Local Music Venues Photo

Monogamy Party performs at Mootsy's during Volume, in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 31, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Monogamy Party performs at Mootsy’s during Volume, in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 31, 2014. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Here’s one of my photos from Volume last year in a story about some of the venues in town that help make the music scene as successful as it is. Volume is a two day music festival held in Spokane, WA, organized by the Inlander, a newspaper I photograph for. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/rise-and-fall/Content?oid=2466693

Teacher Walkout Photo

Glover Middle School art teacher Jane O'Regan applauds while listening to a speaker during a one day teacher walkout rally, at Riverfront Park, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. The Spokane Education Association, who represent Spokane Public Schools teachers, and separately, East Valley School District teachers voted to hold a one day walkout to protest a lack of legislative funding for education. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Glover Middle School art teacher Jane O’Regan applauds while listening to a speaker during a one day teacher walkout rally, at Riverfront Park, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. The Spokane Education Association, who represent Spokane Public Schools teachers, and separately, East Valley School District teachers voted to hold a one day walkout to protest a lack of legislative funding for education. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Spokane Public Schools and East Valley School District teachers held a one day walkout due to a lack of legislative education funding. Teachers and supporters gathered at various intersections throughout Spokane, WA, before meeting at Riverfront Park, in the downtown area. Here is a slideshow of my coverage: http://m.inlander.com/spokane/teacher-walkout/Slideshow?oid=2467827.

Nitro Coffee Photo

Owner Joe Johnson holds a cup of Roast House Razz The Edge nitro coffee at Beautiful Grounds, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Owner Joe Johnson holds a cup of Roast House Razz The Edge nitro coffee at Beautiful Grounds, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Here’s an extra photo of Joe Johnson, owner of Beautiful Grounds, for a story about nitro coffee. The coffee is surprisingly very smooth and void of most of the tannins associated with regular coffee. I normally add sugar and cream to my coffee but was able to easily drink nitro coffee without adding anything. To read more, go do http://www.inlander.com/spokane/caffeinated-chemistry/Content?oid=2462331.

Wood Splitter Photo and Video

Wood splitter

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While spending some time with family today, there was some rain damp wood to split for the fire pit. It was tough going with an ax because of the moisture. Rather than split a whole bunch by hand, my uncle Joe brought out his splitter. It’s a pretty cool tool to split a whole bunch of wood quickly. Sometimes, technology wins over hand tools.

Here’s one of my nieces bringing a log to be split.

Niece carrying some firewood. #latergram

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Kerri Wilfong Photo

Coeur d'Alene Arts & Culture Alliance manager Kerri Wilfong poses for a photograph with Gerard Tsutakawa's sculpture, "The Coeur" (2007), at the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce patio, Friday, May 15, 2015, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Coeur d’Alene Arts & Culture Alliance manager Kerri Wilfong poses for a photograph with Gerard Tsutakawa’s sculpture, “The Coeur” (2007), at the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce patio, Friday, May 15, 2015, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Here’s a portrait of Kerri Wilfong for this week’s Inlander​ story about the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance. To read more about her and her organization, go to http://www.inlander.com/spokane/a-heart-for-art/Content?oid=2462318