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Spokane, Wash. Meagan Knapp has been a crossing guard for five years knows all the about the dangers that kids face going to and from school "The primary problem here is we have cars that don't want to stop. We have drivers who are speeding well over 40mph," said Knapp. The posted speed limit on Francis is 35 miles per hour. But during school hours it drops down to 20 miles-per-hour. Knapp says some drivers don't slow down. Even with flashing lights on the sign.
SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s one of the last remaining landmarks from Expo ’74: The metal frame standing alone on the north side of Riverfront Park is more than a fluttering price of the artwork. “They’re part of history for Spokane,” said Jennifer Leinberger. “We are losing our remnants of Expo ’74.” Leinberger is the founder of Save the Expo Butterflies, a group determined to do just that.
SPOKANE, Wash. - A bill making its way through the state capital that aims to help our first responders with PTSD. It’s House Bill 1655, which would allow first responders to file an occupational disease claim for PTSD. Michael White, a legislative liaison with the Washington State Council of Firefighters, says the repeated and cumulative exposures is what’s causing the PTSD.
SPOKANE, Wash. - A north Spokane neighborhood woke up to an unwelcome sight on Monday morning. Their car windows looked like they were shot out by a pellet or BB gun. This is in the area of the Glass and Nevada. But just a few blocks away, Melanie King experience something similar. She says the vandal must have shot out hers sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Monday because she got up at 1:30 make sure the door was locked when she noticed something on her car. “I...
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Two Montana high school students were injured in a fall while snowshoeing near Glacier National Park. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry tells the Daily Inter Lake the students from Bigfork High School were on a field trip in the Marias Pass area on Tuesday when a cornice broke loose. The two injured students fell 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters).
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Officials are looking into the logistics of a high-speed train from Spokane to Seattle. The Washington Department of Transportation published a study in December that looked at how well an ultra-high-speed train system would work in the Cascadia Mega region, which is about a 350-mile stretch including Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Public Schools has confirmed they are pulling all chocolate milk with a "Best By" date of February 6 from all of their schools due to possible contamination. A Shadle Park High School student noticed a "bleach" taste to the milk today, and after an investigation, the decision was made to pull the milk and stop shipment of the rest of the order to other schools.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho lawmaker says he apologized to seven fellow legislators for an inappropriate comment he made during an anti-sexual harassment training earlier this year. Republican Sen. Bob Nonini from Coeur d'Alene said Tuesday that his remark was about a Facebook post, but declined to share what exactly he said during the Jan. 9 training.
ROY, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 29-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a Washington state sheriff's deputy. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the woman was arrested Tuesday morning south of Tacoma in Roy. She's the third suspect arrested in the death of Deputy Daniel McCartney.
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a Spokane woman missing since December was found dead. Spokane County Sheriff's Office Deputies were called to an area in the 26300 block of Appleway Ave. for a report of a deceased person. The remains, which appeared to have been subjected to the elements for an extended amount of time, were identified as 58-year-old Donna Kemp.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane International Airport announced Tuesday that 2017 established new record totals for passengers and air cargo activity. According to an airport spokesperson, total passenger count totaled 3,550,912 that exceeded the previous record of 3,472,901, set back in 2007. Air cargo totaled 72,376.3 tons (144,752,600 lbs.) in 2017, exceeding the previous record of 69,217.6 tons set in 2015.
SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man is suing a tool retailer after he says he caught on fire while using a gardening tool in his yard. Brandon Austin of Spanaway says he was burning his weeds last August with a Greenwood Propane Torch when the torch caught on fire in his hands.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed an order prohibiting telecommunications companies receiving state contracts from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. Monday's action by the Democratic governor comes after the Federal Communications Commission last month repealed so-called net-neutrality rules that govern broadband providers.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho voters would no longer be required to disclose their sex while registering to vote under a proposal recently introduced inside the Idaho Statehouse. Secretary of State Chief Deputy Tim Hurst told the House State Affairs Committee on Monday that information about a voter's sex is unnecessary and isn't used for anything by the state.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - With the Inland Northwest becoming one of the hottest housing markets, schools are seeing massive booms in student population. One area in particular is Coeur d'Alene. Now the recent passage of a school bond will mean more classrooms, and even a new school in the district.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The historic Elks Lodge up on the hill in Spokane Valley is the new target of vandals over the weekend. Double-pane windows that are seven feet wide by nine feet tall were knocked out with a rock the size of the boulder at the Elks Lodge in Spokane Valley, but that's only the beginning. Inside is a different story. "It looks like a bomb went off in our lodge," Evette Wilie said.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee will travel to Switzerland this week to participate in the World Economic Forum's Annual meeting. Inslee's office said Monday that the governor is scheduled to speak on several panels at the meeting in Davos, including a climate change one hosted by former Vice President Al Gore.
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho inmate claims authorities illegally prevented him from posting bond because of his citizenship status. The Idaho Statesman reports Senobio Padilla-Arredondo, in a lawsuit filed Friday, says he was arrested on Jan. 22, 2016, charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence, and his bond was set at $1,250.
SEATTLE (AP) - King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is urging lawmakers to repeal the state's death penalty. The Northwest News Network reports that Satterberg plans to testify on Monday in favor of a proposal to replace capital punishment with life without the possibility of parole. Satterberg has previously called for a change to the state's death penalty, but that idea has not gained traction.
POST FALLS, Idaho - A Post Falls man has been sentenced to serve up to eight years in prison for his seventh DUI conviction. The Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office says last June 53-year-old Vincent D. Smith rear-ended a car stopped at a traffic light in Post Falls, then fled the scene. He was later arrested and refused to take a breath test, but a search warrant for blood was obtained and showed Smith's blood alcohol content was .28.
Spokane (WA) Firefighters Get New CompressorsFireEngineering.comThe Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of two new compressors to fill the air tanks of firefighters, after an odd smell prompted the department to take all of its air supplies offline last month. Lead was subsequently ...