Stories tagged: safety
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
School spends nearly $350,000 to get rats out of cafeteria
It has taken a month and nearly $350,000 to remove the rats from the Snohomish High School cafeteria. Everett school officials say the building is expected to reopen next week …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 7:49 A.M.
Lock at University of Idaho water tank broken
A University of Idaho water tank was shut down Monday after personnel discovered its lock was broken, and officials say they are unsure if there is any connection to three …
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 3:14 P.M.
20 Arkansas homes evacuated because of Civil War landmine
Police in Hot Springs, Arkansas, have evacuated about 20 homes after a man mistook a Civil War-era landmine for a cannonball and took it home.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 11 A.M.
Vancouver man accused of giving pot cake to his child
A Vancouver, Washington, man accused of giving his 4-year-old daughter marijuana-infused chocolate cake appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on a child assault allegation.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 10:12 A.M.
18 go blind after cataract surgery in Brazil
Brazilian officials say 18 people have been left blind after undergoing cataract surgeries in which non-sterilized instruments were used in an industrial suburb on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
VW rejects allegations it didn’t give timely info on scandal
Volkswagen on Wednesday rejected allegations that it didn’t go public early enough with information on its emissions-rigging scandal.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016, 9:54 A.M.
Government says it will go after hoverboard makers, sellers
In a letter to manufacturers, importers and retailers, U.S. regulators said they will seize or recall any of the of the two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters, which were a huge hit this …
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016, 8:54 A.M.
Hanford board says proposed cleanup deadline too extreme
The Hanford Advisory board says a proposed change in deadlines to clean up radioactive waste in the reservation is too extreme.
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
Are your kids safe? Connected toy security could expose them to risks
Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure – not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where other people could read …
FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2015, 9:59 A.M.
Sue Lani Madsen: Bicyclists, get smart and drop the urban camouflage
One of the reasons for a relatively high casualty rate among bicyclists involved in traffic accidents became apparent to me on a trip through downtown Spokane this fall – bicycle …
THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015, 10:21 P.M.
Guards in Spokane schools won’t be armed
A proposal to arm Spokane Public Schools resource officers has been scrapped.
TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 2015
City begins demolishing Under the Freeway skate park
A backhoe tore down the ramps and rails of Spokane’s Under the Freeway skate park Monday morning, marking the end of the popular-yet-troubled skating destination near Lewis and Clark High …
MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2013
Gonzaga students with guns placed on school probation
With the national media spotlight on them, two Gonzaga University roommates put on school probation for violating a weapons policy said they’ll appeal the sanction. Seniors Erik Fagan and Daniel …
THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013
Oregon Sen. Wyden wants Hanford whistle-blower answers
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden on Wednesday demanded to know why a Hanford Nuclear Reservation whistle-blower has lost his job. Walter Tamosaitis last week was laid off by URS Corp. after …
SUNDAY, OCT. 6, 2013
Hanford whistleblower says layoff was retribution
KENNEWICK – Hanford whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis was laid off last week after 44 years of employment with URS Corp., he said. Three years ago he lost his position as research …
THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013
Cooper Elementary to mark National Walk to School Day
On Wednesday morning, students from Cooper Elementary School will participate in National Walk to School Day. Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, the lead agency for Safe Kids Spokane, has asked …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013, 12:28 P.M.
Drowning prevention group advocating for life jackets
The Inland Northwest Drowning Prevention Coalition, which includes several local rescue organizations and other agencies, is campaigning to encourage boaters and anyone else around water to wear a life jacket …
MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2013
School security takes center stage
With classes back in session, districts throughout the region are thinking about how to make schools safer. At a gathering last week in an East Valley elementary school, parents had …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012
Mother worries about Ford safety recall
Auto manufacturers send out thousands of recall notices each year, but how many of them warn vehicle owners to park “outside away from structures to prevent a potential fire from …
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011
Pedestrian island being installed at intersection near GU
One of the more dangerous pedestrian crossings next to Gonzaga University is getting a fix this summer in a cooperative arrangement between GU and the city of Spokane. A new …
FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011
Vestal: How a fun day can go downhill
After a long hiatus, I have returned to sledding. And I must say, I recommend it. It’s great fun. Go with a 3-year-old if you can.
FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010, 8:24 P.M.
Changes at shooting range aren’t enough, neighbors say
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Friday received its seventh grant from the National Rifle Association to continue safety improvements at the Farragut State Park shooting range, as …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010
Editorial: Safety, jobs referendum a bad path to good end
From its inception, Referendum 52 has suffered from severe identity crisis. The Legislature called it the “Jobs Bill” and claimed it would put people to work “in every corner of …
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2010, 1:11 P.M.
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 …