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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 26, 2020

Airlines say flying is safe in COVID-19 era, but study reveals potential for superspreader disaster

SAN JOSE, Calif. – How risky is it to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 21, 2020

Pocatello man killed while trying to flag down help on road

POCATELLO, Idaho — Police said a Pocatello man was hit and killed while he was trying to flag down help on Interstate 15 late Sunday night.


Getting There: WSDOT installs downtown ramp meters to control the flow of traffic

They may look like traffic lights, but according to Glenn Wagemann, the ramp meters being installed on interstate ramps around downtown Spokane are just the most visible mechanism in a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 21, 2020

The Great Escape: Seahawks stuff Cam Newton on final play, beat Patriots 35-30

SEATTLE - Russell Wilson continued his sizzling start, throwing five more touchdown passes. Unheralded second-year defensive end L.J. Collier made the play that assured those five TD tosses came in …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 15, 2020

South Dakota AG was frequent traveler before fatal crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, spending Saturday driving hundreds of miles on the state’s roads was not unusual. But by this past Sunday, it …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

Oregon has seen 22 boating deaths - most since 1993

Associated Press


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

Yellowstone Park tanker crash spills 3,000 gallons of fuel

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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

European flight safety agency to start 737 Max test flights

Europe’s flight safety authority said Thursday it had scheduled the first flight tests for the Boeing 737 Max, which has been grounded worldwide after two deadly crashes revealed design issues …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Defense official: Arson suspected as cause of Navy ship fire

SAN DIEGO – Arson is suspected as the cause of a July 12 fire that left extensive damage to the USS Bonhomme Richard, and a U.S. Navy sailor is being …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

Helicopter pilot dies battling Oregon wildfire

Authorities say a firefighting pilot has died in a helicopter crash at the Mt. Hood National Forest while battling a blaze.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Getting There: While ridership is down, STA services won’t be cut this fall

Spokane Transit Authority will use federal assistance and reserves to help weather the pandemic storm, but won’t need to reduce services despite lagging ridership for the first part of 2020.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020

Oregon, Washington respond to areas of outdoor overcrowding

PORTLAND — The north Oregon coast crowds have been overwhelming the state park sites this summer with highway traffic jams, illegal parking and overflowing trash bins amid the coronavirus pandemic, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Virus pandemic reshaping air travel as carriers struggle

In a bid to survive, airlines are desperately trying to convince a wary public that measures like mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air filters make sitting in a plane safer …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

DALLAS – American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 8, 2020

FAA employees who oversee airplane makers report pressure

Federal employees overseeing Boeing and other aircraft makers say they face pressure from the companies and fear retribution from their own bosses if they raise too many safety concerns, according …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

AAA: Partially automated driving systems don’t always work

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

FAA: Boeing pressured safety workers at SC aircraft plant

Federal officials are seeking to fine Boeing $1.25 million, saying Wednesday that company managers pressured employees who were designated to perform safety-related work for the government at an aircraft factory …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 2, 2020

Marines halt search for 8 missing troops, all presumed dead

Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday.


Though much is unknown, here’s what Spokane Public Schools say about plans to reopen

Teachers and administrators acknowledge that conditions are changing rapidly as the countdown to the next school year shrinks to fewer than 40 days. The district has been developing preliminary plans …


Durham looking to hire Spokane bus drivers, as questions about reopening remain

The transportation provider for Spokane Public Schools will hold an event Saturday for people who might be interested in driving a school bus during the upcoming, coronavirus-impacted school year. Durham …


UPDATED: Tue., July 21, 2020

US moves one step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly

Federal safety regulators are moving closer to letting the grounded Boeing 737 Max fly again with changes that Boeing made to the plane after two deadly crashes.


UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Driver who hit Seattle protesters charged with 3 felonies

Prosecutors plan to decide Wednesday on charges against the man who hit two protesters with his car, killing one, while driving on a Seattle freeway that was closed for Black …


UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

COVID-19 has blown up air travel for nearly four months. The next four could shape it even more.

Nearly four months into COVID-19, it’s becoming clear how big a hole the pandemic created in the airline experience. And the next three to four months could be just as …


UPDATED: Sun., July 5, 2020

Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause

One of two people hit by a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality has died.


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Lime scooters return to city streets for first time since pandemic began

The company says its technicians will clean the scooters daily and are encouraging riders to wash their hands or use sanitizer once they reach their destination. Lime has already returned …


UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2020

Recertification flights begin for Boeing 737 Max

737 Max took off from a Seattle airport on Monday, the start of three days of recertification test flights that mark a step toward returning the aircraft to passenger service.


UPDATED: Sun., June 28, 2020

Gunman at Walmart distribution center in Northern California was former employee

A man who drove into a Walmart distribution center in Northern California and went on a shooting rampage that left him and another man dead, and four others wounded, was …


UPDATED: Sun., June 21, 2020

Four area women injured after rear-end collision in Freeman on Sunday morning

Four women were injured late Sunday morning after a rear-end vehicle collision in Freeman, according to the Washington State Patrol.


Boeing whistleblower alleges systemic problems with 737 Max

A Boeing engineer who last year lodged an internal ethics complaint alleging serious shortcomings in development of the 737 Max has written to a U.S. Senate committee asserting that systemic …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Getting There: West Plains transit infrastructure is in the middle of a makeover. But will more be needed?

Plans for alleviating the traffic flow headaches on the West Plains have long been in the works, but the addition of the Amazon fulfillment center and hopes of increasing commercial …