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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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    High court nixes NJ appeal on gun rights in public

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday let stand New Jersey’s requirement that gun owners demonstrate a justifiable need in order to carry firearms in public, turning away … 462

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    Cheney schools apologize for allowing missionary’s speech

    Cheney school officials have apologized to the parents of a middle school student for allowing a self-styled religious missionary to be the featured speaker at a mandatory school assembly. Terry … 446

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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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    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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    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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    ‘Kettle Falls 5’ case tests marijuana laws

    Washington state’s permissive marijuana laws have been on a collision course with the federal government’s total ban for years. That collision could occur this summer in a Spokane courtroom as … 401

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    Stevens County ranchers move sheep after wolves kill 24

    A Stevens County family moved 1,800 sheep off private grazing land over the weekend to protect their flock from wolves that have killed at least two dozen of the animals … 398

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    Get over Hobby Lobby

    So the U.S. Supreme Court decided that certain birth control cannot be forced upon a business owner. Get over it. 393

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    Bergdahl story stirs anger, accusations

    WASHINGTON – For all the yellow ribbons strewn across his hometown in Idaho and the gratitude expressed by his parents in an emotional visit to the White House on Saturday, … 393

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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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    Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange

    BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday he “absolutely makes no apologies” for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending … 372

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    Militants post photos of mass killings in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers, while … 371

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    Vaccine ‘trutherism’ thriving, at public’s expense

    Cast your mind back to June, when the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby could deny contraception coverage to its employees. At the time, some people wondered how far this … 361

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    Richland florist a ‘grain of sand’ in gay rights storm

    The 70-year-old grandmother who owns a flower shop in Washington and became a national figure for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding says she was surprised her actions … 353

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    McMorris Rodgers says ACA likely to stay

    With the news this week that more than 600,000 Washington residents have acquired new health care plans through the state exchange, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said it’s unlikely the … 348

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    Spokane’s first pot buyer says he’s getting fired

    The man who was first in line to buy legal marijuana in Spokane on Tuesday said he lost two part-time jobs because of the media attention. 346