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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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    Gun control measure backing from Seattle region

    The vast majority of money supporting the initiative to expand background checks on guns comes from just 10 ZIP codes in the Seattle area, much of it from people with … 315

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    Officials, activists concerned about military-equipped police ‘mission creep’

    Along with hundreds of communities nationwide, Spokane-area law enforcement agencies have taken advantage of a government program that outfits officers with military surplus equipment at little or no cost to … 296

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    Gary Graham: Spokesman-Review’s comments system changing

    The Spokesman-Review’s policy on providing readers the opportunity to comment on stories, blogs, columns and other content on our website will change, effective Monday. That’s the news. But first, some … 279

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    McMorris Rodgers’ town hall draws both supporters, critics

    An August town hall had a very November feel Monday as U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers addressed a crowd that included her election opponent and struck an optimistic tone on … 234

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    Shea hit by critics

    The political season is in full bloom, and it leads to falsehoods coming from people like Rep. Matt Shea’s opponents and Shawn Vestal. Vestal’s July 23 hit piece is hate … 222

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    Mormons say ‘Book of Mormon’ won’t detract from their work

    At one point in “Book of Mormon” – the satirical musical from the creators of “South Park” – a dimwitted missionary surrounded by Ugandans struggles to relate Mormonism to their … 206

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    House Republicans vote to sue Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On a party-line vote of 225-201 Republicans pushed legislation through the House authorizing an official lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to enforce the health care … 205

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    McMorris Rodgers explains vote in favor of Obama lawsuit

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said her vote authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama was cast to voice frustration over what she called executive overreach. “I certainly have heard a … 202

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    Western Washington tribe brings protest against planned coal export terminal to Spokane

    Members of a Western Washington tribe stopped Tuesday near the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, part of a “totem pole journey” to protest plans to build a … 202

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    Signs point to dim future for STA Plaza

    Spokane’s business community likely will succeed in pushing the region’s central bus plaza out of downtown, a former transit board chairman predicts. “We were doing everything we could to appease … 200

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    ‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign targets pot-impaired drivers

    This year’s Labor Day campaign to catch impaired drivers in Washington has a new target. The slogan – Drive High, Get a DUI – is intended to call attention to … 193

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    Panel begins work on ways to reduce region’s crime rate

    Eight months after a blue ribbon panel submitted 58 pages of recommendations for criminal justice reforms in Spokane County, the leaders who are responsible for implementing the reforms went to … 154

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    House passes bills on migrants

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion … 154

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    Common Core textbooks arrive at Spokane elementary schools

    New textbooks are arriving at elementary schools in Spokane County’s largest district, launching widespread adoption of the Common Core curriculum. Common Core is a set of national standards in language … 153

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    Shawn Vestal: Pause on STA Plaza redo revealing

    As the downtown business illuminati attempt to derail eight years’ worth of planning for improved bus service in Spokane, they insist that it’s not because they don’t like poor people. … 147

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    Arrest illustrates state’s tough stance on illicit pot

    A 19-year-old arrested by a Washington State Patrol trooper on suspicion of carrying less than an ounce of pot, cash, baggies and a scale faces a felony charge – an … 141

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    Injunction against Spokane Country Club takes on deep-rooted gender discrimination

    First, the Spokane Country Club was ordered to pay around a half-million dollars for discriminating against its women members. Then, after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars defending the traditions … 139

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    Spokane USPS probe of possible mail theft may affect 1,000 residents

    Investigators say the possible theft or confiscation of mail affects 1,000 South Hill Spokane residents. 138

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    Helicopter gunners target wolves in Stevens County

    A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County. 138