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  • Wildfire evacuation notices canceled in Grant County June 28, 2022
    SOAP LAKE, Wash. — All wildfire evacuation notices in Grant County have been canceled. The wildfire in Soap Lake has been mostly contained, and the level 3 evacuation order is no longer in effect. Nearly a half-square mile of the region was impacted by the wildfire. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office also reported that a […]
  • New research finds the keys to predicting fire seasons June 3, 2022
    SPOKANE, Wash.– New research from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that climate variations in the winter and spring are the biggest factor in how bad fire season gets. In computer simulations of every fire season since 1984, winter and spring climate accounted for 53 percent of the fire activity and acres burned […]
  • June forecast trending wet as fire season approaches June 2, 2022
    SPOKANE, Wash.– It’s becoming less and less likely that we will see fire season start in the next few weeks. The wet, cool pattern we’ve been in for most of spring is expected to continue well into June. Source: NOAA The latest outlook from the U.S. Climate Prediction Center keeps the odds highest for wet […]
  • SVFD to host Forensic Fire Investigation 101 on June 1 May 28, 2022
    The middle school program is meant to bring more awareness to fire prevention.
  • Air quality impacts of Northwest wildfires reach as far as New York May 24, 2022
    Forget apples, hipsters and microbrews — the Pacific Northwest may soon be known for supplying something else to the rest of the country: smoke from wildfires.

RSS Coronavirus Updates

  • An update on COVID-19 numbers in Spokane County July 2, 2022
    SPOKANE, Wash. — On Saturday, the CDC recommended that six counties in Washington should return to wearing masks. One of the counties mentioned was Spokane County. Spokane County has “high” levels of COVID-19 cases in the community. This means that Spokane County has seen either 200 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people or it […]
  • CDC recommends 6 Washington counties should wear masks again July 2, 2022
    People in six Washington counties should begin wearing masks indoors in public and on public transportation again, according to recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • New Washington law grants access to free healthcare July 1, 2022
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — New legislation begins Friday, granting millions of people living in Washington access to free healthcare.   The legislation was requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and requires hospitals to provide more financial assistance to those in need. According to a press release from Ferguson’s office, about two-thirds of bankruptcy claims nationwide are […]
  • ‘It’s busy’: Local COVID-19 testing centers see surge of infections in Spokane June 30, 2022
    SPOKANE, Wash.– More people are calling in sick nationwide, including in Spokane County, as clinics are reporting a surge of local COVID-19 infections. With the 4th of July approaching fast this weekend, health officials are on their toes. “It’s definitely a little bit busier. We see rushes in the morning and around lunchtime,” said Dustin […]
  • Distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 delayed in Spokane due to shipment process June 29, 2022
    SPOKANE, Wash.– COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 were approved last week. Many parents are waiting for this moment to finally get their toddlers vaccinated. However, finding doses through the Washington Vaccine Finder revealed only two clinics have them available. Kellie Hawkins from the Spokane Regional Health District says there has been a slight delay […]

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