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    Sheriff: Extremists are breeding danger

    The political rhetoric from the far right is breeding homegrown dangers, and local police agencies are no more militarized than they’ve ever been. Those were the two main points from … 190

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    Bouncer breaks vertebrae in fight

    A bouncer at the Globe Bar and Grill broke his back in a fight with an unruly customer this weekend. 72

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    Spokane Tribe signs deal with Hard Rock

    The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel on the West Plains would carry the Hard Rock brand if it gets the final go ahead. 60

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    Washington Legislature sends $38.2 billion operating budget to Inslee’s desk

    OLYMPIA – After 165 days of partisan bickering over taxes and spending, the Legislature moved swiftly Monday to pass a $38.2 billion budget to run state government for the next … 49

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    Spokane NAACP moves forward after Rachel Dolezal controversy

    There was a sense of hope, tinged with wariness, at the first Spokane NAACP community meeting since the national furor over former chapter president Rachel Dolezal’s lies about her race. … 34

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    Legislature passes $38.2 billion budget

    OLYMPIA — After spending 165 days struggling to write a budget, the Legislature needed less than two hours to pass a $38.2 billion spending plan out of both chambers that … 24

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    Spokane Tribe, Hard Rock team up on planned casino

    The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel proposed for the West Plains would carry the Hard Rock brand if it receives the final go-ahead, the tribe announced Monday. Rudy Peone, tribal … 15

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    Spokane named All-America city again

    For the third time in 41 years, Spokane has been named an All-America City. The award from the National Civic League went to 10 U.S. cities. Spokane, which previously won … 14

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    Reminder: Fireworks are illegal in most of Spokane County

    Those who buy, sell or discharge fireworks illegally face up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. 7

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    Wings of Freedom tour stops in Spokane

    Veteran pilot: World War II veteran Bob Beshore pauses for a photo in front of a B-24 Liberator at Spokane International Airport Monday. Three WWII aircraft, a B-24, a B-17 … 5

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    Fire scorches Wenatchee neighborhood, destroys dozens of homes

    WENATCHEE – Chuck and Micki Clugston watched as wildfire burned in the hills above Wenatchee as they drove home Sunday night. High winds and blistering temperatures fueled the flames, but … 4

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    13 states sue over water authority rule

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Thirteen states led by North Dakota filed a lawsuit Monday challenging an Obama administration rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands … 4

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    VA contract in Ferry County expires

    The help wanted ad has gone unanswered for three years: Board-certified doctor to work and live in remote northeast Washington, only accessible by high mountain passes or ferry. Frontier hospital … 4

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    In brief: Spokane auto theft rate highest in state

    You’re more likely to lose a car or truck to thieves in Spokane than in any other city statewide, a new study indicates. The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s 2014 Hot … 2

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    Paradiso music fest fan dies in hospital

    A fan attending the Paradiso electronic music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in Central Washington died at a Wentachee hospital Sunday, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. 2

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    Arrest made in connection to Spokane woman’s death

    A man was arrested last week in connection to the suspicious death of a Spokane woman whose body was found partially submerged in a slough in Hauser Lake, Idaho. Spokane … 2

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    Schweitzer Resort to build new summit lodge

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to build a new lodge at the top of its Great Escape Quad lift. Work on the two-story, $3.8 million lodge will begin in early July … 2

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    Spokane businessman accused of fraud related to oil drilling company

    Federal stock regulators accuse a South Hill businessman of defrauding investors with false and misleading claims about the prospects of his Texas-based oil drilling company. The lawsuit, filed this month … 1

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    Rich still richer as rest of incomes rise

    WASHINGTON – Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us. Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, … 1

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    Hope Solo’s World Cup: Strong in the goal, silent to the media

    MONTREAL - It’s been a quiet Women’s World Cup for Hope Solo. On the field, the U.S. goalkeeper has been called on to make just 11 saves in five games. … 1