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You better watch out

Another sign that yuletide is nigh, just like carols in department store and Bill O'Reilly complaining about a war on Christmas.

State officials are set to warn people to check out charities before they contribute.

Secretary of State Sam Reed and Attorney General Rob McKenna will hold their annual "Check before You Give" a press conference Wednesday. Reed will release his naughty or nice list of charities that shows how much of what they raise goes to the problems they're trying to help.

Detains coming Wednesday morning.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.