1 killed, 1 injured in Spokane-area crash

One person was killed and another seriously injured after their car was struck by a semi-truck in suburban Spokane
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2 escaped inmates captured thanks to driver

Two inmates who escaped from a Spokane detention center were captured soon after, thanks to a witness who saw them jumping the fence
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2 Spokane GOP members resign after white national speaker

Spokane County Republican Party Cecily Wright wasn't the only one to resign after a video surfaced showing her defend a 22-year-old white nationalist
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2 Spokane massage parlors investigated for prostitution

Two Spokane-area massage parlors employing only Chinese workers are under investigation on suspicion of promoting prostitution, human trafficking, practicing without a license and money laundering
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2020 talk includes Washington governor, a key Trump foe

Chatter about Democratic presidential contenders in the 2020 race includes Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee
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3 killed in single-engine plane crash north of Spokane

Officials say three people were killed in a single-engine plane crash north of Spokane
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Advancing wildfire prompts evacuations in Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked an emergency order in response to a wildfire burning in two counties and mandatory evacuations for dozens of households
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Agnew man plans hit the road again with his wheelchair

An Agnew man who gained international attention when he rode his wheelchair from Port Angeles to Portland, Ore., in 2016 is preparing for a 13-day journey that will take him through the heat of Eastern Washington and across the North Cascades
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Amazon.com to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Spokane

Seattle-based Amazon.com is opening a fulfillment center in Spokane, promising more than 1,500 full-time jobs
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Another inmate has died in the Spokane County Jail

Another inmate has died at the Spokane County Jail
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AP editor Sue Manning dies; gave world LA's biggest stories

Sue Manning, an editor for The Associated Press who for decades delivered stories of Southern California to the world, has died at age 71
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Authorities: Deputy kills armed man in eastern Washington

Authorities say an eastern Washington deputy shot and killed a man who pulled a gun
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Cantwell, Hutchison advance in Senate race

Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican Susan Hutchison have advanced to the November ballot in Washington's primary election.
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Catholic Charities of Spokane pushes back against critics

Catholic Charities of Spokane, which runs the city's largest homeless shelter, is pushing back against critics of its housing
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Coach suspected of videotaping players found dead

Police say an assistant basketball coach who was under investigation for videotaping players while they showered has been found dead in a Spokane hotel room
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Coburg woman returns to roots, find happiness in farm work

Marie Bowers never thought she would spend her life working on a farm
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Council overturns veto of Spokane sustainable energy measure

The Spokane City Council has quashed the mayor's veto of an ordinance that would push the city to reach fully sustainable energy by 2030
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Crews making good progress on central Washington wildfire

Crews aided by calmer winds are making good progress on a 109-square-mile (282-square-kilometer) wildfire in central Washington
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Criticism of Trump raises Washington governor's profile

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is aware of the 2020 presidential chatter that includes his name but says focus is on electing Democratic governors
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Cyclist struck, killed crossing street in Spokane

A cyclist was struck and killed while crossing Division Street in Spokane, Washington
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Deal reached to clean land around 3 US plutonium reactors

Some of the land in Washington state where the U.S. government created much of the plutonium for the nation's nuclear arsenal will be scrubbed of radiation under a final plan reached by U.S. Department of Energy and federal and state regulators
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Deal reached to clean up land around 3 plutonium reactors

The land where the federal government created some of the plutonium for the nation's nuclear arsenal will be so cleaned of radiation and other pollution that it could be used for homes in the future
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Democrats hopeful they can flip Washington House seat

As the Democratic party eyes making gains in Congress, the Washington state primary contest getting the most attention is an open U.S. House seat
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Democrats see opportunity in Washington congressional races

Democrats are celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state's primary election
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Deputy shoots, kills driver who accelerated toward him

A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Spokane
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Detectives investigate death of Spokane County Jail inmate

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at the county jail
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Eastern Washington US House race takes harsh turn

Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is sharply attacking her presumed Democratic opponent in the run-up to August's primary, calling Lisa Brown "dangerously liberal."
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Evacuation notices downgraded for Spokane Valley wildfire

Authorities say a small fire that prompted evacuation notices for 700 homes near Spokane Valley began in a building and then spread to grass and trees
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Fast-growing wildfire closes portion of Interstate 90

A fast-growing wildfire in the parched sage lands of central Washington state has grown to more than 90 square miles (233 square kilometers) and closed a portion of eastbound Interstate 90 near the town of Kittitas
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Federal appeals court upholds judgment against Teck Cominco

A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt
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Female body found in Spokane River remains unidentified

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says it has been unsuccessful in identifying a female body that was recovered from the Spokane River
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Firefighters battle blazes in several western states

Firefighters battled heat, wind as they battled wildfires across the western United States on Friday
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Former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen dies at 96

Former Seattle Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen has died at 96
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Former Spokane cop denied new trial after rape conviction

A judge in Spokane has rejected a new trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting a female police officer during a drunken house party three years ago
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Former Spokane cop gets life sentence after rape conviction

A former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting a female police officer during a drunken house party has been sentenced to life in prison
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Fraud convict with stage 4 cancer gets 9 years in prison

A convict was sentenced to nine years in federal prison despite testimony that he has only 18 months to live
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Growing fire shows potential for explosive Northwest season

A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency
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Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

Spokane is booming, with a hot real estate market, a fast-growing population and a rising arts and entertainment sector
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Hearing on if student will be tried as adult is Nov. 26

A hearing to determine if a Freeman High School student charged with shooting one classmate to death and wounding three others will be tried as an adult has been pushed back to late November
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Horizon Air makes last flight to north-central Idaho airport

Horizon Airlines made its last flight into the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport on Saturday, leaving local travelers with just one direct flight option
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Idaho man found dead in lake died of Benadryl overdose

Authorities say a man whose body was pulled from a northern Idaho lake after disappearing during a boating outing with his wife died of an overdose of Benadryl
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Idaho residents receive phone messages from neo-Nazi

A California man who has called the Holocaust "a lie" and mounted a failed campaign against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says he plans to establish a "regional capital" in northern Idaho
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Inmate has died at Spokane County Jail; 8th in 14 months

Another inmate has died in the Spokane County Jail, making the eighth death at the facility in the past 14 months
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Jazzy and snazzy, 97-year-old band singer keeps the beat

The band singer blew a kiss before launching into "Tennessee Waltz"
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Judge blocks order to kill wolf pack to protect cattle

The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state
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Judge rejects effort to temporarily halt killing of wolves

A Washington state judge has rejected efforts to temporarily block the killing of wolves that are preying on livestock in Ferry County
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Man arrested in Spokane in death of infant

Police in Spokane have arrested a man in connection with an infant's death
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Man hit, killed by freight train in Seattle

Officials say a man walking across the tracks between two BNSF Railway freight cars was struck and killed in Seattle
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Man shot during confrontation with police in Spokane Valley

Authorities say a man has been shot and killed during a confrontation with police at a gas station in Spokane Valley
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Man who made several violent threats arrested in Spokane

Spokane police have arrested a man accused of making violent threats in multiple locations and calling 911 numerous times threatening to kill police
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