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Spin Control: If other candidates stayed in the hunt, would Trump have won the primary?

Post-election analysis is a good time for “what ifs” and last Tuesday’s presidential primary was no exception. Like, what if Ted Cruz and John Kasich had not dropped out of the race just as the primary ballots went in the mail? Donald Trump may have come out on top, but maybe not so much as to collect all the Republican delegates to the national convention.

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The Spokane Valley City Council selected Rod Higgins as the city’s mayor on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane Valley council majority emailed about city manager, police contract, before manager’s ouster 13 

Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins received an email on Feb. 12 suggesting that then-city manager Mike Jackson “would need to be put under control and quit hiding contracts and study findings” relating to the city’s police services with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb. 15, he forwarded it to city councilmen Sam Wood, Ed Pace and Arne Woodard. He did not share it with the other three members of the city council.

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The Oaks Classical Christian Academy student Ian Burgess, 18, portraying Union Army Gen. Ambrose Burnside, and other generals and soldiers gather Friday for an overhead drone picture during the school’s re-enactment of the  Civil War in a field east of Chase Middle School in Spokane. Burgess and 157 other students in grades 6-12 staged the 1861 Battle of Bull Run. In that battle, Union troops numbering 35,000 engaged the Confederate army, totaling 20,000,  near Manassas, Virginia. It was a Confederate victory that sent  the Union army retreating toward Washington. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Civil gathering 

The Oaks Classical Christian Academy student Ian Burgess, 18, portraying Union Army Gen. Ambrose Burnside, and other generals and soldiers gather Friday for an overhead drone picture during the school’s re-enactment of the Civil War in a field east of Chase Middle School in Spokane. Burgess and 157 other students in grades 6-12 staged the 1861 Battle of Bull Run. In that battle, Union troops numbering 35,000 engaged the Confederate army, totaling 20,000, near Manassas, Virginia. It was a Confederate victory that sent the Union army retreating toward Washington.

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Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Ambartsum M. Oganov and Jacqueline L. Groat, both of Spokane. Cody S. Dutson and Stephanie R. Armstead, both of Spokane. Arye M. Rhoades and Jessica D. Horga, both of Spokane Valley. David A. Tyler and Tina M. ...

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Water system contract issued for Bunk Hill site

A Pennsylvania company was awarded a $48 million contract to expand a water treatment system at the Bunker Hill Superfund site near Kellogg. AMEC Foster Wheeler Environmental & Infrastructure Inc. is expected to start the design work shortly. The four-year contract covers construction and the initial year of operations.

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Shawn Vestal: Torture book by Spokane psychologist is MIA

A Spokane psychologist who developed and implemented the Bush administration’s torture program has co-authored “Enhanced Interrogation,” which was slated by Crown Publishing for a May 10 release. The book has been shelved.

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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 ...








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