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    U.S. factory output continues upward trend

    WASHINGTON – U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals. Manufacturing production rose … 5

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    Sagle man killed in crash on Long Bridge in Sandpoint

    A Sagle man was killed early Friday in a two-vehicle collision on the Long Bridge, just south of Sandpoint on U.S. Highway 95. 5

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    Shawn Vestal: Secrecy surrounding shooting of dog suspicious

    When cops shoot human beings, they are named publicly within days. This is as it should be. We grant police officers extraordinary authority, not the least of which is the … 68

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    Thunderstorm downs lines, fuels fires in Spokane region

    A thunderstorm that thrust a giant dust cloud across Eastern Washington and North Idaho on Tuesday evening largely spared the areas hit hard in the last two storms on July … 11

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    Williams finally takes crown in Queen City

    TENNIS: Serena Williams earned one of her most elusive titles on her sixth try. Williams needed only 62 minutes to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday in the Western …

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    Officials, activists concerned about military-equipped police ‘mission creep’

    Along with hundreds of communities nationwide, Spokane-area law enforcement agencies have taken advantage of a government program that outfits officers with military surplus equipment at little or no cost to … 296

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    Shannon Stiltner rescinds payment for Zags seats; still owes restitution

    The imprisoned girlfriend of convicted fraudster Greg Jeffreys rescinded a $2,700 payment for Gonzaga University basketball tickets after her ex-husband raised questions about court-ordered restitution. The revelation comes as Shannon … 17

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    Flood advisory posted in downpour

    The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for portions of the Inland Northwest inundated with this afternoon’s thunderstorms. 31

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    Witnesses: Man killed in hotel parking lot planned pot robbery

    Richard Amodio, 32, planned to rob the marijuana supplier who investigators say was captured on video shooting and killing him early Sunday morning. 55

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    Thousands of parents will get letters explaining why their kids’ school is failing

      Thousands of Spokane-area households will soon receive a letter explaining that their child’s school is failing. Spokane Public Schools alone is sending out more than 13,500 letters to parents in … 71

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    Man taken into custody after shot fired Tuesday in north Spokane

    A man who fired a gun inside a home near the NorthTown Mall early Tuesday was taken into custody without incident, police said. 15

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    Missing couple presumed dead after arson fire

    A couple discovered missing after an arson fire at their home in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon are presumed dead after their car was found Friday in Benewah County with two … 2

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    Blowing dust ushers in thunderstorms

    Blowing dust that washed across Spokane after 6 p.m. gave way to rain, high winds and lightning as severe thunderstorms raked Eastern Washington and North Idaho on Tuesday night. A … 28

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    Hackers steal patient info from parent company of Rockwood Clinic, Deaconess and Valley hospitals

    Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on 4.5 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.

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    Man arrested after allegedly choking police dog

    Richard Urbanski, 29, was booked into Spokane County Jail on Tuesday evening after investigators said he tried to choke a police dog. 70

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    People: Todd taking over ‘Press’ from Gregory

    Embattled “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory is leaving NBC News and Chuck Todd will replace him on the venerable Sunday morning public affairs program. Todd begins his new role …

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    Brady and his backups sharp in win

    Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass after sitting out the first preseason game and the New England Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 on Friday …

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    Police arrest alleged burglar posing as officer

    An 18-year-old was arrested after police said he told residents in North Spokane he was a police officer and allegedly threatened a woman’s life with a replica rifle. 20

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    Spokane gets grip on growth with water plan

    The city of Spokane has found a way to block development at its borders, even if that growth takes place within the urban growth boundary. The shift in power from … 32

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    More arson suspects arrested in Okanogan fires

    Two more arrests were made in Okanogan County for helping spread the devastating fire that scorched much of the Methow Valley last month, bringing the total number of people in … 10