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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015


SR puts out call for holiday light displays

Now that the lights are back on across the Inland Northwest, it’s time to start decking the halls. Do you or a neighbor go all out with the holiday displays? Does your street do up the holidays right? Do you ...

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Avista to drop Spokane River flow Monday

Avista will reduce flows in the Spokane River on Monday to accommodate construction activities related to the Sullivan Road West Bridge project. River flows will drop to 1,100 to 1,500 cubic feet per second below Post Falls Dam, allowing the bridge contractor to remove sandbags in the river. Flows will drop over a four to five hour period, in accordance with the dam’s federal operating license.

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CenturyLink still working to restore phone service to 1,100 

CenturyLink continues to discover more phone outages as a result of the Nov. 17 windstorm. Earlier this week, CenturyLink reported that its landline outages were under 500, but those had increased to about 1,100 by Friday, the company reported. Sue Anderson, CenturyLink’s vice president of operations for Washington, said in a prepared statement that the company had to wait to start many repair efforts until power was restored. The company is asking customers that are having problems with their service to call (877) 348-9005.

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Spokane police officer laid off after rape charge 28 

A Spokane police sergeant has been laid off after being charged with second-degree rape earlier this week. An internal review panel moved Sgt. Gordon Ennis to unpaid status Friday, where he’ll stay until the criminal case against him is completed. ...

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One dead in I-90 rollover

One person died in a rollover crash early Friday morning on Interstate 90 in Adams County. The crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. about 15 miles west of Sprague, the Washington State Patrol said. Benjamin C. James, of Weston, Oregon, ...

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Teen arrested for possession of a pound of meth 15 

An 18-year-old was arrested in connection with a pound of methamphetamine found in his apartment in north Spokane Thursday. The Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant on the ...

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Tanden Launder, of leather goods manufacturer Thrux Lawrence, attaches a Harold Balazs buckle to a leather belt at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The buckle is part of the 17th Annual Small Artworks Invitational, which opens Friday  with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit, featuring more than 225 works by top regional artists, runs through Jan. 2. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Photo: 17th Annual Small Artworks Invitational

Tanden Launder, of leather goods manufacturer Thrux Lawrence, attaches a Harold Balazs buckle to a leather belt at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The buckle is part of the 17th Annual Small Artworks Invitational, which opens today with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit, featuring more than 225 works by top regional artists, runs through Jan. 2.

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Washington records

Spokane County Marriage licenses Juan C. Alcaraz Rivera and Chelsea M. Crowell, both of Spokane. Kenneth C. Blades and Kersten R. Kemmish, both of Spokane Valley. Aaron M. Kimling and Deanna M. Pixley, both of Spokane Valley. Jesse A. Harvey ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015

Jill Biden to visit Umpqua Community College Friday 23 

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Officials say Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will visit Umpqua Community College in Roseburg on Friday. White House officials said in a news release Thursday that Biden is a lifelong educator who has taught in community colleges for 20 years.

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