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    Spokane teachers approve May 27 strike

    Spokane Public Schools teachers and staff voted Wednesday to have a one-day walkout on May 27 to protest a lack of state funding for schools. More than 65 percent of … 326

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    Dog, mistaken for wolf, shot and killed by teenager in North Idaho

    A North Idaho man said his dog was shot on a Forest Service road last weekend by a teen who mistook the husky-malamute cross for a wolf. The dog later … 196

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    Spokane teachers vote to strike on May 27; officials cancel school

    Spokane Public Schools teachers and staff voted Wednesday to participate in a one-day walkout on May 27 to protest the Legislature not fully funding basic education. 186

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    Shawn Vestal: Teachers union president explains walkout in Q-and-A

    Today, 3,000 members of the Spokane Education Association will walk off the job in an effort to send a message to the Legislature that it needs to step up to … 121

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    Legal marijuana bringing changes to liquor board

    OLYMPIA – Big changes are coming to the state Liquor Control Board, including a name change. The same law that will change the Liquor Control Board’s name July 24 to … 99

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    Dog, mistaken for wolf, shot and killed by teen in North Idaho

    A North Idaho man said his dog was shot on a Forest Service road last weekend by a man who mistook the husky-malamute cross for a wolf. The dog later … 78

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    East Valley teachers vote to join walkout; Central Valley and Cheney teachers will stay on job

    Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one day walkout on Wednesday but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney … 75

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    Four injured after teen drives over tents at The Gorge

    Four people were injured this morning when a 19-year-old man from California ran over several tents and hit parked cars at The Gorge campground, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s … 73

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    Auto dealer’s efforts to close section of Madison Street opposed

    A proposal to permanently close two blocks of South Madison Street in downtown Spokane has led the Larry H. Miller auto dealership company into another struggle at City Hall, where … 71

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    Online registry should help police return stolen bicycles to owners

    Since bikes were invented, bikes have been stolen. Returning bicycles to their rightful owners may get a bit easier in Spokane, thanks to a new online tool the city unveiled … 67

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    Motorcycle rider ran red light before collision with STA bus, police say

    A motorcycle rider killed in a collision with an STA bus on Friday ran a red light before the accident, Spokane Police say. 66

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    Doug Clark: Scouting leaders throw a wet blanket on good, clean fun

    As a once-proud yet slovenly member of the Boy Scouts of America (I made it all the way to 2nd Class before getting kicked out for inattention and screwing around), … 63

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    Shawn Vestal: There’s no ducking our Cold War preparedness

    In August 1945, the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Five years later, the superintendent of schools in Spokane stood in front of … 60

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    Washington’s water crisis likely to worsen this year

    The drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Niño tropical weather pattern … 55

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    Memorial Day 2015: Never forget.

    The number of battlefield casualties for America has dwindled since the last Memorial Day, as most U.S. forces have returned from faraway war zones and those who remain perform the … 50

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    Teachers begin walkout to protest Legislature’s failure to increase school funding

    Spokane and East Valley teachers began their one-day walkout Wednesday morning to protest the Washington Legislature’s failure to meet a state Supreme Court demand to increase school funding. 48

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    Downtown Spokane Olive Garden closing for good today

    A sign placed outside the downtown Spokane Olive Garden this morning announced that the business was closing permanently today. 46

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    Spokane, East Valley teachers staging walkout today

    West Valley School District teachers will not join today’s walkout staged by teachers in Spokane Public Schools and the East Valley School District. Last week teachers in several local school … 42

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    Civil rights complaint charges Idaho’s charter school enrollment system discriminates

    A nonprofit that advocates for Idaho Hispanics has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the state and all of Idaho’s public charter schools, charging that the state’s charter school … 40

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    Idaho public charter schools discriminate against students of color, complaint says

    BOISE – A nonprofit that advocates for Idaho Hispanics has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the state and all of Idaho’s public charter schools, charging that the state’s … 35