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Spokane, Washington

Index Spokane, Washington

Spokane is a city in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. [1]

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Adult contemporary music

Adult contemporary music (AC) is a North American term used to describe a form of radio-played popular music, ranging from 1960s vocal and 1970s soft rock music to predominantly ballad-heavy music of the present day, with varying degrees of easy listening, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, quiet storm, and rock influence.

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Airway Heights, Washington

Airway Heights is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, just west of Spokane.

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All-America City Award

The All-America City Award, given by the National Civic League, is the oldest community recognition program in the nation.

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Alley

An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane, path, or passageway, often reserved for pedestrians, which usually runs between, behind, or within buildings in the older parts of towns and cities.

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Alternative newspaper

An alternative newspaper is a type of newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of stylized reporting, opinionated reviews and columns, investigations into edgy topics and magazine-style feature stories highlighting local people and culture.

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American Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

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American Civil War reenactment

American Civil War reenactment is an effort to recreate the appearance of a particular battle or other event associated with the American Civil War by hobbyists known (in the United States) as Civil War reenactors, or living historians.

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American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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American Craftsman

The American Craftsman style, or the American Arts and Crafts movement, is an American domestic architectural, interior design, landscape design, applied arts, and decorative arts style and lifestyle philosophy that began in the last years of the 19th century.

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Amtrak

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.

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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie (but commonly or;MacKay, p. 29. November 25, 1835August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist.

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Annual average daily traffic

Annual average daily traffic, abbreviated AADT, is a measure used primarily in transportation planning and transportation engineering.

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Area code 509

North American area code 509 is the telephone area code for the eastern two-thirds of Washington.

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Art Deco

Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners.

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Aryan Nations

Aryan Nations is an anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi, white supremacist religious organization originally based in Hayden, Idaho.

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Association of Religion Data Archives

The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is a free source of online information related to American and international religion.

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August Paulsen

August Paulsen (July 29, 1871 – March 11, 1927) was a Danish-American businessman noted for his philanthropy in the states of Washington and Idaho.

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Auguste Rodin

François Auguste René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917), known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor.

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Austin Corbin

Austin Corbin (July 11, 1827 – June 4, 1896) was a 19th-century American railroad executive and robber baron.

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Avista

Avista Corporation is an American energy company.

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Avista Stadium

Avista Stadium is an outdoor athletic venue in the northwest United States, located in Spokane Valley, a suburb of Spokane, Washington.

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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

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Battle of Four Lakes

The Battle of Four Lakes was a battle during the Coeur d'Alene War of 1858 in the Washington Territory (now the states of Washington and Idaho) in the United States.

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Battle of Spokane Plains

The Battle of Spokane Plains was a battle during the Coeur d'Alene War of 1858 in the Washington Territory (now the states of Washington and Idaho) in the United States.

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Benewah Milk Bottle

The Benewah Milk Bottle is a landmark in Spokane, Washington.

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Bing Crosby

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)Giddins 2001, pp.

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Bing Crosby Theater

Bing Crosby Theater is a performing arts theater located in Spokane, Washington which was designed by theater architect Edwin W. Houghton.

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Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the broad area of science involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2).

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Black church

The term black church or African-American church refers to Protestant churches that currently or historically have ministered to predominantly black congregations in the United States.

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BNSF Railway

The BNSF Railway Company is the largest freight railroad network in North America, followed by the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) in second place, its primary competitor for Western U.S. freight.

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Body worn video

Body worn video (BWV), also known as body cameras and body-worn cameras, or wearable cameras is a wearable audio, video, or photographic recording system.

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Bonner County, Idaho

Bonner County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Idaho.

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Breadbasket

The breadbasket of a country is a region which, because of richness of soil and/or advantageous climate, produces large quantities of wheat or other grain.

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British Columbia

British Columbia (BC; Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.

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Bungalow

A bungalow is a type of building, originally developed in the Bengal region in South Asia.

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Business incubator

A business incubator is a company that helps new and startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training or office space.

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Cagli

Cagli is a town and comune in the province of Pesaro e Urbino, Marche, central Italy.

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Calgary

Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta.

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Cambern Dutch Shop Windmill

Cambern Dutch Shop Windmill is a historic commercial building constructed in the shape of a windmill at 1102 S. Perry in Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Canada–United States border

The Canada–United States border, officially known as the International Boundary, is the longest international border in the world between two countries.

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Canadian Hockey League

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL; Ligue canadienne de hockey ‒ LCH) is an umbrella organization that represents the three Canada-based major junior ice hockey leagues for players 16 to 20 years of age.

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Cardinal direction

The four cardinal directions or cardinal points are the directions north, east, south, and west, commonly denoted by their initials N, E, S, and W. East and west are at right angles to north and south, with east being in the clockwise direction of rotation from north and west being directly opposite east.

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Cascade Range

The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California.

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Cathedra

A cathedra (Latin, "chair", from Greek, καθέδρα kathédra, "seat") or bishop's throne is the seat of a bishop.

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Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes (Spokane, Washington)

The Cathedral of Our Lady Lourdes is a Catholic cathedral in Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Spokane, Washington)

The Cathedral of St.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers (born May 22, 1969) is an American politician from Washington where she has served as the U.S. Representative for since 2005.

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Cayuse people

The Cayuse are a Native American tribe in what is now the state of Oregon in the United States.

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CBS

CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.

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CenturyLink

CenturyLink, Inc. is an American telecommunications company, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, that provides communications and data services to residential, business, governmental, and wholesale customers in 37 states.

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Channeled Scablands

The Channeled Scablands are a relatively barren and soil-free region of interconnected relict and dry flood channels, coulees and cataracts eroded through Palouse loess and into typically flat-lying basalt flows by cataclysmic floods within eastern part of the U.S. state of Washington.

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Charles I. D. Looff

Charles I. D. Looff was an American master carver and builder of hand-carved carousels and amusement rides.

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Charter school

A charter school is a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the established state school system in which it is located.

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Cheney, Washington

Cheney is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States.

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Chicago school (architecture)

Chicago's architecture is famous throughout the world and one style is referred to as the Chicago School.

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Chicago Union Station

Chicago Union Station is a major railroad station that opened in 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, replacing an earlier station built in 1881.

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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St.

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Chinatown, Spokane

A fair sized Chinatown existed in Spokane for years that started when the railroad came through in 1883.

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City

A city is a large human settlement.

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Classification yard

A classification yard (American and Canadian English) or marshalling yard (British, Hong Kong, Indian, Australian and Canadian English) is a railway yard found at some freight train stations, used to separate railway cars onto one of several tracks.

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Coeur d'Alene Press

Coeur d'Alene Press is a U.S. daily newspaper serving the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, area.

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Coeur d'Alene War

The Coeur d'Alene War of 1858, also known as the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-Paloos War, was the second phase of the Yakima War, involving a series of encounters between the allied Native American tribes of the Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Palouse and Northern Paiute against United States Army forces in Washington and Idaho.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States.

