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    Palin family dust-up brings out the police

    Sarah Palin’s supporters have long urged her to found her own party. Last week, she went out in Anchorage and did find a party, but the trouble may be different …

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    Shock jock fired for ‘hate-filled’ tweets

    Anthony Cumia of the “Opie & Anthony” radio show has been fired by SiriusXM, which cited his “racially charged” and “hate-filled” remarks on Twitter as the reason. SiriusXM spokesman Patrick … 5

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    Eastern Washington’s Vernon Adams gets scholarship offer from Oregon Ducks

    Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has been offered a scholarship by the University of Oregon and will visit the school this weekend, Adams said Wednesday afternoon. 27

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    Woman’s 2-year-old son accidentally shoots, kills her at Hayden Wal-Mart

    HAYDEN, Idaho — A 29-year-old woman is dead after her 2-year-old son got a hold of a loaded handgun in her purse and accidentally shot her inside a Wal-Mart store … 13

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    Polar Bear Plunge draws big crowds despite 25-degree weather

    Veterans of Coeur d’Alene’s annual Polar Bear Plunge were in agreement about one thing: We were in for a colder-than-average year. The forecast called for a not-exactly balmy high of … 6

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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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    Former Brave Frank Torre dies

    NEW YORK – Frank Torre, the World Series star who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82. …

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    Heart failure drug shows promise, study finds

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade: a first-of-its-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization …

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    Obama’s credit card declined for non-use

    President Barack Obama said he was at a New York restaurant recently eating out with first lady Michelle Obama during the United Nations General Assembly. But when it came time …

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    Arthur cuts power to 250,000 Canadians

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Arthur hit Canada’s Maritime provinces Saturday with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving about 250,000 customers without power. Canadian Hurricane Centre … 1

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    George enjoys first game, boosts Pacers

    NBA: Paul George savored every moment of his postgame stroll to the locker room. He pumped his fist, traded high-fives with teammates, gave the No. 1 signal to the fans …

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    Idaho Republican Labrador makes bid for House majority leader

    BOISE – Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador announced Friday that he’s running for U.S. House majority leader, a big leap for the second-term tea-party favorite. Though his bid to take on … 8

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    Sprague soldier among troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

    A 22-year-old soldier from Sprague, Washington, was among five American troops killed in an apparent coalition airstrike Monday in southern Afghanistan. Officials told the Associated Press it’s one of the … 36

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    Popular downtown hot dog vendor dies of flu

    Chad Rattray, a hot dog vendor who helped keep downtown Spokane fed from outside the front of the Bank of America building, died Tuesday from flu complications. 50

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    NFL notes: Cardinals turn to Logan Thomas at quarterback

    When he takes the field Sunday in San Francisco, Logan Thomas, the team’s fourth-round pick, will be Arizona’s fourth starting quarterback this season. If St. Louis upsets Seattle, the Cardinals …

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    Stolen cabin found outside of Springdale

    Stevens County sheriff’s deputies have located a cabin stolen from a family’s rural property near Springdale. 26

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    Obama promises electricity aid in Washington fire areas

    SEATTLE – The federal government will provide emergency assistance to help restore electricity in areas of Central Washington where wildfires have knocked out power, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday. Inslee … 4

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    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds …

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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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    ‘My husband would have laughed’ about Seahawks dig in obituary

    Michael Vedvik was a longtime Seahawks fan. So his wife thinks he’d laugh about the last line in his obituary today: “We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike’s … 24