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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016




Nikkole Bell, a seventh-grader at Sacajawea Middle School, wears a "Happy Holidays" hat and sings Christmas carols with the Sacajawea Middle School 7th-grade choir at the Christmas Bureau, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016

Christmas Bureau also makes holiday merrier for adults without children in the home

The Christmas Bureau is meant to make the holiday better for everyone, not just families with children. Adults, many of whom are seniors, or are disabled or homeless, don’t go home empty-handed. They’ll receive a grocery store gift certificate meant to pay for a special holiday meal, and get to choose two items that may include winter gloves, knit hats, scarves or slippers, plus candy.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016

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Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Franklin W. Snodgrass and Caroline H. Rhoads, both of Spokane Valley. Ronald F. Barto, of Post Falls, and Dawn M. Green, of Spokane Valley. Harry Bujenlan and Adelynn Calep, both of Mead. Stephen A.B. Dunn and Candace ...

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016



MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 8:32 P.M.

Kitten killings prompt animal cruelty outcry as Spokane investigators chase leads

Investigators are trying to find a person responsible for killing kittens, including two cases where someone wrapped a USB computer cord around the necks of the cats. As the crimes continue to go unsolved since summer, the cases have earned social media attention, including posts on Facebook and Instagram by worldanimalnews.com. The post read: “Spokane, Washington officials are allowing an alleged cat killer to roam free without warning the community.”

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 6:08 P.M.

Roy Murry triple-murder case goes to the jury

Jurors will now decide whether Roy H. Murry will spend the rest of his life in prison for a grisly triple murder or walk free from a prosecution that lacked direct evidence such as a murder weapon. The jury began deliberations 3 p.m. Monday afternoon after weeks of testimony in the killings of Terry and Lisa Canfield, and John Constable.

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 5:55 P.M.

Boeing announces plans to make fewer 777s

EVERETT, Wash. – Boeing has announced plans to make fewer 777s starting next summer. The Daily Herald reports the aerospace giant plans to cut production from the current rate of just over eight airplanes a month to five a month ...

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., arrives in Trump Tower in New York Dec. 12, 2016. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 5:18 P.M.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers mum after meeting Monday with Donald Trump

After a flurry of reports on Friday that Donald Trump was about to announce Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as his pick for Interior secretary, Trump has been mum about her potential appointment. As those stories were published Friday by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others, McMorris Rodgers fell silent on social media.

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