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Columbia District

The Columbia District was a fur trading district in the Pacific Northwest region of British North America in the 19th century.

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Columbia River

The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.

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Columbia River drainage basin

The Columbia River drainage basin is the drainage basin of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.

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Colville National Forest

The Colville National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in northeastern Washington state.

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Colville River (Washington)

The Colville River is a 60-mile (100 km) long tributary of the Columbia River in northeastern Washington in the United States.

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Colville, Washington

Colville is a city in Stevens County, Washington, United States.

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Combined statistical area

A combined statistical area (CSA) is composed of adjacent metropolitan (MSA) and micropolitan statistical areas (µSA) in the United States and Puerto Rico that can demonstrate economic or social linkage.

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Comcast

Comcast Corporation (formerly registered as Comcast Holdings)Before the AT&T merger in 2001, the parent company was Comcast Holdings Corporation.

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Community Colleges of Spokane

Community Colleges of Spokane is a community college district based in Spokane, Washington, USA.

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Community Health Systems

Community Health Systems Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Commuter Cars

Commuter Cars is a Spokane, Washington based company founded by Rick Woodbury and his son Bryan.

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Corita Kent

Corita Kent (November 20, 1918 – September 18, 1986), born Frances Elizabeth Kent and also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent, was an American Roman Catholic religious sister, artist, and educator.

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County seat

A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish.

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Cowles Company

The Cowles Company is a diversified media company in Spokane, Washington in the US.

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Crack cocaine

Crack cocaine, also known simply as crack, is a free base form of cocaine that can be smoked.

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Cushing Eells

Cushing Eells (February 16, 1810 – February 16, 1893) was an American Congregational church missionary, farmer and teacher on the Pacific coast of America in what are now the states of Oregon and Washington.

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Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly (born September 20, 1941) is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur.

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Davenport, Washington

Davenport is the county seat of Lincoln County, Washington, United States.

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David Condon

David Condon (born February 9, 1974) is an American politician who currently serves as the Mayor of Spokane, Washington, having served since 2012.

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David Douglas (botanist)

David Douglas (25 June 1799 – 12 July 1834) was a British botanist, best known as the namesake of the Douglas-fir.

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David Thompson (explorer)

David Thompson (30 April 1770 – 10 February 1857) was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker, known to some native peoples as Koo-Koo-Sint or "the Stargazer." Over Thompson's career, he travelled some across North America, mapping of North America along the way.

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Death of Otto Zehm

Otto Zehm (1970–2006) was a man with a developmental disability from Spokane, Washington who died on March 20, 2006 during an altercation with police officer Karl F. Thompson Jr.

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Deer Park, Washington

Deer Park is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States.

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Dishman Hills

Dishman Hills Natural Resources Conservation Area is a area protected by a combination of public and non-profit groups (Spokane County Parks and Recreation Department, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and Dishman Hills Natural Area Association), located in Spokane County, Washington.

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DjVu

DjVu (like English "déjà vu") is a computer file format designed primarily to store scanned documents, especially those containing a combination of text, line drawings, indexed color images, and photographs.

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Downtown Spokane

Riverside, is a neighborhood that entirely comprises Downtown Spokane (the city's central business district), as well as the area immediately to the north of Riverfront Park.

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Eastern State Hospital (Washington)

Eastern State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital established in 1891 in Medical Lake, a small community 20 miles southwest of Spokane, Washington.

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Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington is the portion of the US state of Washington east of the Cascade Range.

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Eastern Washington Eagles

The Eastern Washington Eagles are the intercollegiate varsity athletic teams of Eastern Washington University in Cheney, southwest of Spokane.

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Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University (EWU) is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington, with programs offered at campuses in Cheney, EWU Spokane at the Riverpoint Campus and at multiple campus locations throughout the state.

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (August 7, 1890 – September 5, 1964) was a labor leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is a recently created public medical school in the northwest United States, based in Spokane, Washington.

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Empire Builder

The Empire Builder is an Amtrak long-distance passenger train that operates daily between Chicago andvia two sections west of SpokaneSeattle and Portland. Introduced in 1929, it was the flagship passenger train of the Great Northern Railway and its successor, the Burlington Northern, and was retained by Amtrak when it took over intercity rail service in 1971. The end-to-end travel time of the route is 45–46 hours for an average speed of about, though the train travels as fast as over the majority of the route. It is Amtrak's busiest long-distance route.

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Environmentalism

Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the impact of changes to the environment on humans, animals, plants and non-living matter.

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Evangelicalism

Evangelicalism, evangelical Christianity, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide, crossdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity which maintains the belief that the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.

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Expo '74

Expo '74 was the first environmentally themed world's fair.

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FAA airport categories

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a system for categorizing public-use airports (along with heliports and other aviation bases) that is primarily based on the level of commercial passenger traffic through each facility.

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Fairchild Air Force Base

Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base, located approximately southwest of Spokane, Washington.

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Far East

The Far East is a geographical term in English that usually refers to East Asia (including Northeast Asia), the Russian Far East (part of North Asia), and Southeast Asia.

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Farm team

In sports, a farm team, farm system, feeder team, practice squad, or nursery club, is generally a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players, with an agreement that any successful players can move on to a higher level at a given point.

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Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

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Father's Day (United States)

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

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Federal Information Processing Standards

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States federal government for use in computer systems by non-military government agencies and government contractors.

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Felts Field

Felts Field is a public airport five miles northeast of downtown Spokane, in Spokane County, Washington.

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First Congregational Church of Spokane

First Congregational Church of Spokane (also known as Westminster Congregational Church of Spokane) is a historic church building at West 311–329 4th Avenue in Spokane, Washington.

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Fort Colville

Fort Colville was a U. S. Army post in the Washington Territory located north of current Colville, Washington.

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Fort Spokane

Fort Spokane was a U.S. Army frontier outpost in Lincoln County, Washington.

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Fortune 1000

Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune.

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Fortune 500

The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years.

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Fox Broadcasting Company

The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

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Fox Theater (Spokane, Washington)

The Fox Theater in Spokane, Washington is a 1931 Art Deco movie theater.

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Fur

Fur is the hair covering of non-human mammals, particularly those mammals with extensive body hair that is soft and thick.

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Fur trade

The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the acquisition and sale of animal fur.

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Geographic Names Information System

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories.

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George Wright (general)

George Wright (October 22, 1803 – July 30, 1865) was an American soldier who served in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

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Gold reserve

A gold reserve was the gold held by a national central bank, intended mainly as a guarantee to redeem promises to pay depositors, note holders (e.g. paper money), or trading peers, during the eras of the gold standard, and also as a store of value, or to support the value of the national currency.

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Gold rush

A gold rush is a new discovery of gold—sometimes accompanied by other precious metals and rare earth minerals—that brings an onrush of miners seeking their fortune.

