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100 years ago in Spokane: AAA seeks to debunk ‘desert stunt’ of western travel

A Western AAA official debunked the notion, prevalent among drivers in the East and Midwest, that driving through the West was lonely and perilous.


Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington

The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …


Electronic driving systems don’t always work, tests show

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 9:47 a.m.

Ready for the road: Keeping kids occupied, and device-free, in the car this summer takes a little planning

It’s time for that summer road trip, but also the potential boredom factor for families. While it’s tempting to let kids watch movies or play games on devices, adults can …


Look outside for road trip fun

It’s time for that summer road trip, but also the potential boredom factor for families. While it’s tempting to let kids watch movies or play games on devices, adults can …


Complex infotainment systems are putting driver lives at risk, says AAA

American drivers are demanding increasingly complex infotainment systems when they shop for new cars. But a new AAA study says they’re putting themselves at risk if they use the systems …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Harvey’s impact on local gas minimal

Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding have halted production at Gulf Coast refineries, virtually guaranteeing spikes in gas prices across the country – but Inland Northwest residents shouldn’t expect to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Spokane native Andrew Kittredge plays in Triple-A All-Star Game

On Wednesday, the Pacific Coast League rode a three-run home run by Nashville Sounds infielder Renato Nunez to beat the International League 6-4 in the Triple-A All-Star Game at Cheney …


Front & Center: Writing her own‘Tik’-et

Erin Rogers, manager of AAA Washington’s Spokane-area stores, offers travel tips, and management advice, and shares her personal business philosophy.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:56 a.m.

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for …


AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years

The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.


Wheel improvement: Safety courses give senior drivers refreshers on rules, techniques

Senior driver safety courses cover new traffic laws, refreshers on old rules, defensive driving techniques, vehicle technologies, and hazards of impaired and distracted driving.


Premium gas provides no benefit to cars that use regular, AAA study finds

Research by AAA has found that motorists wasted $2.1 billion in 2015 buying premium gasoline for cars that don’t require it.


Gas prices, temperatures low as roadwork lulls for Labor Day

Weather over the Labor Day weekend will be cooler than normal and much cooler than last weekend. Highs in the Spokane area are forecast to be around 70 degrees all …


Fourth of July travel will break records, AAA predicts

Going out of town this Fourth of July weekend? Be prepared for a record-breaking amount of company.


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $2.72

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gas in Washington has risen 28 cents in one week to $2.72.


AAA: Average price of gallon of gasoline in Washington $2.37

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $2.37. That’s down 10 cents in a week and 53 cents in …


Gas prices hit 5-year low

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009, while Oklahoma’s average was expected …


Blasting east of pass will close interstate

The sixth year of construction to widen Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass promises to bring more delays for drivers during this construction season. Hourlong closures for rock blasting have …


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.89

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.89. That’s up a penny in a week, 18 cents in a …


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.35

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.35.


Idaho motorists finally get break at gas pump

BOISE — Idaho motorists are finally getting a break at the gas pump. AAA Idaho reports that gasoline prices have dipped below the national average. The state’s 26-cent drop in …


AAA: Average price of gas in Washington $3.31

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.31. That’s the same as a week ago, 18 cents lower …


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.42

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.42. That’s down 4 cents in a week and 24 cents …


AAA: Average price of gas in Washington $3.53

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.53.


AAA: Average price of gas in Washington $3.74

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.74. That’s the same as a week ago and down 4 cents …


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.86

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average prices of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.86.


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.91

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.91.


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.88

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.88.


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.79

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.79. That’s 12 cents higher than July 1 a year ago. But, …