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9 min ago | The Spokesman-Review

Spokane County jobless rate decreases to 7.9 percent - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 PST

Spokane County's jobless rate in March dropped to 7.9 percent from February's revised rate of 8.6 percent.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Special Elections Results

A special election was held on Tuesday with various items on the ballot, including library funding in Spokane Valley.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Oakesdale, WA, Whitman County, WA, Ferry County, WA, Lincoln County, WA

Liberty Lake Splash

City continues to sift through WSDOT roundabout bill

Astute observers of the Harvard Road roundabout may have noticed a similarity between Liberty Lake's latest traffic calming project and the corresponding bill from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane County Deputies Break-Up Burglary Ring

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On April 22nd, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Spokane County SWAT Team and Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives served simultaneous search warrants at 4609 N. Calvin and 14323 E. Longfellow.

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The Spokesman-Review

Providence Medical Park will open without disputed operating rooms - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The new $44 million Providence Medical Park in Spokane Valley will have to open without its four operating rooms amid a fight with competitor Valley Hospital over whether the outpatient surgery suites are even needed.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane Rainfall Below Average

Up at the Harvest House in Green Bluff, things are a little dryer than it has been the past couple of years.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Weather, Agriculture, Science

KREM-TV Spokane

City Council requests quicker reviews of shootings involving police

Members of the Spokane City Council want the Spokane County Prosecutor to review officer-involved shootings quicker.

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The Spokesman-Review

Two men suspected of plotting escape from Spokane County Jail - Mon, 21 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Toenail clippers, toilet paper and some toothpaste could not buy freedom for an accused child rapist and a man facing drug charges at the Spokane County Jail this weekend.

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KREM-TV Spokane

Inmate tries to escape Spokane County Jail

Authorities said an inmate tried to escape from the Spokane County Jail. Staff said they found a small hole in a wall during the weekend.

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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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Sun Apr 20, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Several Hospitalized After Easter Night Crash

Several People are in the hospital after a two vehicle crash north of Spokane near Elk at the intersection of Madison and Frideger.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Family, Kids, Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

KHQ-TV Spokane

Pilot Taken To Hospital After Plane Crash In Spangle

A Pilot is in the hospital after he was forced to make an emergency landing near the Spangle Airstrip.

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Related Topix: Spangle, WA, Air Accidents

KREM-TV Spokane

5 people injured and 2 in critical condition after 2 car crash in Elk

A Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputy said the two drivers involved in a two car wreck in Elk Sunday night were believed to be intoxicated.

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KREM-TV Spokane

Spokane Valley family finds stranger in apartment before Easter egg hunt

A Spokane Valley family was shaken up on Easter weekend after a man crawled through their bedroom window on Saturday.

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KREM-TV Spokane

Mud Bog races working to boost Spokane Raceway

The 40th racing season kicked-off at the Spokane County Raceway Saturday with the first of ten mud bog events.

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KFBB

Gun Identified As Murder Weapon In Deer Park Homicide

Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Department have confirmed that a gun found last month by an elementary school student is the same one that was used to kill 53-year-old Harry Giesbrecht on January 4th, 2014.

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The News Tribune

Prisons and jails get Medicaid ball rolling

Prisons and jails in Washington are not only using the federal Affordable Care Act to cut their own health care costs, they're also signing up soon-to-be released inmates so their health care coverage begins as soon as they walk out the door.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Prison, Spokane, WA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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

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

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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