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  • Spokane 911 call abusers may face jail time under new ordinance

    Stop calling 911 for baking advice. Using the emergency line in Spokane for anything other than to “report a situation that requires prompt service in order to preserve or protect …


  • 911 call center’s outage caused by ‘almost a perfect storm’

    It was failure upon failure, four times over, that shut down Spokane County’s 911 system for nearly a half-hour in November. Documents obtained through a public records request show that …


  • Emergency call system back online

    Spokane County’s 911 system was placed back in regular operation Thursday afternoon. Emergency communications operators had been taking calls out of the system’s backup center north of the city of …


  • Spokane County 911 system repaired

    Spokane County’s 911 system is back in regular operation. Operators of the county’s emergency communication system had been taking calls out of the system’s backup center since the 911 phone …


  • County 911 system still under repair

    Spokane County 911 operators continued to work out of a backup communications center following Monday’s system failure of the main emergency calling system. Phone lines for 911 and Crime Check, …


  • County’s 911 system, backups fail

    Callers needing emergency help in Spokane County could not get through to 911 operators for 38 minutes Monday evening. It’s unclear what caused the problem or how many callers could …


  • 911 call taker broke protocol with homicide-related call

    Spokane county officials said an investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman revealed a call to the 911 communications center from the victim’s cellphone was not forwarded …


  • 911 call taker broke protocol in Starbuck homicide

    Spokane county officials said an investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman revealed a call to the 911 communications center from the victim’s cell phone was not …


  • 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.


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