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Updated: Gas leak force evacuation in downtown Spokane 

Colleague Pia Hallenberg posted this photo moments ago. A natural gas leak in downtown Spokane has prompted the evacuation of The Spokesman-Review building at Monroe and Riverside streets. The building was evacuated shortly after 2 p.m., and bystanders outside are smelling the odor of the mercaptan additive in natural gas.

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Wildfire jumps the Salmon River in ferocious run

The Tepee Springs Fire jumped the Salmon River on Saturday morning in a several-mile-wide run driven by high, gusting winds in the Allison Creek area; the wildfire’s advance was so ferocious that firefighters had to leave the area until the wind died down. “It was...


An encounter with David Letterman 

Fellow Ball State University graduate David Letterman and I crossed paths once. Just once. I was a freshman in 1968 and Dave was a senior. I lived in Waggoner Hall, which at that time was a dorm for men only and was often referred to...

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