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Wednesday, April 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  Spokane

California vaccine rules advance over emotional opposition

Updates with committee vote, adds senator’s comment, edits to conform. Links additional photos, deletes file photo. With AP Photos. California lawmakers are advancing tougher rules for vaccinations despite hearing hours of testimony from hundreds of opponents

News >  Spokane

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history has been executed in Texas for the dragging death of a black man

John William King, who was white, received lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged for nearly 3 miles along a secluded road in the piney woods outside Jasper, Texas. The 49-year-old Byrd was alive for at least 2 miles (3 kilometers) before his body was ripped to pieces in the early morning hours of June 7, 1998.
News >  Spokane

Pilot survives crash into tree in McCall, Idaho

A 79-year-old pilot crash-landed his plane into a tree a few miles east of McCall on Monday night — and a firefighter scaled the 60-foot tree to get him to the ground safely, with the plane perched precariously on top. The pilot was not injured in the crash, and neither was anyone who helped rescue him, according to the McCall Fire Department. Rescuers had him out of the tree just after midnight, two hours after arriving at the scene.
News >  Idaho

‘I want salmon back in Idaho.’ Simpson seeks bold action after $16 billion spent on recovery

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Last year, Idaho U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson and some of his staff went to Marsh Creek, the headwaters of the Middle Fork Salmon River, to watch a returning salmon create its redd, or nest, lay its eggs and die. But, Simpson lamented, they saw only one salmon. “You have got to ask yourself,” he said, “after spending $16 billion on salmon recovery over the last how many years, is it working?”
News >  Spokane

Share a beer, a joke and join a legendary running institution

If you want to be part of the in crowd in the Spokane running club scene, then think about photo bombing. The Flying Irish Running Club began on Thursdays in 2006 at legendary O’Doherty’s Irish Grille in downtown Spokane. Eight people joined founder Peter Breach – aka Peter B ... aaka Grand Poobah – on that first night on March 2, 2006. Five of them were from his own family. It was a humble beginning, but his friend and owner Tim O’Doherty is a humble man, and in no time the runners came in droves to his legendary pub.