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ASOTIN — Sales tax money earmarked for a new Asotin County Jail will begin accruing this summer, but officials said it will be at least three years before the $13.7 million project is completed.

MOSCOW — Officers arrested two people on drug charges, including heroin trafficking, after performing a welfare check on the two sleeping around 3:15 a.m. Saturday inside a pickup truck at Zip Trip on North Main Street.

CALABASAS, Calif. — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer before plunging more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) into …

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GRANGVILLE — Rylee Vining drained four 3-pointers and scored 18 points as the Colton High girls’ basketball team decisively avenged a home loss by beating Grangeville 50-37 on the road in a makeup nonleague game Monday night.

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