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Spokane Fire District propositions on track for approval
SPOKANE, Wash. — The first votes are in for the propositions for several Spokane County Fire Districts, and they’re all on their way to getting approved. Spokane County Fire District 3 Proposition 1 has 3,093 votes in favor of it and 930 against it. Spokane County Fire District 4 Proposition 1 ha...[read more]
Central Valley School board race too close to call, Voelker leading in East Valley race
The Central Valley School Board race is too close to call, but Pam Orebaugh currently leads with 38 percent of votes. [read more]
Wick, Haley and Padden leading for Spokane Valley Council positions
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — In the first round of votes for the primary election, Ben Wick and Pamela Haley have comfortable leads for the two council seats they’re running for, while Laura Padden has a closer race with another candidate. Wick is currently in the lead for Spokane Valley Council Posit...[read more]
Bedford, Geffken likely heading to general election, Dean leads in Spokane School Board race
The first round of primary results are in for the open Spokane School Board positions. [read more]
Bingle leads council race in District 2, Zappone and Lish likely heading to general election
The first round of election results show two very different races for open positions on the Spokane City Council. [read more]
- Evacuations downgraded for people living near wildfire along N. Gordon Rd August 2, 2021SPOKANE CO., Wash. — People living near a wildfire along N. Gordon Rd and W. Bowie Rd can return to their homes. Previous Level 3 and 2 evacuations have been downgraded to Level 1 — meaning get ready to leave. About 20 homes remain under these evacuations. This includes people living between Christensen Road, Rambo […]
- Wildfire burning 11 miles north of Silverwood contained July 31, 2021ATHOL, Idaho, — A wildfire is burning at Rogers Pine Rd. off of Trails End Rd. in Idaho has been contained. The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office said there are now no evacuations in the area. The fire burned around 11 miles north of Silverwood Theme Park. Planes were reportedly scooping up water from Lake Pend […]
- Biden sees shortages to stop climate-change fueled wildfires July 30, 2021President Joe Biden is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in western states, as climate change has worsened the spread and ferocity of the blazes. “Our resources are already being stretched to keep up,” Biden told a bipartisan group of governors at a virtual meeting Friday. […]
- Biden says Western wildfires demand ‘urgent action’ in meeting with governors July 30, 2021President Joe Biden said Friday the wildfires intensifying in the West demand “urgent action” as he met with seven governors to discuss how states are responding to the wildfires and how the federal government can best assist. “We can’t ignore how the overlapping and intertwined factors — extreme heat, prolonged drought and supercharged wildfire conditions […]
- Pioneer Fire burning in Priest River 80 percent contained, Level 3 evacuations lifted July 29, 2021PRIEST RIVER, Idaho — The Pioneer Fire burning two miles northeast of Priest River has burned 355 acres (0.55 square miles), but it is now 80 percent contained and Level 3 evacuations have been removed. As of Tuesday, Level 2 evacuations are in place for Barrett Road, Whiski Road, West Whiski Road, Moose Crossing, Stone […]
- ‘We are at a crisis right now’: Wildfires carve through Washington and firefighters struggle to keep up July 29, 2021Wildfires continue to ravage our region, and with another heat wave moving in, there's a lot to be concerned about across the Inland Northwest.
- Fast moving wildfire in Stevens County prompts Level 2 evacuations July 28, 2021STEVENS CO., Wash. — A new fast-moving wildfire is burning in the Deep Lake area east of Northport in Stevens County, and has prompted Level 2 evacuations. Level 2 means ‘be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.’ Called the Deep Lake Fire, the Steven’s County Sheriff’s Office and Fire District 10 said the fire […]
- Commissioner of Public Lands to visit site of Sherwood Fire on Wednesday July 27, 2021Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz will visit the site of the Sherwood Fire in Wellpinit Wednesday morning.
- Craig Fire burns 97 acres near Airway Heights, fully contained July 26, 2021AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — The Department of Natural Resources and other firefighters have contained a wildfire that burned near Airway Heights. The fire had been dubbed the Craig Fire, and has burned around 97 acres. Resources will be checking on the fire throughout the night. There are no injuries and 25 structures were saved with […]
- Evacuations downgraded for people living near wildfires in north Spokane County July 26, 2021ELK, Wash. — Evacuations for two fires burning in north Spokane County have either been downgraded or removed. The fires started on Sunday evening: one near Elk and the other north of Wandermere. According to James Heaton, Public Information Officer with the Southern Area Gray Team, the Hazard Hill Fire has burned 120 acres, or […]
- Most residents at the Spokane Veterans home are vaccinated, but that’s not the case for employees August 4, 2021SPOKANE, Wash. — The majority of people living at the Spokane Veterans home are fully vaccinated, but that is not the same for staff members. Nearly 90 percent of residents have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, but of the 110 employees, only 47 have gotten a shot. Six veterans and four employees have […]
- Kootenai Health: Many discharged COVID patients look to get vaccinated August 4, 2021Kootenai Health is reiterating its call for people to get vaccinated as the Panhandle region sees an increase in positive COVID-19 patients.
- Did Spokane County have 451 new COVID cases Tuesday? No. But transmission is still very high August 4, 2021Anyone following Spokane County's reporting of COVID-19 cases saw a huge spike Tuesday afternoon. But, the Spokane Regional Health District says the spike is due in part to the clearing of a backlog by the state.
- Spokane Public Schools hiring teachers, other staff as it works to reduce class sizes August 3, 2021Students with Spokane Public Schools will be back in class, full-time in less than a month. The district has been hiring over the summer and is still looking for more teachers, para-educators and other staff as it works to reduce class sizes.
- WA Department of Health concerned over rise in cases and hospitalizations August 3, 2021OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday it is concerned about the rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state due to the spread of the delta variant, and has made several updates to its COVID-19 data dashboard. Over the past four days, the department said an average […]
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Frontier flight attendants placed on leave after taping unruly passenger to seat
Frontier flight attendants had to tape an unruly passenger to his seat after he allegedly groped two of the attendants and punched a third in the face.[read more]
2 passenger trains collide in Czech Republic, dozens injured
Two passenger trains have collided in the southwest of the Czech Republic, and firefighters say that two people have been killed and dozens have been injured[read more]
British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast
Hijackers who seized a vessel off the coast of the UAE have left the ship.[read more]
Short-handed US advances to women's volleyball semifinals
The U.S. had a relatively easy quarterfinal win.[read more]