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Gondola lift

A gondola lift is a means of cable transport and type of aerial lift which is supported and propelled by cables from above.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs

The Gonzaga Bulldogs (also known unofficially as the Zags) are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University is a private, Roman Catholic university in Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Gonzaga University School of Law

The Gonzaga University School of Law (also known as Gonzaga Law or GU Law) is the professional school for the study of law at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Gray wolf

The gray wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the timber wolf,Paquet, P. & Carbyn, L. W. (2003).

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Great Fire of 1910

The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the Big Blowup, the Big Burn, or the Devil's Broom fire) was a wildfire in the western United States that burned about in northeast Washington, northern Idaho, and western Montana.

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Great Northern Railway (U.S.)

The Great Northern Railway was an American Class I railroad.

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Great Plains

The Great Plains (sometimes simply "the Plains") is the broad expanse of flat land (a plain), much of it covered in prairie, steppe, and grassland, that lies west of the Mississippi River tallgrass prairie in the United States and east of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. and Canada.

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Great Spokane Fire

The Great Spokane Fire—known locally as The Great Fire—was a major fire which affected downtown Spokane, Washington on August 4, 1889.

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Greyhound Lines

Greyhound Lines, Inc., usually shortened to Greyhound, is an intercity bus common carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across North America.

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Grid plan

The grid plan, grid street plan, or gridiron plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid.

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Groundwater discharge

Groundwater discharge is the volumetric flow rate of groundwater through an aquifer.

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Habitat fragmentation

Habitat fragmentation describes the emergence of discontinuities (fragmentation) in an organism's preferred environment (habitat), causing population fragmentation and ecosystem decay.

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Harold Geiger

Major Harold Geiger (October 7, 1884 – May 17, 1927) was US military aviator number 6, who was killed in an airplane crash in 1927.

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Henry C. Merriam

Henry Clay Merriam (November 13, 1837 – November 12, 1912) was a United States Army general.

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Hepburn Act

The Hepburn Act is a 1906 United States federal law that gave the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) the power to set maximum railroad rates and extend its jurisdiction.

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Hillyard, Spokane

Hillyard, Washington is a neighborhood in Spokane, Washington which existed as a separate town between 1892 and 1924.

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Hudson's Bay Company

The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson) is a Canadian retail business group.

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Humid continental climate

A humid continental climate (Köppen prefix D and a third letter of a or b) is a climatic region defined by Russo-German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1900, which is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold in the northern areas) winters.

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Hunter-gatherer

A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals), in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.

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Hyōgo Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island.

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Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.

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Idaho

Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States.

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Idaho Building

Idaho Building for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair was a rustic-design log construction designed by architect Kirtland Cutter.

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Idaho Panhandle

The Idaho Panhandle is the northern region of the U.S. state of Idaho that encompasses the state's 10 northernmost counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone.

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Idaho Public Television

Idaho Public Television (also known as IdahoPTV and Idaho Public TV) is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member network serving the state of Idaho.

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Idaho State Historical Society

The Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) is a historical society located in the U.S. state of Idaho that preserves and promotes Idaho’s cultural heritage.

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Idaho Vandals

The Idaho Vandals are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing the University of Idaho, located in Moscow.

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INB Performing Arts Center

The INB Performing Arts Center is a 2,700-seat theater and entertainment venue in Spokane, Washington.

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Industrial Worker

The Industrial Worker, "the voice of revolutionary industrial unionism," is the newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

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Industrial Workers of the World

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), members of which are commonly termed "Wobblies", is an international labor union that was founded in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America.

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Inland Northwest

The Inland Northwest or Inland Empire is a region adjacent to and just east of the Pacific Northwest centered on the Greater Spokane Area, that includes all of Eastern Washington and all of North Idaho.

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Inlander (newspaper)

Inlander, officially The Pacific Northwest Inlander, is a free weekly newspaper published in Spokane, Washington, and circulated throughout the Inland Northwest, covering local news and culture.

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Interstate 90 in Washington

Interstate 90 (I-90), a transcontinental Interstate Highway that runs from Seattle, Washington, to Boston, Massachusetts.

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Interstate Commerce Commission

The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was a regulatory agency in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887.

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Interurban

The interurban (or radial railway) is a type of electric railway, with streetcar-like light electric self-propelled railcars which run within and between cities or towns.

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Iowa State University

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, generally referred to as Iowa State, is a public flagship land-grant and space-grant research university located in Ames, Iowa, United States.

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Isaac Stevens

Isaac Ingalls Stevens (March 25, 1818 – September 1, 1862) was the first Governor of Washington Territory, serving from 1853 to 1857.

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Itron

Itron is an American technology company that offers products and services on energy and water resource management.

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Jacques Raphael Finlay

Jacques Raphaël Finlay (1768–1828), commonly known as Jaco or Jacco (pr. Jocko), was an early Canadian fur trader, scout, and explorer associated with the North West Company.

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James E. West (politician)

James Elton "Jim" West (March 28, 1951 – July 22, 2006) was an American politician.

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James Everett Chase

James Everett "Jim" Chase (March 29, 1914 – May 19, 1987) was an American politician in Spokane, Washington.

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James J. Hill

James Jerome Hill (September 16, 1838 – May 29, 1916), was a Canadian-American railroad executive.

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James N. Glover

James Nettle Glover was a politician, banker, and the founder (as well as the 2nd mayor) of the city of Spokane.

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Jay Inslee

Jay Robert Inslee (born February 9, 1951) is an American politician, author, and attorney serving as the 23rd and current Governor of Washington since January 2013.

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Jecheon

Jecheon is a city in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

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Jilin City

Jilin City (postal: Kirin) Is the second-largest city and former capital of Jilin province in northeast China.

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John A. Finch Arboretum

John A. Finch Arboretum (56.65 acres) is a public arboretum located at West 3404 Woodland Boulevard, Spokane, Washington, United States on Sunset Hill.

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Joseph Cataldo

Joseph Mary Cataldo S.J. (March 17, 1837 – April 9, 1928) was an Italian-American Jesuit priest, a pioneer missionary in the inland Pacific Northwest, who also founded Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

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KAYU-TV

KAYU-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 28, is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Spokane, Washington, United States and also serving Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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Key Tronic

Key Tronic is a contract manufacturer.

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KHQ-TV

KHQ-TV, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 15), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Spokane, Washington, United States and also serving Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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Kids Newspaper

Kids Newspaper is a non-profit, free monthly newspaper published in Spokane, Washington.

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King Street Station

King Street Station is a train station in Seattle, Washington, United States.

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Kirtland Cutter

Kirtland Kelsey Cutter (August 20, 1860 – September 26, 1939) was a 20th-century architect in the Pacific Northwest and California.

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KISC

KISC (98.1 FM, "KISS 98.1") is an Adult Contemporary formatted radio station serving Spokane, Washington.

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KKZX

KKZX (98.9 FM) is a classic rock radio station serving the Spokane, Washington, area.

