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Oil drilling in Arctic Refuge? 4 top reasons to say no

PUBLIC LANDS -- State and Federal scientists have spent many years and millions of dollars documenting the compelling reasons why the United States should avoid drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. I visited the refuge in the early 1990s and...

Huckleberries Online

Parting Shot -- 1.26.15

Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin answers a question at a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game today in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt York)


Favorite books of S-R staffers 

Perusing the variety of lists of favorite books this time of year is a great way to whet your appetite for reading. I asked my newsroom colleagues to list a favorite book or two that they read in 2014. Not all of their choices were...

An underground history of Spokane trolleys

In today’s paper, we reported on a decision yesterday by the Spokane Transit Authority board of directors to let voters decide whether to increase sales tax by 0.3 percent to fund a plan that would extend hours and expand service to new areas, as well...

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Thoughts and ruminations from S-R columnist Doug Clark

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner o...





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