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  • Discussing mental health in the wake of tragedy

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The WSU community is trying to come to terms with the death of one of their own, Cougar quarterback Tyler Hilinski, who took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Now the question so many people are asking is why. While that answer won't be cut and dry, but what is clear is that there are always lifelines available and that you are not alone.

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 17th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, January 17th.

  • What you should do if you have the flu

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The number of flu cases continue to rise. In Spokane County, more than 300 people have been hospitalized because of it and 14 of them have died. So how do you know you have the flu? KHQ met with Dr. Bob Lutz, Spokane County health officer. He says that the flu is a respiratory illness and if you have it, you’ll know it’s more than a cold. “You have the body aches. Everything hurts. I’ve had people tell me their eyes hurt, their hair hu...

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    UPDATE: Man turns himself in to Adams County Jail

    ADAMS COUNTY, Wash. - The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is actively looking for 32-year-old Jonny Nava.  Nava is wanted and suspected of several charges stemming from an incident Tuesday evening. According to deputies, the incident involves the unlawful discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and other driving offenses. Nava also has several outstanding warrants for 

  • Aziz Ansari story sparks heated debate over #MeToo Movement

    The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm.    The catalyst was the publication by Babe.net of an account by a woman identified only as "Grace" detailing her 2017 encounter with comedian Aziz Ansari.

  • Suit: Gay couple gets 'hateful' flyers, not wedding programs

    BOSTON (AP) - A printing company accused of sending discriminatory pamphlets to a gay couple who ordered wedding programs says it has learned the pamphlets were intended to be printed for another customer.

  • Police: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prank

    Police: Yakima man sets house on fire; blames it on brother's decade-old fart prank

    YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police say a man burnt down his parents' home Tuesday because of a prank his brother pulled on him over a decade ago.  According to KIMA, 29-year-old Joel Cruz was home alone, and got angry because of a time his brother farted in his face nearly 10 years ago.  That's when police say Cruz put a pot of vegetable oil on the stove, turned it on high, and ran out of the home.  KIMA says that Cruz told officers he heard 

  • Police: Man stabs himself in the neck while running through Moses Lake Walmart

    A man reportedly stabbed himself in the neck at the Moses Lake Walmart Tuesday morning. According to iFIBER One News, Moses Lake police were called the store on North Stratford Road for reports of a distraught 26-year-old man. Employees told officers that the man was yelling that his family was being murdered. When police arrived to the store, the man began running through the aisles with a large kitchen knife in hand. Police tell iFIBER One that eventually the man began stabbing hi...
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    Spain, Portugal seize cocaine smuggled inside pineapples

    LISBON, Portugal - Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of hundreds of pounds of cocaine concealed inside crates of fresh pineapples. According to News 24, The Iberian police forces arrested nine members of an international smuggling ring that transported the drug from South America. The seizure was part of an ongoing investigation across both countries that began in April of 2017.  Aside from the more 

  • Amazon is offering a subscription box for Oreos

    KHQ.com - In 2018, subscription boxes are everywhere. You pay a flat fee, and every month you get a curated box of goodies. There are book boxes, food boxes, makeup boxes, boxes for shaving and boxes for clothes. But Amazon just rolled a subscription box for milk's favorite cookie.

  • Ex-Ataris bassist indicted, accused of telemarketing fraud

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The former bassist of the rock band The Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges.    Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last month at a Little Rock, Arkansas, airport on a warrant issued by a southern Illinois federal court accusing him of running a telemarketing business in Santa Barbara, California, for eight years.

  • No luck in search for escaped Yellowstone bison

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo (AP) - Yellowstone National Park hasn't found any of the more than 50 bison that escaped through a cut fence at a containment area where they were being prepared for transfer to the Fort Peck Tribes. Park staff discovered Tuesday that 52 of the animals had escaped the Stephens Creek facility near Gardiner, and the National Park Service has begun a criminal investigation.

  • Court documents: Lewiston man arrested for rape, posting videos online

    LEWISTON, Idaho - A Lewiston man is facing multiple charges after investigators say he raped an unconscious woman and posted videos online. According to court documents, the victim contacted Nez Perce County deputies on January 12, and said a video of her having sex without her consent was posted online.

