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    Cantwell joins fight against Washington Redskins name

    The NFL would lose its tax-exempt status, and millions of dollars, if the Washington Redskins don’t change their name under a bill being introduced soon by Sen. Maria Cantwell. The … 67

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    Private meetings explored “co-branded” medical school in Spokane

    Two private meetings this summer brought top officials from the University of Washington and Washington State University close to a deal on “co-branding” a medical school in Spokane. 42

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    Labrador introduces bill restricting military surplus program

    Idaho’s 1st District U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador wants to restrict surplus military equipment from going to state and local law enforcement agencies, saying local police shouldn’t be militarized. “Our nation … 26

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    Hotels go head-to-head in Spokane Housekeeping Olympics

    Housekeepers from nine local hotels gathered to show off their prowess with mops and vacuums Tuesday during the second annual Spokane Housekeeping Olympics. Red Lion Hotels corporate director of rooms … 16

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    BNSF seeks second bridge at Sandpoint

    A train glides across the water at Sandpoint about every half-hour on average, making it one of the busiest bottlenecks on Northwest rail lines. BNSF Railway Corp. says it’s time … 10

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    Shawn Vestal: Obituaries tell story of community

    One obituary is a portrait of an individual life. Several of them create a portrait of a community. Recent obituaries tell a story of a flower shop owner and a … 6

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    Editorial: City plan to clean waterways deserves funding

    While the nation chews on the controversy surrounding breadsticks and a chain of Italian restaurants, we turn our thoughts to the nitty-gritty of municipal government. The city of Spokane has … 4

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    STA officials view company’s latest electric bus model

    A South Carolina company that’s building zero-emission electric buses made a stop in Spokane on Tuesday to show off the latest version of next-generation transit technology. Spokane Transit Authority officials … 4

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    Private meetings between UW, WSU explored ‘co-branding’ medical school in Spokane

    Two private meetings this summer brought top officials from the University of Washington and Washington State University close to a deal on “co-branding” a medical school in Spokane. Yet the … 3

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    Fourteenth Avenue to reopen Wednesday

    Fourteenth Avenue will be opened at the intersections with Lincoln and Monroe streets Wednesday morning. Cars will be able to cross Lincoln and Monroe on 14th, but Lincoln and Monroe … 3

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    Labrador pushes bipartisan bill to restrict military equipment going to police

    Idaho 1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday to restrict surplus military equipment from going to state and local law enforcement agencies, saying local police shouldn’t be … 3

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    Police: Man stabbed in apparent overnight robbery

    A man was stabbed in an apparent robbery late Monday, Spokane police said. 2

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    Victim, suspects ID’d in Pateros homicide investigation

    A 28-year-old man from Pateros was killed when a fight turned deadly over the weekend, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. 2

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    Wheat yields down in the Palouse

    Hail, drought and a cold winter plagued Palouse wheat farms this year, leading to low yields in Washington and Idaho. Ace Clark, who farms near Albion, estimates his wheat harvest … 1

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    Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    MINNEAPOLIS – For as long as he’s been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar … 1

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    Photo: Owl be seeing you

    Feathered focus: A great horned owl keeps a watchful eye near the shore of Long Lake just below Suncrest, Washington, on Tuesday. This predator feeds on birds, frogs and small … 1

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    NASA announcing commercial crew winners

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency planned to announce which one or two …

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    NY boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash

    NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance’s best man, was sentenced Tuesday …

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    Transgender teenager in confinement case escapes

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said. The teenager …

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    School bus driver killed during safety drill

    CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the …