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    Credibility of local NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal questioned

      Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely … 1047

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    Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal’s claims about background disputed

    Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely … 648

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    Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant … 560

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    Planned Parenthood protest draws hundreds

    At a rally Saturday morning outside Planned Parenthood in north Spokane, state Rep. Matt Shea called the group “an evil organization” committing acts on par with Nazi Germany. “I am … 525

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    One killed as police arrest occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge

    Authorities say shots were fired Tuesday during the arrest of members of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks. 507

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    Ranchers face loss of livestock, livelihoods in Washington fires

    DANVILLE, Wash. – The burned carcasses blend into the scorched landscape, just more black and ash among the haunting outline of trees. “There she is,” rancher Doug Grumbach says, pointing … 489

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    Resettling refugees takes time, resources

    Images of Syrian refugees streaming into Europe have dominated the news for the past week, but the crisis is more than a European issue. World Relief Spokane settled 527 refugees … 479

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    Council salute to Muslim group draws protest

    The Spokane City Council stepped squarely into the middle of a national debate over Muslims in America, approving a salutation to local Muslims that recognizes their contributions to the community. … 478

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    Spokane educators vote to go on strike

    Spokane Public Schools employees on Friday voted to strike just four days after school starts next week. But the Spokane Education Association, which represents the workers, has not abandoned negotiations. 459

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    Spokane City Council overrides veto, requires employers to provide paid sick leave

    Employers in Spokane will be required to provide their workers with paid sick leave. As expected, the Spokane City Council on Monday overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of the sick … 455

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    Spokane Interfaith Council works for religious literacy

    The Spokane Interfaith Council series called “Meet the Neighbors” aims to provide an introduction to the diverse religions practiced in Spokane. 439

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    Washington marijuana sales amount to $357 million in 15 months

    One-third of a billion dollars. Sales of all marijuana products – from the plants grown in the fields, to the individual portions to smoke or eat processed in factories large … 435

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    Years-old assault charge still haunts young father

    Steven Terrasas has played by the rules for the past seven years. He’s been a model citizen, a hardworking student and a devoted husband and father. Yet a punch he … 434

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    Planned Parenthood rally in Spokane draws hundreds

    Protesters accuse group of selling fetal tissue for profit and funding abortion with taxpayer dollars. The beleaguered agency has denied those claims. 432

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    Rachel Dolezal resigns as president of Spokane NAACP

    Rachel Dolezal resigned as Spokane NAACP president this morning. 429

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    What does freedom mean to you?

    People with a wide variety of beliefs and backgrounds came together in Riverfront Park on Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July. As they sat in the shade with their … 408

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    Spokane City Council votes to require employers to provide sick leave

    Most workers in Spokane will get three or five paid sick days under legislation approved by the Spokane City Council Monday night. “It is an accepted value,” said Spokane Council … 401

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    Shawn Vestal: Paid sick leave won’t kill Spokane businesses

    Would requiring paid sick leave for Spokane workers drive businesses to Idaho? Or is that just a herring that grows redder every year? 400

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    Fire at Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman ruled arson

    An early-morning fire at Planned Parenthood in Pullman on Friday was arson, according to the Pullman Fire Department and the Inland Northwest Joint Terrorism Task Force. The fire, which started … 393

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    Planned Parenthood announces new Spokane facility to open in 2017

    Planned Parenthood plans to build a $5 million facility in Spokane, which will open in 2017, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. 382