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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ethics complaint targets Spokane Councilwoman Karen Stratton’s endorsement of Pasco marijuana business

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

The complaint filed Friday alleges Stratton violated several portions of the city’s ethical code prohibiting city officials from using public resources to further their own financial interests. The councilwoman said the timing of the complaint, after a letter she wrote last summer had been shared publicly in conservative circles online, indicates it is politically motivated and that she hasn’t benefited financially from the action.
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Comfort dog makes some service-dog handlers uncomfortable

A comfort dog named Marie has received more than 2,000 hours of training and is just shy of a month on the job, but complaints of its aggressive behavior at the Spokane County Interstate Fair this week have raised concerns from handlers, who say the setbacks of one dog can have a ripple effect – and that jeopardizes the safety of the people that rely on them.
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YWCA Spokane to host judge who gave victims a voice in USA Gymnastics sex-abuse scandal

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

Michigan Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who sentenced the doctor at the center of the USA Gymnastics sex-abuse scandal, is coming to Spokane to speak about domestic violence. “It’s long been held that this is a family problem, and people don’t want to interfere,” she said. “The fact is, we do need to interfere. We need to protect people who cannot protect themselves.”
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Then and Now: South channel

From drinking water to electricity generation to Expo ‘74, the south channel of Spokane River has fed the region’s growth and boasts a history of prominent names in development, including James Glover and Washington Water Power. Now the channel is surrounded by a redesigned Riverfront Park.
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For little kids, Mutton Bustin’ offers chance at wool riding glory

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Mutton Bustin’ may not be bull riding, but that clearly didn’t matterto the roaring crowds and child contestants hoping for a chance at sheep riding glory at the Spokane County Interstate Fair. The shows ran four times daily except for Sunday, and were close to full each time, with between 30 and 36 children registered.