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Project helps kids mark 9/11

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, students at Balboa Elementary School recently pledged to make their school and community better, and wrote or drew their promises on strips …


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The Slice By Paul Turner


Front Porch: Following 9/11, New York ‘toxic’ for cousin

Most of us are anticipating the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States with some trepidation – grateful that there hasn’t been a recurrence on …


Trade Center beam dedication planned at Valley fire department

Wording has been selected for the plaque that will be installed next to a steel beam from the World Trade Center towers in the new Spokane Valley Fire Department administration …


24,000 visitors passes for 9/11 memorial distributed

More than 24,000 visitor passes to the new Sept. 11 memorial are gone — distributed Monday in just the first hours after the ticket website went live.


9/11 history will become part of Spokane Valley

After months and months of filling out paperwork and waiting, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has finally received a piece of a steel beam that was part of one of …


Interns tackle problems that trigger non-emergency 911 calls

Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer knew something had to change three years ago when he responded to a 911 call from an elderly woman in north Spokane. The woman’s husband …


Detectives in man’s death seek 911 caller’s identity

Detectives are looking for a witness who helped alert authorities to a man who later died of his injuries in Spokane Valley last month.


9/11 events go on in shadow of Islam controversies

NEW YORK (AP) — A day of mourning for nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims began with moments of silence and tears near ground zero, as observers braced for protests over …


Spokane County unveils new alert system

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich plans to keep his bullhorn, but he soon will have a more subtle way to warn Spokane County residents of emergencies. Starting Monday, residents may register their …


911 upgrade would allow texts, photos

Emergency communications are about to join the Information Age in Spokane County – and get more expensive. Residents will pay 75 cents a month next year for 911 service, a …


Spokane County 911 tax to go up in January

Emergency communications are about to join the Information Age in Spokane County – and get more expensive.


911 call perplexes Zehm attorney

Among the details, court filings, and other developments surrounding the high-profile Otto Zehm case is a loosely related mystery that’s been downplayed by attorneys on opposing sides of the legal …


9/11 marked with mourning and a spirit of service

WASHINGTON — On his first 9/11 anniversary as president, Barack Obama urged Americans to come together in service just as they united after the terrorist attacks eight years ago.


Spat preceded fall, boyfriend said

A night of drinking and arguing at the Coeur d’Alene Resort culminated in a teary call to 911 moments after a woman fell 12 stories to her death. The caller …


911 call released in fatal fall at CdA Resort

A night of drinking and arguing at the Coeur d’Alene Resort culminated in a teary call to 911 moments after a woman fell 12 stories to her death.


Arson damages memorial in CdA

An arsonist struck the Fallen Heroes Memorial Plaza in Coeur d’Alene late Tuesday or early Wednesday, burning one of two basalt columns erected to represent the World Trade Center on …


North Idaho installs ‘reverse 911’ system

When the next disaster hits North Idaho – whether flood, blizzard or a flu pandemic – residents likely will get a telephone call at home or the office detailing the …


Pearl Harbor vets recall earlier surprise attack

Japanese fighters strafed the administration building at Pearl Harbor’s submarine base. Panic seized Ray Daves, a 20-year-old Navy radioman. Then he fought back. He climbed to the building’s roof, grabbed …