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01/23/2018   Spokane Google News
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01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
 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.
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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...
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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).
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/23/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/23/2018   Spokane Google News

KING5.com

WA astronaut selected for International Space Station mission
KING5.com
WA astronaut selected for International Space Station mission. McClain is the first female astronaut from Spokane and she now works at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Author: Staff. Published: 8:32 AM PST January 23, 2018. An astronaut from ...

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01/23/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Riverfront skating ribbon death is first on city-owned ice in Spokane
The Spokesman-Review
City lawmakers called Sunday's death from an injury sustained on the Riverfront Park ice ribbon, believed to be the first rink-related fatality on city property, a tragedy and said they were waiting to learn more information. “I think everyone's kind ...

01/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
01/22/2018   Spokane Google News

Police believe drug theft led to shooting in Hillyard; teen shot 4 times
The Spokesman-Review
A shooting in Spokane's Hillyard neighborhood left a teenager badly injured late Sunday, and the suspect told police it started with a duffel bag full of marijuana, according to court records. Steven R. Smethurst, 33, initially claimed he and a female ...

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01/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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. 
01/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/22/2018   KHQ News Spokane/N. Idaho
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.
01/22/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Woman who fell at Spokane Skate Ribbon Friday dies
The Spokesman-Review
Newest in Spokane. Spokane nonprofit expands into drug treatment for people in federal probation program · Riverfront skating ribbon death is first on city-owned ice in Spokane · 100 years ago today in Spokane: Woman loses her life savings to ...

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01/21/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

6000 strong, Spokane Women's March exceeds expectations
The Spokesman-Review
In its second year, the Spokane Women's March – now called the Spokane Women's Persistence March – saw an estimated 6,000 people march through the streets, according to organizers and police, before filing into the Convention Center for speeches and ...

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01/21/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Flu season worst since 2009 swine flu pandemic
The Spokesman-Review
The pandemic that year kicked off more robust hospital surveillance, with many health districts tracking how many people were hospitalized, and how many people showing up in emergency rooms with flu-like symptoms actually tested positive for influenza ...

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01/20/2018   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

Hundreds turn out for anti-abortion march in downtown Spokane ...
The Spokesman-Review
Love – for life, for babies – was the most common motto for the hundreds of pro-life marchers who descended upon downtown Spokane Saturday morning for the annual Walk for Life Northwest.

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01/19/2018   Spokane Google News

KREM.com

Need for foster parents reaches 'crisis' status in Spokane, Washington state
KREM.com
Three are her biological children, two have been adopted and she and her husband are currently fostering a young boy, according to Conner. The boy, who cannot be named, has been with Conner's family for almost a year. "Getting to know these kids, they ...

01/12/2018   Spokane Google News

FireEngineering.com

Spokane (WA) Firefighters Get New Compressors
FireEngineering.com
The 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 ...

12/26/2017   Spokane Google News

The Spokesman-Review

The morning after: Where in Spokane to go when you celebrated too hard the night before
The Spokesman-Review
Thankfully, Spokane's diner scene is easy to hit on the way to work or airport, full of classic breakfast options. Most offer bar seating for a single or double to squeeze in (relatively) quickly. Dolly's Cafe is one of Spokane's best early morning ...