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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
    Militants post photos of mass killings in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers, while … 371

  3. 03
    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

  4. 04
    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

  5. 05
    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

  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

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    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

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    Idaho GOP convention fiasco leaves state party in disarray

    Idaho’s state Republican Party convention degenerated into a fiasco Saturday after attempts to disqualify up to a third of the delegates attending appeared to be succeeding – and the convention … 240

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    Group hoping county will buy, preserve section of South Hill

    A group of Spokane residents is asking Spokane County to save a 23-acre piece of South Hill bluff from a condominium development. Friends of the Bluff wants the county’s Conservation … 237

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    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

  12. 12
    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

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    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

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    Bakken oil train safety raises concern

    Residents of Eastern Washington expressed concern and skepticism Tuesday to state lawmakers working on a bill that would regulate an expected boom in trains carrying crude oil across the state. … 210

  15. 15
    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

  16. 16
    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

  17. 17
    Rich taken care of

    Here we go again. Congress is once again looking to enrich corporate America while ignoring the needs of struggling families. If you remember, in early 2013 Congress passed the so-called … 204

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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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    Appeals court upholds Karl Thompson’s conviction in death of Otto Zehm

    A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson. The three judges ruled that Thompson doesn’t deserve a new trial in the 2006 … 188

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    Sheriff’s detective said lying about hunting tag was mistake, records say

    Spokane County sheriff’s Detective David Herrin repeatedly told Fish and Wildlife officers that his daughter shot a deer in Stevens County in 2013 before finally saying he was ready to … 188