Stories tagged: safety
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
A federal appeals court has decided that people injured in crashes caused by faulty General Motors Co. ignition switches can sue the company even if they were hurt before GM’s …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Washington officials say they plan to require a new “Not For Kids” label on edible marijuana products sold at the state’s legal pot shops.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson riders who say their motorcycle brakes failed without warning.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Oregon Health & Science University has shut three more drinking fountains due to high lead levels.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
The contractor that operates radioactive waste storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is proposing some reforms after dozens of workers reported becoming sick from chemical vapors associated with the …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gov. Jay Inslee called for a moratorium on oil trains traveling through Washington on Friday afternoon.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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 …