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    Open seat on Spokane City Council concerns conservatives

    Republicans are worried that the liberal-leaning Spokane City Council soon could have a veto-proof supermajority and are pushing for a conservative appointment to the nonpartisan panel’s open seat. They argue … 288

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    Young creative types take greater interest in Spokane

    Anthony Gill wasn’t even in Spokane when the idea hit him: What if we did something with the war-zone pit of destruction that is now the gateway to Spokane for … 268

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    Shawn Vestal: GOP shies from criticizing Matt Shea publicly

      Did you know Matt Shea was an Oath Keeper? Did you know he likes to sit around with other Oath Keepers – self-declared patriots and apocalyptic prophets – and check … 226

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    Dump Shea, pick Arritola

    Josh Arritola is challenging Matt Shea in the 4th Legislative District. These are two Republicans who will not differ greatly in their voting but will represent the 4th dramatically differently. 222

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    CdA Casino cancels Ted Nugent show, cites rocker’s past ‘hate-filled remarks’

    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. 214

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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 … 189

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    The limits of liberty

    Many people today make liberty their primary concern. It is indeed a serious matter. I do not find equal attention given to the meaning of “liberty” or “freedom.” If liberty … 171

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    Where’s the compassion?

    What happened to the compassion for others in this country of ours? 166

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    Fake news abounds

    I am elated that we are learning how disastrous President Obama has been for America. We now know that America fell from No. 1 in world health ranking to 37th … 145

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    Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

    A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost … 135

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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 … 113

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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 … 112

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    Remember the shutdown

    Remember the government shutdown? Remember all the negative impacts to us, the average citizens? Remember that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was instrumental is causing the shutdown? Remember this when you … 99

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    Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    OLYMPIA — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control. With more rain in the forecast, … 96

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    Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

    WASHINGTON — The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, … 95

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    Sheriff’s race centers on jail debate

    Debate over the need for a new Spokane County Jail has become a key issue in this year’s campaigns for sheriff and county commissioner after a candidate in the sheriff’s … 91

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    Reasons for Pakootas

    Why vote for Joe Pakootas for Congress? 89

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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 … 87

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    Spokane County deputy saves newborn’s life

    A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy saved a newborn’s life Friday by clearing her airway and performing CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene. 80

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    Support for Pakootas

    Albert Einstein is said to have defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Registered voters will soon have the opportunity to repeat … 78