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The view of Spokane's middle falls through Riverfront Park. (Liz Kishimoto / The Spokesman-Review)

Minimum wage stretches a bit more in Spokane 59 

The paycheck of a minimum-wage worker in Spokane stretches farther than a similar worker in more than 150 of the nation’s largest cities, a new study by a financial technology company says. Only minimum-wage workers in Kennewick and in Kalamazoo, ...

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Hillyard police shooting ruled justified

Spokane police officers were justified in shooting Jason M. Smith in his father’s Hillyard driveway in October, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has ruled. Police responded to the home at 4118 E. Longfellow for a domestic violence incident and found ...

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Love House captures Craftsman appeal 

The Love House, a quintessential Craftsman bungalow on the South Hill, seems to rise from the earth. Two of the clinker-brick porch piers are mounted on native basalt rock and frame the tiled front porch. “This house is supposed to ...

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Police say man exposed himself to children 21 

Deputies arrested a 46-year-old man for allegedly “exposing himself and masturbating in front of juveniles and adults” in four separate cases spanning the past several months, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Mikhail G. Karpov was charged with four counts of indecent exposure for the incidents, which took place in Spokane and Spokane Valley, and investigators believe there may be additional victims, the release said.

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Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Joshua D. Beltz and Jessica A. Tuininga, both of Spokane. Evan M. Grimme and Yvonne J. Wisse, both of Spokane. Michael B. Edgerton and Lydia S. Blackshear, both of Spokane. Dennis N. Gurdyumov and Nadia I. Churkina, ...

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016

Lincoln County fire grows to 100 acres

Crews are battling a 100-acre wildfire in steep terrain in Lincoln County. Firefighters were called to an area northeast of Fort Spokane and west of Lilienthal Mountain about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, said Jill Jones, dispatch manager of the Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center.

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Condon says Stuckart politicizing investigation into police chief firing 15 

Mayor David Condon on Tuesday said it would be fiscally irresponsible to allow sensitive records and testimony in the firing of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub to be released and rejected the hiring of an additional attorney to assist the investigation. Council President Ben Stuckart accused Condon of trying to protect himself by concealing information.

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Spin ControlWebsite for political numbers geeks 

OLYMPIA -- Politics, like baseball, is often a game for people who love numbers. To satisfy that love for political geeks around Washington, the Secretary of State's office has devoted ...

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

In the July 18 column about the Washington Cracker Co. building on E. Pacific Ave., it was mentioned that the cookie and cracker company used the swastika as a its ...

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sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.



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