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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Mariners look forward while going backward

    NEW YORK – Those into silver linings had plenty to take away from this latest Hector Noesi mound adventure. They could read the box score without having watched the game …

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    Typhoon survivors struggling for water

    TACLOBAN, Philippines – Since the typhoon hit, Danny Estember has been hiking three hours round-trip into the mountains each day to obtain what he can only hope is clean water …

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    Baker family invited back to White House

      The White House hopes to make amends to the family of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker after they were turned away from a West Wing tour because of … 29

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    WHO’s cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer

    Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. 5

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    McMorris Rodgers makes conference chair

    Eastern Washington’s clout in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives appears to be growing. U.S Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, was chosen by her colleagues Wednesday to serve … 35

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    Report backs health reform

    Washington’s top insurance officials warned last week that undoing federal health care reforms will exacerbate the financial problems tied to growing numbers of uninsured residents. More than 1 million residents … 6