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    Study: Criminals easily skirt law buying guns online

    This spring, a man in King County posted an ad on an online gun market, seeking a 9mm handgun. “Cash in hand for the right deal,” he wrote. 336

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    Spokane ambulance contract to be rebid

    Spokane Mayor David Condon said he would ask for another round of bids for the city’s ambulance contract in response to concerns from City Council President Ben Stuckart. The request …

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    Younger people more likely to ride transit, report finds

    People under 30 are four times more likely to ride transit than people over 60, according to a national report from the TransitCenter organization. Use of public transit varies greatly … 174

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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 … 165

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    Bus riders impede flow of pedestrians at plaza, business group contends

    Who has precedence on Spokane’s sidewalks: pedestrians or people waiting for the bus at the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza? Downtown business interests posed that question Monday in an email to … 131

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    Hunters, trappers play role in managing Idaho wolves

    Idaho’s traditional elk-hunting breadbasket – those mountainous, backcountry units stretching from the Selway country down through the Salmon River country – continues to falter at producing elk. Wolves are part … 117

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    Churches use religious marketing to draw young members

    One billboard stands out among the rest on the elevated train tracks at Post Street downtown: It features a young woman holding a cellphone and looking toward the sky. It … 110

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    New wolf pack blamed for cow, calf deaths in Ferry County

    A northeastern Washington wolf pack so new it hasn’t been formally recognized has been blamed for attacking cattle in Ferry County. The Profanity Pack has been linked to cattle kills …

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    CdA man fires gun at reckless driver, police say

    A Coeur d’Alene man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly fired a gun at a reckless driver. No one was injured. 94

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    Judge denies appeal, keeps South Hill rapist behind bars

    OLYMPIA – A federal judge in Tacoma turned down the latest request from South Hill rapist Kevin Coe to be released from McNeil Island, where he is incarcerated as a … 90

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    Marijuana money boosts Washington’s budget

    OLYMPIA – Washington tax coffers could get a $25 million boost by next July and nearly $200 million by mid-2017 from legal marijuana, state economists estimate. But much of that … 78

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    Doug Clark: How to rid the STA Plaza of those pesky people

    There’s a rumble in our concrete jungle. Yes, fight fans, the battle’s over pedestrian turf rights outside the bus plaza. 67

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    Blanchette: Cougars mostly got it right

    No more need to worry about Washington State football – the squishy defense, the one-dimensional offense, the potshots at the coach. 64

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    Long Lake pollution study worries Suncrest residents

    Andy Gendaszek dove into the shallow water along Long Lake’s shoreline earlier this week, targeting dark, weedy areas downstream from housing developments. When he emerged, the U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist … 64

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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 … 63

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    Blase Cupich named Chicago archbishop

    Catholic Bishop of Spokane Blase Cupich will be the next archbishop of Chicago, the Associated Press is reporting. It’s a major step for the 65-year-old Cupich, who came to Spokane … 56

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    Shawn Vestal: Lopez-AMR contract kerfuffle raises questions

    Before the courts slapped down the mayor’s attempt to expand political appointments in the city’s hiring, one handpicked hire snuck through the gate. That appointment – the hiring of Mike … 50

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    Olivia Prater, Lucas Morgan to lead Mt. Spokane homecoming dance

    Lucas Morgan basked in his coronation as king for a day. His arms shot up in triumph and a big smile broke across his face with the announcement he’d been … 48

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    Cupich turns toward Chicago

    The Rev. Darrin Connall sent a message of congratulations to Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich soon after news broke that the leader of the Catholic Church in Eastern Washington was getting … 46

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    BNSF contains diesel spill near Columbia River

    BNSF Railway has contained a diesel spill along its tracks between Pasco and McNary dam, near the Columbia River, state officials said. 44