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  • UPDATE: Damage estimates after flash flooding near Okanogan County

    UPDATE: Damage estimates after flash flooding near Okanogan County

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:33:30 GMT
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash.- Officials in an area of north-central Washington scarred by massive wildfires say heavy rains unleashed mudslides that damaged or destroyed 10 homes and blocked highways.>>
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash.- Officials in an area of north-central Washington scarred by massive wildfires say heavy rains unleashed mudslides that damaged or destroyed 10 homes and blocked highways.>>
  • Gleason Fest 2014 set for Saturday, August 23rd

    Gleason Fest 2014 set for Saturday, August 23rd

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:15:48 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- You've been watching the ALS ice bucket challenges all week, but on Saturday, August 23rd, the mother of all ALS events is set to take place: Gleason Fest 2014. Named for Spokane native and former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, the event will be held in downtown Spokane at Division and Main.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- You've been watching the ALS ice bucket challenges all week, but on Saturday, August 23rd, the mother of all ALS events is set to take place: Gleason Fest 2014. Named for Spokane native and former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, the event will be held in downtown Spokane at Division and Main.>>
  • UPDATE: Two hospitalized in suspected DUI crash

    UPDATE: Two hospitalized in suspected DUI crash

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:32:28 GMT
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says they are charging a driver with vehicular assault after a DUI related crash early Saturday morning south of Spokane Valley. The crash happened on State Route 27 near E. Mica Cemetery Road, about 6 miles south of Spokane Valley. E. Mica Cemetery Road was closed for for several hours Saturday morning. 
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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says they are charging a driver with vehicular assault after a DUI related crash early Saturday morning south of Spokane Valley. The crash happened on State Route 27 near E. Mica Cemetery Road, about 6 miles south of Spokane Valley. E. Mica Cemetery Road was closed for for several hours Saturday morning. 

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  • Iceland says subglacial eruption is underway

    Iceland says subglacial eruption is underway

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:01:24 GMT
    FILE: 2010 Iceland eruption that forced 100,000 flight cancellationsFILE: 2010 Iceland eruption that forced 100,000 flight cancellations
    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland's Meteorological Office says a subglacial eruption is underway at the Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes over the past week. Vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer says seismic data indicates that lava is melting ice beneath the Vatnajokull glacier.>>
    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland's Meteorological Office says a subglacial eruption is underway at the Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes over the past week. Vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer says seismic data indicates that lava is melting ice beneath the Vatnajokull glacier.>>
  • Spokane County Sheriff's Office gets new helicopters thanks to donation

    Spokane County Sheriff's Office gets new helicopters thanks to donation

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:35:27 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- In mid-August the Spokane County Sheriff's office announced they're getting new helicopters. The new helicopters will replace the aging Air One chopper that the Sheriff's office uses right now. On Friday we got a first hand look at one of the two helicopters, which were donated by the U.S. Army and cost taxpayers nothing.>>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- In mid-August the Spokane County Sheriff's office announced they're getting new helicopters. The new helicopters will replace the aging Air One chopper that the Sheriff's office uses right now. On Friday we got a first hand look at one of the two helicopters, which were donated by the U.S. Army and cost taxpayers nothing.>>
  • One year later: remembering murder victim Delbert Belton

    One year later: remembering murder victim Delbert Belton

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:25:44 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friday marked one year since World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was killed. On August 22nd, 2013, Belton was beat to death in his car, outside of Eagle's Lodge in the 6400 block of N. Lidgerwood Ave.One year after Belton's death, friends gathered outside Eagle's lodge to remember their friend.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friday marked one year since World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was killed. On August 22nd, 2013, Belton was beat to death in his car, outside of Eagle's Lodge in the 6400 block of N. Lidgerwood Ave.One year after Belton's death, friends gathered outside Eagle's lodge to remember their friend.
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  • Why landslides happen and could happen here

    Why landslides happen and could happen here

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:11:53 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After dealing with the state's largest wildfire that burned through hundreds of miles of land, Okanogan County is now dealing with something else. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After dealing with the state's largest wildfire that burned through hundreds of miles of land, Okanogan County is now dealing with something else. A landslide swept through, completely closing roads, and trapping people in their homes. “With all that vegetation gone, the water just runs off and creates a large pile at the bottom of the hill,” said U.S. Geological Survey Geologist Tom Frost.>>
  • Fugitive Friday: WANTED: Sarah Langford

    Fugitive Friday: WANTED: Sarah Langford

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:06:33 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ CrimeTrackers are helping Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest track down a fugitive on the run. Her name is Sarah Langford. The 27-year-old has been spotted in Spokane Valley and the University City area. Langford is wanted for identity theft, and has been convicted on misdemeanor and felony theft charges.>>
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ CrimeTrackers are helping Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest track down a fugitive on the run. Her name is Sarah Langford. The 27-year-old has been spotted in Spokane Valley and the University City area. Langford is wanted for identity theft, and has been convicted on misdemeanor and felony theft charges.>>
  • PHOTOS: Harvest 2014

