Stories tagged: safety
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
A Providence street home sustained significant damage after a fire that started in the garage spread to the roof.
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
A Spokane Valley woman who told deputies her husband jumped onto her car was arrested with second-degree murder after detectives claimed her story didn’t match the evidence and she could …
Sat., June 23, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Fire fighters contained wildfire that burned 7280 acres west of the Columbia River, near Vantage and state emergency services have begun to move out of the area.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee fared worst among midsize SUVs in the latest crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
An Idaho school district will hire its first armed guard this summer in an effort to improve school safety.
Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Lewiston police Detective Brian Birdsell said during a presentation at the Lewiston City Library on Wednesday night that the best defense against things like sexual extortion, revenge porn, blackmail, cyberbullying …
UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea – keep the propellant …
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:22 p.m.
Some aviation safety experts said they see no reason for alarm. And, in fact, Southwest’s safety record is enviable: Until last week, no passenger had died in an accident during …
Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants …
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
Allegiant Air is fighting to reassure travelers and protect its reputation after renewed questions about safety at the low-cost carrier.
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping …
Tue., April 3, 2018
Tips for keeping you and Fido healthy while running.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
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 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 …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
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.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
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.
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Subaru and Hyundai have the most vehicles named top safety picks by the insurance industry.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
The Trump administration is angering environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge by rolling back a 2015 rule on oil train safety.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
Phony driver incidents have sprung up all over the country. Often it’s just a money thing. Sometimes it’s more.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Reducing refugee admissions to a trickle is not justified by humanitarian concerns nor is it in the national interest.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
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.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Driverless technologies are not to be coddled or promoted. Their development should be slow and sober.