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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Shawn Vestal: $80 million paid to Spokane firm for enhanced interrogation

    It’s long been known that a pair of former Fairchild Air Force Base psychologists helped develop and personally implement the CIA torture program following the 9/11 attacks. A new Senate … 435

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    Spokane restoring agency that will assist Native Americans

    Spokane is resurrecting a defunct government-owned corporation that could have the power to bring a Native American cultural center downtown, as well as deliver job training and health care assistance … 415

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    Gonzaga students with guns placed on school probation

    With the national media spotlight on them, two Gonzaga University roommates put on school probation for violating a weapons policy said they’ll appeal the sanction. Seniors Erik Fagan and Daniel … 412

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    Wolf-hunting derby starts Friday in Idaho

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A hunting derby with $1,000 each for whoever kills the most wolves and coyotes is scheduled to start at sunrise Friday in east-central Idaho. 405

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    9 mm gun that toddler used to shoot mom was in purse’s holster

    The gun that a toddler used to shoot his mother at Wal-Mart Tuesday was in the zippered pocket of a purse designed to hold a concealed weapon, the woman’s father-in-law … 403

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    Evangelicalism shouldn’t close hearts

    If you think you understand “the” evangelical Christian perspective on gay marriage, you might want to read a letter Julia Stronks wrote and hundreds of people signed. Stronks, a political … 402

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    ‘Kettle Falls 5’ case tests marijuana laws

    Washington state’s permissive marijuana laws have been on a collision course with the federal government’s total ban for years. That collision could occur this summer in a Spokane courtroom as … 401

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    Stevens County ranchers move sheep after wolves kill 24

    A Stevens County family moved 1,800 sheep off private grazing land over the weekend to protect their flock from wolves that have killed at least two dozen of the animals … 398