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Pulitzer Prize poet Carolyn Kizer dies

Spokane native Carolyn Kizer, who won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, died Thursday in Sonoma, California. She was 89. Kizer, who won the prize for her collection titled “Yin” in 1985, was known for lengthy poems and for the often biting tone in her work.

Bricks from Bremerton 9/11 memorial stolen

BREMERTON — Two bricks inside the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial at Bremerton’s Evergreen-Rotary Park were stolen Monday, according to Bremerton police. A young man and young woman can be seen in surveillance videos around 12:30 p.m. Monday taking the bricks, which were purchased by donors and include personalized messages. A groundskeeper discovered the bricks were missing Tuesday morning and notified police.

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Small landslide exposes graves at Spokane cemetery

Cemetery officials will take a closer look today at a small landslide that exposed several graves over the holiday weekend at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane. The slide on the northwest side of the cemetery carried one concrete vault containing a casket partly down a slope and exposed the ends of several other vaults, said Denny York, president and CEO of Fairmount Holdings Inc., a division of the nonprofit Fairmount Memorial Association that owns the cemetery.