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    Credibility of local NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal questioned

      Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely … 1047

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    Lake Roosevelt park ranger shot man near son, family says

      The Kettle Falls man shot by park rangers at a campground over the weekend had been standing alongside his 9-year-old son when the bullet tore into his torso, family members … 918

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    ‘Bette in Spokane,’ cited in McMorris Rodgers’ speech, declined health insurance options

    The woman described only as “Bette in Spokane” during a nationally televised address by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Wednesday she had no idea her frustrations over increasing insurance … 653

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    Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal’s claims about background disputed

    Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely … 648

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    Gonzaga students deter break-in with gun, which university seizes

    When a Gonzaga University student chased a belligerent homeless man from his front door at gunpoint, he and his roommate didn’t imagine the incident might result in their expulsion. But … 562

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    Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant … 560

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    Planned Parenthood protest draws hundreds

    At a rally Saturday morning outside Planned Parenthood in north Spokane, state Rep. Matt Shea called the group “an evil organization” committing acts on par with Nazi Germany. “I am … 525

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    Gerlach charged with manslaughter for shooting car thief

    Even Gail Gerlach wasn’t sure if he had made the right decision. Minutes after shooting fleeing car thief Brendon Kaluza-Graham, Gerlach told police officers he “was scared and that he … 524

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    Gun rights activists plan I-594 protest at Capitol

    OLYMPIA – Gun rights activists plan to bring their firearms to the Capitol next month to engage in civil disobedience by violating the new background check law that they despise. … 517

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    Ranchers face loss of livestock, livelihoods in Washington fires

    DANVILLE, Wash. – The burned carcasses blend into the scorched landscape, just more black and ash among the haunting outline of trees. “There she is,” rancher Doug Grumbach says, pointing … 489

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    Community divided on shooting of car thief

    A poster intended to memorialize “a friend and son” has become a message board for a community divided about whether a Spokane homeowner was justified in killing an unarmed man … 481

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    Resettling refugees takes time, resources

    Images of Syrian refugees streaming into Europe have dominated the news for the past week, but the crisis is more than a European issue. World Relief Spokane settled 527 refugees … 479

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    Council salute to Muslim group draws protest

    The Spokane City Council stepped squarely into the middle of a national debate over Muslims in America, approving a salutation to local Muslims that recognizes their contributions to the community. … 478

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    Jury acquits Gerlach of manslaughter

    Tears flowed on both sides of a Spokane courtroom Thursday as a jury acquitted Gail Gerlach of manslaughter in the March 2013 death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. 467

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    High court nixes NJ appeal on gun rights in public

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday let stand New Jersey’s requirement that gun owners demonstrate a justifiable need in order to carry firearms in public, turning away … 462

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    Spokane educators vote to go on strike

    Spokane Public Schools employees on Friday voted to strike just four days after school starts next week. But the Spokane Education Association, which represents the workers, has not abandoned negotiations. 459

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    McMorris Rodgers: GOP won’t back down on budget fight

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Spokane Republican at the center of the partial government shutdown, said Friday the GOP remains united in forcing Democrats to the negotiating table over … 455

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    Glitches hurt Obama’s pitch on health reform

    WASHINGTON – As the pitchman for his landmark health care law, President Barack Obama promised to make buying insurance as easy as buying a plane ticket online or a “TV … 453

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    Cheney schools apologize for allowing missionary’s speech

    Cheney school officials have apologized to the parents of a middle school student for allowing a self-styled religious missionary to be the featured speaker at a mandatory school assembly. Terry … 446

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    Rep. Matt Shea travels to Nevada to support defiant rancher

    Spokane Valley state legislator Matt Shea traveled to Nevada last weekend to support defiant rancher Cliven Bundy’s stand that he doesn’t have to pay grazing fees on federal land. Shea … 439