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    Popular downtown hot dog vendor dies of flu

    Chad Rattray, a hot dog vendor who helped keep downtown Spokane fed from outside the front of the Bank of America building, died Tuesday from flu complications. 50

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    Two dead as winds topple trees across the region; blackouts everywhere leave 200,000 people without power

    High winds are likely to cause widespread power outages and other damage on Tuesday evening as a powerful Pacific storm moves over the Inland Northwest. Authorities are calling on employers … 31

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    Windstorm closes schools; 380,000 without power

    There are at least 158,000 customers without power Wednesday morning as Avista crews scrambled in the wake of a brutal windstorm that toppled hundreds of trees and killed two women. 12

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    Elaborate credit card fraud leaves many victims across Inland Northwest

    One month ago today, three men walked into a Wal-Mart in Post Falls and attempted to buy in-store gift cards using a series of credit cards. Store managers grew suspicious … 123

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    Authorities call for workers, school kids to go home early to avoid high wind risks

    High winds could cause widespread power outages on Tuesday as a powerful Pacific storm moves over the Inland Northwest. Authorities called on employers and school officials to let employees and … 30

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    Most customers could go 3 to 5 days without power, Avista says

    Avista Utilities is encouraging customers without power to prepare for the possibility that it could be several days before their electricity is restored. 57

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    Idaho cattle rancher killed in gunfire exchange with sheriff’s deputies

    A cattle rancher was killed in a shootout with Adams County Sheriff’s deputies late Sunday following a vehicle collision between his bull and a station wagon on U.S. Highway 95 … 181

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    Spokane artist, killed by tree, remembered for generosity, ‘animal-loving free spirit’

    Local artist LeaAnne Scott Lake was killed when part of a tree fell in her South Hill backyard during yesterday’s windstorm 9

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    Avista estimates some customers won’t have power restored until mid-week

    Avista Utilities still hopes to have most customers back on line by Monday, but as the work gets more time and labor intensive, CEO Scott Morris cautioned that it may … 94

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    Police confirm officer-involved shooting at Cenex station

    Spokane police have confirmed an officer-involved shooting at the Cenex station at Cataldo and Division. 199

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    Mayor David Condon knew of alleged sexual harassment by police chief in April, records show

      Spokane Mayor David Condon knew in April that a female city employee accused former police Chief Frank Straub of sexual harassment because he had “grabbed her ass, tried to kiss … 62

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    Man killed by woman’s husband identified

    The man who died Wednesday after a fight at a home in Spokane Valley has been identified as Sean R. Logon, 44. 2

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    Man found with woman dies after fight with her husband

    A man found with another man’s wife died Wednesday after getting in a fight with the woman’s husband. 51

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    Storm damage prompts state of emergency

    Storm casualties and damage bring emergency declaration. 2

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    Haynes defeats Treppiedi for Spokane School Board

    Incumbent Spokane School Board member Rocky Treppiedi has lost his re-election bid. The Spokane County Election’s Office finished counting on Monday almost all the remaining 5,000 ballots it had left … 17

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    Avista says repairs may take three more days

    One in five Avista customers in Spokane County remains without electrical service five days after a powerful windstorm toppled trees and power lines across the region. 125

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    Most schools closed Thursday; some CV schools open

    Spokane Public Schools is looking at which schools have power before deciding whether or not to have classes on Thursday. 17

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    Four factors combined to make windstorm so strong

    Tuesday’s storm brought together several weather factors that favor high winds 20

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    Families struggle without power heading into third night

    With around 100,000 people powerless for the third straight night, the struggle to stay warm intensified as temperatures plummeted. 47

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    Dangerous winds expected Tuesday, following snow overnight

    Winds up to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph are expected across the Inland Northwest and central Washington Tuesday. 25