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THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2016

Cause of fire in vacant Spokane home unclear

Investigators are working to the find cause of a Wednesday night fire that damaged a vacant home in northeast Spokane. Firefighters were called to the home at the intersection of East Euclid Avenue and North Altamont Street around 11 p.m. ...

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Washington Supreme Court rules against Envision Spokane 

The Washington state Supreme Court sided against Envision Spokane in a case related to its 2013 ballot initiative, which was taken off the ballot by the Superior Court. The state’s highest court said that the initiative exceeded “the scope of local initiative power and should not be put on the ballot.”

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Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Justin J. Heitsch and Ingrid A. de Mar Fruth, both of Spokane. Sean W. Agriss and Bethany S. Taylor, both of Spokane. Daniel R. Guillen and Jamie J. Lopez, both of Spokane Valley.In the courts Superior courtsNew ...

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Austin Jones, 20, narrowly missed passing his GED math test by three points, but the cutoff for passing was recently lowered, allowing him to pass the test, which he spent more than six months studying for. Photographed Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at Next Generation Zone. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

GED score change gives more students certificates 53 

Austin Jones, a 20-year-old high school dropout, got a pleasant surprise last week. He had struggled to pass the math portion of the four-part General Educational Development test, or GED. On his third attempt, he failed by three points – ...

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Flu season in Spokane off to a mild start

Flu season is off to a mild start in Spokane County, health officials say. Twelve influenza hospitalizations have been reported since last fall, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. One local resident died of flu-related complications in October.

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Deputy revived unresponsive baby 

A Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy may have saved the life of a 2-month-old baby. Trainee Deputy Derek McNall was on patrol with Deputy Clay Hilton, around 1 a.m. on Jan. 20 when they received a call about a newborn not ...

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Extra Credit5 education reads found in the last 7 days

More education writing. This week covers imposter syndrome, (especially among high-achieving students of color) the five folk looking to run the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (what a ...

Then and NowRemembering Hanford

The expansive nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington, where the federal government created radioactive material for the nuclear bomb at Nagasaki and for nuclear arms during the cold war, is now ...

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