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Knitting Factory

The Knitting Factory is a nightclub that was opened in New York City and that featured eclectic music and entertainment.

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Kootenai County, Idaho

Kootenai County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho.

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Kootenays

The Kootenays or Kootenay is a region of southeastern British Columbia.

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KPBX-FM

KPBX-FM is a public radio station serving Spokane, Washington.

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KQNT

KQNT is a news-talk radio station in Spokane, Washington, United States, that offers a mix of news and syndicated talk fare.

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KREM (TV)

KREM, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 20), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Spokane, Washington, United States and also serving Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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KSKN

KSKN, virtual channel 22 (UHF digital channel 36), is the CW-affiliated television station licensed to Spokane, Washington, United States and also serving Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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KSPS-TV

KSPS-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Kullyspell House

Kullyspell House (also spelled Kullyspel House) was a fur trading post established in 1809 on Lake Pend Oreille in what is now North Idaho.

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KXLY-FM

KXLY-FM ("The Big 99.9 Coyote Country") is a country music outlet in Spokane, Washington that broadcasts at 99.9 MHz with an ERP of 37 kw.

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KXLY-TV

KXLY-TV, virtual channel 4 (VHF digital channel 13), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Spokane, Washington, United States and also serving Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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KYRS

KYRS, known as "Thin Air Community Radio", is a non-profit, non-commercial, full-power community radio station in Spokane, Washington (licensed to Medical Lake, Washington) at 88.1 MHz FM.

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KZZU-FM

KZZU-FM, also known as 92.9 ZZU, is an Adult Top 40 radio station that serves the area surrounding Spokane, Washington.

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Lake Coeur d'Alene

Lake Coeur d'Alene is a dam controlled lake in northern Idaho, in the northwest United States.

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Lake Missoula

Lake Missoula was a prehistoric proglacial lake in western Montana that existed periodically at the end of the last ice age between 15,000 and 13,000 years ago.

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Lake Pend Oreille

Lake Pend Oreille in the northern Idaho Panhandle is the largest lake in the U.S. state of Idaho and the 38th-largest lake by area in the United States, with a surface area of.

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area under the supervision of the National Park Service.

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Latah Creek

Latah Creek, also known as Hangman Creek, is a large stream in eastern Washington and north central Idaho in the United States.

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LGBT

LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

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Lilac Bloomsday Run

The Lilac Bloomsday Run, also known as Bloomsday, is an annual timed road race in the northwest United States, held on the first Sunday of May since 1977 in Spokane, Washington.

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Limerick

Limerick (Luimneach) is a city in County Limerick, Ireland.

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List of aquifers in the United States

This is a list of aquifers in the United States.

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List of cities and towns in Washington

Washington is a state located in the Western United States.

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List of counties in Washington

There are 39 counties in the U.S. state of Washington.

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List of family-owned newspapers in the United States

The following is a partial list of family-owned newspapers in the United States.

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List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States

Below are lists of people killed by law enforcement in the United States, both on duty and off.

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List of metropolitan statistical areas

The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has defined 383 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for the United States and seven for Puerto Rico.

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List of observances in the United States by presidential proclamation

U.S. law provides for the declaration of selected public observances by the President of the United States as designated by Congress or by the discretion of the President.

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List of sovereign states

This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.

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List of tallest buildings in Spokane

This list of tallest buildings in Spokane ranks buildings in the U.S. city of Spokane, Washington by height.

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List of United States cities by population

The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places of the United States.

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List of United States urban areas

This is a list of urban areas in the United States as defined by the United States Census Bureau, ordered according to their 2010 census populations.

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Little Spokane River

The Little Spokane River is a major tributary of the Spokane River, approximately 35 mi (56 km) long, in eastern Washington in the United States.

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Lumberjack

Lumberjacks are North American workers in the logging industry who perform the initial harvesting and transport of trees for ultimate processing into forest products.

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Mainline Protestant

The mainline Protestant churches (also called mainstream Protestant and sometimes oldline Protestant) are a group of Protestant denominations in the United States that contrast in history and practice with evangelical, fundamentalist, and charismatic Protestant denominations.

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Manito Park and Botanical Gardens

Manito Park and Botanical Gardens is a public park with arboretum, botanical gardens, and conservatory, located at 17th Ave and Grand Blvd in Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Marcus Whitman

Marcus Whitman (September 4, 1802 – November 29, 1847) was an American physician.

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Maria Cantwell

Maria Elaine Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington, elected in 2000.

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Mary Verner

Mary Verner (born August 13, 1956) is the former mayor of Spokane, Washington.

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Mayor–council government

The mayor–council government system is a system of organization of local government.

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Mead School District

Mead School District No.

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Mead, Washington

Mead is an unincorporated suburb and census-designated place north of Spokane in Spokane County, Washington, United States.

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Medical Lake, Washington

Medical Lake is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States.

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Medical school

A medical school is a tertiary educational institution —or part of such an institution— that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons.

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Memorial Cup

The Memorial Cup (Coupe Memorial in French) is a junior ice hockey club championship trophy awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) champion.

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Metaline Falls-Nelway Border Crossing

The Metaline Falls-Nelway Border Crossing connects the town of Metaline Falls, Washington with Nelson, British Columbia on the Canada–US border.

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Metropolitan statistical area

In the United States, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is a geographical region with a relatively high population density at its core and close economic ties throughout the area.

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Microbrewery

A microbrewery or craft brewery is a brewery that produces small amounts of beer (or sometimes root beer), typically much smaller than large-scale corporate breweries, and is independently owned.

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Microcar

A microcar is the smallest automobile classification, usually applied to very small cars (smaller than city cars).

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Millwood, Washington

Millwood is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States.

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for the major leagues.

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Missoula Floods

The Missoula Floods (also known as the Spokane Floods or the Bretz Floods) refer to the cataclysmic floods that swept periodically across eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Gorge at the end of the last ice age.

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Missoula, Montana

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County.

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Mitt Romney

Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.

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Modern architecture

Modern architecture or modernist architecture is a term applied to a group of styles of architecture which emerged in the first half of the 20th century and became dominant after World War II.

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Monroe Street Bridge (Spokane River)

The Monroe Street Bridge is a deck arch bridge that spans the Spokane River in Spokane, Washington.

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Montana

Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States.

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Montana Rail Link

Montana Rail Link is a privately held Class II railroad in the United States.

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Montvale Hotel

The Montvale Hotel is a boutique hotel in Spokane, Washington.

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Moose

The moose (North America) or elk (Eurasia), Alces alces, is the largest extant species in the deer family.

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is a United States National Park located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County in Washington state.

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Mount Saint Michael

Mount Saint Michael (known colloquially as "The Mount") is a former Seminary, School, Farm and Retreat for the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church in Spokane, Washington.

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Mount Spokane

Mount Spokane (elevation)—known as Mount Baldy until 1912—is a mountain in the northwest United States, located northeast of Spokane, Washington.

