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34 min ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Priest Lake Auction: Most families retain lots that were in their family for generations

PRIEST LAKE, Idaho- The Idaho Department of Lands earned nearly $27 million for Idaho's public school system in the Thursday auction of 59 lakefront lots.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Valley, WA

1 hr ago | KREM-TV Spokane

Inmate's "Cinderella story" turns, new letter questions deputy prosecutor

An inmate at the Spokane County Jail is changing his story about his self-described "Cinderella story" connection to a local deputy prosecutor.

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5 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

Deputies decide against charges in attempted Deer Park abduction

Spokane County Sheriff's deputies said on Thursday that charges will not be filed in an attempted baby abduction investigation at Arcadia Elementary.

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Related Topix: Deer Park, WA

6 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

Pit bull bit Spokane Co. deputy twice, signs warned of dangerous dog

The Spokane County Sheriff's deputy who was bit by a dog in Greenacres on Wednesday did receive stitches for his injuries .

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Greenacres, WA

8 hrs ago | KREM-TV Spokane

State troopers grapple with lengthy process to catch stoned drivers

The legalization of marijuana brought some new questions on whether driving under the influence of pot is safe.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Spokane, WA

21 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Community services - Thu, 28 Aug 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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Saying goodbye to home

After years of obstacles for 61 Priest Lake lot lessees, the end comes on Thursday, August 28th.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Valley, WA, Deer Park, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

PHOTOS: Priest Lake lots heading to auction

On Thursday, 61 cottages sites on Priest Lake will be auctioned off in Coeur d'Alene beginning at 1:00pm.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Valley, WA, Deer Park, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA

KTMF

Carlton Complex Fire: Scrapping what's left

Ruben Salcido's family lost their home to the Carlton Complex fire. Now the father of four is searching other destroyed properties for the means to a new home.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Valley, WA, Deer Park, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA

KREM-TV Spokane

Deputies investigate attempted Deer Park baby abduction

Authorities began looking into an attempted child abduction on Wednesday when a mother claimed that someone tried to snatch her infant from a stroller earlier in the week.

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Related Topix: Deer Park, WA, Spokane, WA

The Spokesman-Review

In brief: Forest Service lifts most campfire bans - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Starting today, and just in time for the busy Labor Day weekend, campers may have fires in metal fire rings in designated campgrounds in six of the seven districts, according to the Forest Service.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Marijuana retailer sued for trademark infringement

A marijuana-shop owner in Ephrata, Wash., is being sued by a media empire that labels itself as the biggest brand name in pot.

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Related Topix: Ephrata, WA, Sundance Film Festival, Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

The Spokesman-Review

County dials up alert for 911 warnings - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. For several years now, Spokane County's 911 system has had the ability to notify people of potential danger nearby - a wildfire evacuation, a gunman on the loose, even a water system contamination.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Spokane, WA

The Spokesman-Review

Shawn Vestal: In the sordid wake of the bikini-clad prosecutor - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 PST

So, just to be clear: The prosecutor who was buddying up to a criminal - a criminal with the word "Criminal" tattooed on his forehead - turns out to be the one who dismissed felony charges against a reputed Hell's Angel in order to cover up the internal investigation of a police officer who was hooking up with a criminal.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Spokane, WA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane Valley K-9 falls into culvert during chase

Not only did K-9 Laslo and his partner, Deputy Jeff Thurman, fall into a culvert during a chase in the early morning darkness, the deputy landed on top of the German Shepherd.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Spokane, WA, Medical Lake, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Sheriff's Office seeks help finding missing teens

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook asking for help finding three missing juveniles in the Inland Northwest.

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

KREM-TV Spokane

Cutting Spokane Co. Jail costs: Keeping inmate jumpsuits longer

Two on Your Side learned the Spokane County Jail has spent a lot more taxpayer money to clothe criminals.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Spokane City Council chooses Karen Stratton to replace Steve Salvatori

SPOKANE, Wash.- The Spokane City Council voted Monday night to appoint Karen Stratton to a vacant seat that represents the city's 3rd district in Northwest Spokane.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

College students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

Students from North Carolina State University say they've invented a nail polish that will help women know when they've come in contact with date-rape drugs.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Spokane, WA

The Spokesman-Review

County prosecutor allegedly aided wanted felon - Mon, 25 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A Spokane County criminal prosecutor is under investigation after allegedly aiding a wanted felon avoid police capture earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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