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  • Lawmaker sues school, investigator, after firing

    Lawmaker sues school, investigator, after firing

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:58:42 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants.

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  • Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp approaching 20,000 acres

    Crescent Mountain fire near Twisp approaching 20,000 acres

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:52:24 GMT

    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County is now approaching 20,000 acres, forcing some evacuations Friday. The fire now sits at 19,747 acres. Containment was originally reported at 37 percent in Wednesday's update, and the current estimation is unclear but believed to be in the mid 30's.

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    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Crescent Mountain fire in Okanogan County is now approaching 20,000 acres, forcing some evacuations Friday. The fire now sits at 19,747 acres. Containment was originally reported at 37 percent in Wednesday's update, and the current estimation is unclear but believed to be in the mid 30's.

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  • Court documents offer disturbing details in Spokane infant's death

    Court documents offer disturbing details in Spokane infant's death

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:50:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents are offering more details about a disturbing case of child abuse in Spokane. Investigators arrested 33-year-old Erik Sherman in the death of his baby Thursday. One doctor who witnessed the abuse told investigators in court documents it was "one of the worst cases of child abuse he had seen in 23 years of practice."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents are offering more details about a disturbing case of child abuse in Spokane. Investigators arrested 33-year-old Erik Sherman in the death of his baby Thursday. One doctor who witnessed the abuse told investigators in court documents it was "one of the worst cases of child abuse he had seen in 23 years of practice."

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  • Bummer! But at least you’re ready (sponsored)

    Bummer! But at least you’re ready (sponsored)

    Emergency funds can ease your pain
    Illness. Injury. Damage to your home or car. Veterinary bills. Job loss. It’s just a matter of time before a costly event comes your way. Building up a cash reserve to cover emergencies means that when the transmission falls out of your car, you don’t have to put the repair on your credit card, and start racking up interest charges. 

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    Emergency funds can ease your pain
    Illness. Injury. Damage to your home or car. Veterinary bills. Job loss. It’s just a matter of time before a costly event comes your way. Building up a cash reserve to cover emergencies means that when the transmission falls out of your car, you don’t have to put the repair on your credit card, and start racking up interest charges. 

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  • What to fix before you sell (sponsored)

    What to fix before you sell (sponsored)

    Aim for your neighborhood’s norm, appraiser advises. You’ve lived with those ugly kitchen countertops for a decade. Should you replace them now that you’re ready to sell your house? That’s not a simple yes or no question, says Scott Thompson, a certified real estate appraiser whose work has taken him inside hundreds of homes in the Spokane area. 

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    Aim for your neighborhood’s norm, appraiser advises. You’ve lived with those ugly kitchen countertops for a decade. Should you replace them now that you’re ready to sell your house? That’s not a simple yes or no question, says Scott Thompson, a certified real estate appraiser whose work has taken him inside hundreds of homes in the Spokane area. 

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  • Money to the members (sponsored)

    Money to the members (sponsored)

    You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops. The stuff they’re sharing varies ? groceries, babysitting, housing, kilowatt-hours ? but the concept is the same: In a cooperative, people join together to form an organization, sharing resources for the benefit of all members. (sponsored by STCU)

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    You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops. The stuff they’re sharing varies ? groceries, babysitting, housing, kilowatt-hours ? but the concept is the same: In a cooperative, people join together to form an organization, sharing resources for the benefit of all members. (sponsored by STCU)

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