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  • Public weighs in on smelter proposal near Newport

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The first of four public meetings on the potential construction of a smelter near Newport began Tuesday. About a hundred people filed into the Spokane Convention Center for a multi-part forum that began with a brief presentation by Grant Pfifer, the director of Spokane's Department of Ecology, followed by an opportunity for public comments.

  • Council overturns veto of Spokane sustainable energy measure

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane City Council has quashed the mayor's veto of an ordinance that would push the city to reach fully sustainable energy by 2030.    The Spokesman-Review reports the council overturned Mayor David Condon's veto Monday by a vote of 6 to 1.    The ordinance would create a sustainability committee to develop a plan with local utilities to achieve the energy goal.

  • Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to permanently dismantle his main nuclear complex at Nyongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday after the two leaders held summit talks in Pyongyang to try to sustain nuclear diplomacy with Washington, which has been pushing hard for stronger disarmament moves from the North.

  • Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose ‘bad things’

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that “really bad things” at the FBI are exposed.

  • North Carolina gov pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of Hurricane Florence evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.    Wilmington is still mostly an island surrounded by floodwaters, and people are waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food.    Gov. Roy Cooper told a news conference Tuesday is was hard for residents to leave home, and it's even harder for them to wait to go back.

  • Former WSU Volleyball player files official complaint against Jason Gesser

    A former volleyball player for Washington State University says Jason Gesser made sexual advances toward her during a charity event for the athletic department. "I thought I did something wrong, I thought that I could hurt their family," said Alyssa Wold-Bodeau. "So I chose to hide it, I chose to bury it, and I thought if it was just me and I only knew about it I could just deal with it and move on to protect them." Wold- Bodeau told the Spokesman-Review that Ges...

  • Democratic candidate Lisa Brown kicks off college campus tour

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With just one day before Wednesday's town hall with Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Democratic candidate Lisa Brown spent Tuesday studying with staff and preparing. But she's also going back to school, quite literally, in search of new supporters at our area's college campuses.

  • Spokane Police say missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Police say Rebeka Foubert has been found and is safe Tuesday evening.

  • Spokane sex trafficking victim gets second chance as shop owner

    SPOKANE, Wash. - From the outside, the Repeat Boutique looks like a lot of other thrift shops in Spokane.  Inside, some might describe the stuff for sale as old, used, discarded garbage -- but store manager CJ Curtis sees its potential. And just like the goods in her shop, CJ is on her way to a new life, one far from the one she once lived. 

  • Another video shows man dangerously near Yellowstone spring

    BILLINGS, Mont. - A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park.    Video taken by Kelly Kosciuk, of Savannah, Georgia, and shared by ABC FOX Montana , appears to show the same man taking a shoe off next to Beryl Spring, one of Yellowstone's hottest springs.

  • Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Gesser resigns as Assistant Athletic Director at WSU

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Assistant Athletic Director and former Washington State University quarterback has resigned from the university. Gesser forwarded his letter of resignation to KHQ. You can read it below: Effective immediately, please accept my resignation as Assistant Athletic Director at Washington State University.

  • Local veterans lend a helping hand after Hurricane Florence

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When disaster strikes, the Veterans Community Response Team is there to help. For Andy Hail and Matthew Litten, disaster zones are where they feel most at home. "It gives men like us the opportunity and the hope in life that there is something more we can do," Litten said. They are part of a team of four that are packing their bags, and heading to Hurricane Florence Wednesday.

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  • Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

    Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

    Monday, September 3 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-09-04 01:39:59 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a wildland firefighter who a few days earlier during that 2015 fire season fled a wall of flames that killed three of his fellow firefighters in eastern Washington.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a wildland firefighter who a few days earlier during that 2015 fire season fled a wall of flames that killed three of his fellow firefighters in eastern Washington.

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  • Crystal fire near Wenatchee now 30 percent contained

    Crystal fire near Wenatchee now 30 percent contained

    Sunday, September 2 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-09-02 15:46:29 GMT

    EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - A fire burning on the north edge of East Wenatchee, Washington, in Douglas County is 30 percent contained according to crews on the front line. The Crystal Fire started just after midnight on September 1. Strong winds accelerated the spread of the blaze through dry brush and grass through the night, threatening nearby homes and orchards. 

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    EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - A fire burning on the north edge of East Wenatchee, Washington, in Douglas County is 30 percent contained according to crews on the front line. The Crystal Fire started just after midnight on September 1. Strong winds accelerated the spread of the blaze through dry brush and grass through the night, threatening nearby homes and orchards. 

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  • All evacuation orders lifted for Boyds Fire

    All evacuation orders lifted for Boyds Fire

    Monday, August 27 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-08-28 00:05:11 GMT

    KETTLE FALLS, Wash. - Overnight rain helped firefighters on the front line of the Boyds Fire near Kettle Falls. On Monday all evacuation orders for the fire were lifted, according to the Ferry County Sheriff's Office.  At last report, the fire was 4,549 acres in size and 81 percent contained.

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    KETTLE FALLS, Wash. - Overnight rain helped firefighters on the front line of the Boyds Fire near Kettle Falls. On Monday all evacuation orders for the fire were lifted, according to the Ferry County Sheriff's Office.  At last report, the fire was 4,549 acres in size and 81 percent contained.

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  • Idaho judge: Lethal injection drug source is secret for now

    Idaho judge: Lethal injection drug source is secret for now

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:36:52 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton ruled in May that the state had to turn over nearly all of its execution records, including those identifying the source of the execution drugs, to a University of Idaho professor who sued for access to the documents under the Idaho Public Records Act.    

