Stories tagged: safety
Tue., July 5, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
‘CHiPs’ actor Erik Estrada becomes reserve officer in Idaho
The man famous for his many years as a motorcycle cop on the hit `80s TV series “CHiPs” is now a St. Anthony police reserve officer. Mayor Neils Thueson swore …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Five train cars derail in Texas, spilling chemical, injuring 2
Authorities say five train cars overturned outside of San Antonio, spilling about 1,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide and prompting a temporary evacuation.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Ban fireworks sales in Idaho, Boise fire chief says
Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan is calling for lawmakers to ban the sale of fireworks in Idaho.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Oso landslide liability debated by state, Stillaguamish Tribe
The Stillaguamish Tribe is fighting off suggestions by the state Attorney General’s Office that it might face liability for the devastating Oso landslide, which wiped out a rural neighborhood and …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
California gun control bills sent to governor
Spurred by outrage over recent mass shootings, California lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a sweeping package of gun control bills, including a ban on the sale of semi-automatic …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Cities must make roads safe for bicycles, appeals court rules
A Washington state appeals court has ruled cities must provide safe roadways for all traffic, including bicycles.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
State regulators fine railroad transportation company
Washington state transportation safety regulators have fined a company that provides rides for railroad crews more than $170,000 for repeat safety violations.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
Oil train moratorium sought by Washington Gov. Inslee
Gov. Jay Inslee called for a moratorium on oil trains traveling through Washington on Friday afternoon.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Safety upgrades for rail tank cars coming much too slowly
Something to consider about the 30,000-gallon tank cars full of Bakken crude oil that regularly pass through Spokane: The oil industry says the “arbitrary, capricious” federal government must give it …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 2 p.m.
GM announces largest Takata recall yet, says air bags are safe; NHTSA disagrees
General Motors announced its largest recall of Takata air bag inflators yet, but the nation’s biggest automaker says the parts are unique to its trucks and SUVs and don’t pose …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 5 p.m.
As boating season nears, marine deputies hit the water to tell boaters about safety rules
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Ebel spends most of his time talking to boaters about safety. But every so often Ebel, who’s a full-time marine deputy, sees something a …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores
Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 2 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler recalls 500,000 Jeeps; air bags may not work
Fiat Chrysler is recalling about a half-million Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the driver’s air bag may not inflate in a crash.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
One-third of autistic youngsters wander from safe places, study finds
MELVILLE, N.Y. – More than one-third of children and teenagers with autism wandered away from safe environments within the past 12 months, according to a Long Island doctor who can’t …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Man fined $100,000 for pointing laser at ferry wheelhouse
U.S. Coast Guard officials have fined a Washington man $100,000 for allegedly pointing a high-powered laser at the ship’s wheelhouse last October.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 7 a.m.
State Supreme Court will hear crude-by-rail case
The Washington state Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case centered around proposed Grays Harbor crude-by-rail facilities, lawyers for the groups opposed to the facilities announced on Wednesday.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations
Federal safety officials are reviewing operations at Allegiant Air two years ahead of schedule, spurred by incidents including an aborted takeoff and a plane that landed low on fuel.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance
People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
School bus driver asked boy to move downed power line, police say
Police say a Pennsylvania school bus driver asked an 11-year-old student to get off the bus and move a downed, live power line.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 7:11 a.m.
Seattle test results show water is safe to drink, utility says
Officials with Seattle Public Utilities say testing at several homes has determined that the water is safe to drink following concerns over high lead levels.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
NASCAR Driver Council to pay Tony Stewart $35,000 fine
Tony Stewart’s peers will pay the $35,000 fine NASCAR levied against the three-time champion for criticizing the series about a potential safety hazard during races.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Hanford workers pump leaked waste back into tank
Workers have succeeded in their first attempt to remove leaked waste from between the shells of the oldest double-shell tank at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Montana to create rail safety plan after critical audit
Montana’s Public Service Commission is giving its staff six months to complete a rail safety risk assessment and plan after a report criticized the agency for not having one.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
Workers study cause of fluctuations in nuclear waste tank
Fluctuations inside a huge tank of radioactive waste are raising concerns on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, and workers are preparing to pump out the area of the …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Houston area submerged after 16 inches of rain in 24 hours
More than a foot of rain fell Monday in parts of Houston, submerging scores of subdivisions and several major interstate highways, forcing the closure of schools and knocking out power …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Ford F-150 gets highest rating in new insurance crash tests
The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Marijuana grinder resembling grenade halts airport flights
Officials say flights were delayed at Bellingham International Airport after a marijuana grinder designed to resemble a grenade was found in a man’s carry-on luggage.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules days after a train going 106 miles per hour struck and killed two Amtrak employees working on the …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to immediately retrain track workers on basic safety rules after a passenger train struck and killed two Amtrak employees near Philadelphia.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8 p.m.
FAA writing rules for commercial drone flights over people
Federal aviation officials said Wednesday they will work quickly on regulations that would permit small, commercial drones to fly over people and crowds.