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    At least 3 homes lost in wildfire near Bayview

    At least three houses near Bayview, Idaho, went up in flames Sunday afternoon in a fast-moving wildfire that began near the Lake Pend Oreille shoreline, raced up a steep hillside …

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    Downtown bar owner indicted on fraud charges

    Spokane bar owner Jeremy Tangen has been indicted on four counts of bank fraud after authorities learned he was taking advantage of mortgage relief programs under false pretenses. 83

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    Those orange bikes are going away

    An orange bike leaning against the pole of a stop sign. An orange bike tethered to a handrail. An orange bike resting under a tree. Is this good advertising? 51

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    Tom Fritz, retired CEO of INHS, found dead in Lake Coeur d’Alene

    Tom Fritz, former CEO of Inland Northwest Health Services, died Monday while fishing on Lake Coeur d’Alene, just six months after he retired from the organization he led for 16 … 8

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    Macklemore, Ryan Lewis filming new music video in Spokane

    Hip hop stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are in Spokane this week filming a new music video. 14

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    Auto racing: Dale Earnhardt Jr. to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for today’s race at Daytona International Speedway at Daytona Beach, Florida, because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to …

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    Pedestrian hit, killed while walking on sidewalk in north Spokane

    A driver hit and killed a woman in her 60s who was pushing a stroller on the sidewalk near the intersection of Ruby Street and Augusta Avenue on Tuesday morning. 48

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    Spokane police officer accused of armed burglary

      A Spokane police officer was arrested by officers of his own department Tuesday night after he allegedly busted open the front door of his girlfriend’s house during an argument. 211

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    Airway Heights Council asks mayor to resign following Facebook post

    The Airway Heights City Council has asked Mayor Patrick Rushing to resign after he allegedly posted racist comments to his personal Facebook page. However, Rushing is refusing to resign, claiming … 176

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    Explosion rips through Zodiac Aerospace in Newport

    An explosion ripped through an aerospace company in Newport, Washington Tuesday night, shattering glass and causing a section of the roof to collapse. The blast, which occurred shortly before 9 … 5

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    New labor guidelines address worker status

    WASHINGTON – When are workers employees? When are they contractors? The Labor Department issued new guidance Wednesday that could limit the ability of many companies to designate their workers as … 2

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    Glacier National Park wildfire destroys historic cabin

    A fast-moving wildfire in Glacier National Park torched a car and a historic cabin and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the Montana park’s most popular roadway while officials … 18

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    Suspect in custody following officer-involved shooting

    A Spokane police officer fired at a man allegedly trying to rob a Chinese restaurant on North Division Street early Monday morning, but did not hit him. 112

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    Woman saved great-grandson from fatal crash, family says

    A split-second after she noticed an SUV careening toward her and her great-grandson, Marla Langley made the ultimate sacrifice, her children said. 120

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    Vernon Adams did not graduate, making status with Oregon a bit iffy

    Academic difficulties could make the football learning curve even steeper for former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. 19

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    Doctor faces misconduct charges over sex, prescriptions

    A former doctor at Rockwood Clinic is facing state charges of unprofessional conduct for allegedly writing multiple drug prescriptions for two prostitutes with whom he had sex. 35

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    Fire at downtown Spokane restaurant ‘was a big, flamey mess’

    A downtown Spokane restaurant was forced to close Wednesday after an overheating kitchen exhaust fan sent flames crawling up the side of the building. “It was a big, flamey mess,” … 12

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    Bayview residents watch, wait and worry

    BAYVIEW — Ralph Jones fried eggs and bacon for weary Bayview residents Monday morning, the scent of burning pine wafting in his coffee shop near downtown. 5

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    Man found dead in Missoula identified; driver is from Spokane

    Police have arrested a Spokane resident in connection to the shooting death of Jake Colvin, a 25-year-old man from Valley, Washington, whose body was found Sunday afternoon in an SUV … 43

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    Airway Heights mayor rejects calls to resign over online comments

    The Airway Heights mayor is refusing to resign after posting comments last week to his personal Facebook page that City Council members say are racist. Mayor Patrick Rushing, who compared … 98