    PHOTOS: Harvest 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:50:16 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the great parts about living in Spokane, is if you head out of town in any direction, you're going to run into some beautiful farm land. I grew up south of Spokane, near Plaza, and one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the porch at night and stare south towards Rosalia at all of the rolling hills of wheat, lentils, barley and peas. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the great parts about living in Spokane, is if you head out of town in any direction, you're going to run into some beautiful farm land. I grew up south of Spokane, near Plaza, and one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the porch at night and stare south towards Rosalia at all of the rolling hills of wheat, lentils, barley and peas. >>
  • PHOTOS: CASH REWARD offered for information leading to the arrest of these FUGITIVES

    PHOTOS: CASH REWARD offered for information leading to the arrest of these FUGITIVES

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:41:09 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering cash rewards for any information leading to the arrest of the fugitives listed on their website as of August 21, 2014. If you recognize any of these fugitives, you are asked call 1-800-222 TIPS.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering cash rewards for any information leading to the arrest of the fugitives listed on their website as of August 21, 2014. If you recognize any of these fugitives, you are asked call 1-800-222 TIPS.>>
  • VOTE: Local man attempting to ski in World Heli-Challenge

    VOTE: Local man attempting to ski in World Heli-Challenge

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:42:29 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Skiing is fun. But skiing is gnarly when you jump out of a helicopter first! And Essex Prescott from Hayden, Idaho does it for a living! >>
    KHQ.COM - Skiing is fun. But skiing is gnarly when you jump out of a helicopter first! And Essex Prescott from Hayden, Idaho does it for a living! Prescott calls Schweitzer Mountain his home base and his two teammates Leo Zuckerman and Dylan Siggers, make up "Team Vacation." In September they will be looking to compete in the Call Up contest for the World Heli Challenge in New Zealand. >>
  • Dog recovering from gun shots looks for loving home

    Dog recovering from gun shots looks for loving home

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:00:29 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Just for a second, forget everything you think you know about Pit Bulls. Forget that you think they are vicious or that you've heard they attack children. Approaching this story with an open mind might just change your opinion of what can actually be a very sweet, people-loving breed. A very special pit bull is lucky to be alive after enduring two gun shot wounds and abuse that left her blind in one eye.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Just for a second, forget everything you think you know about Pit Bulls. Forget that you think they are vicious or that you've heard they attack children. Approaching this story with an open mind might just change your opinion of what can actually be a very sweet, people-loving breed. A very special pit bull is lucky to be alive after enduring two gun shot wounds and abuse that left her blind in one eye.>>
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:50:01 GMT
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters who were injured when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge.">>
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters who were injured when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge.">>
  • New marijuana testing lab should expedite process of putting pot in stores

    New marijuana testing lab should expedite process of putting pot in stores

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:45:01 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Anatek Labs became the second lab in Eastern Washington approved by the state's Liquor Control Board to test recreational marijuana, a mandatory process for growers before their product can hit the shelves. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Anatek Labs became the second lab in Eastern Washington approved by the state's Liquor Control Board to test recreational marijuana, a mandatory process for growers before their product can hit the shelves. The lab said they had to go through a long process to be approved, but today private growers can begin bringing samples into the lab to be tested for potency and purity.>>
  • Woman attacked in parking lot of Kootenai County Fairgrounds

    Woman attacked in parking lot of Kootenai County Fairgrounds

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:23:37 GMT
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted rape that occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. >>
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted rape that occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Deputies say the 26-year-old woman told them she had just finished working at the fair at around 8:00pm and was walking to her car when two men attacked her from behind and took her to the ground. >>
  • WATCH IT: A farmer. A trombone. An empty field. What happens next?

    WATCH IT: A farmer. A trombone. An empty field. What happens next?

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:42:29 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The video begins simply enough. A man who calls himself Farmer Derek Klingenberg walks into the frame with a trombone, looks at the camera, gives a "shhhhh" sign, and then sits down in a lawn chair and begins to play a cover version of Lorde's "Royals." >>
    KHQ.COM - The video begins simply enough. A man who calls himself Farmer Derek Klingenberg walks into the frame with a trombone, looks at the camera, gives a "shhhhh" sign, and then sits down in a lawn chair and begins to play a cover version of Lorde's "Royals." What happens next? An audience quickly forms. Check it out.>>
  • DUI suspect gets car stuck on train tracks, breaks ankle trying to get away

    DUI suspect gets car stuck on train tracks, breaks ankle trying to get away

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:29:45 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 24-year-old man was arrested for DUI early Friday morning after police say he abandoned his car on train tracks in downtown Spokane shortly before it was hit by a train, and then broke his ankle fleeing the scene. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 24-year-old man was arrested for DUI early Friday morning after police say he abandoned his car on train tracks in downtown Spokane shortly before it was hit by a train, and then broke his ankle fleeing the scene. Just before 3:00am, Spokane Police were told a train hit a car near the intersection of S. Browne St. and W. Pacific Ave. >>
  • UPDATE: Stolen car returned to Gonzaga Prep student; thief remains at large

