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    Shawn Vestal: Gun rights activist takes aim at nonexistent wolf

    How much nonconfiscation of guns will have to occur before those who opposed closing the gun-show loophole recognize no one’s trying to confiscate their guns? How many uncles will have … 290

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    Senate rejects bill to build Keystone oil pipeline

    The Democratic-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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    Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and …

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    City issues $200 million in ‘green bonds’

    Below blue California skies last month, Spokane city officials trekked to downtown San Francisco to argue for “green bonds.” In two gleaming Bay Area skyscrapers in the heart of the … 156

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    Idaho teacher kills, skins rabbit in class

    BOISE — An Idaho biology teacher is facing possible disciplinary action after killing and skinning a rabbit in class to show students where their food comes from. 155

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    Spokane County school districts solicit $410 million in bonds

    Voters in five Spokane County school districts, including the three largest, soon will be asked if they want to pay for new and renovated schools and for new technology and … 99

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    Road rage incident leads to attack with metal mace

    A dispute over a stop sign in Spokane Valley Monday ended with two men wrestling over a metal mace. 93

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    Shawn Vestal: Beardism: A lifestyle or the decline of culture?

    I grew my first beard in college. It was scruffy, I was scruffy, it was a scruffy time. Since then, there has almost always been some sort of hair on … 89

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    Police investigate North Spokane marijuana grow

    Police are investigating the owner of a North Spokane home after finding over 100 marijuana plants growing in his house. 84

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    Sheriff Knezovich seeks funding for drug task force

    Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich again is asking for more money next year, warning that without additional funds the county may lose its ability to investigate high-level drug trafficking. “You’ve … 72

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    Washington Parks Commission approves expansion of downhill skiing at Mt. Spokane

    The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission today approved expansion of downhill skiing at Mount Spokane. 65

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    Ferris asst. principal posts bond in child molestation case

    A Ferris High School assistant principal accused of child molestation spent four hours in jail Tuesday night before posting bond. 59

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    Getting There: BNSF buys Hotstart heating units to save fuel

    A longtime Spokane company is helping BNSF Railway keep its yard locomotives warm when they are not in use, saving fuel in the process. Hotstart Inc. has sold auxiliary power … 53

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    Suspicious activity report leads to arrest in stolen vehicle

    Spokane police officers arrested a man in a stolen car after a woman called in a report of suspicious activity. 52

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    Spokane to host 2015 World Science Fiction Convention

    About 5,000 science fiction fans are expected to beam down to Spokane next summer for the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention. The gathering, the 73rd annual WorldCon, is a big … 49

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    Idaho insurance exchange reports flawless enrollment launch over the weekend

    Idaho’s state health insurance exchange – unlike Washington’s – reported a flawless launch over the weekend to its second open enrollment period, as the state shifted from relying on a … 47

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    Dealership alters plans in building preservation compromise

    Two historic buildings on Spokane’s storied auto row will be demolished as part of a master plan to build a large downtown campus for an auto dealership. The decision to … 46

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    Spokane City Council President Stuckart fined for ethics violation

    Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart was fined $250 by the city’s ethics committee this week for improperly sharing a confidential email dealing with a lawsuit. In a unanimous decision, … 44

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    Aero-Flite moving four airplanes to West Plains, creating 50 new jobs

    A company that flies and maintains tankers that fight wildfires around the country will make its new home at Spokane International Airport. Aero-Flite Inc. will move four airplanes from Arizona … 42

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    Plaza near City Hall gets new name

    The new plaza next to Spokane City Hall has a new name: the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place. Spokane City Council members unanimously approved the name, which will be accompanied by … 40