Stories tagged: training
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
National Guardsman killed, 3 injured in California training
One Mississippi National Guard member was killed and three others were injured during a training exercise in the California desert.
Sat., May 27, 2017
Spokane Sheriff’s Office wins national award for social interaction training
It’s a common enough scene: Officers on-site, responding to allegations of a crime; the public milling about, curious and uncertain. An officer approaches, poses direct questions: What did you see? …
Tue., May 23, 2017
At staged house party in Coeur d’Alene, cops ask teens, ‘You been drinking?’
“Alright, who’s been drinking tonight?” Lewiston police Officer Rob Massey stood in the living room of a well-kempt ranch home surrounded by a forest. A group of teenagers sat on …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics
U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7 a.m.
Raw thighs, tummy trouble and other running struggles they don’t tell you about
Most endurance runners are well acquainted with the idea of a gradual ramp-up of speed and distance over several months. But how about all the other stuff that isn’t necessarily …
Sat., April 15, 2017
Rep. Marcus Riccelli: House efforts would expand access to dental care, training
Funding these initiatives, in the capital and operating budgets, can make a tremendous difference for kids and adults.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Navy says no charges in drowning death during SEAL training
The Navy will not pursue criminal charges in the drowning of a sailor who was repeatedly pushed underwater by an instructor during Navy SEAL basic training in California, authorities said …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Tacoma fire department revises hiring after firefighter’s drug death
The Tacoma Fire Department has revised their hiring practices in the wake of a News Tribune story about a firefighter who died of a drug overdose last summer after showing …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
K-9s training in five-week class in Newman Lake
Two weeks ago Rebel was just an average Dutch Shepherd and Chewelah police Officer Matt Miller was just your average patrol cop, but now Rebel strains at the leash and …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
Navy to expand sonar, other training off Northwest coast
The U.S. Navy has finalized a plan to expand sonar testing and other warfare training off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and northern California.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Death of Navy SEAL trainee a homicide, coroner says
A Southern California medical examiner says a Navy SEAL trainee was repeatedly dunked by an instructor in his first week of basic training and has ruled his death a homicide.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Airport security fix: better training – for humans and dogs
The TSA suffers from understaffing, low morale and high turnover. Peter Neffenger, the agency’s sixth and current administrator, wants to hire more enthusiastic agents like Bueno and train them better, …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
More than 500 wildland firefighters training in Deer Park
More than 500 firefighters are training this week at Deer Park High School to prepare for another potentially devastating wildfire season.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Police motorcade escort Wednesday afternoon was training exercise
Dozens of police vehicles participated in a motorcade escort training exercise Wednesday afternoon.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:28 p.m.
Firefighters to burn donated home in training exercise
A northside street will be shut down Saturday while Spokane County Fire District 9 conducts a training burn at a home at 9010 N. Wall Street.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
Need a job? JetBlue will train you to fly planes
JetBlue Airways is taking applications for 24 slots in a new pilot-training program. No aviation background is required.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 8:50 p.m.
Knezovich continues push for permanent Sheriff’s Office training site
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich wants a law enforcement training facility at the Spokane Raceway Park.
Tue., Sept. 8, 2015
Spokane County considers partnerships, sites for sheriff’s deputy training facility
Spokane County is casting a wide net for partners to help construct a permanent home to train sheriff’s deputies, including a potential deal with the Kalispel Tribe. Commissioner Todd Mielke …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Spokane police course focuses on mental health crisis
A man with a history of mental illness is allegedly breaking into his neighbor’s apartment at all hours of the day, stealing items and causing a headache for the landlord. …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
Moses Lake airport to be ‘captured’ by special forces
MOSES LAKE – Army Rangers and Air Force special operations forces are conducting a military training exercise in the Moses Lake and Tacoma areas. The training will last until Friday, …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013
Microsoft, Washington state partner to offer free IT courses
Microsoft Corp. has expanded its online technology training program so that people can take courses for free through more than 380 public libraries. The new education partnership between one of …
Sat., May 18, 2013
Training for the worst
The radio crackled to life with reports of a mass casualty incident with at least 12 people wounded by gunfire in the old Spokane Valley Fire Department administration building Wednesday, …
Mon., Sept. 24, 2012, 12:45 p.m.
Kootenai County Drivers’ License Office closed Tuesday
The Kootenai County Drivers’ License Office will be closed today due to mandatory training for all employe es being conducted by the Idaho Department of Transportation. The office, at 451 …
Mon., July 30, 2012, 8:15 a.m.
US audit: $200M wasted on Iraqi police training
BAGHDAD — U.S. auditors have concluded that more than $200 million was wasted on a program to train Iraqi police that Baghdad says is neither needed nor wanted.
Sat., June 30, 2012
Fire prevention zone
Spokane Valley fire crews spent part of the day Wednesday brushing up on their wildland fire skills – removing low hanging tree limbs, cutting fire lines and setting back fires. …
Tue., May 8, 2012
Partners rely on accountability
Pregnant with her fourth baby – six months after the birth of her third – Jamie Spranget promised herself she’d do something for herself after the birth of No. 4. …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2012
Tough economy drives training programs on computer, job skills
When Bobbi Worley became unemployed in August, she figured she’d find a new job rather quickly. After all, she’d worked as a bookkeeper for 40 years in a handful of …
Tue., June 28, 2011
A true inspiration
Two years ago, Tom Aylward couldn’t ride a bike. On Sunday, he rode 112 miles in 8 ½ hours. Two years ago, the 62-year-old couldn’t swim more than 25 yards. …
Sat., June 25, 2011
Ironman in training is already a winner
Tom Aylward’s two years of training for the 2011 Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene has always been a journey fueled in part by grief. When the Spirit Lake man’s wife died …
Sun., May 22, 2011
Bike gives Aylward a leg up as Ironman nears
Tom Aylward speeds off on his bike into the Rathdrum Prairie wind, accelerating quickly, determined not to let his training partners catch him. In the past month, the 62-year-old’s biking …