Community rallies on behalf of Cayuse Fire victims

Community rallies on behalf of Cayuse Fire victims
Gloria Alverson, of Spokane Valley, center, and Lucy Baker, right, of Spokane, drop off their second load of donations at the corner of Riverside and Howard in Spokane for the Cayuse Fire victims, Aug. 25, 2016. Alverson toured the Wellpinit area and saw the fire destruction. Volunteer Bailey Claassen is at left. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
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Spokane answered a call to help the wildfire-stricken community of Wellpinit, donating piles of clothes, and stacks of bottled water and food. People also gave thousands of dollars during a one-day drive Thursday.




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A group of teenagers take a swing on The Yoyo ride Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at North Idaho State Fair & Rodeo at Kootenai County Fairgrounds. The fair runs through Sunday. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

The view from here 

A group of teenagers take a swing on The Yoyo ride Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at North Idaho Fair & Rodeo at Kootenai County Fairgrounds. The fair runs through Sunday.




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Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor uses his iPhone in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday. Mansoor was recently targeted by spyware that can hack into Apple's iPhone handset. (Jon Gambrell / Associated Press)
Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor uses his iPhone in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday. Mansoor was recently targeted by spyware that can hack into Apple's iPhone handset. (Jon Gambrell / Associated Press)

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple’s mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.




Idaho

Brad Ward of Empire Unmanned launches his drone on Five Mile Prairie in Spokane. The Coeur d’Alene-based company deploys unmanned aircraft in agricultural and forestry surveys, among other commercial uses. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Brad Ward of Empire Unmanned launches his drone on Five Mile Prairie in Spokane. The Coeur d’Alene-based company deploys unmanned aircraft in agricultural and forestry surveys, among other commercial uses. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Business use of drones takes off as new rules kick in  

Unmanned aircraft are transforming natural resource management in the West. Industry officials expect the use of drones to accelerate after the Federal Aviation Administration relaxes the rules for who can operate small drones for commercial purposes.



Region

In this photo provided by inciweb.nwcg.gov, a plane drops fire retardant Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, near the northwest side of Owyhee Canyon south of Vale, Ore. The nearly 50-square-mile fire in eastern Oregon near the Idaho state line is now threatening Succor Creek State Park. (Associated Press)
In this photo provided by inciweb.nwcg.gov, a plane drops fire retardant Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, near the northwest side of Owyhee Canyon south of Vale, Ore. The nearly 50-square-mile fire in eastern Oregon near the Idaho state line is now threatening Succor Creek State Park. (Associated Press)

Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West 

BOISE – Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big. Firefighters in the region mostly faced continued windy, dry conditions Wednesday ...



Sports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Efficient Russell Wilson guides Seahawks past Dallas in preseason game 

SEATTLE – For this dress rehearsal, Russell Wilson’s outfit was regular-season sharp. The Seahawks’ defense? It could still use a better look. One week after his coach criticized him for holding onto the ball too long, Wilson completed 16 of ...



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The Heathdale Barn. (Stefanie Pettit / The Spokesman-Review)
The Heathdale Barn. (Stefanie Pettit / The Spokesman-Review)

Landmarks: 108-year-old Heathdale barn a popular photo stop 

Just about every week someone sets up a tripod along East Belmont Road east of the town of Mica to take photos of the historic Heathdale barn, a tall gambrel-style barn built in 1908. “We’ve had professional photographers and people who love barns stop by to take pictures, and we’ve even had high school students come to take their senior pictures here,” said Diane Latta, who owns the barn with her husband, Lance.


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WhatsApp and Facebook app icons are seen on a smartphone in New York. Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. (Patrick Sison / Associated Press)
WhatsApp and Facebook app icons are seen on a smartphone in New York. Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. (Patrick Sison / Associated Press)

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook 

Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook – although not on the messaging service itself.



Opinion

Editorial

Safety reminders as school begins 

School districts have recently cracked down on vaccinations, and while they can’t compel parents to take their kids in for shots, they have been more assertive about requesting up-to-date records.

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