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  • Reward offered in Meals on Wheels burglary

    A weekend burglary at the Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels left the office trashed with overturned furniture, thrown food and wall covered with profane messages, and Crime Stoppers is offering …


  • Dr. Gott: Mammogram’s result may require follow-up testing

    Dear Dr. Gott: I recently had a mammogram that, fortunately, was negative; the report, however, revealed I have dense, fibroglandular breasts bilaterally. Can you tell me what this means and …


  • Spokane Public Schools unveils draft budget

    Developmentally impaired students could be divided between two Spokane high schools, closer to their homes, rather than bused to a central location. Savings: $390,000. Twelve teaching positions used to help …


  • Home runs lead White Sox past Mariners

    Slumping Carlos Quentin and Jermaine Dye hit consecutive home runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners 6-3.


  • Dems’ budget slashes education, social services, health care

    OLYMPIA – After days of last-minute, late-night negotiations, Democratic budget writers in Olympia agreed Wednesday on a state budget with about $4 billion in cuts to schools, higher education, social …


  • Proposed Washington budget includes large cuts

    OLYMPIA – After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations and speculation, the state Senate on Monday proposed a two-year plan to bridge Washington’s $9 billion budget shortfall.


  • One arrested, one sought in slaying of pregnant woman

    A Spokane woman was arrested early Thursday in connection with the slaying of a pregnant Okanogan County woman earlier this month, and a Spokane man with an extensive criminal record …


  • School cuts inevitable, Otter says

    BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter is endorsing cuts in public school funding in Idaho, saying the $1.2 billion in federal economic stimulus funds he’s decided to accept won’t stave them …


  • Birth control pills linked to blood-clot formation

    Dear Dr. Gott: My 24-year-old granddaughter recently had a stroke due to a clot because of her birth-control medication. She got fast treatment and will be OK, but now I …


  • Getting There: Trails, bike lanes part of N. Idaho vision

    Opening of the Prairie Trail in the Coeur d’Alene area last summer – a complement to the Centennial Trail between Spokane and North Idaho – is part of a push …


  • Shoreline inventory continues

    Spokane County will hold a public hearing tonight as part of its ongoing effort to update its Shoreline Master Program to comply with state law. But county leaders will not …


  • Crucial for schools, some say bond would recharge economy

    When Wayne Brokaw thinks about the construction bond on the table for Spokane Public Schools, he sees a figure beyond the $288 million price tag. His number is 4,608.


  • City to lay off nine as new building slows

    A sharp decline in construction activity in Spokane has caused the loss of nine city jobs. The cuts announced Monday are the first layoffs at City Hall as a result …


  • Driving-school charges dismissed

    A federal judge has dismissed all criminal charges against six men associated with operating a commercial driving school in Spokane. The six were arrested earlier this year after the FBI …


  • Guidelines in offing for how CdA teachers should choose books

    Districtwide guidelines for how books are selected for class assignments in Coeur d’Alene schools will be drafted in the next couple of months in response to an outcry over what …

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