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  1. Wildfires cause needRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Mercer Island Reporter

    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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  2. Deadly throat slitting lands Spokane Valley transient in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KREM-TV Spokane

    ... rrants of residences, phone bills and interviews of several other people not directly involved in the crimes. Spokane County Major Crimes detectives were still investigating the case.

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  3. HomepageRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Cheney Free Press

    ... Cheney School District on a... Crime reports in Medical Lake have gone up. According to statistics from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, 269 crimes were reported from January to June 2014, a 16 percent increase over the 227 reports generated ...

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  4. Two men sentenced on manslaughter charges in separate slayings - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 PSTRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    ... terms after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a pair of unrelated slayings dating back to May 2012. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said Shane Smith, 40, was sentenced to a little more than 14 years in prison for his role in the killing of ...

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  5. Not Always Fun - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 PSTRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    ... Hadn't he heard the loud speaker? How many little boys in black Myrtle Beach T-shirts could there be at the Spokane County Interstate Fair? " What the heck is Northwest Aqua Comfort?" Marissa said, squinting over hundreds of heads. "Where would he ...

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  6. Police: 'Contact high' not an excuse for marijuana DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KING-TV Seattle

    ... in early July. Authorities said impaired drivers will be punished, regardless of how they become high. A Spokane County Sheriff's deputy said the most recent excuse happened during a traffic stop the weekend of the July 19. Deputies said an ...

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  7. Washington drivers increasingly using marijuana 'contact high' as DUI excuseRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

    ... in early July. Authorities said impaired drivers will be punished, regardless of how they become high. A Spokane County Sheriff's deputy said the most recent excuse happened during a traffic stop the weekend of the July 19. Deputies said 18-year-old ...

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  8. Deputies: Contact high is still impaired driving, subject to DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

    ... number of creative excuses for impaired driving after recreational marijuana was legalized in early July. A Spokane County Sheriff's deputy said the most recent excuse happened during a traffic stop the weekend of the July 19. Hood said he did not ...

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  9. Sheriff's race centers on jail debate - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 PSTRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    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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  10. Spokane County's jobless rate drops to 5.6 percent - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 PSTRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    ... during June were construction (up 200), manufacturing (up 100), and financial services (up 200). Last month, Spokane County reported a preliminary estimate of 217,900 jobs, down from 218,000 the month before. One year ago, Spokane had 216,200 jobs. ...

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  11. Cooler temps help fire crewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KXLY-TV Spokane

    ... still a lot of work left to make sure the fire is extinguished. Holloway, who is also the fire chief for Spokane County Fire District Three, said he's seen fire seasons like this before and knows that a little rain doesn't always mean a whole lot. ...

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  12. Spokane County unemployment rate takes another dip, to 5.6% - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 PSTRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Spokesman-Review

    ... it dipped below 6 percent since 2008, the state Employment Security Department said. May's jobless rate in Spokane County was 6.6 percent. Statewise, the Washington jobless rate in June was 5.4 percent, down from 6.1 percent in May, the department ...

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  13. Spokane unemployment rate dropsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Spokesman-Review

    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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  14. White's Boots of Spokane sold to Portland's LaCrosse Footwear - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 PSTRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Spokesman-Review

    ... production and sales. The acquisition includes the White's Boots factory at 4002 E. Ferry Ave., near the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, and its 8,900-square-foot retail store. Gary March, the president and chief executive of White's Boots, ...

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  15. Vancouver officer involved in shooting identifiedRead the original story

    Monday | The Columbian

    ... to April 2013. While working in Spokane, Douville was involved in a shooting that was ruled justified by the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office. In that incident, which took place in December 2010, Douville and another officer shot Jeremy Groom who ...

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  16. Firefighters strengthening lines around Watermelon Hill fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KXLY-TV Spokane

    ... 20-person hand crews. Agencies involved in the firefighting efforts including DNR, Bureau of Land Management, Spokane County Fire District 3, Lincoln County Fire District 1, Washington State Patrol and deputies from both Spokane and Lincoln County ...

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  17. Federal funds authorized to help fight Watermelon Hill FireRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 20 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    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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  18. Watermelon Hill fire grows to 13,000 acres in Eastern WashingtonRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 20 | Examiner.com

    ... area where it is being reported that the fire began. It originated in Lincoln County , but also spread into Spokane County later in the day on Saturday (July 19). Due to its size and location near some very populated areas, there has been a massive ...

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  19. Watermelon Hill fire grew to 13,000 acres overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 20 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Watermelon Hill Fire, in Spokane County, near Cheney, WA. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on ...

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  20. Fishtrap fire spreads into Spokane County - Sun, 20 Jul 2014 PSTRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 20 | The Spokesman-Review

    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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