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Mount Spokane State Park

Mount Spokane State Park is a Washington state park located northeast of the city of Spokane in the Selkirk Mountains.

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Mountain Time Zone

The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) when standard time is in effect, and by subtracting six hours during daylight saving time (UTC−6).

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Mukogawa Women's University

is a private university located near Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan.

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MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital—more commonly known as Deaconess Hospital and formerly known as Deaconess Medical Center—is a 307-bed non-profit general medical and surgical hospital in the northwest United States, located in Spokane, Washington.

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Multiracial

Multiracial is defined as made up of or relating to people of many races.

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Municipal corporation

A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.

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Nagao Sakurai

Nagao Sakurai(桜井長雄) (November 5, 1896 – July 1973) of the Imperial Palace of Tokyo was a landscape architect.

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Narcissa Whitman

Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (March 14, 1808 – November 29, 1847) was an American missionary in the Oregon Country of what would become the state of Washington.

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National Civic League

The National Civic League is an American nonpartisan, non-profit organization founded in 1894 with a mission to advance civic engagement to create equitable, thriving communities.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.

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National Insurance Crime Bureau

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is a North American non-profit membership organization headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois as well as nine other national offices.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.

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National Recreation Area

National Recreation Area (NRA) is a designation for a protected area in the United States.

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National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.

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NBC

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

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NCAA Division I

NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.

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NCAA Division III

Division III (D-III) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.

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Neoclassical architecture

Neoclassical architecture is an architectural style produced by the neoclassical movement that began in the mid-18th century.

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Newport, Washington

Newport is a city in, and the county seat of, Pend Oreille County, Washington.

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Nielsen Audio

Nielsen Audio (formerly Arbitron) is a consumer research company in the United States that collects listener data on radio broadcasting audiences.

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Nishinomiya

is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, between the cities of Amagasaki and Ashiya.

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Nonpartisanism

Nonpartisanism is a lack of affiliation with, and a lack of bias toward, a political party.

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North Central Rockies forest

The North Central Rockies forests is a temperate coniferous forest ecoregion of Canada and the United States.

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North Idaho Centennial Trail

The North Idaho Centennial Trail is a paved trail in Idaho used for transportation and recreational activities.

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North Spokane Corridor

The U.S. Route 395 North Spokane Corridor (NSC) is a freeway - with complete and currently operational – running north–south along the eastern border of Spokane, Washington and parts of unincorporated Spokane County to the north.

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North West Company

The North West Company was a fur trading business headquartered in Montreal from 1779 to 1821.

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Northern goshawk

The northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) is a medium-large raptor in the family Accipitridae, which also includes other extant diurnal raptors, such as eagles, buzzards and harriers.

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Northern Pacific Railway

The Northern Pacific Railway was a transcontinental railroad that operated across the northern tier of the western United States, from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest.

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Northern Transcon

The Northern Transcon, a route operated by the BNSF Railway, traverses the most northerly route of any railroad in the western United States.

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Northwest Conference

The Northwest Conference (NWC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAA's Division III.

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Northwest League

The Northwest League of Professional Baseball (or simply the Northwest League or NWL) is a Class A Short Season minor league in the northwest United States and western Canada.

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Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, formerly the Cheney Cowles Museum, is located in Spokane, Washington's Browne's Addition.

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Northwestern United States

The Northwestern United States (Noroeste de Estados Unidos) is an informal geographic region of the United States.

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NPR

National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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Office of Management and Budget

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP).

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Old National Bank Building

The Old National Bank building, in Spokane, Washington, was completed in 1910 and was the first skyscraper in the Inland Northwest.

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Olmsted Brothers

The Olmsted Brothers company was an influential landscape architectural firm in the United States, established in 1898 by brothers John Charles Olmsted (1852–1920) and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (1870–1957), sons of the eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Oregon

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.

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Oregon boundary dispute

The Oregon boundary dispute or the Oregon Question was a controversy over the political division of the Pacific Northwest of North America between several nations that had competing territorial and commercial aspirations over the region.

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Oregon Country

The Oregon Country was a predominantly American term referring to a disputed region of the Pacific Northwest of North America.

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Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail is a historic East–West, large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail in the United States that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon.

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Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy (from Greek ὀρθοδοξία orthodoxía "right opinion") is adherence to correct or accepted creeds, especially in religion.

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Pacific Coast League

The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a Minor League Baseball league operating in the Western, Midwestern, and Southeastern United States.

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Pacific Islander

Pacific Islanders or Pasifikas are the peoples of the Pacific Islands.

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Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east.

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Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Pacific Northwest Quarterly (commonly referred to as PNQ) is a peer-reviewed academic journal of history that publishes scholarship relating to the Pacific Northwest of the United States, including Alaska, and adjacent areas of western Canada.

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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

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Pacific Time Zone

The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico.

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Palouse

The Palouse is a region of the northwestern United States, encompassing parts of southeastern Washington, north central Idaho and, by some definitions, parts of northeast Oregon.

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Parkade Plaza

the Parkade Plaza—also known locally as The Parkade—is a 11-level public parking garage Spokane, Washington.

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Parochial school

A parochial school is a private primary or secondary school affiliated with a religious organization, and whose curriculum includes general religious education in addition to secular subjects, such as science, mathematics and language arts.

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Patsy Clark Mansion

The Patsy Clark Mansion is a Spokane, Washington, United States, residence that was designed by architect Kirtland Cutter in 1897 for mining millionaire Patsy Clark.

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Patty Murray

Patricia Lynn Murray (née Johns; October 11, 1950) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Washington, a seat she was first elected to in 1992.

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PBS

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.

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Pinus ponderosa

Pinus ponderosa, commonly known as the ponderosa pine, bull pine, blackjack pine, or western yellow-pine, is a very large pine tree species of variable habitat native to the western United States and Canada.

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Planing mill

A planing mill is a facility that takes cut and seasoned boards from a sawmill and turns them into finished dimensional lumber.

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Police precinct

Police precinct is a form of division of a geographical area patrolled by a police force.

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Population density

Population density (in agriculture: standing stock and standing crop) is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density.

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Port

A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.

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Portland Union Station

Portland Union Station is an Amtrak train station near the west shore of the Willamette River in the Old Town Chinatown section of Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Potlatch Corp.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation (originally Potlatch Corp) is an American diversified forest products company based in Spokane, Washington.

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Prairie

Prairies are ecosystems considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and a composition of grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type.

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Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Presbyterian Church (USA), or PC (USA), is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States.

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Presbyterianism

Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.

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Priest Lake

Priest Lake, Idaho, United States is located in the northernmost portion of the Idaho Panhandle, 80 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington, with the northern end of the lake extending to within 15 miles (24 km) of the Canada–US border.

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Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care system operating multiple hospitals across 5 states, with headquarters in Renton, Washington.

