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    Spokane Police Department to investigate officer involved shooting

    The Spokane Police Department is heading up the investigation into the officer involved shooting involving a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy at a gas station at Barker Road and Cataldo Friday … 13

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    Islamic State beheads Japanese journalist

    TOKYO — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

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    Smart Bombs: Critics losing their religion

    Do conservatives claim there’s a war on religion? Is the pope Catholic? Why, yes, he is, and quite religious from what I understand. And yet, some conservatives have been sharply … 9

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    Editorial: State cost of pursuing death penalty too high

    Whenever the death penalty is debated, the question of cost inevitably arises: “Why are we spending so much money on death row inmates?” Pursuing the death penalty costs much more … 7

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    Doug Clark: Hug from father to son waited a lifetime

    The father and child reunion took place Jan. 7 inside a modest apartment in Independence, Missouri. Richard A. Hodge, 72, a retired Spokane photographer, had come to finally meet the … 7

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    John Blanchette: 12th Man movement first found traction at EWU

    On those thick, laborious August afternoons, John Yarno would look beyond the fence and see something that made the practice burden a little lighter. Faces. 5

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    Spokane’s love of Seahawks began in Cheney

    On Sunday, the Seahawks play in their third Super Bowl and second in 12. Spokane’s love of the team, which bloomed as fans watched the team practice at its training … 4

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    COPS nudged toward more independence

    Spokane’s volunteer group Community Oriented Policing Services will move its headquarters out of the Public Safety Building this year, thanks to a city push to make the group more independent. … 4

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    Wilson, Brady battle for legacy

    When Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey a year go, their dominance and youth instantly got them branded as a dynasty in the … 3

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    As the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses can think big

    For small-business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within reach and put more money in their pockets. As … 2

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    United we boom

    Many Spokane area residents who regularly encounter charm-deficient Seattle denizens eventually reach a conclusion. It’s this: A fair number of West Siders apparently believe we live in a bumpkins-infested backwater. 1

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    Game, set, match: Gonzaga rides big-man trio to lopsided victory over Memphis

    Przemek Karnowski 17 points, six rebounds. Game. 1

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    African leaders to court: Drop case against Sudan’s leader

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have called for the suspension or termination of charges at the International Criminal Court against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenya’s Deputy President …

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    Game, set, match: Gonzaga rides big-man trio to lopsided victory over Memphis

    Przemek Karnowski scored 17 points and Kyle Wiltjer added 15 to help No. 3 Gonzaga beat Memphis 82-64 on Saturday night for its 15th straight victory.

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    Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter

    TOKYO (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist …

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    Eastern Washington rallies past Idaho

    Drew Brandon capped a furious rally with a buzzer-beating layup to force overtime and finished a rebound shy of a triple-double on Saturday as Eastern Washington defeated Idaho 98-95 at …

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    Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video …

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    Washington State edges Stanford

    DaVonte Lacy scored 25 points and Ny Redding sank two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to lift Washington State to an 89-88 win over Stanford on Saturday in Pac-12 …

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    Analysis: The world’s problems enter Japan’s psyche, again

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been reminded in brutal fashion that the world is a dangerous place. In a …

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    Shock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video

    TOKYO (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are …