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton ruled in May that the state had to turn over nearly all of its execution records, including those identifying the source of the execution drugs, to a University of Idaho professor who sued for access to the documents under the Idaho Public Records Act.    

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  • Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

    Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:31:05 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 in Pasco.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 in Pasco.    

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  • Man who walked near Old Faithful geyser ticketed

    Man who walked near Old Faithful geyser ticketed

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:22:19 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say they've ticketed a man caught on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser. The man's actions startled several people in a crowd of a couple hundred at the park's most famous attraction. Some wondered if he planned to jump into the steaming hole known for erupting boiling-hot water every hour or so.  

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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say they've ticketed a man caught on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser. The man's actions startled several people in a crowd of a couple hundred at the park's most famous attraction. Some wondered if he planned to jump into the steaming hole known for erupting boiling-hot water every hour or so.  

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  • SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 9-14-18

    Saturday, September 15 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-09-15 05:57:25 GMT

    SWX Game of the Week Scores 9-14-18

    Kennewick Hermiston

    Kamiakin Hanford

    Richland Sunnyside

    Walla Walla Chiawana

    Pasco Southridge

    Selah Davis

    Northwest Christian Tri-Cities Prep

    Kiona-Benton Riverview

    Naches Valley Zillah

    Highland Granger

    Eisenhower Cour d' Alene

    Kittitas Columbia

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    SWX Game of the Week Scores 9-14-18

    Kennewick Hermiston

    Kamiakin Hanford

    Richland Sunnyside

    Walla Walla Chiawana

    Pasco Southridge

    Selah Davis

    Northwest Christian Tri-Cities Prep

    Kiona-Benton Riverview

    Naches Valley Zillah

    Highland Granger

    Eisenhower Cour d' Alene

    Kittitas Columbia

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  • SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 9-7-18

    SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 9-7-18

    Friday, September 14 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-09-15 01:10:32 GMT

    SWX Game of the Week Scores 9-7-18 Hermiston Richland Chiawana Kennewick Eastmont 35, Pasco 7 Southridge 0, Kamiakin 41 Hanford 34, Walla Walla 6 Federal Way 7, Eisenhower 14 West Valley 14, Prosser 21 (canceled due to lightning) Royal 56, Othello 0 Cle Elum/Roslyn 0, College Place 30 Toppenish Kiona-Benton Sunnyside Christian Garfield Palouse

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    SWX Game of the Week Scores 9-7-18 Hermiston Richland Chiawana Kennewick Eastmont 35, Pasco 7 Southridge 0, Kamiakin 41 Hanford 34, Walla Walla 6 Federal Way 7, Eisenhower 14 West Valley 14, Prosser 21 (canceled due to lightning) Royal 56, Othello 0 Cle Elum/Roslyn 0, College Place 30 Toppenish Kiona-Benton Sunnyside Christian Garfield Palouse

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  • Former WSU Quarterback Ryan Leaf speaks at Southridge High School

    Former WSU Quarterback Ryan Leaf speaks at Southridge High School

    Thursday, September 13 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-09-14 01:28:42 GMT
    KENNEWICK,WA - Former WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf, selected second overall in the 1998 NFL draft, gave a speech at Southridge High School on Thursday morning. Leaf was sentenced to prison in 2012 after breaking into a house in Great Falls, Montana, and stealing prescription painkillers. He served 32 months, during which time he was able to get sober and found a new found passion for helping people. "It actually was the perfect example of being in a terrible place and circumsta...>>
    KENNEWICK,WA - Former WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf, selected second overall in the 1998 NFL draft, gave a speech at Southridge High School on Thursday morning. Leaf was sentenced to prison in 2012 after breaking into a house in Great Falls, Montana, and stealing prescription painkillers. He served 32 months, during which time he was able to get sober and found a new found passion for helping people. "It actually was the perfect example of being in a terrible place and circumsta...>>
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  • Tax law limit on deductions looms large in some House races

    Tax law limit on deductions looms large in some House races

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-09-19 12:17:36 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-09-19 13:42:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, U.S. Congressional candidate Tom Malinowski speaks during a rally against President Donald Trump at Clarence Dillon Public Library, not far from Trump National Golf Club, where Tr...(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, U.S. Congressional candidate Tom Malinowski speaks during a rally against President Donald Trump at Clarence Dillon Public Library, not far from Trump National Golf Club, where Tr...
    One provision of the Republican tax overhaul looms large in several tight congressional races this fall, especially in California and New Jersey.>>
    One provision of the Republican tax overhaul looms large in several tight congressional races this fall, especially in California and New Jersey.>>
  • 2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

    2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-09-19 03:47:22 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-09-19 13:42:08 GMT
    Two female detainees have drowned when a van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters.>>
    Two female detainees have drowned when a van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters.>>
  • Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

    Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:57:15 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-09-19 13:42:05 GMT
    (AP Photos/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE - This June 6, 2018, file photo shows a green crab in Portland, Maine. A University of New England researcher said green crabs migrating from Nova Scotia are ornerier and angrier than their Gulf of Maine cousins.(AP Photos/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE - This June 6, 2018, file photo shows a green crab in Portland, Maine. A University of New England researcher said green crabs migrating from Nova Scotia are ornerier and angrier than their Gulf of Maine cousins.
    Aggressive Canadian crabs invading US waters from Nova Scotia threaten coastal ecosystem.>>
    Aggressive Canadian crabs invading US waters from Nova Scotia threaten coastal ecosystem.>>
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