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    Hart may face criminal charges

    BOISE – Federal authorities may be laying the groundwork for criminal charges against tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart. In bankruptcy court documents, federal officials are charging that Hart … 42

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    GOP spends one hour talking about 15 seconds

    TACOMA – An axiom of academic politics is that they tend to be very nasty because very little is at stake. The axiom can sometimes be applied to partisan or …

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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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    J.C. Penney president abruptly leaves post

    NEW YORK — In the latest sign of turbulent times at J.C. Penney Co., the midprice department store chain said Michael Francis, the former Target Corp. executive brought in to … 17

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    Lake Roosevelt park ranger shot man near son, family says

      The Kettle Falls man shot by park rangers at a campground over the weekend had been standing alongside his 9-year-old son when the bullet tore into his torso, family members … 918

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    Plague confirmed in Oregon man bitten by stray cat

    Health officials have confirmed that an Oregon man has the plague after he was bitten while trying to take a dead rodent from the mouth of a stray cat. 6

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    Palin family dust-up brings out the police

    Sarah Palin’s supporters have long urged her to found her own party. Last week, she went out in Anchorage and did find a party, but the trouble may be different …

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    IMF chief’s plan at odds with Germany

    LUXEMBOURG – The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the euro is under “acute stress” and piled pressure on Germany by advocating a series of measures to …

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    Shock jock fired for ‘hate-filled’ tweets

    Anthony Cumia of the “Opie & Anthony” radio show has been fired by SiriusXM, which cited his “racially charged” and “hate-filled” remarks on Twitter as the reason. SiriusXM spokesman Patrick … 5

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    Eastern Washington’s Vernon Adams gets scholarship offer from Oregon Ducks

    Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has been offered a scholarship by the University of Oregon and will visit the school this weekend, Adams said Wednesday afternoon. 27

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    Bill aims to lessen fraud and mantra

    Waste and abuse, waste and abuse. It’s the chorus to a tune that is sung more or less constantly during debates about government spending: We don’t need to pay for … 7

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    Nights to brighten with five planets

    If the skies clear off at sunset on any of the next several days, sky watchers will be rewarded with an unusual planetary display. Jupiter and Venus are high in … 3

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    Couple want backyard back

    When people Don Bain didn’t know took up residence in the garage-slash-apartment in his backyard a couple of weeks ago, he thought he’d be able to have them thrown out. … 36

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    Woman’s 2-year-old son accidentally shoots, kills her at Hayden Wal-Mart

    HAYDEN, Idaho — A 29-year-old woman is dead after her 2-year-old son got a hold of a loaded handgun in her purse and accidentally shot her inside a Wal-Mart store … 13

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    Polar Bear Plunge draws big crowds despite 25-degree weather

    Veterans of Coeur d’Alene’s annual Polar Bear Plunge were in agreement about one thing: We were in for a colder-than-average year. The forecast called for a not-exactly balmy high of … 6

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    Blase Cupich named Chicago archbishop

    Catholic Bishop of Spokane Blase Cupich will be the next archbishop of Chicago, the Associated Press is reporting. It’s a major step for the 65-year-old Cupich, who came to Spokane … 56

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    Former NBA star Craig Ehlo arrested

    Local basketball star Craig Ehlo, who played in the NBA and most recently coached at Eastern Washington University, was arrested early Thursday on a domestic violence charge after firefighters encountered … 71

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    Three confirmed dead in Navy plane crash near Harrington

    A U.S. Navy Prowler warplane crashed near Harrington, Wash., about 9 a.m. today, killing all three people aboard. 59

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    ‘Madagascar’ franchise fading but still funny

    “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” is a riot of splashy colors, silly 3-D gimmicks, big, broad kid-friendly gags – and those professionally pesky penguins. And for adults, there’s the charming …

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    Survey shows recession’s impact

    WASHINGTON – A new survey of U.S. family finances released by the Federal Reserve on Monday documents in painful detail just how deeply the recession and its aftermath has impacted … 4