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Fri., May 26, 2017, 5:29 p.m. | Search

Airway Heights water is still contaminated

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

Airway Heights Public Work Department flushes potentially contaminated water from a fire hydrant into Aspen Grove Park in Airway Heights, Friday May 19, 2017. The city is working to remove contaminates from the water pipes caused when chemicals used for fire suppression at Fairchild Air Force Base entered the water supply. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
The latest water quality tests show that the water in the Airway Heights water system is still contaminated, though it has improved.

New ‘Blue Lives Matter’ laws raise concerns among activists

Fri., May 26, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

In this July 12 2016 file photo, a member of the Dallas Police Choir passes the portraits of five fallen officers prior to a memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. More than a dozen states this year have passed Blue Lives Matter laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. The new laws came in reaction to a spike in deadly attacks on police last year. Some civil rights activists fear the measures could set back police-community relations. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with “Blue Lives Matter” laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback in police-community relations.

Photo:Butterfly Effect

Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

A Swallowtail butterfly flies away from a lilac bush near Hauser Lake in the late afternoon sun on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
A butterfly flies away from a lilac bush near Hauser Lake in the late afternoon sun on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

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