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Helmet maker rounds out football portfolio with new headgear

The company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:04 a.m.

As they prepare for smoke season, Spokane leaders consider adding more air monitors and protections for homeless

The main focus of today’s Smoke Ready Communities Day – a collaboration of the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Spokane Regional Health District and Greater Spokane Emergency Management – is …


Montana Rail Link gets $3.5M grant to design safety system

Montana Rail Link has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to design a safety system for a railway between southern Montana and northern Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Two mumps cases confirmed at Eastern Washington University in Cheney

Two students who live off-campus have confirmed cases of the virus, which is making a comeback amid declining vaccination rates. Classes are occurring as scheduled at the school in Cheney, …


Safe Havens executive director surprised by lack of armed security in Spokane schools

The contentious issue of arming campus resource officers in Spokane Public Schools just returned to the front burner, following the recommendation from a national expert to do just that.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky

Consumer Reports says a new feature of Tesla’s Autopilot that automatically changes lanes doesn’t work well and could be a safety risk to drivers.


Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying

Recent crashes have caused an uptick in airline fatalities in 2018 and 2019 after a long trend of safer flying.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Uber rolls out feature urging riders to ‘check your ride’

Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they’re getting into the right vehicles.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

U.S. finds “severe” problems in Alabama prisons

Alabama has the nation’s deadliest prisons, where violence is “too common, cruel, of an unusual nature, and pervasive” the Department of Justice found Wednesday in a scathing report that said …


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

U.S. safety agency opens probes into Hyundai and Kia fires

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles after getting complaints of more than 3,100 fires and 103 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Sparking car catches fire; flames spread to second vehicle

Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

First lady visits Microsoft to discuss online safety for kids

Politics took a back seat during first lady Melania Trump’s trip to Microsoft on Monday to learn about the company’s work on accessibility and online safety for children.


Study finds some users think marijuana can sober you up enough to drive. Wrong, says the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

A new traffic study sponsored by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that one out of every 10 survey respondents admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana before driving.


How can I stay safe when decorating for the holidays?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, decorating mishaps send nearly 15,000 people to the emergency room each year.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Body discovered near Santa Clara, Calif. stadium where Spokane 49ers fan disappeared

A body was discovered a few miles away from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where a U.S. Army veteran from Spokane disapeared during a football game.


Spokane City Council votes to require Spokane Fire Fighters, Police Officers to only work with city dispatchers

The Spokane City Council unanimously approved an ordinance which would require Spokane firefighters and police officers to only work with dispatchers who are city employees during their meeting Monday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Social media threat made against Lewis and Clark High school

Police are investigating a potential threat made against Lewis and Clark High school on Instagram Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

State is liable for children’s safety with foster parents, Washington Supreme Court rules

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state is responsible for protecting children from abusive foster parents.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Spokane police arrest second suspect in deadly 7-Eleven machete stabbing

Spokane police have arrested a second suspect in connection with last week’s stabbing death outside a downtown 7-Eleven store.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

$500,000 bond set for machete-killing suspect

A Spokane County District Court Judge set a $500,000 bond for a 29-year-old man accused of


Three tips to avoid Halloween hand injuries

There are plenty of frights to go around on Halloween, but a hand injury probably isn’t one you’d expect.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Friends and family gather to remember teenage shooting victim Eddie Daniels

While a few of the friends and family gathered to honor the memory of 15-year-old Eddie Daniels III said they loved his smile, most said the best thing about him …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

Man arrested after fatal Post Falls shooting

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man in Post Falls Saturday night after a shooting incident led to the dead of a 24-year-old man.


Police investigate weekend stabbing in downtown Spokane

A man was stabbed and hospitalized for minor injuries after an altercation early Sunday morning in downtown Spokane.


Seattle embraced dockless bike shares, but bans scooter ones. How come?

Mayor Jenny Durkan banned scooters, citing safety concerns, noting a Washington Post report that scooter-related emergency room visits have spiked in cities after scooter shares come to town.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Uber rolls out safety features for drivers, passengers

Uber has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Police arrest West Central Spokane stabbing suspect

Spokane police arrested a suspect accused of stabbing a man over an unintentional dogfight at a park in West Central two weeks ago.


New attack on a nurse heightens safety concerns at hospital

Staff say another nurse was attacked at Washington state’s troubled psychiatric hospital this week, just days after an incident Sunday in which a patient is accused of punching a nurse, …


Former Liberty Mutual insurance employee charged for Fraud in Spokane

A former Liberty Mutual insurance employee was charged in Spokane for theft and filing a false insurance claim after she reported her diamond ring went missing and investigators say she …