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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Spokane unaffected by nationwide 911 outage; CenturyLink says it’s fixing problem

Federal and Washington state regulators said Friday they have started investigations into a nationwide CenturyLink internet outage that has disrupted 911 service.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 7:02 a.m.

Spokane City Council overrides veto, stalling region-wide 911 integration plan

After outcry from dispatchers and the city’s firefighters union, the Spokane City Council overode the mayor’s veto and blocked a planned regionwide 911 integration which critics say may not improve …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Mayor vetoes council’s ordinance which stopped countywide integration of 911

Spokane Mayor David Condon has vetoed an ordinance that would stop a countywide 911 integration by requiring city dispatchers to only work with city police and firefighters.

Integrated 911 center could go forward without city of Spokane

City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Students, some too young to remember, gather at Whitworth University to honor victims of 9/11

Students at Whitworth University gathered to remember the victims of 9/11.

U.S. marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as …

U.S. marks 9/11 anniversary; Trump to mark it at Pa. memorial

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims.

New 911 leader hired amid controversy over integrated Spokane emergency communication system

A program to consolidate the region’s emergency communications services drew fresh criticism this month following the hiring of an executive director to oversee the transition.

Spokane City Council steps in to slow push toward combined 911 center

The unanimous panel granted themselves approval authority over any additional steps to combine dispatch duties for emergency responders. The council had previously grilled members of Mayor David Condon’s administration about …

UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency …

Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary

The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane’s crash into a Pennsylvania field during 9/11. United …

Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 to be buried at Pennsylvania memorial

The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 will be returned this year to the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed in the 9/11 terror attacks, officials said Friday.

Uber’s 911 ‘panic button’ is now live in its U.S. app

Uber rolled out the 911 capability in its app across the United States, after saying in April the feature was in the works. Riders can find the option in a …

Plan to combine Spokane’s regional 911 call response draws rebuke from police, fire and clerical workers

Combining efforts to dispatch police and firefighters to incidents across the region could speed up response times and free up money in those departments for other efforts, city officials say. …

UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

He was being followed by a pig and didn’t know what to do. So he called 911.

A pig was taken into police custody after it was accused of stalking a human, who was so perplexed by his four-legged pursuer that he called 911 to report it.

Churches that survived 9/11 give in, install metal detectors

The two stone churches near the foot of Broadway, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, have seen fire and calamity and the sweep of American history, and through …

Movie review: ‘12 Strong’ infuses heart into war, but doesn’t dive too deep

U.S. Special Forces soldiers are supposed to slip into and out of secret missions without making the evening news. “12 Strong” tells just one of those extraordinary stories, fought in …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

911 calls show chaos of Washington state train derailment

Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened during the deadly Dec. 18 crash.

Suspicious 911 call precedes fatal shooting in Great Falls

Police officers in north-central Montana were investigating a suspicious 911 call when a suspect brandished a weapon, leading officers to shoot and kill him.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. …

Spokane police wearing commemorative badges to honor 9/11 responders

Officers and supervisors bought the badges with their own money, a portion of which went to the nonprofit Behind the Badge, which provides assistance to the family members of officers …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

U.S. commemorates 9/11 with solemn, personal ceremonies

Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims’ relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

9/11 memorial to include names of sickened responders

A Long Island beach where people gathered and watched in horror as the distant World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 is the site of the latest memorial …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

9/11 victim’s remains identified nearly 16 years later

The remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the attacks.

Depositions provide glimpse into minds of psychologists who advised CIA’s advanced interrogation program

When Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell urged their bosses in the CIA to halt the waterboarding of a terrorism suspect in 2002, they were pressured to keep going, according depositions …

Supreme Court: 9/11 detainees can’t sue top US officials

The Supreme Court says Muslim men detained after the Sept. 11 attacks can’t sue top U.S. law enforcement officials.

Real ID bill heads to Oregon Senate for vote

Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning …

UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Federal judge in Spokane asked to provide Poland with CIA torture evidence from Mitchell and Jessen

A federal judge in Spokane has been asked to turn over evidence needed to determine a legal dispute in Poland regarding whether laws were broken when that country allowed the …

CenturyLink fined $123K for communication outage

State regulators have fined CenturyLink $123,000 for failing to notify state officials on time about a communications outage last fall that left thousands of customers with intermittent 911 service.

UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Spokane County rolls out emergency notification system, smartphone app funded by sales tax

Local officials on Tuesday rolled out a new smartphone app and notification system that delivers real-time updates about local emergencies.