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Number of Bloomsday injured low

The Spokane Fire Department reported late Sunday that they responded to only 17 medical incidents during the Bloomsday race. Paramedics were on bicycles, on foot, and in other vehicles along the race course to provide a quick response, said Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer in a press release.

A MedStar helicopter and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office helicopter were also in the air to provide information and patient transport if needed.

Only eight of the 17 people had to be taken to the hospital for treatment, Schaeffer said. The reported injuries included chest pain, a fractured ankle and dehydration.


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Ethics Commission: Mayor David Condon honest in handling of Frank Straub questions

UPDATED: 8:09 p.m.

The final complaint targeting Mayor David Condon for his handling of the ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub was unanimously dismissed by the city’s Ethics Commission on Wednesday, who said the complaint was fueled by opinions, not facts or evidence presented by former City Council President Joe Shogan.