  • VA Medical Center in Spokane plans to return to 24-hour emergency care

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearly 30 years after serving in the Gulf War, 61-year-old Lee LeTeff is fighting a different battle: She wants better access to health care. “My back, my neck, my hips, my knees, my ankles, my elbows, and my wrist,” said LeTeff. “Every joint hurt if I move it past a certain point.” LeTeff is one of the countless veterans whose health needs require care from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

  • Neighbors on the South Hill warn of coyotes in the area

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors on the South Hill are warning each other to keep an eye on their pets after hearing coyotes howling on their street. One neighbor snapped these photos near 53rd and Crestline of some prints they found on their property. She says the prints went up to her doorstep and then eventually met up with another set of prints. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the most important thing to do is don’t approach a coyote if you see them. They say there...

  • Former Coug Drew Bledsoe urges discussion of mental health

    Following the unexpected death of Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski on Wednesday, the Cougar community continues to mourn the loss and look for ways to prevent tragedy in the future. In an emotional post to his Instagram on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback and WSU alum, Drew Bledsoe told followers that talking about your struggles is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.

  • Tukwila man charged with killing cousin, putting remains in suitcase

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - A 37-year-old Tukwila man has been charged with murder after his cousin's remains were found in a suitcase outside a Tukwila apartment complex on Jan. 11. The SeattlePI reports Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was charged Wednesday in the death of Pedro Venegas-Ramos. The brother of Rosalio Ramos-Ramos called 911 before the remains were discovered, claiming his brother was suffering mental health difficulties and may have killed someone.

  • WSU police urge those struggling to get help before it's too late

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Law enforcement on the Palouse said Wednesday suicide may be more common than many believe on college campuses. They said they hope the tragedy at Washington State University will motivate others to seek help. "There are people who are always there, willing to be there and talk to someone" said Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins.

  • Car crashes into two Spokane businesses

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Employees at two Spokane businesses were trapped Wednesday afternoon after a car drove through the front doors. The crash happened at a professional building on N. Division St. and Magnesium Rd., shortly after 1:30 p.m. Investigators say the driver was parked in front of the building and thought she put her car in reverse, but when she tried to back up she drove through the glass doors. 

  • Indiana mom leaves kids alone in freezing car during lengthy job interview

    INDIANAPOLIS - Despite the dangerously cold temperatures, Indianapolis Police say a mother left her two young children alone in a car for over an hour. According to FOX 59, the 26-year-old mother allegedly went into the Community Hospital North for a job interview, leaving behind her 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter until the two sought help.  According to a police report obtained by FOX 59, the temperature at the time was just 5 

  • Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident.    Twenty-five-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. Weiss is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the collision.

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    Colorado man's body found encased in concrete inside his own home, daughter charged

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. - Prosecutors charged a Colorado woman with the father's murder this week after 9 News says police investigating his disappearance found his body encased in concrete inside the crawl space under his home.  45-year-old Dayna Jennings was arrested Jan. 10 after police searched her 69-year-old William Mussack's home and found his remains, approximately one month after friends and family members say they stopped hearing from him.

  • Ohio police warn of 'Rizzy powder' after man's skin eaten away

    Police in Stark County, Ohio have sent a warning to other departments after the skin on a man's arms was eaten away, possibly by a new heroin combination.  WCMH-TV in Columbus reported that the man was possibly injured by heroin laced with Rizzy powder. The man's arms were blackened, and some of his skin was eaten away. "It's very, very disturbing," Alliance Police Sgt. Michael Yarian said.

  • Dog recovering after falling through icy water in Sandpoint

    SANDPOINT, Idaho - A dog is recovering after she fell through the ice on Chuck Slough in Sandpoint. Rescuers with Selkirk Fire and Rescue retrieved the retriever, and the kayaker who went out on the ice to save her and got stuck. on Monday. The 2-year-old golden retriever named Bailey is calm now, but it happened in a matter of minutes. 

  • Photos: Deputies search for woman seen with man arrested for gas station rape

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley police and deputies continue to investigate the beating and sexual assault of a woman in a Spokane Valley gas station near Trent and Vista over the weekend. Investigators say responding deputies detained and arrested registered sex offender Michael Rush as he was seen leaving the bathroom, where a woman in her 40s was found beaten and strangled.

