporation.