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Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Michael B.C. Nowatchik and Cherish M. Krous, both of Spokane Valley. Nicholas S. Johnson and Calysta J. Thruman, both of Spokane. Wade W. Outcalt and Katherine E. Bodey, both of Spokane. Keith M. Tucker and Breanna K. ...

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Violent thunderstorms moving across the northern parts of central and Eastern Washington triggered a tornado Friday afternoon. (Courtesy of Luc Weaver’s Facebook page)

Tornado spotted near Coulee City 

Violent thunderstorms that moved across Central and Eastern Washington triggered a tornado Friday afternoon. National Weather Service forecasters said an image of the storm taken near Coulee City clearly showed the tornado. “There is no question,” said John Livingston, meteorologist ...

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WSU will conduct reviews of its animal laboratories

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Washington State University will conduct reviews of its laboratories following three complaints by an animal rights group and an internal investigation by the school into its bear research center. Phyllis Erdman, chair of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, made the announcement Thursday. The committee oversees animal care in research at the university.

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Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Brandt S. Perry and Heidi L. Bocook, both of Spokane Valley. Blaine C. Denton and Rebecca S. Lauritzen, both of Spokane. Stephen J. Armour, of Coeur d’Alene, and Shannon M. Gilchrist, of Mead. Courtney A. Flynn and ...

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Spokane police chief candidates Robert Lehner, left, and Dominic Rizzi, right, listen to Mayor David Condon open a public meeting to introduce them to a packed room of citizens, July 20, 2016, at the West Central Community Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Panelists say police chief candidates qualified 

The community leaders who discussed their interviews of police chief candidates Robert Lehner and Dominic Rizzi Jr. said the two appeared qualified to lead the department. Most cited some concern about sharing their opinion due to a confidentiality agreement that didn’t prevent them from weighing in.

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Two finalists named for police ombudsman 

Spokane once again has two finalists for the job of police ombudsman, one of whom has been doing the job since February. The city’s ombudsman selection commission named Bart Logue, the current interim ombudsman, and Jacquelyn MacConnell, the commander of ...

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Public safety
Police ombudsman, union set to negotiate access to body camera footage  
Panelists say police chief candidates qualified  
Off-duty deputy injured, daughter killed in Ephrata crash  
Spokane Police chief finalists address transparency, use of force at community forum  11 
Woman arrested after serious injury crash in north Spokane  
Government
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Spokane succeeds in reducing carbon monoxide pollution  
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Idaho
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  
Tedder aims to be industry leader in booming gun holster market  67 
Education
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  
Free all-day kindergarten coming to all Central Valley schools  
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
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 
Charles Boyer, one of the last Pearl Harbor survivors in Spokane County, dies  


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