MB: Smoky haze, hitchhiking robots, the West is on fire

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Today and tomorrow, the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center hosts a free health care clinic, offering medical, dental and vision services. (Inlander)

Fires burning across the Northwest include a 600-acre fire near Sprague, one near Long Lake, and another outside of Ione, Washington. (KXLY)

Despite these nearby forest fires, the smoke covering the region this morning is actually from fires in Western Washington, and it's really hurting local air quality. (KREM)

A regular at the Coeur d'Alene Casino won $1.3 million over the weekend, the largest payout the casino has ever given. (KREM) 

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If it seems like the entire Western U.S. is on fire, it's because it kind of is. In California, firefighters are working to contain 21 fires, including the 60,000 acre Rocky Fire in Northern California. (New York Times)

As the outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion continues, Zimbabwe officials are now looking for another American whom they believe illegally killed another protected lion earlier this year. (BBC)

Why we can't have nice things: An internationally traveled hitchhiking robot was "beheaded" less than two weeks into its journey across the U.S. (CNN)