  • The Latest: 911 callers asked for shelters after Hawaii's false missile alert

    HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on a missile warning alert mistakenly sent in Hawaii (all times local): 2:35 p.m. In the confusion over a false missile warning, police in Hawaii say 911 dispatchers told callers it was real and they didn't have information about shelters. Big Island police spokesman Alan Richmond says the 911 line exploded with too many calls to count after state emergency management officials sent the alert by mistake Saturday.

  • House passes bill aimed at lowering gender wage gap

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington House passed a measure that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women and provide equal growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace. The Democratic-controlled House passed the measure on a bipartisan 69-28 vote Wednesday. The bill has passed the House in previous years but always died in the Senate, which was controlled by Republicans for the past five years. Democrats regained control of the chamber in November. Ho...

  • WATCH: Oregon fisherman sues after insane boat crash caught on camera

    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the Columbia river last summer, right before another boat crashed into his, is suing the other boat driver for $372,000. The Oregonian reports that the Clatsop County sheriff's office accused Marlin Lee Larson of several crimes after the boater told investigators he couldn't see where he was driving because the dash of his boat was blocking his view when he was sitting down.

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    N. Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force needs your help finding this man

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force are asking for the public's help locating Everett William Scovel. He is being sought on charges for Resisting, Obstructing and Eluding on original charges of assaulting a Peace Officer. This warrant has a full United States extradition. Scovel, 40, is a 6'01, 175 lb man with hazel eyes and brown hair. Scovel was last known to be living in Post Falls, Idaho. 

  • Uber close to scrapping human backups in self-driving cars

     DETROIT, Mich. (AP) - Uber's autonomous-vehicle chief says the service will carry passengers without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which are expecting to be on the road at the latest sometime next year.  Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a specific start date but says the ride-hailing company won't deploy the vehicles without human backups unless they are proved safe.    

  • Teen charged in Idaho shooting death pleads guilty

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - An eastern Washington state teen has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of man during a camping trip in northern Idaho. The Lewiston Tribune reports 17-year-old Keagan Tennant on Tuesday also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, principal to destruction, concealment of evidence and robbery after reaching an agreement with Latah County prosecutors. The Pullman teen was arrested in July and charged for the death of 18-year...

  • 2nd case of measles confirmed in person who was at O'Hare

    CHICAGO (AP) - Public health officials are reporting a second case of measles in a person who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the nation's third-largest airport by passenger volume.    The Illinois Department of Public Health said Wednesday that the case is unrelated to one reported last week. The department says there's no measles outbreak at O'Hare, which served 78 million passengers in 2016.

  • Big freeze: Russia's Yakutia sees near-record cold spell

    MOSCOW (AP) - Temperatures in the remote, diamond-rich Russian region of Yakutia have dropped to near-record lows, plunging to -67 degrees Centigrade (-88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas. In Yakutia - about 3,300 miles (5,311 kilometers) east of Moscow - where students routinely go to school in -40 degrees, school was cancelled throughout the region.

  • Procession, memorial held to honor slain deputy

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Crowds lined streets and filled an auditorium to honor a Washington state sheriff's deputy who was slain during a home invasion.    The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says about 1,500 law enforcement personnel and 650 patrol vehicles participated in a procession to the Wednesday memorial for Deputy Daniel McCartney at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

  • Bump stock ban passes Washington state legislative committee

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state Senate panel has approved a bill that would ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting.    The Spokesman-Review reports the Law and Justice Committee approved the bill after rejecting a Republican bid to allow them to be sold if the purchaser passes a federal firearms background check.

  • Umbrella mistaken for rifle sends hospital into lockdown

    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.   KOMO reports an employee of Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington, noticed a visitor Wednesday morning carrying a backpack that had a long-handled item sticking from the top of it.   Evergreen Health spokeswoman Kay Taylor said surveillance video was reviewed but it wasn't clear what the object was.

  • Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy.   The pledge announced Wednesday is an offshoot from the sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code championed by President Donald Trump and approved by Congress last month.

