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    Officials, activists concerned about military-equipped police ‘mission creep’

    Along with hundreds of communities nationwide, Spokane-area law enforcement agencies have taken advantage of a government program that outfits officers with military surplus equipment at little or no cost to … 296

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    McMorris Rodgers’ town hall draws both supporters, critics

    An August town hall had a very November feel Monday as U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers addressed a crowd that included her election opponent and struck an optimistic tone on … 214

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    McMorris Rodgers explains vote in favor of Obama lawsuit

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said her vote authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama was cast to voice frustration over what she called executive overreach. “I certainly have heard a … 202

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    Signs point to dim future for STA Plaza

    Spokane’s business community likely will succeed in pushing the region’s central bus plaza out of downtown, a former transit board chairman predicts. “We were doing everything we could to appease … 200

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    Panel begins work on ways to reduce region’s crime rate

    Eight months after a blue ribbon panel submitted 58 pages of recommendations for criminal justice reforms in Spokane County, the leaders who are responsible for implementing the reforms went to … 154

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    Polygamist Mormons face new charges in British Columbia

    Two leaders of a polygamous Mormon community in Bountiful, British Columbia, face criminal charges of keeping more than one wife, according to Canadian officials. Winston Blackmore and James Oler have … 104

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    Spokane City Council preparing laws to aid domestic violence victims

    The Spokane City Council is preparing to pass new laws protecting victims of domestic violence against discrimination, while creating a fund to help prevent such violence and prosecute offenders. The … 98

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    Spokane’s first new skywalk in decades OK’d

    Downtown Spokane will see the construction of its first skywalk in 20 years, and at least one Spokane City Council member hopes it’s the last. The City Council on Monday … 72

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    Thousands of parents will get letters explaining why their kids’ school is failing

      Thousands of Spokane-area households will soon receive a letter explaining that their child’s school is failing. Spokane Public Schools alone is sending out more than 13,500 letters to parents in … 71

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    Man arrested after allegedly choking police dog

    Richard Urbanski, 29, was booked into Spokane County Jail on Tuesday evening after investigators said he tried to choke a police dog. 70

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    Doug Clark: Revisiting Watergate, Richard Nixon’s downfall

    Forty years later and Terry Kolemaine still needs to get the Nixon demons out. “I still gloat,” he said with a chuckle. “After all these years I still love to … 69

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    Users frustrated with administration of Washington health exchange

    Joleene Ries knew for five months she wasn’t paying enough for medical insurance but couldn’t get the state agency that collects her money to raise her premiums. “I’m more than … 65

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    Wolves kill 14 sheep in Stevens County

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that one or more wolves from the Huckleberry Pack in southern Stevens County killed 12 sheep Aug. 11 and two more … 64

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    In brief: Spokane police arrest felon after brief South Hill standoff

    Police in Spokane arrested a seven-time convicted felon Saturday night after he allegedly fled from officers and threw a gun and drugs out the window of his vehicle. Jody L. … 59

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    CdA police investigation into Arfee shooting moving slowly

    For the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, the dog days of summer have been less about the weather than the heat over its closely watched investigation of a police officer’s fatal … 58

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    Then and Now: The Hyde Building

    Eugene B. Hyde arrived in the frontier town of Spokane Falls in 1881 and jumped into the real estate business. He built a three-story brick building at Riverside and Mill, … 56

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    Witnesses: Man killed in hotel parking lot planned pot robbery

    Richard Amodio, 32, planned to rob the marijuana supplier who investigators say was captured on video shooting and killing him early Sunday morning. 55

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    Wood stove maker opposes stricter pollution limits

    RATHDRUM – Proposed federal regulations that would require new wood stoves to burn cleaner are under attack from manufacturers, who say the new pollution limits are too strict. “I’m all … 52

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    Doug Clark: No jury duty in 45 years? No fair!

    People scratch and moan all the time about how screwed up the judicial system is. Judges too soft. Lawyers too slick. 51

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    Cultist accused of child molestation spotted on West Side

    A former minister facing 59 counts of sexual misconduct against children was spotted by a witness in western Washington on Wednesday. 51