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32 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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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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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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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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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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KREM-TV Spokane

Police arrest Hilton Inn bomb threat suspect

Police arrested a man accused of creating a bomb scare at the Hilton Garden Inn Tuesday morning.

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The Spokesman-Review

Daniel Arteaga murder trial begins this week - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A murder trial begins this week for a former Spokane Valley scuba instructor accused of shooting dead a woman with whom he was having an affair.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spokane Valley, WA

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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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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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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