During a Friday news conference, the Spokane Police Department released body camera footage and 911 calls that show the four minutes between reports of a man shooting at his neighbors and the moment when police shot and killed the suspected shooter, who turned out not to have a gun, on Jan. 7.
The evaluation may lead to Marie the Comfort Dog’s retraining and return – or it may not, according to David Noll, senior pastor at Spokane Valley’s Redeemer Lutheran Church, which bought the dog from the nonprofit Lutheran Church Charities.
“We just basically followed the plans and put everything back the way it was,” said Carolyn Santantonio, owner the Knight House, on restoring the stately Craftsman in the West Central neighborhood. The home, built in 1910, is believed to be the second in town to feature an attached garage and was designed by famed Spokane architect Kirtland Cutter.
Over 60 people crowded into a little log building at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Friday night to hear Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz layout her plan to improve the state’s forest health.
Burn restrictions in Spokane County and the Spokane metropolitan area will be lifted Friday. The Spokane Metro Area Fire Marshals are lifting restrictions put in place on July 24 due to current forecasts for cool and wet weather, according to a Spokane County statement.
“I think that one of the things that I learned early on as an advocate is that using your story is the most effective way to advocate for legislation or for laws that matter to you and will make your life better – make your community’s lives better,” said Jordan Stevenson, a senior at EWU.
Judge Thomas O. Rice’s courtroom wasn’t big enough to contain the almost 100 immigrants becoming U.S. citizens in Spokane Valley on Tuesday, so the new Americans took their oaths of citizenship at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center.
A comfort dog named Marie has received more than 2,000 hours of training and is just shy of a month on the job, but complaints of its aggressive behavior at the Spokane County Interstate Fair this week have raised concerns from handlers, who say the setbacks of one dog can have a ripple effect – and that jeopardizes the safety of the people that rely on them.
It was notably quiet at the Spokane County Interstate Fair on Tuesday, and that wasn’t an accident. It was the fair’s first sensory day: a day devoted to turning down the overwhelming-to-everyone experience and catering to individuals who sometimes struggle to process the world around them when they are either over- or understimulated.