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54 min ago | The Spokesman-Review

Liberty Lake Blotter: Police investigating infant abuse report - Sat, 19 Apr 2014 PST

The Liberty Lake Police Department is investigating a case of suspected child abuse that was reported in the 19000 block of East Shannon Avenue on April 7. A person called in to report that a 6-week-old at that address had been treated at a local hospital for 14 fractured ribs, a skull fracture and extensive bruising.

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Related Topix: Liberty Lake, WA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

5 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

In Brief: Moody's Investor Services upgrades Spokane Valley's bond rating - Sat, 19 Apr 2014 PST

"The upgrade a reflects the city's low debt burden, sizeable tax base which is expected to expand into the medium-term, and healthy financial performance, which is maintained through strong management practices," Moody's said in announcing the upgrade earlier this month that also praised the Valley's healthy financial reserves.

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

9 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Community services - Sat, 19 Apr 2014 PST

Employment, Education and Training - For Spokane County residents who have been laid off from work or have low income; provided through Work Source Spokane.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

Strangers donate to help injured pug

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.--A local woman said she was desperate after her dog lost an eye to a gruesome injury in April.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Deputy under investigation faked radio traffic to appear busy - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A deputy under investigation for parking for hours at a woman's home while on duty made it look like he was busy by calling names and license plate numbers for dispatchers to run, said Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Connect With Kleck: Abuse Or Neglect At Daycare

The murder trial for suspected killer Daniel Arteaga continued at the Spokane County Courthouse on Thursday as one of the lead investigators took the stand discussing evidence found the night of Kim Schmidt's death.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Family, Kids, Home Listing, Home

Liberty Lake Splash

Roof concerns prompt library closure

Mogen, the longtime director of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library, was on hand at Tuesday night's City Council meeting to accept a proclamation observing the week, only a few hours after the local storehouse of books on Mission Avenue was closed due to concerns over a water-damaged roof.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Liberty Lake, WA, Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Second Harvest Partnering With Spokane Schools

According to Second Harvest, one in four children are hungry or at risk of hunger in Spokane County.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Family, Kids

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane River flow rule sought - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 PST

Keeping enough water in the Spokane River at critical times for fish and recreation is the focus of the state's new effort to adopt instream flows for the river.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Stevens County, WA, Spokane, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Third N. Spokane Fast Food Armed Robbery In Three Days

SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police tell us they have taken two people of interest into custody following a robbery at the Shadle Park McDonald's.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Home Listing, Home

KHQ-TV Spokane

The Isaac Foundation Helping Those Dealing With Autism

New numbers from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention show more children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Spokane, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Volunteer opportunities - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 PST

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop - Volunteers are needed for the Discovery Shop, 805 W. Garland Ave., for help with a number of duties.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Life, Charity

The Spokesman-Review

Detectives trying to identify woman found in the Spokane River - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Spokane County Sheriff's Office detectives are still trying to identify a woman found dead in the Spokane River near East Empire in Spokane Valley on January 10. The woman is between 30 and 55 years old.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA

KREM-TV Spokane

Report: Accused child molester said sex was 'God's word'

KREM 2 News has been tracking local associates who may be connected to a man wanted for sexually abusing children in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

KREM-TV Spokane

$2,000 grant for Spokane Co. Library to help refugees

The Spokane County Library District was awarded a Target Early Childhood Reading Grant of $2,000 to start a program to help immigrant families.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

The Spokesman-Review

In brief: Man on bike carrying shotgun arrested, Spokane police say - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Spokane when police officers found him riding a small bike with a full-size shotgun sticking out of his backpack.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Spokane County voters may be asked to approve $45M park levy in 2015

Spokane County voters may be asked next spring to approve a $45 million dollar park levy that would pay for a new sports complex in downtown along with improvements at county parks.

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Related Topix: Liberty Lake, WA, Spokane, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Reward Offered For Information In Armed Robbery At North Spokane McDonalds

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of the man who robbed a McDonald's Tuesday night on Monroe and Francis.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

K9 Laslo Still Recovering, Excited To Get Back To Work

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office notified KHQ on Wednesday that K9 Laslo is still recovering after being attacked by another dog on April 7th while responding to a burglary and assault call.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Everett, WA

KXLY-TV Spokane

Libraries will trade food for your fine

This is National Library Week, and in celebrations, Spokane County Library District is holding the 2nd annual Food for Fines event.

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Related Topix: Libraries

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