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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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