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Friday, December 14, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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School bus cuts mean kids walk

Children in Everett will be walking up to a mile to get to school next year. The budget saving plan has some parents worried about traffic and safety.


Sheriff’s Office offers seasonal security tips

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office would like community members to have a fun summer and remember a few tips to keep your keepsakes safe from thieves and prowlers.


Raceway contract should be done next week

Officials expect to complete a contract next week for management of Spokane County Raceway Park, where racing is to begin May 22. County commissioners planned to appropriate $200,000 today for …


Toyota woes mount as government examines Prius

Toyota faced mounting pressure Thursday as the government opened a probe of brake problems with the Prius, a crown jewel of its lineup. The beleaguered automaker said it was “too …


Kids talking on cell phones more likely to get hit by car

We all know that people with cell phones stuck in their heads while driving are hazardous to everyone’s health. Now, psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have determined …


Mills gone, concerns are piling up

As the last sawmill on the Spokane River prepares to close, discussion is under way on how to remove the pilings no longer needed to corral and guide the logs …


Help your pet keep its cool

Now that summer temperatures have arrived, it’s a good time to think about some of the hazards our pets face in the hot weather and how to prevent them. Heat …


Remodeled Ewu Building Seen As Hazard Wrong Computer Cable Magnifies Fire Danger

An Eastern Washington University office building remodeled with $5.2 million in tax dollars received a historic preservation award last month as an example of “what can be done to give …


A Christian Stronghold East Central Church Is A Temple Of Peace And Devotion In A Neighborhood Wracked By Gang And Drug Violence

1. Children dance their praise during a Sunday service at the Zion Temple Church of God in Christ in the East Central neighborhood. From left are Terrynce and Tierra Duke, …


Pratt Area Speeders Mostly Parents, School Staff

Crossing guards stop traffic at Pratt Elementary, where speeders have been causing some concern. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Neighbors Taking Steps Against Criminal Activity Willamette Street Residents Fed Up With Crime

This summer was the last straw for residents along Willamette Street. The three blocks near Browne Mountain were the target of a bigger wave of vandalism, thefts and vehicle prowlings …


Otis Orchards Rail Crossings Studied For Changes, Closure

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is studying eight railroad crossings in Otis Orchards, considering whether to erect crossing gates and signals or to close some of them. Last fall, …


Researchers Develop Ebola Vaccine

A vaccine that is the first to offer protection against the deadly disease caused by the Ebola virus now works in guinea pigs, and may yet save the lives of …


Poultry Slaughter Begins Hundreds Of Thousands Of Birds Killed In Hong Kong To Stop Virus That Has Killed Humans

Hong Kong officials and a poultry worker place dead chickens into plastic bags Monday in an effort to halt the spread of a deadly bird flu virus. Photo by Associated …


Making A Dent? Rate Of Injury Unchanged, But Helmet Popularity Up

Ski racers such as Tommy Moe already wear helmets. The head-covering popularity among recreational skiers is rising, too. Photo by Associated Press


Stretch Of U.S. 95 Will Get Barrier

Maintenance crews will install an 850-foot concrete barrier on U.S. Highway 95 on the Bonners Ferry North Hill, state transportation officials announced Tuesday. The barrier will be built along the …


Bike Lanes A Concern On Indian Trail Road

Bob Kingsley was recently sideswiped, knocked off his bike while riding on Indian Trail Road. It was an accident Kingsley predicted a year ago when the city restriped traffic lanes …


Tests Show Some Of Meat Spoiled Health Officials Will Check On Jbs Foods From Time To Time

Some of the meat samples taken from JB’s Foods stores two weeks ago were spoiled, according to Pamela Heeter, food program supervisor for the Spokane County Regional Health District. The …


Public Not Told About Recalls Of Meat Industry Officials Say Notification Doesn’t Benefit Public Health

Restaurant and meat industry representatives oppose telling the public when possibly contaminated food is being recalled from commercial kitchens and schools, they told a hearing on the issue Wednesday. Agriculture …


Car Seat Turnabout

When is it safe to switch a baby from a rear-facing car seat to a seat that faces forward? The official answer has changed recently, creating problems for parents and …


Tainted Trust Consumers, Not Government, Must Judge Unsafe Meat.

In spite of meat recalls, scientific advances and stepped up plant inspections, the federal government cannot ensure Americans’ food is free of dangerous bacteria. And experts say it probably will …


Cracks In Hanford’s Clean Bill Of Health Congressional Watchdogs Want To Make Sure Nuclear Facility Plugs Leaks

Hanford whistle-blowers Casey Ruud, left, and John Brodeur. Photo by Bob Baker/Special to The Spokesman-Review


Police Swarm Festivities Law Enforcement Brigade Prevents Repeat Of Last Year’s Holiday Mayhem

The State Patrol stands by in Coeur d’Alene. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Paramedics Pedal To The Rescue Bicycle Team Quickens Response To Medical Emergencies In Park

Dan Strobeck, an emergency medical technician on the Fire Department’s Ped Med team, gives directions to Sandy La Montagne Friday while patrolling Riverfront Park on bicycle. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The …


747 Blown Up In Search For Bombproof Jet Reinforced Cargo Areas Show Encouraging Results

1. Bombs blow apart a Boeing 747 on Saturday as aviation authorities study ways to reduce damage from aircraft explosions. Photo by Associated Press 2. U.S. and British inspectors examine …


Floaters Warned To Stay Off Rivers

River floaters were advised Friday to beach their rafts, kayaks and canoes until North Idaho’s rivers subside. “Most streams and rivers are at or near flood stage,” said Panhandle Forest …


Traffic Changes Sought To Ease Nerves Along Northwest Blvd.

Traffic on Northwest Boulevard in Coeur d’Alene is usually heavy, fast-moving and often stopping to turn off, causing some people to ask if it’s time to put in a better …


Soil Laced With Pcbs At Landfill Feds To Determine Whether Dirt Should Be Moved

Graham Road Recycling and Disposal Facility opened in 1991 for construction debris and was expanded in 1994. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Lower Speed Ok’d For Deploying Airbags Change Protects Children, But Puts Big Adults At Risk

The government gave auto companies permission on Friday to reduce the deployment speeds of air bags to protect children, even though it could put some large adults at greater risk. …


Some Safe Advice For Winter Driving

From the Pacific Ocean to the east flank of the Rockies, the monotony of roads coated with ice and packed snow is broken only by the occasional stretch of deep …