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Sheriff's Office seeks help finding missing teens

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook asking for help finding three missing juveniles in the Inland Northwest.The three children were reported missing with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. Their cases are not believed to be related. More>>

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Spokane Valley K-9 falls into culvert during chase

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - It was tougher than usual for a Spokane Valley sheriff's K-9 to get his man. Not only did K-9 Laslo and his partner, Deputy Jeff Thurman, fall into a culvert during a chase in the early morning darkness, the deputy landed on top of the German Shepherd. More>>

UPDATE: Seven-year-old boy still in critical condition after being shot

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A 7-year old boy from Hayden, Idaho is fighting for his life after a gun shot wound to the head.The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says that two young boys were playing with a hand gun, when the gun discharged and hit one of the boys in the head.The injured seven-year-old originally went to Kootenai Health, and then medics transferred him to Sacred Heart. He is now in critical condition .Sheriff's Detectives are continuing an investigation. More>>

SALUTING THE BRAVE: Veterans finally recognized with full military honors Video included

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MEDICAL LAKE, Wash.- Tuesday afternoon there was a quiet ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Veterans who have long passed away were finally remembered, honored for their service, and recognized with full military honors. The names of 76 different veterans were read aloud. After each name a single bell was rung once in their honor.
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New Standardized Tests Coming This Fall Video included

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Coeur d'Alene, ID - Students in Idaho will be facing a new test this coming school year, the smart-balanced assessment. The new test implements the new Idaho core standards, also known as the common core standards, adopted in 2010.
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BACK TO SCHOOL: See where your school ranks in performance

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Two schools in the Spokane area received top rankings based on a new assessment, according to the Washington Policy Center. The Washington State Board of Education released a new assessment of the quality of schools around the state Tuesday. The assessment ranked schools on an "A to F-" scale, with 14 percent of schools in in and around Spokane finishing with A's or B's. More>>

PHOTOS: It's National Dog Day!

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KHQ.COM - Tuesday, August 26th is when we celebrate man's best friend! It's National Dog Day! National Dog Day was created back in 2004, and it gives us a chance to stop and appreciate those who offer us their unconditional love, support, and acceptance: our pups! INSIDE>>>|Submit photos of YOUR dog!| More>>

Teachers and Coeur d'Alene SD work towards deal Video included

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - With the first day of school set for next week, teachers in Coeur d'Alene have not yet agreed with the school district on benefits and wages for the year. The teachers say they are taking all the cuts, but the district argues rising costs in areas like health care are forcing their hands. Even if no deal is reached by next week, school will begin as planned. More>>

Commission says "no" to marijuana on tour buses

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SPOKANE, Wash - The Washington state Utilities and Transportation Commission recently issued a memo to tour bus companies saying "no marijuana on the bus". Transportation and safety regulators told state charter and excursion bus operators that consumption or use of marijuana products on their buses or chartered vehicles are "prohibited by state law".  More>>

VA: No proof delays in veteran care caused hospital deaths Video included

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KHQ.COM- The Department of Veterans Affairs says there's no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at the VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.Revelations that as many as 40 veterans died while awaiting care rocked the agency this past spring, bringing to light scheduling problems and allegations of misconduct at other hospitals as well.NBC News obtained a draft report from the VA's Office of Inspector General Tuesday. The draft report says while investigators found substantial delays in care an... More>>

BACK TO SCHOOL: See when class starts for your kids

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SPOKANE, Wash. - If your children have been moping around the house lately, it is probably because they know the school year is just around the corner. In fact, for some it has already started. Start times vary from district to district in the Inland Northwest. Here is a list of the first days of class for schools around the region. More>>

Busiest construction year to date has students and teachers shuffling. Video included

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane public school officials say 7 "major" construction projects are still going on at several schools just days before students head back on September 3rd. The districts $332 million dollar plan includes updates to 4 elementary schools and Ferris High School. Roofing and flooring an 9 elementary schools and security, technology and safety upgrades for the entire district.  More>>

