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Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Allen T. Taylor and Christine S. Smith, both of Spokane. Stacie A. Stout and Clarence F. Finley, both of Coulee Dam. Robert M. Wyant and Cynthia F. Bailey, both of Spokane Valley. Gary D. Bass and Tuesday ...

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Man reports tackling half-naked rape suspect 

A woman’s boyfriend reportedly interrupted an attempted rape and chased down and tackled the half-naked suspect recently in North Spokane. The woman and her boyfriend were in a neighbor’s apartment visiting when the woman decided to go back to her ...

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Friday hottest day of the year

Friday was the hottest day of the year so far, but Saturday could bring a heightened wildfire danger. The high at Spokane International Airport was 97 degrees just before 3 p.m. Felts Field near Millwood hit 99. The official reading ...

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Candidates for Washington state auditor vow to restore office’s credibility 

SEATTLE – Restoring the credibility of the Washington State Auditor’s Office tops the list of priorities for those seeking to replace departing Auditor Troy Kelley, whose term was marred by his federal fraud indictment and seven-month leave of absence. Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, state Sen. Mark Miloscia and Seattle lawyer Jeff Sprung are the leading candidates to replace Kelley. Forensic accountant Mark Wilson, of Bellevue, and engineer David Golden, of Spokane, are also running but have raised little to no money.

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Public safety
new One dead, two wounded in two early morning shootings  
Man reports tackling half-naked rape suspect  
Irritant that sickened Air Force personnel identified as air freshener  
Pullman Fire Department gets $758K grant for new equipment  
Man injured in north Spokane shooting; suspect arrested  10 
Government
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Washington records 
Spokane library trustees ask to extend tax  
Washington records 
Washington records 
Idaho
Julyamsh powwow returns to Coeur d’Alene  
Powerball ticket sold in northern Idaho worth $150,000 
Plea deal for Kyle Odom to be explored in Pastor Remington shooting 
In Cape Horn fire, band of residents helped save neighborhood 
After yearlong probe, answers expected soon in cause of Cape Horn fire  
Education
Early Achievers sets mandatory quality standards for child care providers  
Ken Jernberg, teacher who helped struggling Spokane youth, dies at 68  
Sue Lani Madsen: Let’s treat gun safety like safe sex and teach it in schools  135 
Spokane International Academy finishes the school year on a high note  
There have been Steele siblings at Shadle for 26 years, but last of 10 kids has graduated  
Transportation
Semitruck spills diesel onto Spokane Valley freeway entrance  10 
Getting There: Spokane International Airport weather observers avoid cut  
Changes to North-South freeway suggested at transportation workshop  32 
Unbuckled seat belts the common denominator in rash of local traffic deaths  53 
Avista to begin installing electric vehicle chargers in homes, workplaces  43 
Community
Julyamsh powwow returns to Coeur d’Alene  
Nonprofit helps disabled vets with handyman services  28 
ArtFest returns to Browne’s Addition for 31st year 
Authors give advice, send texts to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day  
40th Lilac Bloomsday Run kicks off at trade show  14 



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