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    In brief: Coeur d’Alene Casino drops Ted Nugent show over complaints of racism

    The Coeur d’Alene Casino dumped rock musician Ted Nugent from its summer schedule Monday, saying his “racist attitudes and views” have no place there. “We know what it’s like to … 187

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    Judge authorizes $221,574 payment to Gerlach attorneys, witnesses

    Taxpayers will have to dole out more than $220,000 to defense attorneys and expert witnesses who helped Gail Gerlach beat a manslaughter charge in an April trial. A jury acquitted … 98

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    Reasons for Pakootas

    Why vote for Joe Pakootas for Congress? 90

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    Obama admin. says health subsidies will continue

    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income … 84

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    Spokane phasing in 225 more parking meters

    The city of Spokane is installing more parking meters along the edges of downtown, forcing drivers to pay up or face a fine. Streets near hospitals and clinics, Lewis and … 77

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    FAA bans all flights to Israel’s main airport for 24 hours

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel’s main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting the FAA to ban all flights to Tel Aviv … 33

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    Recreational pot qualifies for Oregon ballot

    SALEM, Ore. — Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. State elections officials certified Tuesday that the petitioners submitted enough valid signatures to … 25

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    Robert J. Samuelson: Budget’s hard truth ignored

    The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Under favorable assumptions, the … 25

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    Spokane County unemployment rate takes another dip, to 5.6%

    Spokane’s slow but steady economic pulse picked up in June as the county’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent, the first time it dipped below 6 percent since 2008, the … 23

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    Class size matters

    Initiative 1351 will appear on the November ballot. It calls for the following class sizes (to be phased in over four years): grades K-3; 15 to 17 students; grades 4-6, … 23

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    Doug Clark: Conserve our tax dollars, not our trees

    I got a case of government heartburn when the Spokane City Council voted 6-0 Monday night to start buying only recycled paper. Especially since doing so will cost nearly six … 23

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    Houseboat owner fined in dust-up with rangers

    A Kettle Falls houseboat owner will pay a $100 fine for excessive noise as part of a deal to avoid another federal trial in a case where a National Park … 21

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    L&I alleges disability scam by Spokane business owner

    A Spokane business owner has been charged with first-degree theft after allegedly taking $101,000 in disability benefits while still working. 15

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    Judge lauds Idaho gay-rights protesters for courage

    The last of more than 100 Idahoans arrested this year in gay-rights protests at the state Capitol were sentenced in a four-hour-plus hearing Monday, and the judge had this message … 12

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    White’s Boots of Spokane sold to Portland’s LaCrosse Footwear

    White’s Boots, one of Spokane’s best known “made in America” manufacturing companies, has been sold to a Portland company with plans to expand production. The purchase price has not been … 9

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    CdA man sentenced on child porn charges

    Wade T. Weingart, 39, has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after authorities found more than 60 files containing minors involved in sexually explicit acts on his computer, … 9

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    Killing dog inexcusable

    Concerning the young Labrador fatally shot through the raised window of a parked van, and then referred to as a charging pit bull: Ridiculous! In my opinion, the officer destroyed … 6

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    Texas sends troops to Mexico border

    AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals … 5

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    Downtown plaza’s fountain torn down

    As Randy Keller loaded pieces of the Parkade Plaza Fountain into the back of his company truck, he reminisced about the days when the fountain was a downtown Spokane attraction. … 5

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    Twelve candidates vie for 4th Congressional District seat

    An open seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District is rare, happening only three times in 56 years. But the number of would-be successors to Republican Rep. Doc Hastings this … 5