College students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Students from North Carolina State University say they've invented a nail polish that will help women know when they've come in contact with date-rape drugs. The four students from the Materials Science Engineering program have called the nail polish, "Undercover Colors." The polish will change color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. More>>

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  • Sheriff's Office seeks help finding missing teens

    Sheriff's Office seeks help finding missing teens

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:44:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook asking for help finding three missing juveniles in the Inland Northwest.The three children were reported missing with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. Their cases are not believed to be related.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook asking for help finding three missing juveniles in the Inland Northwest.The three children were reported missing with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. Their cases are not believed to be related.>>
  • Spokane Valley K-9 falls into culvert during chase

    Spokane Valley K-9 falls into culvert during chase

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:10:10 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - It was tougher than usual for a Spokane Valley sheriff's K-9 to get his man. Not only did K-9 Laslo and his partner, Deputy Jeff Thurman, fall into a culvert during a chase in the early morning darkness, the deputy landed on top of the German Shepherd.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - It was tougher than usual for a Spokane Valley sheriff's K-9 to get his man. Not only did K-9 Laslo and his partner, Deputy Jeff Thurman, fall into a culvert during a chase in the early morning darkness, the deputy landed on top of the German Shepherd.>>
  • UPDATE: Seven-year-old boy still in critical condition after being shot

    UPDATE: Seven-year-old boy still in critical condition after being shot

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:25:40 GMT
    A 7-year old boy from Hayden, Idaho is fighting for his life after a gun shot wound to the head.The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says that two young boys were playing with a hand gun, when the gun discharged and hit one of the boys in the head.The injured seven-year-old originally went to Kootenai Health, and then medics transferred him to Sacred Heart. He is now in critical condition .Sheriff's Detectives are continuing an investigation.>>
    A 7-year old boy from Hayden, Idaho is fighting for his life after a gun shot wound to the head.The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says that two young boys were playing with a hand gun, when the gun discharged and hit one of the boys in the head.The injured seven-year-old originally went to Kootenai Health, and then medics transferred him to Sacred Heart. He is now in critical condition .Sheriff's Detectives are continuing an investigation.>>
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  • Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:08:10 GMT
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life,...>>
    Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't...>>
  • APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core

    APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:18:50 GMT
    Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...>>
    Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.>>
  • Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

    Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:57:55 GMT
    Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist.">>
    Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist.">>
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  • Seattle To Get NHL Expansion In 2017

    Seattle To Get NHL Expansion In 2017

    SWXRightNow.com -- The National Hockey League has had expansion on its mind for a while now and finally hopeful cities like Seattle have had their prayers answered with the news that the NHL will expand to Las Vegas, Toronto, Seattle and Quebec City by a target date of 2017, according to SportsBusinessNews' Howard Bloom via Twitter.>>
    SWXRightNow.com -- The National Hockey League has had expansion on its mind for a while now and finally hopeful cities like Seattle have had their prayers answered with the news that the NHL will expand to Las Vegas, Toronto, Seattle and Quebec City by a target date of 2017, according to SportsBusinessNews' Howard Bloom via Twitter.
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  • Carroll, Seahawks Fined $300,000 For CBA Violations

    Carroll, Seahawks Fined $300,000 For CBA Violations

    SWXRightNow.com -- The Seattle Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll have been collectively fined $300,000 by the NFL and the team has had two days of minicamp practice taken away next season for violating offseason contact rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.>>
    SWXRightNow.com -- The Seattle Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll have been collectively fined $300,000 by the NFL and the team has had two days of minicamp practice taken away next season for violating offseason contact rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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  • Former Coug Motum Signs With Jazz, Kent To Toss M's First Pitch

    Former Coug Motum Signs With Jazz, Kent To Toss M's First Pitch

    Former Washington State University men's basketball standout, Brock Motum, has signed with the Utah Jazz as a free agent, the organization announced Tuesday. Also, Cougar head basketball coach Ernie Kent will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Mariners game later this week.>>
    Former Washington State University men's basketball standout, Brock Motum, has signed with the Utah Jazz as a free agent, the organization announced Tuesday. Also, Cougar head basketball coach Ernie Kent will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Mariners game later this week.
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