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    Spokane's Hoopfest is the biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world - hooping out on June 29 and 30th, 2013.More >>
    Spokane's Hoopfest is the biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world. Join 7,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans on 450 courts spanning 42 city blocks!  Plus, enjoy shopping, food and interactive entertainment on June 28th and 29th, 2014.
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KHQ.COM, SWXRIGHTNOW.COM - Our combined KHQ and SWX staffs hit the streets in search of some great pics from Spokane Hoopfest 2013. Keep on checking in for more pics throughout the weekend! A special thanks to one of our KHQ interns, Sydnee Sydnee Scofield, she took a lot of the photos!

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    Pepperoni prep: restaurants prepare for Hoopfest weekend

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:39:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With thousands of people in town for Hoopfest, restaurants are prepping for this weekend. Twenty pounds. That's how much pepperoni Fire Artisan Pizza is expected to go through just this weekend alone. Kitchen Manager Christy Grohs has been crafting pizzas for several years and her crew started prepping earlier this week for the big weekend.  Dicing onions, preparing the fresh mozzarella, and slicing that high quality 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With thousands of people in town for Hoopfest, restaurants are prepping for this weekend. Twenty pounds. That's how much pepperoni Fire Artisan Pizza is expected to go through just this weekend alone. Kitchen Manager Christy Grohs has been crafting pizzas for several years and her crew started prepping earlier this week for the big weekend.  Dicing onions, preparing the fresh mozzarella, and slicing that high quality 

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  • Feeling the heat at Hoopfest: temperatures can alter tempers

    Feeling the heat at Hoopfest: temperatures can alter tempers

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:18:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The difference between a few degrees could mean a foul or a felony. "It's like 77...75 to about 88 is actually when our side operations in partnership with Spokane police kind of go on high alert," said Executive Director of Hoopfest Matt Santangelo. Cops will more likely to be needed on stand by for Saturday rather than Sunday. "Anything above that they aren't as worried about fights any longer because people are too 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The difference between a few degrees could mean a foul or a felony. "It's like 77...75 to about 88 is actually when our side operations in partnership with Spokane police kind of go on high alert," said Executive Director of Hoopfest Matt Santangelo. Cops will more likely to be needed on stand by for Saturday rather than Sunday. "Anything above that they aren't as worried about fights any longer because people are too 

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    Homeless single father tries to turn luck around for 4-year-old daughter

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:09:11 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. George Simpkins packed his bags and moved from Ohio to Spokane to start a new job. But when he got to the Lilac City, his string of bad luck started.  “That never happened,” said Simpkins. “I’ve had temporary jobs off and on.” It’s been several years since Simpkins moved to Spokane, and the now 48-year-old hasn’t been able to keep a job, but it’s not due to lack of effort. “I’ve lost a couple of jobs because

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    SPOKANE, Wash. George Simpkins packed his bags and moved from Ohio to Spokane to start a new job. But when he got to the Lilac City, his string of bad luck started.  “That never happened,” said Simpkins. “I’ve had temporary jobs off and on.” It’s been several years since Simpkins moved to Spokane, and the now 48-year-old hasn’t been able to keep a job, but it’s not due to lack of effort. “I’ve lost a couple of jobs because

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