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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital—more commonly known as Sacred Heart Medical Center or simply Sacred Heart—is a 628-bed medical facility in Spokane, Washington.

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Psychiatric hospital

Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental hospitals, mental health units, mental asylums or simply asylums, are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of serious mental disorders, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

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Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is a Washington state energy utility providing electrical power and natural gas primarily in the Puget Sound region of the northwest United States.

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Pullman, Washington

Pullman is the largest city in Whitman County, located in southeastern Washington state within the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest.

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Queen Anne style architecture in the United States

In the United States, Queen Anne-style architecture was popular from roughly 1880 to 1910.

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Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin (the only categories for ethnicity).

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Rail trail

A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding and snowmobiling.

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Railway town

A railway town, or railroad town, is a settlement that originated or was greatly developed because of a railway station or junction at its site.

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Rain shadow

A rain shadow is a dry area on the leeward side of a mountainous area (away from the wind).

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Rainbow trout

The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America.

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Real estate investment trust

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns, and in most cases operates, income-producing real estate.

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Reindeer

The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, boreal and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia and North America.

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Renaissance

The Renaissance is a period in European history, covering the span between the 14th and 17th centuries.

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Renaissance fair

A Renaissance fair, Renaissance faire or Renaissance festival is an outdoor weekend gathering, usually held in the United States, open to the public and typically commercial in nature, which purportedly recreates a historical setting for the amusement of its guests.

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Renaissance Revival architecture

Renaissance Revival (sometimes referred to as "Neo-Renaissance") is a broad designation that covers many 19th century architectural revival styles which were neither Grecian (see Greek Revival) nor Gothic (see Gothic Revival) but which instead drew inspiration from a wide range of classicizing Italian modes.

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Republican Party (United States)

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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Republican Revolution

The Republican Revolution, Revolution of '94 or Gingrich Revolution refers to the Republican Party (GOP) success in the 1994 U.S. midterm elections, which resulted in a net gain of 54 seats in the House of Representatives, and a pickup of eight seats in the Senate.

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Richard Girnt Butler

Richard Girnt Butler (February 23, 1918 – September 8, 2004) was a white supremacist and American Christian religious leader.

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Ridpath Hotel

The Ridpath Hotel is a complex of four buildings in Spokane, Washington – the Ridpath Tower (completed in 1952), the Halliday Building (completed 1889), the Y Building (completed 1906), and the Executive Court building (completed in 1963).

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River Park Square

River Park Square is a shopping mall and entertainment complex in Spokane, Washington.

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Riverfront Park (Spokane, Washington)

Riverfront Park is a public park in the northwest United States, in downtown Spokane, Washington.

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Riverfront Park Carousel

The Riverfront Park Carrousel, also known as the Looff Carrousel and the Natatorium Park carousel, is a carrousel in Spokane, Washington, built in 1909 by Charles I. D. Looff as a gift for Looff's daughter Emma Vogel and her husband Louis Vogel, who owned Natatorium Park in Spokane.

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Riverpoint Campus

Riverpoint Campus is an educational facility located near downtown Spokane, Washington in the United States.

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Riverside State Park

Riverside State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located northwest of Spokane in Nine Mile Falls, Washington.

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Robert Lee Yates

Robert Lee Yates Jr. (born May 27, 1952) is an American serial killer from Spokane, Washington.

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Rocky Mountain elk

The Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) is a subspecies of elk found in the Rocky Mountains and adjacent ranges of Western North America.

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Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane

The Diocese of Spokane is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. state of Washington.

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Romanesque Revival architecture

Romanesque Revival (or Neo-Romanesque) is a style of building employed beginning in the mid-19th century inspired by the 11th- and 12th-century Romanesque architecture.

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Roslyn, Washington

Roslyn is a city in Kittitas County, Washington, United States.

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Russians

Russians (русские, russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe. The majority of Russians inhabit the nation state of Russia, while notable minorities exist in other former Soviet states such as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine and the Baltic states. A large Russian diaspora also exists all over the world, with notable numbers in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Canada. Russians are the most numerous ethnic group in Europe. The Russians share many cultural traits with their fellow East Slavic counterparts, specifically Belarusians and Ukrainians. They are predominantly Orthodox Christians by religion. The Russian language is official in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, and also spoken as a secondary language in many former Soviet states.

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Saleesh House

Saleesh House, also known as Flathead Post, was a North West Company fur trading post built near present-day Thompson Falls, Montana in 1809 by David Thompson and James McMillan of the North West Company.

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Salish-Spokane-Kalispel language

The Salish or Séliš language, also known as Kalispel–Pend d'oreille, Kalispel–Spokane–Flathead, or, to distinguish it from the Salish language family to which it gave its name, Montana Salish, is a Salishan language spoken (as of 2005) by about 64 elders of the Flathead Nation in north central Montana and of the Kalispel Indian Reservation in northeastern Washington state, and by another 50 elders (as of 2000) of the Spokane Indian Reservation of Washington.

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Samuel Parker (missionary)

Samuel Parker (1779–1866) was an American missionary in the Pacific Northwest, He was the first Presbyterian priest in the region.

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San Luis Potosí City

San Luis Potosí, commonly called SLP or simply San Luis, is the capital and the most populous city of the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí.

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San Marco (Spokane, Washington)

The San Marco apartment building in Spokane, Washington was built in 1904.

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Sandpoint, Idaho

Sandpoint is the largest town in, and the county seat of, Bonner County, Idaho, United States.

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Sash window

A sash window or hung sash window is made of one or more movable panels, or "sashes", that form a frame to hold panes of glass, which are often separated from other panes (or "lights") by glazing bars, also known as muntins in the US (moulded strips of wood).

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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), previously Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology (SMET), is a term used to group together these academic disciplines.

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Seattle

Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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Selkirk Mountains

The Selkirk Mountains are a mountain range spanning the northern portion of the Idaho Panhandle, eastern Washington, and southeastern British Columbia.

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Service economy

Service economy can refer to one or both of two recent economic developments.

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Sewage treatment

Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage.

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Short film

A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 non-profit medical facilities across North America.

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Silver rush

A silver rush is the silver-mining equivalent of a gold rush, where the discovery of silver-bearing ore sparks a mass migration of individuals seeking wealth in the new mining region.

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Silver Valley (Idaho)

The Silver Valley is a region in the northwest United States, in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in northern Idaho.

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Sister Cities International

Sister Cities International (SCI) is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between communities in the United States and those in other countries, particularly through the establishment of "sister cities".

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Skyway

A skyway, skybridge, or skywalk is a type of pedway consisting of an enclosed or covered footbridge between two or more buildings in an urban area.

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Smart growth

Smart growth is an urban planning and transportation theory that concentrates growth in compact walkable urban centers to avoid sprawl.

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Smelting

Smelting is a process of applying heat to ore in order to melt out a base metal.

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Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution, established on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.

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Soapbox

A soapbox is a raised platform on which one stands to make an impromptu speech, often about a political subject.

