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Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Jesse M. Christenson and Cherie R. Crewdson, both of Airway Heights. Isaac C. McLaws, of Rapid City, S.D., and Hannah E. Schupp, of Colbert. Brandon J. Byquist and Lisa M. Meale, both of Spokane. Donald C. Adair ...

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016

Witnesses say driver accused of killing Mt. Spokane High School student was going faster than 100 mph 42 

Witnesses of a crash that killed a Mt. Spokane High School sophomore and left his best friend fighting for his life Saturday night told investigators that the car that struck them likely was going more than 100 mph. Ramiro Sanchez, 29, was arrested and is accused of vehicular homicide. He was northbound on U.S. Highway 395 in a Dodge Magnum and veered sharply to the left and struck a southbound Eagle Talon at about 8 p.m. about a quarter mile south of Hastings Road, court records say.

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Ashlee Murinko snuggles her 6-month-old daughter, Exodus, as they participate in a new job-readiness program at  Ash Street Station, which trains people who are long-term unemployed or have a criminal record. Murinko, along with her boyfriend, Eric Williams, left, were learning about riggings and signals.  (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Ash Street Station a portal to construction jobs 

Ashlee Murinko’s hand shoots up as soon as her teacher asks about double choker slings. Murinko, 24, is eager to explain the advantages and disadvantages of different ways to rig loads on construction cranes. Her teacher, Will Persons, rolls his eyes good-naturedly and tries to get one of his other students to answer.

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False story on social media charges Syrian refugees raped Idaho girl 54 

A story that’s circulating on social media and anti-Muslim and conspiracy-oriented websites is falsely claiming that three young Syrian refugees raped a young girl at knifepoint at an apartment complex in Twin Falls that supposedly is the site where about 50 Syrian refugees had been resettled – when in fact, no Syrian refugees have been resettled to Twin Falls.

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Man dies when car flips on Highway 195 

The Washington State Patrol is working to determine why a man’s car veered off U.S. Highway 195 and rolled Sunday evening, killing him. Marc S. Yates, 57, of Nine Mile Falls, died in the one-vehicle crash at about 6:15 p.m., ...

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One dead after car hits pedestrian south of Chewelah 

State troopers have recommended a vehicular homicide charge against a driver involved in a deadly collision Sunday night on U.S. Highway 395. The Washington State Patrol said Amber R. Fast, 27, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when ...

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Doug Clark

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Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal: Anti-Muslim lobby hungry for falsehood

ACT for America – an anti-Muslim group with chapters around the country fermenting sour, ignorant racism – claims that it is leading a fight against Islamic terrorism. Its chief weapon? Smoldering piles of manure.

Sue Lani Madsen

Sue Lani Madsen


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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 ...






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