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WSU interviewing eight finalists for president job 

PULLMAN – Washington State University has selected eight finalists for the position of president, a group that includes women, minorities, and a candidate from the private sector. The new president is expected to be named by April.

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Spokane CountyMarriage licenses William G. Deymonaz and Ivone E. Stambulis, both of Spokane. Johnny D. Summerville and Christina M.J. Morlan, both of Spokane Valley. Zachary A. Wagner and Berkley E. Fisher, both of Cheney. Jordan S. Valkenaar and Heidi K. ...

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Crash injures deputy; stolen car spotted at the scene 

A crash involving a Spokane Valley sheriff’s deputy indirectly led to a police chase involving a stolen car that ended with another crash on Spokane’s North Side. Deputy Beau Vucinich was driving his marked police SUV south on Pines Road ...

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Tax in Spokane on movies, events could soon pay for art 176 

Art in Spokane may soon get some new patrons: film junkies, Zags fans and concertgoers. Under a proposal by City Council President Ben Stuckart, arts funding would jump from $80,000 to about $250,000 a year. The funding would come from the city’s admissions tax, an existing charge on every ticket sold to enter a venue or attend an event, including movies, sporting events, concerts and art shows. A third of the tax taken in by the city would go to arts funding.

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Annual Kosher Dinner canceled 

The 75th annual Kosher Dinner hosted by Temple Beth Shalom scheduled for March 13 has been canceled. The decision comes after difficulties in obtaining fresh brisket, according to the organization’s Facebook page. The dinner, which also includes live entertainment, typically ...

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Spin ControlParker won’t seek re-election 

Rep. Kevin Parker, a Spokane Republican who rose to his party's number two spot on the powerful Appropriations Committee, will not seek re-election this fall. Parker, a four-term member of ...

Sirens & GavelsThe adventures of Spokane Man 

If you've spent much time on the Internet, you've probably heard of Florida Man. Often accused of poorly-thought out crimes involving alligators, bath salts, pools and public nudity, Florida Man ...

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 blogBehind The Lens

Covering the Susan G Komen Race of the Cure is always very emotional. I photographed Valerie Stichweh and her daughter crossing the finish line together. Two days later I received ...

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