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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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    Gun background check group proposes new measures

    SEATTLE – Washington’s new background check requirement for all firearm sales and transfers went into effect on Thursday, and the group behind the new law announced its goals for the … 295

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    Spokane deputy’s remarks in defense of MRAP go viral

    Comments made by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy during a public event Dec. 7 have drawn fire and protest plans from self-proclaimed constitutionalists, who say the sheriff is targeting law-abiding … 287

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    ‘Constitutionalists’ protest at Spokane Valley Police Precinct

    A protest spurred by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy’s statement that angered self-described constitutionalists drew more than 300 people to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct parking lot Saturday afternoon. Many … 273

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    Hundreds protest I-594 at Olympia gun-rights rally

    OLYMPIA – Hundreds of gun-rights advocates, some dressed in camouflage and a few wearing Santa hats, gathered Saturday on the Capitol grounds to denounce the background-check law Washington voters approved … 263

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    Killing wolves to protect livestock doesn’t work in long run, WSU study says

      Rob Wielgus noticed something interesting when he studied reports of wolf attacks on sheep and cattle in the Northern Rockies. When wolves were killed to reduce livestock predation, the number … 244

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    300 protest against deputy comment; activist says people should be ‘armed equal to the police’

    A protest spurred by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy statement that angered self-described constitutionalists drew more than 300 people to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct parking lot Saturday afternoon. 240

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    Body camera use abuts privacy issues

    The seemingly simple idea of outfitting police officers with body cameras to capture interactions with citizens has raised concerns across cities in Washington about individual privacy and the scope of … 238

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    Shawn Vestal: Firm behind CIA torture still has ties to Spokane

    If you call the number once listed for the defunct Mitchell, Jessen & Associates, you will be told that neither James Mitchell nor Bruce Jessen has any association with the … 227

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    Shawn Vestal: True threat isn’t ‘other’; it’s those who fear others

    What is the biggest threat to Spokane’s future? Politicians inciting riot? Profiteers destroying civil society? Ben Stuckart’s “dirty smear” on the Spokane Municipal Code, and the rest of the City … 224

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    McMorris Rodgers ethics allegation deserves investigation

    One year ago this week, the independent Office of Congressional Ethics determined unanimously that there was “substantial reason to believe that Representative (Cathy) McMorris Rodgers used congressional funds, staff, and … 211

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    Wolf kills increase livestock deaths, WSU study says

    Rob Wielgus noticed something interesting when he studied reports of wolf attacks on sheep and cattle in the Northern Rockies. Killing wolves to reduce livestock predation actually led to more … 207

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    Fox News blacked out on Dish

    Fox News and Fox Business Channel remain blacked out for Dish network subscribers as the two companies continue contract negotiations. 204

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    Inslee proposes carbon cap and trade program

    Gov Jay Inslee is proposing a cap and trade program that would require industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they emit. 202

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    Whitworth students hold diversity rally, poster campaign

    A group of determined students used screwdrivers and metal stakes to jab holes in the frozen lawn at Whitworth University on Friday, an effort to resurrect a row of signs … 198

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    Division Street gateway upgrade in works

    The city of Spokane is ready to move ahead next spring with a long-sought beautification project for the Division Street entrance to downtown at Interstate 90. New landscaping and walkways … 190

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    Washington dropping mandate to replace license plates

    The Washington state law that requires vehicle owners to buy new license plates after seven years is being rescinded in favor of letting owners keep their plates for as long … 173

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    Inslee carbon tax plan would help complete North Spokane freeway

    SEATTLE – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state’s largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release. The … 149

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    Justice Department wants Spokane to improve how it investigates police force

    On Friday, the Justice Department will release its audit of the Spokane Police Department that began in February 2013. Follow our live coverage of the report’s release, which is expected … 144

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    Spokane radio station to broadcast in Spanish

    Spokane is set to welcome the first Spanish-language radio station in Eastern Washington when 1330 AM switches formats on Jan. 5. The station, KMBI, currently is an English Christian station … 144