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    Memphis ends Golden State’s NBA-best 16-game winning streak

    NBA: Marc Gasol scored 24 points, and host Memphis snapped Golden State’s NBA-best 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory on Tuesday night. Mike Conley and Zach Randolph each scored …

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    John Blanchette: Football finishes a distant second

    The fan had crumpled at the bottom of the steps that bisect sections D and E of the main grandstand at Roos Field, and almost instantly everything stopped. The game. … 2

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    NFL notes: Cam Newton ‘thankful’ to be alive after auto accident

    Cam Newton is not worried about when he’ll return to the football field – he said he’s just happy to be alive. The Carolina Panthers quarterback returned to the team’s …

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    The importance of the flu vaccine, and what to do if you get sick

    Public health officials explain the importance of the influenza vaccine and what to do if you get sick. Q. Should I get vaccinated?

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    Hundreds protest new background check law

    OLYMPIA — Hundreds of gun-rights advocates, some dressed in camouflage and some wearing Santa hats, gathered on the Capitol grounds to denounce the background-check law voters approved last month. 120

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    Spokane planning director fired partly for ‘inability to lead’

    Scott Chesney, Spokane’s planning director who was fired last month, lost his job not only due to his “inability to lead,” but also because he used city funds to buy … 113

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    Warriors win franchise-best 14th straight

    NBA: Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry shook off slow starts to finish with a flurry, and the Golden State Warriors extended their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games by beating …

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    U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear ex-police officer’s appeal of Zehm case conviction

    Former Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson Jr.’s legal battle to overturn his conviction in the 2006 death of Otto Zehm ended at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The nation’s … 79

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    Oregon QB Marcus Mariota big winner at awards show; Vandals’ Austin Rehkow denied

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Marcus Mariota put up nearly flawless numbers this season in leading Oregon to a spot in the first College Football Playoff. At the College Football … 1

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    Spokane high school graduation rates hit 83 percent

    High school graduation rates have soared to 83 percent in Spokane, a turnabout that has earned national accolades. Six years ago, only six in 10 students were finishing high school. … 131

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    Doug Clark: Spokane Standoff leads to Road Rage Confidential

    Found myself facing one of our most treacherous civic situations the other night: a four-way stop with all lanes occupied, otherwise known as… A Spokane Standoff. 64

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    23,500 Spokane County residents face 10 percent garbage rate hike

    Private contractor Waste Management is asking thousands of Spokane County residents to pay about 10 percent more for trash collection beginning next year, a move that has some city and … 38

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    Low U.S. fuel costs cause drop in consumer prices

    WASHINGTON – Plunging gasoline costs pulled U.S. consumer prices lower in November, muting inflation across the entire economy. The Labor Department said Wednesday the inflation reading fell a seasonally-adjusted 0.3 …

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    Man stabbed in downtown Spokane

    A man was stabbed in his neck in downtown Spokane Tuesday evening. Police said they believed the man was stabbed by someone he knew, but the victim was not initially … 6

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    Griz name new football coach

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Bob Stitt has been named the new head football coach at Montana. 8

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    Washington commission wants to test by-the-mile road tax

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Transportation Commission wants to look into a pay-by-the-mile tax that could replace the gas tax in Washington. 140

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    Panel urges UW to expand medical offerings in Spokane

    The University of Washington Medical School should “proceed as soon as possible” to expand and modernize its program in Spokane, a special advisory council set up by the university said … 8

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    Man gets 80 years in teacher’s oil-patch killing

    BILLINGS, Mont. — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for killing a Montana teacher in the Northern Plains oil patch. 72

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    Tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands, Justice Department says

    Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. … 41

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    Illinois State takes down EWU in FCS quarterfinal

    When push came to shove Saturday, the Eastern Washington football team was knocked flat on its back. 4