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FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:25 P.M.

Two dead in early morning Colville fire

Two people died in an early morning house fire in Colville, Friday. A newspaper delivery driver noticed flames coming from a house at 158 Aladdin Road, Colville. Three people escaped the fire and were transported to the hospital, said Capt. ...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:01 P.M.

Sue Lani Madsen: Offering ‘radical hospitality’ to refugees helps all involved

’Tis the season of hospitality rooted in hospitality denied, as Christians retell the story of a young couple seeking shelter in Bethlehem. Welcoming refugees is still a touchy subject. President-elect Donald Trump in a recent speech called the car and knife attack at Ohio State by a legal immigrant from Somalia as “yet one more tragic reminder that immigration security is now national security.” Residents on the southern border and even in the Yakima Valley feel under attack from illegal immigrants and drug traffickers. These are serious concerns.

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A bit of hoar frost formed on a thin layer of ice on Fernan Lake in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Thursday. Wintry weather is likely to persist through the weekend and into early next week with the Inland Northwest picking up a total of 3 to 6 inches of snow at lower elevations and more in the mountains. Forecasters are calling for a new shot of arctic cold next week with lows approaching 10 degrees by Monday night. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 5:02 P.M.

Photo: Frosty Lake

A bit of hoar frost formed on a thin layer of ice on Fernan Lake in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Thursday. Wintry weather is likely to persist through the weekend and into early next week with the Inland Northwest picking up a total of 3 to 6 inches of snow at lower elevations and more in the mountains. Forecasters are calling for a new shot of arctic cold next week with lows approaching 10 degrees by Monday night.

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