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    Presidential vacations irk critics amid crises

    CHILMARK, Mass. – President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard and …

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    Rains unleash slides in fire-scarred area

    TWISP, Wash. – A highway in central Washington remained closed on Friday after heavy rains unleashed mudslides that washed down hillsides left barren by wildfires. There were no reports of …

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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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    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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    Silverwood reopens water park after fire

    A fire broke out this afternoon in a restroom/changing room at Silverwood’s Boulder Beach Water Park near Athol. Silverwood temporarily evacuated the water park as firefighters fought the fire. 21

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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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    Mud slides close roads, trap motorists in Okanogan County

    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Officials in a north-central Washington county hard-hit by wildfire this summer say heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions …

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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 … 52

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    USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes California’s Bay Area

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A large earthquake rolled through California’s northern Bay Area early today, damaging some buildings, knocking out power to thousands and sending residents running out of their …

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    Spokane man convicted of murder in ex-girlfriend’s stabbing death

    A Spokane man likely will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of murder in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, whose body was … 21

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    Sen. Murray, pushing funds for residencies, sidesteps Spokane medical school flap

    SEATTLE – As she pushed for more graduate-level physician training in the region, Sen. Patty Murray did her best Wednesday to steer clear of the controversy over who should operate … 21

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    Automated checkout system approved for Spokane Public Library

    Getting materials at a Spokane Public Library will become simpler next year with the installation of new checkout and tracking technology. But library patrons eventually will lose the option of … 36

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    Incognito will meet with Bucs

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to meet with Richie Incognito to determine if one of the central figures in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal can help their struggling offensive …

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    Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of Spokane Valley couple

    The Spokane Valley couple reported missing after their Spokane Valley home was damaged in an arson fire Thursday both died of gunshot wounds to the head. 2

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    Proposal for one-person train crews criticized

    A proposal that some freight trains through Spokane could have just one person on board as early as January has divided a union of rail workers and added fuel to … 76

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    Spokane Valley marijuana business burgled

    A mother and her son were arrested Saturday after reportedly breaking into a marijuana business in the 12900 block of East Indiana Avenue in Spokane Valley. 29

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    Spokane Public Schools gathering community input for bond request

    Artificial turf or parking spaces? Improve elementary schools or middle schools? Replace a gym or build more classrooms? Or, all of the above? Officials at Spokane Public Schools have spent … 38

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    Gun control measure backing from Seattle region

    The vast majority of money supporting the initiative to expand background checks on guns comes from just 10 ZIP codes in the Seattle area, much of it from people with … 315

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    Spokane roofing company owner alleges cybersquatting by rival

    Two Spokane roofing competitors have ended up in court, wrangling over the ownership of the website SpokaneCommercialRoofing.com. Les Ludtke, owner of Spokane Commercial Roofing, is suing competitor Jeffrey Sitton, saying … 1

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    Perfectionists like Washington State’s River Cracraft aren’t familiar with the term “off season”

    When Tracy Cracraft sent her son, River, off to play football at Washington State, she never knew she’d see him on the field so often his freshman season. And she …