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    Anger over wolf attacks rekindles at Washington agency meeting

    A tense summer between ranchers and wolves led to a packed crowd Tuesday night in Colville at a public meeting with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson. … 391

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    Election 2014: I-591, I-594 differ over gun control

    The duel between gun-control initiatives is not just a high-stakes clash between philosophies; it also pits a measure that’s short and sweet against one that features in-depth detail. Initiative 591, … 304

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    Carson enthuses Spokane audience

    Rising conservative star Ben Carson did not apologize for avoiding political correctness at an event in Spokane on Friday night. “If you’re white, and you disagree with a black progressive, … 299

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    Hitching Post sues Coeur d’Alene after declining to marry gay couple

    The owners of the Hitching Post wedding chapel filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Coeur d’Alene Friday, claiming that the city is unconstitutionally forcing them to violate their … 292

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    Shea, Arritola spar in GOP debate; Wilhite, McCaslin outline stances

    Twenty minutes before a Republican debate in Spokane Valley, the Greenacres venue filled to capacity and late-comers were being turned away. The room, packed with 150 people, became stifling with … 238

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    Police chief: Embattled detective received steroids

    Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub said Friday the married couple of a police sergeant and detective received steroids at their address in January. 211

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    Spokane councilman Mike Fagan tries to halt police pact

    Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan unsuccessfully attempted to derail an employment contract agreement between the city and the police leadership union Monday night, saying “citizens still hold a grudge” against … 205

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    In Brief: Spokane Police Department investigating detective, sergeant

    The Spokane Police Department announced on Thursday that a married detective and sergeant are under an internal investigation to find out if they violated department rules. Sgt. Lydia Taylor was … 199

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    ‘Action alert’ storm over Hitching Post hits CdA

    The offices of the Coeur d’Alene mayor and Idaho governor were deluged with emails and phone calls protesting the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance Tuesday in an escalating clash over religious freedom … 199

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    Farmer being investigated for shooting gray wolf in Whitman County

    A farmer is being investigated in the shooting of an endangered gray wolf in Whitman County on Sunday. The wolf was shot southwest of Pullman, said Washington Department of Fish … 193

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    Administrative raises jar city budget talks

    Concerns over proposed pay increases for Spokane Mayor David Condon and a majority of his 13 cabinet members are threatening to derail budget discussions at City Hall, as the mayor … 189

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    Liberty Lake ordinance targets minor pot users

    A new Liberty Lake ordinance allows police to ticket minors for being high in public – even if they don’t possess marijuana. Police say the law is intended to close … 188

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    Suit argues rights of mentally ill infringed

    Five years ago, Eastern State Hospital patient Phillip Paul – a man who had been acquitted of a violent murder based on “insanity” – walked away from a supervised group … 186

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    Rice speaks to past actions, current world hot spots

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Spokane audience Thursday that the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq wasn’t a mistake. “What we did I would do again,” she said … 182

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    Spokane police officers investigated for steroids

    Two Spokane police officers noted for competitive bodybuilding are under federal investigation for illicit steroids. The officers, Tramell “Mell” Taylor and Lydia Taylor, are married and share a home in … 165

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    Spokane Valley teen killed at Hauser corn maze

    An 18-year-old from Spokane Valley was killed last night in the Incredible Corn Maze at Hauser Lake when a bus inside the maze struck him, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office …

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    9th Circuit lifts stay on gay marriage in Idaho

    In legal filings today, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden dropped his opposition to the stay preventing same-sex marriages from starting in Idaho – but Gov. Butch Otter did not. 158

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    City Council’s Stratton partner in pot production

    August was a busy month for Karen Stratton. Not only was she appointed to the Spokane City Council. She also planted her first marijuana crop. 153

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    Historic demolition rule stalls downtown auto dealer’s expansion

    A city ordinance intended to protect Spokane’s historic buildings stands in the way of a car dealership’s plans to expand downtown. Larry H. Miller Lexus Spokane is threatening to leave … 145

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    Shawn Vestal: Pakootas has 16-to-1 problem

    What does the yawning gulf in fundraising between Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her challenger, Joe Pakootas, tell us? A lot – and maybe a lot more than David-and-Goliath narratives about … 138