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    Heart failure drug shows promise, study finds

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade: a first-of-its-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization …

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    Shawn Vestal: Gun storage requirements could prevent accidents involving children

    Parents have been charged with crimes for leaving their kids in fatally hot cars. They’ve been charged for failing to get medical care for children. For leaving kids unattended to … 289

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    Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. The food maker said that, while … 2

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    It’s Indians vs. Canadians in playoffs

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canadians scored three runs with two out in the sixth inning in posting a 5-3 victory over Spokane on Sunday to clinch the Northwest League’s …

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    County prosecutor allegedly aided wanted felon

    A Spokane County deputy prosecutor who has been on leave since April is suspected of aiding a wanted felon in eluding capture earlier this year, according to court documents recently … 131

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    49ers’ McDonald arrested on domestic violence charges

    San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. …

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    Hot harbinger: Torrid summer a glimpse into region’s future

    Heat, massive wildfires and violent thunderstorms: The summer of 2014 will be remembered for its intensity and disruption. Climate scientists say it is also a look into the future. 230

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    No more Cougar home games in Seattle

    PULLMAN – The Cougars will begin a new season on Thursday when Washington State takes the field against Rutgers. They will also end a tradition 12 years in the making, … 2

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    Blanchette: Cougs bid disappointing farewell to Seattle

    The Washington State Cougars called it a wrap on their football donation to the SoDo amusementscape on Thursday night, gifting a 41-38 victory to reward Rutgers for a long trip … 51

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    Officer shoots, kills dog in Greenacres

    A Spokane Valley officer shot and killed a dog after police say the dog bit him several times Wednesday afternoon outside a Greenacres residence. The officer, who has not been … 146

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    Shawn Vestal: In the sordid wake of the bikini-clad prosecutor

    So, just to be clear: The prosecutor who was buddying up to a criminal – a criminal with the word “Criminal” tattooed on his forehead – turns out to be … 71

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    Judge dismisses all claims by former SPD officer fired after DUI

    A federal judge dismissed the final civil claim for damages from Bradley Thoma, a former Spokane police officer fired following a DUI arrest, against the city and a former Spokane … 53

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    Parking violator gets the boot

    A driver who owes more than $4,000 in parking fines and fees got the dubious honor today of being the first parking violator in Spokane to have their car immobilized … 57

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    Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a …

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    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official said Saturday that the 28-nation bloc is set to decide new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s president warned the conflict with Moscow …

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    Senegal Ebola case ‘a top priority emergency’

    DAKAR, Senegal — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said today, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in …

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    ‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign targets pot-impaired drivers

    This year’s Labor Day campaign to catch impaired drivers in Washington has a new target. The slogan – Drive High, Get a DUI – is intended to call attention to … 208

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    Couple’s work on Victorian home in Latah revives local history

    There aren’t many reasons to stop in the town of Latah, about an hour’s drive south of Spokane Valley, except perhaps to enjoy the view of Palouse wheatfields. One of … 5

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    Thoma, former Spokane police officer, loses final claim for damages

    A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after a hit-and-run, drunken driving arrest lost his final claim for damages against the city Tuesday, though his attorney has vowed to appeal. … 34

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    Jury denies release of repeat sex offender

    A 54-year-old with a history of sexual violence was ordered by a jury to remain in state custody following his latest stint in prison on rape charges. 70