Stories tagged: safety
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 11:55 A.M.
Lower speeds for truck and bus drivers proposed
The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016
Experts say keyless entry vehicles can be hacked
A group of computer security experts say they figured out how to hack the keyless entry systems used on millions of cars, meaning that thieves could, in theory, break in …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 6:58 P.M.
Running scared: 2 slayings reinforce female runners’ fears
The slayings over the past week of two women who had gone running in New York City and rural Massachusetts just reinforce the fears of many female athletes and help …
THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2016, 2 P.M.
Jeep hackers back at Black Hat with new and scarier method
In front of a packed lecture hall at the Black Hat hacker conference on Thursday in Las Vegas, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated how they could take control of …
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Starbucks recalls stainless-steel straws on reports of cuts
Starbucks is recalling stainless-steel straws it sold in its stores and online after three reports of children suffering “mouth lacerations” while using them.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 2:04 P.M.
Post Falls day care shut down after violations
A Post Falls day care has closed its doors after an investigation by the state’s Department of Health and Welfare found multiple violations.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 10:23 A.M.
Three workers not exposed to internal radiation at DOE site, contractor says
A cleanup contractor says three Idaho workers involved in a radiological incident at a U.S. Department of Energy site earlier this year did not receive internal exposure.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 2:35 P.M.
Recall of dangerous Takata air bags affects 1 in 8 vehicles, report says
Recalls of cars with potentially deadly Takata air bags affect about 1 in 8 vehicles nationwide, but a lot of people don’t know whether they are personally at risk, according …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Appeals Court opens door to more GM ignition switch lawsuits
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:29 P.M.
Washington to require ‘Not For Kids’ label on edible pot products
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.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 11:39 A.M.
Harley-Davidson motorcycles investigated for brake failure
The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson riders who say their motorcycle brakes failed without warning.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
Testing finds more elevated lead levels at Oregon university
Oregon Health & Science University has shut three more drinking fountains due to high lead levels.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 10:27 A.M.
Hanford company offers reforms to reduce exposure to vapors
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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.