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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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    Gun rights activists plan I-594 protest at Capitol

    OLYMPIA – Gun rights activists plan to bring their firearms to the Capitol next month to engage in civil disobedience by violating the new background check law that they despise. … 517

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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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    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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    Shawn Vestal: $80 million paid to Spokane firm for enhanced interrogation

    It’s long been known that a pair of former Fairchild Air Force Base psychologists helped develop and personally implement the CIA torture program following the 9/11 attacks. A new Senate … 435

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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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    Spokane restoring agency that will assist Native Americans

    Spokane is resurrecting a defunct government-owned corporation that could have the power to bring a Native American cultural center downtown, as well as deliver job training and health care assistance … 415

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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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    Wolf-hunting derby starts Friday in Idaho

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A hunting derby with $1,000 each for whoever kills the most wolves and coyotes is scheduled to start at sunrise Friday in east-central Idaho. 405

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    9 mm gun that toddler used to shoot mom was in purse’s holster

    The gun that a toddler used to shoot his mother at Wal-Mart Tuesday was in the zippered pocket of a purse designed to hold a concealed weapon, the woman’s father-in-law … 403

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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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    Anger over wolf attacks rekindles at Washington agency meeting

    A tense summer between ranchers and wolves led to a packed crowd Tuesday night in Colville at a public meeting with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson. … 391

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    New rules on fuels take aim at carbon

    Washington is following the lead of other West Coast states in cutting greenhouse gas tailpipe emissions as part of the global effort to combat climate change. Emissions from cars and … 381

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    Mike Fagan says he won’t resign health board position

      Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan declared Wednesday that there was “no way” he would resign from the county health board amid criticism of his statements questioning the safety of vaccines. … 375

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    Voting starts on Spokane teacher walkout

    Spokane teachers will start voting today on whether to stage a walkout May 27 as a statement to legislators about funding smaller class sizes and pay raises. An unofficial vote … 375

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    Rachel Dolezal tells Today show she identified as black since age 5

    NEW YORK — Rachel Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon. 366