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Social stigma

Social stigma is disapproval of (or discontent with) a person based on socially characteristic grounds that are perceived.

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Society of Jesus

The Society of Jesus (SJ – from Societas Iesu) is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church which originated in sixteenth-century Spain.

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Sonora Smart Dodd

Sonora Smart Dodd (February 18, 1882 – March 22, 1978) was the daughter of American Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart and was responsible for the founding of Father's Day.

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.

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Southern Alberta

Southern Alberta is a region located in the Canadian province of Alberta.

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Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.

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Spokane bombing attempt

The Spokane bombing attempt occurred on January 17, 2011, when a radio-controlled-shaped pipe bomb was found and defused in Spokane, Washington along the route of that year's Martin Luther King Jr. memorial march.

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Spokane Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs are a major junior ice hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League based out of Spokane, Washington.

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Spokane Civic Theatre

Spokane Civic Theatre is a nationally recognized non-profit theatre located in Spokane, Washington.

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Spokane Community College

Established in 1963, Spokane Community College is part of Community Colleges of Spokane.

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Spokane Convention Center

Spokane Convention Center is the primary convention center in Spokane, Washington, in the northwest United States, and consists of two interconnected buildings along the south bank of the Spokane River in downtown Spokane.

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Spokane County, Washington

Spokane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.

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Spokane Daily Chronicle

The Spokane Daily Chronicle was a daily newspaper in Spokane, Washington.

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Spokane Falls

Spokane Falls is the name of a waterfall and dam on the Spokane River, located in the central business district in downtown Spokane, Washington.

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Spokane Falls Community College

Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is an associate degree and college transfer community college established in 1967.

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Spokane Garry

Spokane Garry (sometimes spelled Spokan Garry) (1811 – 1892) was a Native American leader of the Middle Spokane tribe.

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Spokane Hoopfest

Hoopfest is an annual outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament held in downtown Spokane, Washington.

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Spokane House

Spokane House was a fur trading post founded in 1810 by the British-Canadian North West Company, located on a peninsula where the Spokane River and Little Spokane River meet.

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Spokane Indians

The Spokane Indians are a Minor League Baseball team in the northwest United States, located in Spokane, Washington.

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Spokane Intermodal Center

The Spokane Intermodal Center is an intermodal transport facility located in Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Spokane International Airport

Spokane International Airport is a commercial airport approximately west of downtown Spokane, Washington.

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Spokane Journal of Business

The Spokane Journal of Business is an independent business newspaper founded in February 1986 which covers news primarily in Eastern Washington State and Northern Idaho including Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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Spokane metropolitan area

The Spokane–Spokane Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of Spokane, Stevens, and Pend Oreille Counties in Washington State, anchored by the city of Spokane and its largest suburb, Spokane Valley.

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Spokane people

The Spokan or Spokane people are a Native American Plateau tribe who inhabited the eastern portion of the Washington state and parts of northern Idaho in the United States of America.

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Spokane Public Library

The Spokane Public Library is a public library system serving the city of Spokane, Washington, US.

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Spokane Public Schools

Spokane Public Schools (District No. 81) is a public school district in Spokane County, Washington, and serves the city of Spokane.

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Spokane River

The Spokane River is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately long, in northern Idaho and eastern Washington in the United States.

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Spokane River Centennial Trail

The Spokane River Centennial Trail is a paved trail in Washington for alternate transportation and recreational use.

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Spokane Symphony

The Spokane Symphony is a 70-piece professional orchestra based in Spokane, WA that performs more than 60 concerts per year for more than 150,000 listeners.

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Spokane Transit Authority

Spokane Transit Authority, more commonly Spokane Transit or STA, is the public transit authority that serves Spokane, Washington and its surrounding areas.

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Spokane Valley, Washington

Spokane Valley is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, and the largest suburb of Spokane.

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Spokane Valley–Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer

The Spokane Valley–Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer is an aquifer located in the U.S. states of Washington and Idaho It is located under the city of Spokane, as well as under the Spokane Valley, and the Rathdrum Prairie.

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Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (Spokane Arena) is a multi-purpose arena in the western United States, located in Spokane, Washington.

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Spokane Washington Temple

The Spokane Washington Temple is the 59th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway

The Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SP&S) was a United States-based railroad incorporated in 1905.

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Spokane–Coeur d'Alene combined statistical area

Spokane–Spokane Valley–Coeur d'Alene, WA–ID CSA is the United States Census Bureau's official name for the combined statistical area that includes the Spokane metro area as well as the Coeur d'Alene metro area.

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Squatting

Squatting is the action of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land or a building, usually residential, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use.

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Syringa vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris (lilac or common lilac) is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills.

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Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States.

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Temperate coniferous forest

Temperate coniferous forest is a terrestrial biome found in temperate regions of the world with warm summers and cool winters and adequate rainfall to sustain a forest.

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Texas Rangers (baseball)

The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

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The CW

The CW Television Network (commonly referred to as just The CW) is an American English-language broadcast television network that is operated by the CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN), and Warner Bros. Entertainment, former majority owner of The WB.

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The Davenport Hotel (Spokane, Washington)

The Davenport Hotel is a hotel located in Spokane, Washington.

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The Gonzaga Bulletin

The Gonzaga Bulletin is a student-run weekly newspaper published at Gonzaga University.

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The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-Review is a daily broadsheet newspaper in the northwest United States, based in Spokane, Washington, that city's only daily publication.

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The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television channel, owned by Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios.

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Tom Foley

Thomas Stephen Foley, KBE (March 6, 1929 – October 18, 2013) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1989 to 1995.

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Tram

A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.

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Transfer station (waste management)

A transfer station is a building or processing site for the temporary deposition of waste.

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Treaty of 1818

The Convention respecting fisheries, boundary and the restoration of slaves between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the London Convention, Anglo-American Convention of 1818, Convention of 1818, or simply the Treaty of 1818, was an international treaty signed in 1818 between the above parties.

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Tri-Cities, Washington

The Tri-Cities are three closely tied citiesKennewick, Pasco, and Richlandlocated at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers in the Columbia Basin of Eastern Washington.

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Tri-City Americans

The Tri-City Americans are a major junior ice hockey team of the Western Hockey League, based in Kennewick, Washington.

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Triple-A (baseball)

Triple-A (or Class AAA) is the highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States and Mexico.

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Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is located six miles (10 km) south of Cheney, Washington, on the eastern edge of the Columbia Basin in Spokane County in northeastern Washington.

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U.S. Route 195

U.S. Route 195 (US 195) is a north–south United States Highway, of which all but 0.65 miles of its 94.42 miles (1.05 of 151.95 km) are within the state of Washington.

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U.S. Route 2 in Washington

U.S. Route 2 (US 2) is a component of the United States Numbered Highway System that connects the city of Everett in the U.S. state of Washington to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a separate segment that runs from Rouses Point, New York, to Houlton, Maine.

