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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Recharging batteries by skiing into a backcountry hut

It’s easy to lose track of time when you ski into a backcountry cabin for a few days. Mother Nature sets the agenda and visitors get a glimpse of the world as it used to be. By the time they pack up and return to town, most folks need to set their watches forward about a century.

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Groups eye lawsuit after wolf petition is rejected

Feb. 8—A coalition of animal rights and environmental groups said Wednesday they plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for rejecting their petition to list wolves in the northern Rockies and other parts of the West under the Endangered Species Act. Last week, the agency said listing the animals was not warranted. The groups contend liberal hunting and trapping regulations that result ...
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Looking ruffed

A ruffed grouse saunters down the road at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge outside of Cheney in this photo by Jerry Rolwes. Ruffed grouse are a relatively rare sight at the refuge.
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Why Northwest skiers flock to Japan every winter

HAKUBA VALLEY, Japan – Snow crab legs protruded from a steaming bowl of miso soup accompanied by a golden-brown portion of takoyaki, a battered ball stuffed with grilled octopus. What did this slopeside lunch set me back at Goryu, one of several ski areas lining Japan’s Hakuba Valley? Some 1,150 yen, or about $8.
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Midstokke: Working together, apart

Like many couples, my husband and I work best together when we don’t. I hear there are couples that like doing things together – together, like in the same room with each other and in collaborative action, but in our home, this would likely result in bloodshed.