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Guardsmen training in Yakima preparing for 2021 deployment to Poland

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

The rugged scrubland between Yakima and Ellensburg looks nothing like Poland, but that’s not the point. What matters is that the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the Washington Army National Guard is preparing for whatever comes its way, including a yearlong deployment in Eastern Europe in two years.
News >  Spokane

I-90 crash in Post Falls blocks eastbound lanes, sends three to hospital

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

A two-car crash on Interstate 90 in Post Falls on Tuesday shut down the eastbound lanes and sent three people to the hospital, according to an Idaho State Police news release. At about 12:30 p.m., 80-year-old Margaret J. Hyatt, of Nelson, British Columbia, was stopped in a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe on the shoulder of I-90 near Pleasantview Road. Hyatt moved into the eastbound lanes in front of a 2007 GMC Sierra driven by Sandra L. Bodak, 59, of Rathdrum.

News >  Washington

Woman to be sentenced Tuesday in death of son

It was nearly two years ago that Rustin Atkerson suffered what would be a fatal head injury. On Tuesday, his mother, Elaine A. Hurd, will be sentenced to time in jail after she pleaded guilty in May to second-degree criminal mistreatment. A neurosurgeon told detectives Rustin would still be alive if treated sooner.
News >  Idaho

Judge: Work can continue on Central Idaho hiking-biking trail

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

A judge has ruled that work can go forward on a trail crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale late last week rejected a request by the owners of Sawtooth Mountain Ranch to halt construction of the 4.4-mile trail for pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders and snowmobilers.