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U.S. Route 395 in Washington

U.S. Route 395 (US 395) is a major United States Numbered Highway in the U.S. state of Washington, that includes a long overlap with Interstate 90 (I-90) between Ritzville and Spokane.

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U.S. state

A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.

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Ukrainians

Ukrainians (українці, ukrayintsi) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine, which is by total population the sixth-largest nation in Europe.

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Unchurched Belt

The Unchurched Belt is a region in the far Northwestern United States that has low rates of religious participation.

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Union Pacific Railroad

The Union Pacific Railroad (or Union Pacific Railroad Company and simply Union Pacific) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.

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United States Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, and food.

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United States Department of Commerce

The United States Department of Commerce is the Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.

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United States Geological Survey

The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.

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United States House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber.

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United States Post Office, Courthouse, and Custom House (Spokane, Washington)

The Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, Spokane, Washington is a historic post office, courthouse, and custom house building at Spokane in Spokane County, Washington.

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United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states.

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United States presidential election, 2012

The United States presidential election of 2012 was the 57th quadrennial American presidential election.

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United States Senate

The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.

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University of Washington

The University of Washington (commonly referred to as UW, simply Washington, or informally U-Dub) is a public research university in Seattle, Washington.

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Urban growth boundary

An urban growth boundary, or UGB, is a regional boundary, set in an attempt to control urban sprawl by, in its simplest form, mandating that the area inside the boundary be used for urban development and the area outside be preserved in its natural state or used for agriculture.

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Urban renewal

Urban renewal (also called urban regeneration in the United Kingdom, urban renewal or urban redevelopment in the United States) is a program of land redevelopment in cities, often where there is urban decay.

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Urban sprawl

Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl describes the expansion of human populations away from central urban areas into low-density, monofunctional and usually car-dependent communities, in a process called suburbanization.

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Vancouver

Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.

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Veterans Health Administration

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the component of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) led by the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health that implements the healthcare program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs.

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Victorian architecture

Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century.

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Walk Score

Walk Score is a private company that provides walkability services and apartment search tools through a website and mobile applications.

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Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla is the largest city and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States.

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Washington (state)

Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

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Washington Initiative 502

Washington Initiative 502 (I-502) "on marijuana reform" was an initiative to the Washington State Legislature, which appeared on the November 2012 general ballot, passing by a margin of approximately 56 to 44 percent.

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Washington Referendum 74

Referendum 74 (R-74 or Ref 74) was a Washington state referendum to approve or reject the February 2012 bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

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Washington State Cougars

The Washington State Cougars are the athletic teams that represent Washington State University.

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Washington State Department of Transportation

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT or WashDOT) was established in 1905.

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Washington State University

Washington State University (WSU) is a public research university in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the northwest United States. Founded in 1890, WSU (colloquially "Wazzu") is a land-grant university with programs in a broad range of academic disciplines. It is ranked in the top 140 universities in America with high research activity, as determined by U.S. News & World Report. With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,470 and a total enrollment of 29,686, it is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington. The university also operates campuses across Washington known as WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, WSU Everett and WSU Vancouver, all founded in 1989. In 2012, WSU launched an Internet-based Global Campus, which includes its online degree program, WSU Online. These campuses award primarily bachelor's and master's degrees. Freshmen and sophomores were first admitted to the Vancouver campus in 2006 and to the Tri-Cities campus in 2007. Enrollment for the four campuses and WSU Online exceeds 29,686 students. This includes 1,751 international students. WSU's athletic teams are called the Cougars and the school colors are crimson and gray. Six men's and nine women's varsity teams compete in NCAA Division I in the Pac-12 Conference. Both men's and women's indoor track teams compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

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Washington State University Spokane

Washington State University Spokane (WSU Spokane) is the urban branch campus of Washington State University, a land-grant research university founded in 1890.

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Washington wine

Washington wine is wine produced from grape varieties grown in the U.S. state of Washington.

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Washington's 5th congressional district

Washington's 5th congressional district encompasses the Eastern Washington counties of Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin.

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Waste management

Waste management or waste disposal are all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal.

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Waste-to-energy

Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste, or the processing of waste into a fuel source.

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Water supply network

A water supply system or water supply network is a system of engineered hydrologic and hydraulic components which provide water supply.

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Watt

The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power.

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West Coast Conference

The West Coast Conference (WCC) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated in NCAA Division I consisting of ten member schools across the states of California, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

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Western Hockey League

The Western Hockey League (WHL) is a major junior ice hockey league based in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States.

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Wheat

Wheat is a grass widely cultivated for its seed, a cereal grain which is a worldwide staple food.

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Wheat production in the United States

Wheat is produced in almost every state in the United States, and is the principal cereal grain grown in the country.

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Whitman College

Whitman College is a private liberal arts college located in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Whitman massacre

The Whitman massacre (also known as the Walla Walla massacre and the Whitman Incident) was the murder of Oregon missionaries Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa, along with eleven others, on November 29, 1847.

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Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Whitman Mission National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located just west of Walla Walla, Washington, at the site of the former Whitman Mission at Waiilatpu.

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Whitworth University

Whitworth University is a private Christian liberal arts college in the northwest United States, located in Spokane, Washington.

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World's Columbian Exposition

The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition) was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492.

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World's fair

A world's fair, world fair, world expo, universal exposition, or international exposition (sometimes expo or Expo for short) is a large international exhibition designed to showcase achievements of nations.

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WWAMI Regional Medical Education Program

The WWAMI Regional Medical Education Program (often merely referred to as "WWAMI", pronounced "whammy") is a partnership in the western United States between four states that lack medical schools, and the state of Washington, along with the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

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Yakima War

The Yakima War (1855-1858) was a conflict between the United States and the Yakama, a Sahaptian-speaking people of the Northwest Plateau, then part of Washington Territory, and the tribal allies of each.

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Yakima, Washington

Yakima is a U.S. city, the county seat of Yakima County, Washington and the state's eleventh largest city by population.

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ZIP Code

ZIP Codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.

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1998 Memorial Cup

The 1998 Memorial Cup occurred May 9–17 at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington.

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2002 Skate America

The 2002 Skate America was the first event of six in the 2002–03 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series.

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2007 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

The 2007 United States Figure Skating Championships were a competition to determine the U.S. national champions and teams for the 2007 World, World Junior, and Four Continents Championships.

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2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

The 2010 United States Figure Skating Championships were a national championship to determine the national rankings of the United States in the 2009–10 figure skating season.

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2010 United States Census

The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.

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2010 Winter Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver) and commonly known as Vancouver 2010, informally the 21st Winter Olympics, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held from 12 to 28 February 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the surrounding suburbs of Richmond, West Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands, and in the nearby resort town of Whistler.

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2016 Team Challenge Cup

The 2016 KOSÉ Team Challenge Cup was held April 22–24, 2016 at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington.

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92d Air Refueling Wing

The 92d Air Refueling Wing is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force.

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