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Tips for running with your dog in Spokane

Tips for keeping you and Fido healthy while running.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Transport safety rules weakened under Trump

The government in 2016 proposed requiring that new heavy trucks have potentially life-saving software that would electronically limit speeds. But now, like many other safety rules in the works before …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Amtrak: We’ll stop service on tracks lacking speed controls

Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don’t have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad’s top executive said Thursday, threatening to disrupt operations across the …


Climber’s death on popular Oregon peak underscores dangers

Oregon’s tallest peak rises above the streets of downtown Portland, its gorgeous snow-capped slopes luring 10,000 climbers a year.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Skating ribbon fire pits doused amid concerns visitors were too close to flames

Three rustic, gas-fed fire pits ringing the new skating ribbon in Riverfront Park have been shut off by order of the Spokane fire marshal, over concerns visitors were putting their …


Overtourism and safety cited in Fodor’s where not to go list

As you contemplate all those “where to go in 2018” lists, here’s a twist: a list of places to avoid in the new year.


Drones beneath the Christmas tree: What to know before you fly

This winter, airports have more to worry about than just snowy weather and slick runways. There’s a new source of anxiety waiting under the Christmas tree: drones.


Subaru, Hyundai top insurance industry’s safety awards

Subaru and Hyundai have the most vehicles named top safety picks by the insurance industry.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era oil train rules

The Trump administration is angering environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge by rolling back a 2015 rule on oil train safety.


How to stay safe when riding Uber or Lyft

Phony driver incidents have sprung up all over the country. Often it’s just a money thing. Sometimes it’s more.


Feds probe effectiveness of VW air bag wiring recall

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Consumer safety group unveils its ‘worst toys’ list

Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

NTSB: Amtrak’s lax safety culture led to crash that killed 2

A federal investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers, already has found evidence of a lax …


House Democrats question safety efforts in youth football

After hearing from brain trauma researchers who said playing football at a young age is unsafe even for kids who don’t suffer obvious injuries, members of Congress on Tuesday asked …


Guest Opinion: Megan J. Ballard: Trump’s refugee rationale is a ruse

Reducing refugee admissions to a trickle is not justified by humanitarian concerns nor is it in the national interest.


Complex infotainment systems are putting driver lives at risk, says AAA

American drivers are demanding increasingly complex infotainment systems when they shop for new cars. But a new AAA study says they’re putting themselves at risk if they use the systems …


Senate bill to clear obstacles to self-driving cars advances

Legislation that could help usher in a new era of self-driving cars advanced in Congress on Wednesday after the bill’s sponsors agreed to compromises to address some concerns of safety …


Keep on driverless truckin’ (but help truckers)

As Congress debates a new law to promote self-driving technology, however, it may exempt big commercial vehicles in the hope of saving trucking jobs. That won’t work.


Samuelson: Pump the brakes on driverless cars

Driverless technologies are not to be coddled or promoted. Their development should be slow and sober.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Free speech vs. safety debated after rally turns violent

Hundreds of black-clad activists with covered faces who overwhelmed a peaceful Northern California protest and beat several perceived political enemies have reignited the debate over ensuring free speech while protecting …


Driverless cars of the future confront regulations written for drivers

When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:10 a.m.

Google canceled all-hands meeting after employees were harassed online

Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, canceled an all-hands meeting Thursday after employees expressed concerns about their safety.


State denies company request to bring back some Duck boats

State regulators are – for now – denying a request from a Seattle tour company to once again begin using the type of duck boats involved in a 2015 crash …


U.S. plans to bar Americans from travel to North Korea, tour groups say

Tour groups that specialize in travel to North Korea said Friday that the Trump administration plans to bar Americans from visiting the country starting next month, in apparent retaliation for …


‘It’s raining needles’: Drug crisis creates pollution threat

They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes …


Richland nuclear plant cited for safety violation over waste shipment

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a “white” violation finding against the nuclear power plant near Richland related to a November radioactive waste shipping incident.


U.S. marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Americans are celebrating their country’s 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.


North Dakota may halt rail inspections aimed at derailments

The end of the line may be in sight for a North Dakota safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil.


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Miami judge rules Florida’s new ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is unconstitutional

Florida’s updated “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is unconstitutional, a Miami judge ruled on Monday.


British government says 75 out of 75 buildings failed fire safety tests

When a short-circuiting fridge transformed London’s 24-story Grenfell Tower from a home for hundreds to a charred ruin, officials described it as a horrific anomaly – an “unprecedented” blaze, in …