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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017


Spokane Symphony trombonists from left, Ross Holcombe, Richard Strauch and Skyler Johnson performs at No-Li Brewhouse as part of “Beethoven and Brews” in Spokane on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:41 P.M.

Photo: Ode to beer

Spokane Symphony trombonists from left, Ross Holcombe, Richard Strauch and Skyler Johnson performs at No-Li Brewhouse as part of “Beethoven and Brews” in Spokane on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

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UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:06 P.M.

Oregon AG girding to protect abortion rights

On the heels of Washington state’s successful pushback of President Donald Trump’s immigration order, Oregon is readying for a court battle if the federal government tries to curtail abortion rights, the state’s attorney general said.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 4:41 P.M.

Spokane County seeking board, commission members

Spokane County is seeking volunteers to serve on boards and commissions overseeing trash disposal, property values and Sheriff’s Office employees. Applications can be found on spokanecounty.org under “Boards and Commissions.” For more information, contact the county commissioners’ clerk, Ginna Vasquez, ...

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee talks to reporterson Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Olympia. (Rachel La Corte / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 3:30 P.M.

Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a bill that seeks to improve oral health on reservations in Washington state. The measure was the first bill the governor has signed this legislative session. It allows tribes to use federal funding for dental therapists, who provide preventative care and procedures such as cleanings, fillings and oral exams.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 3:11 P.M.

Frying donuts spark two alarm apartment fire in Pullman

A Washington State University student who was frying donuts in his apartment kitchen Tuesday night apparently sparked a two-alarm fire in Pullman. By the time firefighters from Pullman and Whitman County arrived at the Cougar Crest Apartments at 2024 NE ...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 12:51 P.M.

Two bald eagles released in Pacific Northwest after rehab

PENDLETON, Ore. – A cold and steady rain fell Tuesday afternoon at McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, where Lynn Tompkins and Samantha Castoldi arrived with two bald eagles in plastic carriers. After months of rehabilitation at Blue Mountain Wildlife, the ...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 12:47 P.M.

Senate votes for bill to vacate victims’ prostitution crimes

Victims of sex trafficking would be allowed to vacate prostitution convictions in Washington state under a measure passed by the state Senate. Senate Bill 5257, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Rebecca Saldana of Seattle, passed unanimously on a 49-0 vote on Wednesday. A companion bill exists in the House.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 12:43 P.M.

Environmental group appeals SW Idaho power line approval

An environmental group has filed an appeal seeking to stop the construction of two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho. Western Watersheds Project filed the appeal late last week with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Board of Land Appeals concerning the Gateway West project.

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