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Spokane to purchase new armored vehicle

The city will soon spend about $305,000 on a new armored vehicle for the Spokane Police Department, which uses money one City Council member said should be used on new patrol cars.

Heart sculptures set for move to safer spots

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane is relocating downtown’s heart sculptures to more secure locations following vandalism that damaged several of the pieces.

Man robs bank in Reardan

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

A US Bank in Reardan, Washington was robbed on Tuesday.

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year was the worst wildfire season on record, with more than 1,700 wildfires reported – most of which started in Eastern Washington. But unlike California, Washington’s fire season typically ends in October, mostly due to colder temperatures and humidity.