  • Detroit man awarded $1 million for wrongful conviction after 25 years in prison

    DETROIT (AP) - A judge has awarded $1 million to a Detroit man who spent 25 years in prison before proving that his mother's gun wasn't the murder weapon.   Desmond Ricks is benefiting from a Michigan law that compensates people who are wrongly convicted. Tests last year showed that bullets recovered from the victim didn't match the gun that was presented at trial in 1992.

  • 3 steps to a better budget (sponsored)

    Taking better control of your financial future this year starts with going back to the basics, and creating or adjusting your budget to fit your life. First, figure out where you are right now. Use a spending diary to track your expenses for a month or two, looking for patterns and keeping an eye out for purchases that aren’t necessary or that you could have saved up for instead of financing. Second, you should set your financial goals for the short (one year), medium (one to ...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality marks presidency

    WASHINGTON - For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. "There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken? This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this. Falsehoods and exaggerations have tumbled relentlessly out of Trump's Twitter account, speeches and interviews, the vast majority in service of his ego. 

  • Following controversial suicide video, YouTube will now have humans review videos from most popular creators

    NEW YORK (AP) - Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.   The videos being targeted are ones Google packages to advertisers as "preferred" content. While Google has had human reviewers before, it relies heavily on software to flag potential problems. YouTube was criticized for moving too slowly after one of its stars, Logan Paul, posted video of what appears to be a suicide victim.

  • Divers discover possibly largest flooded cave on planet

    KHQ.COM - A group of divers have connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet. The discovery could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan Peninsula, said the 216-mile cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels.

  • Teeth grinders and jaw clenchers may just need botox

    KHQ.COM - People who clench or grind their teeth at night could get relief from botox! that's according to a small new study from Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. Researchers injected either botox or a placebo, into the chewing muscles of 22 people with bruxism, which is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching.

  • Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

    TRENTON, N.J. - Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg.    Christie is the first elected New Jersey governor in nearly 25 years to serve without suffering a broken leg. Christie's predecessor, Democrat Jon Corzine, broke his leg during a serious vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway in 2007  

  • Disabled family says they're trapped at home after only car stolen

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane family is left disabled and distressed after someone took off with their only mode of transportation early Tuesday morning. It happened in north Spokane off N. Maple. Gayle Session and Jack Fruin are both disabled and say multiple people depend on that car to get to appointments.

  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, January 16th.

  • Police: Washington State University QB Tyler Hilinski dead from apparent suicide

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Pullman Police say at around 4:30 pm, officers responded to the Aspen Village Apartments to check on the welfare of Washington State University football player Tyler Hilinski after he did not show up for practice earlier in the day. Officers arrived and found 21-year-old Hilinski deceased in the apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

  • Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

    Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.    The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies.

  • Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House.    The setback comes as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remains distant.

  • Coug nation reacts to death of WSU QB Tyler Hilinski

    PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University community and Coug fans everywhere continue to mourn after news broke that 21-year-old quarterback Tyler Hilinski took his own life Tuesday afternoon. Friends, fans and family took to social media with the hashtag #RIP3 to discuss the loss of a special young man and a talented athlete.

  • Meteor?: Bright light, loud noise rattle Michigan residents

    DETROIT (AP) - The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor.    Meteorologist Jordan Dale says the weather service hasn't been able to confirm that it was a meteor despite reports and videos received by the agency late Tuesday. But he says "it was not thunder or lightning or weather-related."

  • One person arrested in Moses Lake park shooting

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police say an arrest has been made following a shooting Sunday night near Montlake Park. A male victim was taken by private vehicle to Samaritan Hospital just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to the chest. He remains in serious condition.  Police say the victim was contacted prior to the shooting and told to meet near Montlake Park, where a gunman opened fire.

  • Brother of Spokane Valley man who drove into Hayden Lake speaks

    HAYDEN, Idaho - He was a brother, son, father and loved by many. 34-year-old Christopher Lancaster lost his life tragically after crashing his car into Hayden Lake over the weekend. Now his family wants his memory to live on. Chris' brother, Dustin, say Chris had just gotten a new IT job on Friday. Now he leaves behind two sons.

