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Three candidates vying to become the next Kootenai County sheriff

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 25, 2020

The race for Kootenai County sheriff features two candidates with long careers at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and a Rathdrum native who accuses local law enforcement officials of working with "the mob." Bob Norris, Mike Bauer and Justin Nagel are vying to replace Sheriff Ben Wolfinger, who is retiring after four two-year terms in office.


Green Bluff growers adjust to pandemic during fall festivities

Green Bluff's growers, who typically open their fields and orchards to the public during the spring, summer and fall, have taken different business approaches in response to the pandemic. While a few have closed, others are still open for this year's fall harvest festival, which runs each weekend through Oct. 25.

Woman from Spokane dies in suspected road rage shooting in Las Vegas

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 21, 2020

Las Vegas police initially believed 37-year-old Kamiah Bird died in a collision after experiencing a medical episode, but several hours later the county coroner arrived and discovered she had been shot. Authorities believe she was shot shortly before the crash and are searching for her killer.

Tree on power line likely cause of fire that destroyed Malden, Pine City

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 2, 2021

A tree that made contact with an Avista Utilities power line on the southern edge of Spokane County appears to have started the Babb Road Fire, which raced through nearly 15 miles of dry brush and timber during an intense Sept. 7 windstorm, destroying the vast majority of homes in Malden and Pine City.

Motorcyclist dies after crash in west Spokane

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded shortly after 7 p.m. after the man crashed on Government Way near Greenwood Road. Deputies and medical personnel attempted to revive the man, who had severe injuries, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Inslee offers cash assistance to Malden residents displaced by fire

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 10, 2020

"We want to get some cash to these families so they can eat and have a little bit of clothing, and a little bit of whatever they need to survive in the upcoming weeks," the governor said during a visit to the northern Whitman County community on Thursday.