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Fifth annual 5k Dash for Cash this Saturday

Fifth annual 5k Dash for Cash this Saturday

Get ready to lace up your running shoes for a good cause. This Saturday is the 5th Annual “Dash for Cash,” raising money for member agencies of the United Way of Moscow/Latah County.

The 5k fun run begins at 9 am at Toyota of Pullman, with the route taking runners and walkers to Moscow and back.

Registration is $22 for adults and $12 for children ages six to 15 and includes a commemorative t-shirt. Pre-registration is open online now through Friday the 19th at 5 pm and is encouraged for a faster check-in. All participants should be at the starting area by 8 am Saturday.

Before and after the Dash for Cash, participants will be treated to light refreshments from Team Idaho Real Estate, Idaho Ice, Dutch Brothers, Rosauers and Moscow Food Co-Op. There will also be awards for first through third place in the male, female, youth, adult and senior categories.

Funds raised by the Dash for Cash benefit the following organizations:

Blessings Under the Bridge honored by People magazine

Blessings Under the Bridge honored by People magazine

If you've picked up a copy of the most recent People magazine, you may notice a hometown connection.

In between the photos of celebrity weddings and fall fashions, a shout-out to Spokane natives Mike and Jessica Kovac and their charity – Blessings Under the Bridge.

The couple were on the verge of divorce when Jessica says she began distributing bagged lunches to the homeless in downtown Spokane. Eventually her husband joined her and realized their problems that felt so big could be fixed.

Mike and Jessica emptied their savings to found Blessings Under the Bridge and have since fed thousands of people and helped some find and furnish apartments.

You can learn more about the Kovac's and Blessings Under the Bridge in our Everyday Heroes section on KXLY.com.

Sept. 11 a day of service, remembrance in Pullman

Sept. 11 a day of service, remembrance in Pullman

The city of Pullman will be bustling this Thursday in honor of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The day commemorates victims, survivors and service personnel who responded to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001.

The day begins with a public ceremony at the courtyard between Pullman City Hall and the police station at 9 a.m.. A flag lowering ceremony will be conducted by the combined Fire and Police Honor Guard, accompanied by the Border Highlanders Pipes and Drums. There will also be brief remarks from Mayor Glenn Johnson, Police Chief Gary Jenkins and Fire Chief Mike Heston.

After the ceremony, students and staff at Washington State University are invited to participate in events hosted by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement.

"The Streak" documentary featuring Pullman HS football ready to debut

"The Streak" documentary featuring Pullman HS football ready to debut

A soon-to-be Senior at Pullman High School is preparing to debut his pet project nearly two years in the making.

Bryan Nakata was a sophomore when a series of e-mails was shared with him, containing journal entries written in 1957 by a former student and football players. The entries detail the days leading up to a football game that would ultimately end one of the longest winning streaks for any team in the country – 35 games stretching from 1953 until October 1957.

Bryan says it's an incredible feat that has been lost in history until now. He was immediately sucked in to the story and became more interested the more he dug.

“I began to find lost stories from our school and town that I knew were important to our history,” he said. “My collection began with one yearbook out of the four years that our school library had, and five or six photos from the Whitman County Historical Society.”

WSU student planners feature rival school on cover

WSU student planners feature rival school on cover

Students at Washington State University did a double-take when they received their free student planners from The Bookie this week. The cover features a picture of a cougar, the iconic Bryan clock tower and a building that was a little harder to identify.

Down at the very bottom of the cover, with beautiful brick and elegant cherry trees is Savery Hall, a building located at the heart of the campus of WSU's sworn rival – the University of Washington.

Distraught manager Leslie Martin at WSU's bookstore The Bookie says they are aware of the problem and are working with the vendor to come to a solution. The planners are no longer being handed out, but the ones that have been released are not being collected.

There is no word on whether the school will receive a refund or whether a reprint with a corrected cover is in the works. Meanwhile, a photo of the planner is quickly making the rounds online drawing amusement and criticism.

Washington state parks free to visit Monday

Washington state parks free to visit Monday

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, August 25 is a state parks “free day,” Visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.

The free day is in honor of the birthday of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.

State free days are part of the legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual of $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife. The Discover Pass legislation provided that state parks could designate up to 12 free days each year when the pass would not be required. The pass is still required to access lands managed by DNR and Fish and Wildlife.

The free days apply only to day use, and not to overnight stays or rental facilities.

The next free days coming up on September 27 for National Public Lands Day and November 11 for Veterans Day.

Red Cross receives $200k donation for mudslide, wildfire relief

Red Cross receives $200k donation for mudslide, wildfire relief

The Washington chapter of the American Red Cross is $200,000 richer thanks to the generosity of Pizza Hut franchisee Emerald City Pizza.

Emerald City Pizza donated a percentage of its sales from 108 local restaurants to come up with the money which was presented at the Darrington community center Tuesday afternoon.

The money is specifically earmarked for mudslide recovery and wildfire relief efforts.