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  1. 01
    Get over Hobby Lobby

    So the U.S. Supreme Court decided that certain birth control cannot be forced upon a business owner. Get over it. 393

  2. 02
    Spokane’s first pot buyer says he’s getting fired

    The man who was first in line to buy legal marijuana in Spokane on Tuesday said he lost two part-time jobs because of the media attention. 346

  3. 03
    Obama seeks funding for immigrant overload

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of … 331

  4. 04
    Single payer affirmed

    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case points out yet another flaw in the employer-based health insurance model of paying for health care. The delivery of … 299

  5. 05
    Open seat on Spokane City Council concerns conservatives

    Republicans are worried that the liberal-leaning Spokane City Council soon could have a veto-proof supermajority and are pushing for a conservative appointment to the nonpartisan panel’s open seat. They argue … 288

  6. 06
    Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. 279

  7. 07
    Preserve choice

    The U.S. Supreme Court has made another chink in the armor of contraceptive opportunities for employees. The majority saw the Constitution one way, but the women judges, who also believe … 275

  8. 08
    Economic rebound in U.S. outpaces that in Europe, Asia

    WASHINGTON – How does the U.S. economy do it? Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains. 271

  9. 09
    Young creative types take greater interest in Spokane

    Anthony Gill wasn’t even in Spokane when the idea hit him: What if we did something with the war-zone pit of destruction that is now the gateway to Spokane for … 268

  10. 10
    Deaconess Hospital shooter got gun back from police

    The man who killed his wife and then himself at Deaconess Hospital on Tuesday had been evaluated by law enforcement as a potential suicide risk less than 24 hours earlier. … 234

  11. 11
    Consider the source

    We are fortunate to have Barack Obama as our president. He’s the best thing that ever happened to America. Because of him, we are living in a perfect world, and … 233

  12. 12
    Obama: I’ll act on my own on immigration

    WASHINGTON — In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, a White House official said Monday. Obama … 223

  13. 13
    Corrections officer fires gun at Deaconess Hospital

    A Spokane corrections officer fired his gun at Deaconess Hospital early Monday when a prisoner awaiting surgery allegedly attempted to escape, police said. 223

  14. 14
    Dump Shea, pick Arritola

    Josh Arritola is challenging Matt Shea in the 4th Legislative District. These are two Republicans who will not differ greatly in their voting but will represent the 4th dramatically differently. 222

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    Man engaged in I-90 gun battle with police had two semi-automatic weapons

    An Arizona man injured during a gun battle with North Idaho police on Interstate 90 in June fired first with one of the two semi-automatic weapons in his possession, Bonner … 212

  16. 16
    Unfairly characterized

    Members of pro-life organizations dedicated to opposing the destruction of innocent pre-born human life by abortion are unfailingly characterized by the press establishment as anti-abortion. While literally, minimally accurate, this … 208

  17. 17
    3 Spokane pot stores get licenses

    Three stores in north Spokane are among 25 applicants who will get the first licenses to sell recreational marijuana as early as Tuesday. 205

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    CdA Casino cancels Ted Nugent show, cites rocker’s past ‘hate-filled remarks’

    The Coeur d’Alene Casino dumped rock musician Ted Nugent from its summer schedule Monday, saying his “racist attitudes and views” have no place there. 203

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    For Wellpinit students, ‘Redskins’ a source of pride, tradition

    WELLPINIT, Wash. – This town of 928 – with its one grocery store, one gas station and one stop sign – is far, far away from the national controversies of … 200

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    In brief: Coeur d’Alene Casino drops Ted Nugent show over complaints of racism

    The Coeur d’Alene Casino dumped rock musician Ted Nugent from its summer schedule Monday, saying his “racist attitudes and views” have no place there. “We know what it’s like to … 189