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Cars parked along Bloomsday route to be towed

Cars parked along Bloomsday route to be towed

 

In an effort to prepare the streets for the thousands of visitors coming for Bloomsday, the City of Spokane is asking cars parked along the route to be moved for street sweeping.

 

The City of Spokane will begin towing cars parked along the Bloomsday route on Tuesday. City crews began cleaning the race route on Monday, Citizens are asked to remove their cars for street sweeping to occur.

 

No Parking Signs have been place on the north side of Riverside from Jefferson to Hemlock. On Tuesday, April 28, the south side of Riverside from Jefferson will be swept.

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Zerorez Spokane to host open house hiring event April 30

 

 

Zerorez Spokane, a locally owned carpet cleaning franchise will host an open house job fair on Thursday, April 30th.

 

The company is staffing up for summer months, and qualified technicians are still needed.

 

"We believe in making sure we only send out full trained technicians, so it's important for us to find good people now, before the summer rush," said Director of Operations, Christie Hoiles.

 

The company offers a paid 4-6 week paid training session that includes both classroom style learning and hands on in the field activities.

 

During the open house Zerorez hopes to find technicians that fit their culture.

 

"Doing group interviews with the open house format allows us to meet them, and they get to learn more about us too," Hoiles said.

 

Zerorez plans to staff more carpet technicians this summer than ever before.

 

"Our goal is to have 19 techs," said Hoiles.

 

Local comedian Michael Glatzmaier combines comedy and song for May 7 show a the Bing

Local comedian Michael Glatzmaier combines comedy and song for May 7 show a the Bing

 

Song and comedy will collide during a special performance at the Bing Crosby Theater on May 7th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Local comedian Michael Glatzmaier began playing guitar when he was 8 years old. While most children would dream of becoming rock stars, Glatzmaier had something different in mind.

 

“I was never into country music, I was never into rock n' roll, and definitely was not a rapper or anything,” Glatzmaier said. “People would come up to me and they would say, 'Michael, make a song about my friend,' 'Michael, make a song about the P.E. Teacher,' 'Make a song about the lunch food,' and right away I would start making up a song and they would always be goofy. I guess it was just fun to make people laugh or smile.”

 

Living with moose presentations scheduled in Spokane area

Living with moose presentations scheduled in Spokane area

 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will teach Spokane area residents how to live with moose during three presentation sessions scheduled over the next month.

 

WDFW wildlife biologists, conflict specialists, and enforcement officers will present information about moose biology including habitat use and movements, how to safely handle situations when moose wander into urban areas, and when and where to call for assistance.

 

The free public sessions are:

  • Tuesday, April 28, South Hill Library (3324 S. Perry St., Spokane) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 11, North Spokane Library (44 E. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 20, WDFW Eastern Washington Regional Office (2315 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley) 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Working 4 you: How sleep is affecting your weight

Not getting a good night's sleep could be weighing down your efforts to get fit. While exercise and diet are crucial to maintaining your weight, getting more sleep could tip the scales in your favor.

Dietitians say there are two hormones that are affected by a lack of sleep. One is leptin, which tells your fat cells to basically decrease your appetite, while the other is gherlin, which tells your body to increase your appetite. It's that increase in appetite that could be hurting you.

People who skip sleep, often find themselves snacking more, and studies show that your choice of snack will likely be a more unhealthy option. Dietitians say that snacking can lead to about 300 extra calories.

But dietitians say if you do feel the urge to snack because you didn't sleep well, there some foods that might actually help you get a good night's rest. Dietitians say to try foods that are rich in tryptophan like milk, cheese and yogurt. You can also benefit from complex carbohydrates found in cereals and crackers. And go for fiber-rich foods like veggies, fruits and whole grains.

4 things to know for April 24

North Idaho earthquakes: Two earthquakes over a magnitude four hit the Idaho Panhandle Thursday night. According the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit the area at 7:32 pm, about 13.5 miles southeast of Sandpoint, just off of Lake Pend Oreille. Then a 4.2 magnitude quake struck several miles southeast of Ponderay just before 11 pm. A third, much milder and deeper quake struck approximately the same area a few hours later. People from at least 40 zip codes reported to USGS that they felt the movement.

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Measles in Spokane: The Spokane Regional Health District is being inundated with calls since it confirmed a measles case Tuesday, mostly from people wanting to know if they are protected. The Health District says people born before 1957 are considered immune. People born after 1968 likely got both doses of the MMR vaccine and don't need a booster. They add those born between 1957 and 1968 may need to get another shot. But the health district says if you're not sure, get vaccinated.

Steps for Autism 5k aims to raise community awareness for the disorder

Steps for Autism 5k aims to raise community awareness for the disorder

 

A walk in Spokane Valley aims to benefit individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

 

The Inland Northwest's first Steps of Autism 5k is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 a.m.

 

Organized by the Northwest Autism Center, the Steps of Autism 5k will start and finish at Mirabeau Meadows Park South shelter and will follow the Centennial Trail through Spokane Valley. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate in the event.

 

"Increased awareness leads to improved health care, education, community support infrastructure; and perhaps more significantly, expanded relationships and a sense of belonging for the individual living with autism and their family and friends," said Dawn Sidell, Northwest Autism Center's Executive Director.