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    Blase Cupich named Chicago archbishop

    Catholic Bishop of Spokane Blase Cupich will be the next archbishop of Chicago, the Associated Press is reporting. It’s a major step for the 65-year-old Cupich, who came to Spokane … 56

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    Global marches draw attention to climate change

    NEW YORK – Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth – in stride with demonstrators around the world, including …

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    Climate change debate heats up

    The climate crisis is worsening faster than predicted, by every scientific measure, and is paralleled by another crisis: the failure of the U.N. climate negotiation process. “You have been negotiating …

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    Leaky chemical truck prompts emergency alert for nearby residents

    A six-mile stretch of Interstate 90 has been deserted more than seven hours today after a leaky tanker truck triggered a hazardous chemical scare near the Washington-Idaho border. 30

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    CIA scales back spying in Europe after uproars

    WASHINGTON – The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the …

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    Olivia Prater, Lucas Morgan to lead Mt. Spokane homecoming dance

    Lucas Morgan basked in his coronation as king for a day. His arms shot up in triumph and a big smile broke across his face with the announcement he’d been … 48

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    Blanchette: Cougars mostly got it right

    No more need to worry about Washington State football – the squishy defense, the one-dimensional offense, the potshots at the coach. 63

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    I-90 reopens in both directions at Liberty Lake

    Interstate 90 has reopened in both directions at Liberty Lake. 65

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    Marijuana money boosts Washington’s budget

    OLYMPIA – Washington tax coffers could get a $25 million boost by next July and nearly $200 million by mid-2017 from legal marijuana, state economists estimate. But much of that … 78

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    Carolina benches Hardy

    Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a change of heart Sunday, benching defensive end Greg Hardy before the team’s 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions. Rivera defended his late decision …

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    Six men indicted in alleged Doug Carlile murder-for-hire scheme

    Six men have been indicted on murder-for-hire charges in the deaths of Doug Carlile and Kristopher Clarke. The alleged ringleader, James Henrikson, has ties to the oil industry in North … 6

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    CdA man fires gun at reckless driver, police say

    A Coeur d’Alene man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly fired a gun at a reckless driver. No one was injured. 94

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    Bus riders impede flow of pedestrians at plaza, business group contends

    Who has precedence on Spokane’s sidewalks: pedestrians or people waiting for the bus at the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza? Downtown business interests posed that question Monday in an email to … 131

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    Two children are first diagnosed in state with respiratory illness

    SEATTLE – Two children recently treated at a Seattle hospital tested positive for enterovirus D68, a severe respiratory illness, health officials said Friday. Confirmation of these cases are “the tip … 1

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    Study: Criminals easily skirt law buying guns online

    This spring, a man in King County posted an ad on an online gun market, seeking a 9mm handgun. “Cash in hand for the right deal,” he wrote. 336

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    Spokane police arrest rape suspect

    Spokane Police have arrested a man suspected of raping a woman in a garage earlier this week. Paul T. Thornton, 34, is being held on $50,000 bond in the Spokane … 9

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    Cantwell joins fight against Washington Redskins name

    The NFL would lose its tax-exempt status, and millions of dollars, if the Washington Redskins don’t change their name under a bill being introduced soon by Sen. Maria Cantwell. The … 165

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    Woman killed in crash with Grant County Deputy identified

    A woman is dead after a collision with a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy on Dodson Road near Road 5 NW just before 10 a.m. today. 5

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    Spokane Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich promoted to Chicago archbishop

    Catholic Bishop of Spokane Blase Cupich is being appointed the next archbishop of Chicago, the Associated Press is reporting. 12

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    Catholic Diocese of Spokane lawsuit trial date set

    A multimillion-dollar lawsuit pitting the Catholic Diocese of Spokane against the lawyers entrusted to shepherd it through its 2004 bankruptcy is set for a February trial. Bishop Blase Cupich quit … 25