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Morning Review: SR tests health exchanges; a Dominican cookbook; and a murder trial

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Weigh in on health exchange: Have some free time Tuesday morning? Spokesman-Review reporter John Webster (email) is recruiting readers to try out Washington state’s new Health Plan Finder website with a Spokane independent insurance broker when the site goes live Oct. 1.

Comfort food: Spokane Valley substitute teacher Abby McAllister took her family’s transition to Dominican Republic cuisine as an opportunity for an epicurean entrepreneurial effort - a cookbook helping other Americans living in the Caribbean nation adapt. Try the mango cobbler, it’s divine!

18-year-old fit for trial: Avondre Graham, accused of stabbing to death Sharlotte McGill, 55, near the banks of the Spokane River last year, is competent to stand trial, a Spokane County judge ruled Tuesday. Attorneys argued whether Graham, with an IQ of 60 and suffering from depression, could understand the legal process enough to follow courtroom proceedings.

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Irene Supica, wife of the Rev. Stephen Supica, uncovers thousands of ready-to-eat pastries and cookies in the parish hall yesterday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Spokane. The church’s 78th annual Greek Dinner Festival runs Thursday through Saturday. (Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-Review photo)



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