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Searchers in California fires step up efforts before rain

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Northern California crews battling the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.

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Construction Lee Campbell of Camco Construction has been named the Spokane Home Builders Association’s 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee. Campbell started a construction business in 1977 that incorporated with Camco Construction in 1993. He served as president of the Spokane Home Builders Association in 1995.

Eye on Boise: Why the Ada recount will take a month or more

With recounts pending both for the College of Western Idaho levy, which failed by just 144 votes in Ada and Canyon counties combined, and the District 15 state Senate seat, in which incumbent Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise, edged his Democratic challenger Jim Bratnober by just six votes, Ada County has a lengthy process ahead of it.

Judge slams Rick Scott for attacking election

A federal district court judge’s ruling might, on its surface, seem to vindicate Florida’s Republican candidate for Senate, Gov. Rick Scott. However, if one actually reads the opinion, it’s a stunning rebuke of Scott – and, by implication, President Trump.