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    Mayor David Condon knew of alleged sexual harassment by police chief in April, records show

      Spokane Mayor David Condon knew in April that a female city employee accused former police Chief Frank Straub of sexual harassment because he had “grabbed her ass, tried to kiss … 149

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    Avista estimates some customers won’t have power restored until mid-week

    Avista Utilities still hopes to have most customers back on line by Monday, but as the work gets more time and labor intensive, CEO Scott Morris cautioned that it may … 94

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    Final Spokane family to receive power stays positive in spite of hardship

    Avista reported early Friday morning that it has restored power to all of its customers - a 10-day effort begun after a Nov. 17 windstorm swept into Spokane and plunged … 44

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    Families of teens killed in ‘Ponderosa Jump’ crash file lawsuit

    The families of two teenage girls who died in a reckless driving accident in Spokane Valley in 2013 have filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by the driver and public officials. 18

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    Stuckart: Mayor Condon lied about sexual harassment claim

    Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he is “severely disappointed” in Mayor David Condon for the handling of allegations of sexual harassment against former police Chief Frank Straub, saying … 209

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    Avista says repairs may take three more days

    One in five Avista customers in Spokane County remains without electrical service five days after a powerful windstorm toppled trees and power lines across the region. 126

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    Power companies hope to repair most lines this weekend, but outages may linger

    Power remains out for more than 70,000 Avista customers in Spokane County, as crews arrive from Western Washington to aid weekend efforts. Volunteers are needed to check on neighbors, Mayor … 4

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    Woman, 20, killed in highway collision near Colfax

    A 20-year-old woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-car crash 16 miles west of Colfax on State Route 26. Morgan K. Cope, 20, of Buckley, Washington, died at the … 3

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    Peyton Bender gives Cougars options as assertive, strong-armed quarterback

    Before Peyton Bender’s maternal grandmother died, she made sure to see him throw his first college touchdown pass. 2

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    Winter storm watch in effect for Monday night

    A winter storm watch is in effect for much of the Inland Northwest from a storm system expected to arrive about 9 to 10 p.m. on Monday. 26

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    Apple Cup: Turnovers doom Cougars as Washington romps to 45-10 win

    SEATTLE – Myles Gaskin rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns, Sidney Jones, Darren Gardenhire and Azeem Victor all returned turnovers for touchdowns in the second half and Washington became … 10

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    Spokane schools will be closed Tuesday

    Spokane Public Schools canceled school Tuesday following extensive damage from the Nov. 17 windstorm. 24

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    Young hunters: Cancer-stricken 18-year-old receives special opportunity to bag moose

    A once-in-a-lifetime moose tag is one of the most coveted hunting privileges in Washington — a dream come true for a teen who’s running out of time. 2

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    Police seek help in finding missing woman

    The Spokane Police Department is asking for help in their search for a woman who has been missing since Nov. 3. 6

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    Getting by without power hits the poor harder, resident says

    Matthew Watters, who lives in a Housing and Urban Development subsidized apartment complex with his 9-year-old son, thinks the outages disproportionately impact the poor. 205

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    Dog walkers remember woman who fell through ice; dog recovering at SCRAPS

    The Husky mix whose owner fell through the ice at Lincoln Park and died Tuesday is recouperating at SCRAPS while officials try to contact next-of-kin, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. 2

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    The Dirt: New condo project at Kendall Yards set

    Two building projects in Kendall Yards are lining up for construction, including a condo building and a Class A medical office structure. For the residential project, Elm Street Condos, Developer … 20

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    Anonymous commenters have (some) rights, too

    Trolls are the bane of online commentary. Trolls? They’re the anonymous cads who specialize in nasty posts that drive all but the boldest from cyber forums, including those offered by … 194

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    One police officer and two civilians dead in Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting

    Police in Colorado Springs say there is a shooter near the Planned Parenthood clinic.

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    Avista linemen to work right through Thanksgiving to restore power after windstorm

    More than 100 crews of linemen are deployed across Spokane neighborhoods hardest hit by last week’s windstorm. 55