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42 min ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Photos Just in: Devastation from Carlton Complex fire

KHQ.COM - Photographer, Sy Stepanov gave us permission to share these devastating photos of the destruction caused by the Carlton Complex fire.

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5 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

Man arrested for DUI blames 'contact high' on lounge that isn't open

An 18-year-old arrested for Driving Under the Influence in July told deputies he became impaired by being around other people smoking pot at a Spokane Valley club.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Marijuana, Spokane, WA

11 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

County on track for 35-40 percent turnout in primary election - Fri, 25 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Slightly more than 30,000 ballots for the Aug. 5 primary had been returned to the Spokane County elections office by Thursday, pushing turnout to about 10.5 percent countywide.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Boil-water advisories issued in several eastern Washington areas after storms

The Washington State Department of Health believes some local water systems are at risk after severe storms moved through the area on Wednesday and they have issued some boil-water advisories.

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Related Topix: Weather, Pend Oreille County, WA, Chattaroy, WA, Spokane, WA

The Spokesman-Review

In brief: Spokane City Council to consider park bond, street levy - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 PST

The City Council is expected to vote on resolutions to place a proposed street levy and a proposed bond for Riverfront Park on the ballot in November at its regular meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. This is also the last opportunity for public comment before the vote.

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HeraldNet

Thunderstorms damage homes in Spokane area

Severe thunderstorms that moved through the Spokane area knocked out power to more than 60,000 customers and damaged dozens of homes.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters

The Spokesman-Review

Community services - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 PST

Offers free workshops on labor market and career preparation information, including assistance with resumes and cover letters.

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The Spokesman-Review

Angel, an adoptable cat - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Angel's owner had to be placed in a care facility and there was no one who could care for her.

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The Spokesman-Review

Applicants sought for two county positions - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 PST

Spokane County commissioners are seeking applicants for openings on the Spokane County Library District board of trustees and the Civil Service Commission.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Mercer Island Reporter

Wildfires cause need

On Sunday, it became the largest wildfire in the history of our state as 300,000 acres - the equivalent of 470 square miles and counting have burned so far - stretching from Kittitas County to Okanogan County and even further east to Spokane County.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Kittitas County, WA, Chelan, WA, Leavenworth, WA, Opinion

The Spokesman-Review

Two men sentenced on manslaughter charges in separate slayings - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Two men have been sentenced to prison terms after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a pair of unrelated slayings dating back to May 2012.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Washington drivers increasingly using marijuana 'contact high' as DUI excuse

Members of local law enforcement agencies said they heard an increased number of creative excuses for impaired driving after recreational marijuana was legalized in early July.

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KREM-TV Spokane

Deputies: Contact high is still impaired driving, subject to DUI

Members of local law enforcement said they heard an increased number of creative excuses for impaired driving after recreational marijuana was legalized in early July.

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The Spokesman-Review

Sheriff's race centers on jail debate - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Debate over the need for a new Spokane County Jail has become a key issue in this year's campaigns for sheriff and county commissioner after a candidate in the sheriff's race produced a radio ad pegging the potential cost at $300 million.

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Related Topix: Prison, Spokane, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Cooler temps help fire crews

You might think the rain that fell across the Inland Northwest Tuesday morning would make quick work of fires raging throughout the state, however while the moisture is a relief, there's still plenty of work to do.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Cheney, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane County unemployment rate takes another dip, to 5.6% - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Spokane's slow but steady economic pulse picked up in June as the county's jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent, the first time it dipped below 6 percent since 2008, the state Employment Security Department said.

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The Spokesman-Review

Spokane unemployment rate drops

Spokane County's unemployment rated dropped by 1 percent in June, nearing the state average as it fell to 5.6 percent.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal funds authorized to help fight Watermelon Hill Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Watermelon Hill Fire, burning in Lincoln and Spokane County, Washington.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, FEMA, US News, Eastern Washington University

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Fishtrap fire spreads into Spokane County - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The Watermelon Hill fire about 7 miles southwest of Cheney has grown to about 13,000 acres, fire officials said this morning.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Cheney, WA

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In the Garden: Knowing culprit keeps tomato problems in check - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 PST

How are your tomato plants growing? If you're having troubles with them, or have in the past, you're not alone.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables

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