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    FBI surrounds last occupiers at Oregon refuge

    The FBI says it has moved to contain the last few occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge. 100

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    Fagan questions Spokane’s signing of compassion charter

    The Spokane City Council voted to sign the International Charter for Compassionate Communities this week, but not before one council member expressed concern over the charter organization’s efforts to combat … 61

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    Shawn Vestal: Modern communication creates a captivating end to the Malheur standoff

    Gavin Seim called it a miracle. But even if you don’t see the hand of the almighty in it, the live-streamed phone calls that Seim orchestrated from his Ephrata home … 58

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    ‘Sovereign citizen contacts’ with law enforcement on rise, sheriff says

    Sovereign citizens who claim they don’t need a driver’s license isn’t a new thing for Spokane County deputies, but Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the incidents appear to be on the … 39

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    Cliven Bundy, father of Oregon standoff leader, faces multiple federal charges

    The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday with conspiracy, assault on a federal officer, obstruction, weapon and other … 8

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    MAC board votes to oust executive director Forrest Rodgers - again

    Executive director once again fired from regional arts and culture museum; he was fired and rehired in 2012. 7

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    Will surprise ‘firing’ affect legislative session?

    What’s the fallout from the rejection of the state transportation secretary? Hard feelings and distrust, for sure. Higher bond costs, no. Longer session, unknown. 6

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    Coeur d’Alene daycare shut down after lewd conduct allegations

    A Coeur d’Alene daycare has been shut down by police after a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of repeated instances of lewd conduct involving children at the daycare. 4

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    The Latest: Occupier says they will turn themselves in

    The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon 4

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    Key events in the occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge

    Here is timeline of events in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon: 3

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    Car breakdown leads to career making Arbor Crest wine

    Vermont native Chris Farrington’s car broke down 23 years ago during a visit to Spokane. He got a temporary job Arbor Crest Wine Cellars to raise money for repairs and … 2

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    Up North Distilling specializes in honey moonshine and apple brandy

    After opening in October, Up North Distilling in Post Falls is ready to start selling its own cider- and honey-based spirits 2

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    Body found in north Spokane

    Spokane Police are investigating a body found in North Spokane Wednesday afternoon. 1

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    Lawmakers consider tougher vehicular homicide penalties

    A bill making its way through the Washington statehouse would create stiffer penalties for vehicular homicide. 1

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    Pacific Steel fined in connection with chlorine gas leak that killed a worker

    The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has fined Pacific Steel and Recycling $6,600 in connection with two workplace safety violations found after an investigation into a chlorine gas release … 1

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    Otter calls for review of faith-healing exemption

    Gov. Butch Otter says he’s concerned with the number of children who die because their parents choose faith healing and not medical assistance for religious reasons. 1

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    Editorial: Dana Milbank: Marco Rubio unravels in spotlight

    Debate breakdown revealed an inability to depart from script, tendency to panic 1

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    Editorial: Let churches help the homeless by relaxing codes

    The state Legislature should relax building codes that prevent churches from temporarily housing the homeless on bitterly cold nights. 1

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    Mom, son play weird game daily

    Dear Annie: My girlfriend has a thing that she does with her 10-year-old son that I find borderline weird. The first time I was at her home, while we were … 1

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    Movie review: ‘Deadpool’ plays to Ryan Reynolds’ snarky strengths

    It must be a sign of superhero fatigue that studios are injecting life into the genre via characters who declare that they want nothing to do with heroics. 1