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Columnist Shawn Vestal (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Shawn Vestal: ‘Old-fashioned nurse’ takes issue with Providence Foundation fundraising tactic 

new Lois McConnell worked as an “old-fashioned nurse nurse” in hospitals in Baltimore, San Diego, Wenatchee and Tekoa over a 40-year-career. But she’d never encountered anything like the letter one of her relatives received recently inviting the relative to “thank a special caregiver” by donating to the Providence Health Care Foundation.

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Carson Frost, a freshman at Mt. Spokane High School, joins his fellow base drummers wearing sun hats during marching band practice, Aug. 25, 2016, on the grass fields behind the school. First day of classes for the Wildcats will be on Sept. 6. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Photo: Band practice

Carson Frost, a freshman at Mt. Spokane High School, joins his fellow base drummers wearing sun hats during marching band practice, Aug. 25, 2016, on the grass fields behind the school. First day of classes for the Wildcats will be on Sept. 6.

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Man wounded in West Central shooting 

A man was wounded in a shooting in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood late Thursday morning. Police responded to the 1500 block of West Sharp Avenue just before 11 a.m. and found a man with a serious but non-life threatening wound ...

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Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Alyss C. Garcia and Cameron T. Sarratt, both of Spokane Valley. Joshua J. Payne and Danielle D. Sundahl, both of Coeur d’Alene. Janae D. Woodall and Erick E. Hodges, both of Athol. Kayla A. Dahmen and Jeffrey ...

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Public safety
new Federal ‘sextortion’ case sends child abuser to prison 
Man wounded in West Central shooting 
Man wanted for sex crimes arrested in Arizona  
Wanted man crashes car after police chase, closing East Sprague  
People involved in first round of police chief interviews cautiously optimistic about reboot  182 
Government
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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
New Spokane teachers’ contract includes early school release for students on a dozen Fridays  124 
Union approves contract with Spokane Public Schools including some early-release Fridays 79 
UW regents sued over secretive presidential selection method  
100 years ago in Spokane: School district expands night classes for girls 
New, longer Washington driver’s-license exam tackles pot, cellphones  15 
Transportation
Suncrest to get flashing beacon for crosswalk  
City Council removes controversial oil and coal train fines from ballot  147 
Getting There: Downtown Spokane businesses suffer in construction zones  53 
Getting There: Downtown Spokane street project generating complaints, concerns  39 
Semitruck spills diesel onto Spokane Valley freeway entrance  10 
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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Blogs

Spin ControlTrump coming to Everett Tuesday. Maybe.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected to hold a rally in Everett Tuesday. Colleague Jerry Cornfield of the Everett Herald quotes campaign and state Republican Party sources as saying ...



Extra CreditSpokane graduation rates increase slightly

Spokane Public Schools on-time graduation rate increased slightly in 2015, up to 84.5 percent. However, the districts on-time graduation rate for Black/African American students dropped to 77.8 percent. In 2014 ...



Photo blogCatching up with Then and Now

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