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SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015


Body found in North Spokane backyard 29 

Police are investigating a body found in a backyard in the 4200 block of North Howard around noon Saturday. “Someone discovered it and called us,” said Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Teresa Fuller. Major Crimes detectives are conducting an investigation. Fuller ...

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Christmas Fund: Donors sweeten holiday season

Thanks to some area businesses, the Christmas Bureau will be a little sweeter this year. Licorice and candy bars for kids will be given along with toys and books to about 9,000 needy families. Inland Northwest Albertsons-Safeway stores donated about $2,000 worth of confections for the first time.

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Northwest wheat 

Soft white Cash bidChangeDecemberN/AN/AJanuary4.85-5.30up 0.06-unchangedHard red winter (ordinary percent protein)Cash bidChangeDecember5.46-5.61up 0.04-down 0.01Hard red winter (11.5 percent protein)Cash bidChangeDecember5.61-5.76up 0.04-down 0.01January5.71-5.79up 0.04-0.02Dark northern spring (14 percent protein)Cash bidChangeDecember6.31-6.61up 0.04January6.36-6.61up 0.04Source: USDA Market News, Portland

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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015


In this file photo, The Honorable Judge Michael J. Hogan, of Eugene, right, who served as mediator, talks about the Otto Zelm $1.67 million out-of-court settlement during a press conference Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (S-R archive)

Mayor’s choice for investigator scuttled 55 

Spokane Mayor David Condon’s choice to investigate the handling of personnel matters at City Hall has been pushed aside because of growing concerns from city council members about the investigation’s independence.

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Washington charter schools may join Springdale school district 22 

Washington State charter schools, including two in Spokane, may join the Mary Walker School District, near Springdale, Wash., later this month. The agreement would keep charter schools open as public schools despite a Washington state Supreme Court ruling declaring their funding source unconstitutional.

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Les Hannemann, left, of Davenport,  gets an eye examination from Dr. Don Petersen,  an optometrist at the Riverfront Medical Center, Friday in downtown Spokane. Group Health announced that health care giant Kaiser Permanente will take over the HMO, giving the larger health care organization a foothold in the Northwest. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Group Health to be acquired by Kaiser Permanente 32 

Seattle’s Group Health Cooperative will be acquired by California’s Kaiser Permanente, forming a new region for the giant health-insurance and care provider, which already serves more than 10 million members in eight states and Washington, D.C., officials announced Friday.

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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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