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TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016


Ron Barker, foreground, lines up his putt as Shelton Wade retrieves his ball from the cup on a sunny Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, 2016, on the Downriver Golf Course putting green in Spokane. The course opened last weekend and will remain operating “until the snow flies,” said John Hansen, who works the counter in the clubhouse. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Photo: Lovely day on the links

Ron Barker, foregound, lines up his putt as Shelton Wade retrieves his ball from the cup on a sunny Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, 2016, on the Downriver Golf Course practice putting green in Spokane. The course opened last weekend and will remain operating “until the snow flies,” said John Hansen, who works the counter in the clubhouse.

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Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Nicholas R. Bear and Clare P. Charles, both of Spokane. Donald J. Langston and Sarah X. Weiland, both of Spokane. Yevgeniy V. Peregudov and Kristina S. Dyuryagina, both of Spokane. Randall E. Bean and Brandon L.S. Roberts, ...

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MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016


Spokane voters will consider EMS tax in April

Voters will consider renewing a long-running emergency medical services levy in April, after the Spokane City Council unanimously approved putting it on the ballot Monday night. The levy generates about $8 million annually for the fire department, which has an annual overall budget of nearly $50 million.

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Henrikson defense attacks witness credibility, moves for acquittal 

The defense’s first witness in the murder-for-hire trial of James Henrikson offered a different account of the killing of Kristopher “K.C.” Clarke than the one told by his supposed killer, Timothy Suckow. Elberta Carlile did not testify Monday but her harrowing 911 call to authorities Dec. 15, 2013 was replayed for the jury.

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City of Spokane’s fleet services gets environmental recognition 

The city of Spokane’s fleet services department received an “EnviroStar” designation Monday, the first governmental body to earn the environmental recognition. The program aims to encourage environmental stewardship and to reduce hazardous waste. More than 850 Washington state businesses have ...

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“Dilbert” story line on Uber being replaced by syndicate

Today, the “Dilbert” comic strip introduces a new story line that features the car-sharing service Uber. Given the mass shooting in Michigan this weekend involving an Uber driver, the “Dilbert” syndicate has offered replacement strips for newspapers to publish instead. ...

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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 ...






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