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    Washington-Boise State preview capsule

    Today: 7:15 p.m. TV: ESPN

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    Wind storm brings down power lines, blows in dust

    Blowing dust cut visibility and brought downed power lines late this morning while authorities cautioned the public to stay off area highways until the wind settles down this evening. 13

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    Spokane Public Schools employees vote to strike if agreement not reached in a week

    Employees of Spokane Public Schools have voted to go out on strike beginning Friday, Sept. 4, only days after the first day of school on Monday. 142

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    Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion, alleging sabotage

    The supermarket battle between Haggen and Albertsons is getting uglier. Haggen, a Pacific Northwest chain, sued Albertsons for allegedly engaging in “systematic efforts” to eliminate it as a competitor in … 35

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    WSU instructors under fire for trying to ban words — including “male” and “female” — from use in classes

    PULLMAN – Three Washington State University instructors are being accused of violating students’ First Amendment rights by banning terms like “illegal alien,” “male” and “female” in the classroom. 260

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    Moderate earthquake rattles Okanogan County

    A moderate earthquake at 9:42 a.m. shook the ground in southeast Okanogan County nine miles north of of Nespelem, Washington. 10

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    Planned Parenthood fire determined to be arson

    An early-morning fire at Planned Parenthood in Pullman Friday was arson, according to the Pullman Fire Department and the Inland Northwest Joint Terrorism Task Force. 145

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    Brush fire near Athol consumes fields, forest

    A tree on a power line is suspected of sparking a 60 acre blaze near Athol this afternoon. The fire is burning in fields and trees east of Ramsey Road, … 5

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    Whitworth soccer players suspended for wearing blackface

    A day after a social media post depicting soccer players wearing blackface at an informal event, Whitworth University suspsended the five players shown in the photograph. 202

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    Spokane teacher strike averted; tentative agreement reached

    A tentative agreement has been reached between Spokane Public Schools and the teachers union that averts a labor strike Friday. 204

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    Gas leak forces evacuation of downtown Spokane buildings

    A natural gas leak in downtown Spokane has prompted the evacuation of The Spokesman-Review building at Monroe and Riverside streets. 16

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    Evacuations downgraded for Tower Fire near Priest Lake

    Officials overseeing the Tower fire in Pend Oreille County escalated evacuations this afternoon as high winds made tracking the 29-square-mile fire difficult. 10

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    No competitive bidding at Priest Lake cabin-site auction, but schools earn $15M

    Idaho’s public school endowment made $15.65 million last week when the state auctioned off 35 lakefront cabin sites on Priest Lake – even without any competitive bidding. 27

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    After windstorm, Republic is safe (at least for now)

    The largest bursts of wind have blown through Republic, and fire remained out of the town late this afternoon. 1

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    Eagles react to Vernon Adams starting at Oregon

    A day after learning that former EWU quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. would face them in the season opener next week at Oregon, the Eagles appreciated the challenge. “It’ll be fun, …

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    Coeur d’Alene man found dead behind Moscow sporting goods store

    MOSCOW – Police believe a man found dead behind a sporting goods store Sunday evening may have been under the influence of alcohol when he tumbled down a steep embankment. 8

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    Henrikson moved to Yakima following August jailbreak attempt

    Though officials would not confirm accused murder-for-hire mastermind James Henrikson attempted to escape the Spokane County Jail last month, he has been moved to Yakima and faced restrictions on attorney …

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    Charter school law unconstitutional, state Supreme Court says

      The Washington Supreme Court has ruled the state’s voter-approved charter-school law unconstitutional. 30

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    European settlers renamed many Washington mountains, too

    If President Barack Obama starts a trend to change the name of a mountain back to the one used by a region’s original inhabitants, there’s plenty of possibilities in Washington … 114

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    Why teacher strikes aren’t legal, yet happen anyway

    OLYMPIA – Teacher strikes are not legal under Washington law. That doesn’t stop them from happening, although it sometimes stops them from continuing. The problem with that law, say Republican … 62