  • Potholes damage your car? You can file a claim but you probably won’t collect

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Brenna Meredith described the feeling like being in a car accident. “I couldn’t avoid it and my car just thumped on the ground,” said Meredith. “And I was like oh my gosh that’s not good.” Meredith wasn’t in a car accident, she ran over a massive pothole on Regal St. near 57th Ave. “I broke my rim, I broke a piece of my bumper off, all the air was instantly gone out of my tire,” 

  • New California? Longshot bid would split state in 2

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A fresh effort is underway to split California into multiple states, one including its coastal cities and the other its rural and inland areas.    "New California" is just the latest proposal to divvy up the nation's most populous state. But like efforts before it, it's highly unlikely to gain significant traction.

  • Brother of murder victim asks Spokane area to keep an eye out

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The family of a Denver murder victim is urging those in the Spokane area to keep an eye out since authorities say the suspect could be here.  Jacob Reed spoke with KHQ over video from Iowa about his brother Joshua. His brother was killed on January 4 in Denver, and Denver police say the suspect is Deven Tomasso. Reed says his brother and Tomasso were friends, which makes this whole thing even more confusing. Reed says his brother was a leader, a poet, and a fathe...

  • No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school.    But it was not subject to government oversight because no state agency regulates or oversees private schools in California.    David Allen Turpin and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, were arrested Sunday after authorities found the malnourished children in their home in a Los Angeles suburb.

  • Bannon's refusal to answer Intelligence Committee questions leads to subpoena

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is refusing to answer questions from a House committee about his work during the presidential transition or his time working in President Donald Trump's White House.    That's according to Jack Langer, a spokesman for Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • 17-year-old dies of hypothermia in Blaine County

    17-year-old dies of hypothermia in Blaine County

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:46 PM EST2018-01-13 00:46:34 GMT
    Friday, January 12 2018 9:10 PM EST2018-01-13 02:10:57 GMT

    A 17-year-old male was found dead in a field near Highway 2 Thursday morning.

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    A 17-year-old male was found dead in a field near Highway 2 Thursday morning.

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  • Spokane Valley firefighters save lives with pit crew CPR

    Spokane Valley firefighters save lives with pit crew CPR

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 8:22 PM EST2018-01-10 01:22:46 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest emergency. Spokane Valley Firefighters are taking advantage of every second with a different approach to CPR. It’s called Pit Crew CPR and requires all hands on deck. Each team member has a roll; one to do compressions, another to ventilate, another to medicate and others to help assist. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Every second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest emergency. Spokane Valley Firefighters are taking advantage of every second with a different approach to CPR. It’s called Pit Crew CPR and requires all hands on deck. Each team member has a roll; one to do compressions, another to ventilate, another to medicate and others to help assist. 

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  • Washington Department of Health adds third option to birth certificate

    Washington Department of Health adds third option to birth certificate

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:46 PM EST2018-01-04 21:46:12 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health announced a new rule on Thursday that will allow people to change the sex designation on their Washington birth certificate to "X".  DOH says the agency determined that the change will give people an option to have a birth certificate that aligns with their gender identity. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health announced a new rule on Thursday that will allow people to change the sex designation on their Washington birth certificate to "X".  DOH says the agency determined that the change will give people an option to have a birth certificate that aligns with their gender identity. 

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  • Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

    Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-01-18 05:14:17 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:57 AM EST2018-01-18 07:57:23 GMT
    Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of...>>
    Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status.>>
  • Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018

    Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' set to be 1st US execution in 2018

    Thursday, January 18 2018 1:24 AM EST2018-01-18 06:24:51 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:57 AM EST2018-01-18 07:57:11 GMT
    A man who became known as Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.>>
    A man who became known as Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.>>
  • Democrat's upset in Wisconsin race sparks hope elsewhere

    Democrat's upset in Wisconsin race sparks hope elsewhere

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 6:54 PM EST2018-01-17 23:54:08 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:57 AM EST2018-01-18 07:57:09 GMT
    A surprising Democratic upset in a conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump just 14 months ago has raised liberal hopes of more election success coming...>>
    A surprising Democratic upset in a conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump just 14 months ago has raised liberal hopes of more election success coming this fall.>>
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