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58 min ago | The Spokesman-Review

In brief: Forest Service lifts most campfire bans - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Starting today, and just in time for the busy Labor Day weekend, campers may have fires in metal fire rings in designated campgrounds in six of the seven districts, according to the Forest Service.

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5 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Marijuana retailer sued for trademark infringement

A marijuana-shop owner in Ephrata, Wash., is being sued by a media empire that labels itself as the biggest brand name in pot.

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Related Topix: Ephrata, WA, Sundance Film Festival, Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

7 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

County dials up alert for 911 warnings - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. For several years now, Spokane County's 911 system has had the ability to notify people of potential danger nearby - a wildfire evacuation, a gunman on the loose, even a water system contamination.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Spokane, WA

11 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Shawn Vestal: In the sordid wake of the bikini-clad prosecutor - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 PST

So, just to be clear: The prosecutor who was buddying up to a criminal - a criminal with the word "Criminal" tattooed on his forehead - turns out to be the one who dismissed felony charges against a reputed Hell's Angel in order to cover up the internal investigation of a police officer who was hooking up with a criminal.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane Valley K-9 falls into culvert during chase

Not only did K-9 Laslo and his partner, Deputy Jeff Thurman, fall into a culvert during a chase in the early morning darkness, the deputy landed on top of the German Shepherd.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA, Medical Lake, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Sheriff's Office seeks help finding missing teens

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook asking for help finding three missing juveniles in the Inland Northwest.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Newman Lake, WA, Spokane Valley, WA, Medical Lake, WA

KREM-TV Spokane

Cutting Spokane Co. Jail costs: Keeping inmate jumpsuits longer

Two on Your Side learned the Spokane County Jail has spent a lot more taxpayer money to clothe criminals.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane City Council chooses Karen Stratton to replace Steve Salvatori

SPOKANE, Wash.- The Spokane City Council voted Monday night to appoint Karen Stratton to a vacant seat that represents the city's 3rd district in Northwest Spokane.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

College students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

Students from North Carolina State University say they've invented a nail polish that will help women know when they've come in contact with date-rape drugs.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Spokane, WA

The Spokesman-Review

County prosecutor allegedly aided wanted felon - Mon, 25 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A Spokane County criminal prosecutor is under investigation after allegedly aiding a wanted felon avoid police capture earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Aug 24, 2014

KIX 96.1

The Pak includes fair admission, $3 in food coupons, and 30 carnival ride tickets

Check out our list of 25 Things To Do At The Fair and enter to win a Family Pak to the 2014 Spokane County Interstate Fair! The Pak includes fair admission for up to 2 adults, 4 seniors or youth, $3 in food coupons, and a coupon good for 30 carnival ride tickets! The fair runs September 5th through 14th!

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane County Sheriff's Office gets new helicopters thanks to donation

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- In mid-August the Spokane County Sheriff's office announced they're getting new helicopters.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Spokane, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

One year later: remembering murder victim Delbert Belton

SPOKANE, Wash.- Friday marked one year since World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was killed.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Life, Veteran Affairs

KREM-TV Spokane

Unsealed records: 1,280 texts link deputy prosecutor to Spokane inmate

Court documents unsealed on Friday revealed why a Spokane County deputy prosecutor was placed on administrative leave in the spring.

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

KREM-TV Spokane

Are you harboring a furry fugitive?

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service wants to know if you are harboring a fugitive.

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The Spokesman-Review

Spokane County road grading suspended because of dry heat - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Among the inconveniences created by this summer's hot weather is a lack of maintenance on gravel roads in Spokane County.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Housing project near I-90 heads to hearing - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 PST

A developer based in Vancouver, Washington, is moving ahead with plans to develop 40.5 acres of new housing near Interstate 90 in southwest Spokane County.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Eagles Lodge plans to honor Delbert 'Shorty' Belton one year after his murder

It's been almost a year since WWII veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was beaten to death.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Life, Veteran Affairs

KREM-TV Spokane

Judge gives decade prison sentence for fatal Spokane house party

A deadly house party earned a Spokane man a ten year prison sentence on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

PHOTOS: Do you know who this burglary suspect is?

Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are asking for you help finding a man they believe broke into a home, stole credit and debit cards, and then used those cards to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of items.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Stevens County, WA

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