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2 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Shawn Vestal: Commissioner's records request adds fuel to flare-up...

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Anyone who has ever used them is familiar with occasional stonewalling and foot-dragging from public officials - just as they are familiar with the occasional harassing, burdensome requests to agencies from gadflies and journalists.

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7 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Armed robbery at north Spokane McDonald's

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a north Spokane McDonald's on Monroe and Francis Tuesday night.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Liberty Lake Splash

Cover Story: Gearing up for greenspace

Before he represented Liberty Lake on the City Council, Dan Dunne weighed in on the future of parks and recreation in the place he calls home.

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The Spokesman-Review

Opponents of planned subdivision in north Spokane County file lawsuit - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 PST

A group that calls itself Citizens Affirming Responsible Development filed the lawsuit last week in Spokane County Superior Court seeking to overturn a preliminary plat for 25 homes on five acres at 17714 N. Hatch Road.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

City Council wants prosecutor to speed up use of force rulings

Spokane's city council wants faster answers about officer involved shootings and Monday night the council intends to urge Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker to speed up his decisions about whether or not officers' use of force incidents are justified.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Examiner.com

Eight great Amazon Kindle crime fiction ebooks by Spokane authors

Spokane's thriving community of local writers produces works in many genres of fiction, nonfiction and poetry but for some reason many published authors in the area are drawn to tales of crime and revenge.

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KREM-TV Spokane

Trial for man accused of killing girlfriend starts Monday

The trial for the man accused of murdering his girlfriend on New Years of 2011 is set to begin Monday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spokane, WA

Liberty Lake Splash

Council approves 2014 budget with supplements for pedestrian safety

The Liberty Lake City Council wrapped up 2013 by passing a budget that will take strides to improve safety conditions on municipal streets and sidewalks.

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The Spokesman-Review

In brief: Boomer U Briefs: Fitness program offers classes - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 PST

Retirees who want to increase their fitness, balance and flexibility are invited to attend Fit for Retirement classes or one-on-one training in the Spokane area.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Nursing

Sun Apr 13, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

N. Spokane Dairy Queen robbed at gunpoint

A Dairy Queen in North Spokane was robbed at gunpoint around 9:10 Sunday night. Police said the suspect went through the drive through when the robbery occurred.

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KREM-TV Spokane

Volunteer hopes to help Brickhaven fire victims start over

A friend of the manager of the Brickhaven apartment complex on Atlantic St. where a fire destroyed ten units on Saturday began collecting donations for the families affected.

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KREM-TV Spokane

Donated bikes for sale and exchange at Spokane Bike Swap

The county's commute trip reduction office hosted the event from 9am-3pm both days at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center Organizers expected more than 600 bikes ranging from children's bicycles, tandems and tri-cycles to be donated for sale or exchange.

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Seattle Times

Sunday Memo: More Boeing jobs going, again ... Pit bulls bad? ... Sounders' Dempsey on a roll

Boeing engineering jobs going elsewhere : You can't have missed the news last week that Boeing is sending more engineering jobs out-of-state .

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

41 People Displaced After Saturday Afternoon Fire

She says the fire started in a closet in the apartment. Residents in the building said they had no time to grab any of their personal belongings and some even said they didn't have time to put shoes on because the flames spread so quickly.

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The Spokesman-Review

Two alarm fire destroys apartments - Sat, 12 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Residents of an apartment complex in the 6500 block of North Atlantic stood across the street and watched their homes burn this afternoon.

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Bellingham Herald

Shooting of Spokane homicide suspect justified

Three officers shot and killed 21-year-old Justin Cairns on the front porch of his home last May. The prosecutor's office says he disregarded their commands; told them, "Shoot me"; and then reached for something in his waistband, which turned out to be a cell phone.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Washington State Patrol Reminds Public That Oso Is Not A Tourist Attraction

Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is "not a tourist attraction."

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KREM-TV Spokane

$23,000 in bee crates stolen in Newman Lake

Authorities said thieves stole bee crates worth just over $23,000 from a man in Newman Lake.

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The Spokesman-Review

County solid waste plan deadline worries Millwood - Sat, 12 Apr 2014 PST

With plans for a new countywide solid waste system in disarray, the city of Millwood is grappling with how to respond.

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Related Topix: Millwood, WA, Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA, Cheney, WA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

Prosecutors find officers justified in August Salvation Army shooting

The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has determined officers were justified in a deadly shooting at the Salvation Army building on August 22, 2013.

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