    UPDATE: Stolen car returned to Gonzaga Prep student; thief remains at large

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:22 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:22:59 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Last Thursday a Gonzaga Prep had her car stolen from the East Central Community Center. Madeline Antcliff had been volunteering at the community center as part of her graduation requirements. She says that last Thursday a woman came into the center and stole her purse..>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Last Thursday a Gonzaga Prep had her car stolen from the East Central Community Center. Madeline Antcliff had been volunteering at the community center as part of her graduation requirements. She says that last Thursday a woman came into the center and stole her purse..>>
  • PHOTOS: Semi-truck rolls on its side in Post Falls

    PHOTOS: Semi-truck rolls on its side in Post Falls

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:45:02 GMT
    POST FALLS, Idaho -Idaho State Police were called to the area of Pleasant View Road off of I-90 on Thursday.>>
    POST FALLS, Idaho -Idaho State Police were called to the area of Pleasant View Road off of I-90 on Thursday. The truck was blocking multiple lanes of traffic, and it is unknown if anyone was hurt during the crash. However, a witness to the crash told KHQ it appeared that everyone was OK.>>
  • Eagles Lodge plans to honor Delbert 'Shorty' Belton one year after his murder

    Eagles Lodge plans to honor Delbert 'Shorty' Belton one year after his murder

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:29:07 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On the night August 22nd, 2013, World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was found badly beaten inside his car outside the Eagles Lodge in north Spokane. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On the night August 22nd, 2013, World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was found badly beaten inside his car outside the Eagles Lodge in north Spokane. He later died from his injuries.Through their investigation, detectives named two teenagers as the prime suspects in the murder: Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn. INSIDE>>>|Previous Coverage|
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  • Four young boys earn backpacks after summer of hard work

    Four young boys earn backpacks after summer of hard work

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:16:37 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Four young brothers in east Spokane have been working a lemonade stand all summer to raise money for school supplies. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Four young brothers in east Spokane have been working a lemonade stand all summer to raise money for school supplies. The boys, who are originally from Afghanistan, immigrated with their mother two years ago from Russia. They ended up there after wars in the Middle East drove them from place to place. When they arrived in Spokane, they had next to nothing to their name. >>
  • Driver takes out power pole near the 'Y'

    Driver takes out power pole near the 'Y'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:31:01 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Charges are pending for a man police say hit multiple cars and a traffic sign before running his car into a power pole Thursday on the Newport Highway near Holland, just past the "Y." >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Charges are pending for a man police say hit multiple cars and a traffic sign before running his car into a power pole Thursday on the Newport Highway near Holland, just past the "Y." One witness who spoke to KHQ said he was hit by the man and then followed him. He said he was scared the man was going to either hurt or kill someone else.>>
  • PHOTOS: Do you know who this burglary suspect is?

    PHOTOS: Do you know who this burglary suspect is?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:25:51 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are asking for you help finding a man they believe broke into a home, stole credit and debit cards, and then used those cards to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of items. >>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are asking for you help finding a man they believe broke into a home, stole credit and debit cards, and then used those cards to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of items. >>
  • Washington allowing Stevens County sheep rancher to kill wolves

    Washington allowing Stevens County sheep rancher to kill wolves

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:48:50 GMT
    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The state Fish and Wildlife Department has authorized a rancher to shoot wolves that approach his flock of sheep in Stevens County in northeast Washington.>>
    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The state Fish and Wildlife Department has authorized a rancher to shoot wolves that approach his flock of sheep in Stevens County in northeast Washington. The department said Wednesday that state wildlife agents also may kill wolves to help Dave Dashiell of Hunters as he tries to move his flock of 1,800 sheep to safety.>>
  • ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: More than $30 million raised since July 29th

    ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: More than $30 million raised since July 29th

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 06:43:11 GMT
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO- There's the ice bucket challenge, and then there's the ice FRONT LOADER challenge. That's what employees at Kootenai Electric Cooperative used. Three front loaders, actually.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- On Wednesday Spokane Mayor David Condon made good on his promise to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge. Mayor Condon did the challenge around noon on the Gonzaga Prep football field. Members of the school's football team were also there. The mayor is a G-prep alumnus, and received the ice bucket challenge from several people.>>
  • PHONE SCAM: Asotin county reports troubling new phone scam

    PHONE SCAM: Asotin county reports troubling new phone scam

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:49:10 GMT
    ASOTIN COUNTY, Wash.- The Asotin County Sheriff's Office reports it has received several reports in the last week regarding a phone scam.>>
    ASOTIN COUNTY, Wash.- The Asotin County Sheriff's Office reports it has received several reports in the last week regarding a phone scam.
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  • PENTAGON CONFIRMS: Foley rescue attempt failed earlier this summer

    PENTAGON CONFIRMS: Foley rescue attempt failed earlier this summer

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:16:50 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Wednesday afternoon the Pentagon released information about a rescue operation to free James Foley and other U.S. hostages held in Syria by Islamist militants. Several dozen troops flew in by helicopter, but couldn't find the hostages. One of those hostages was James Foley.>>
    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Wednesday afternoon the Pentagon released information about a rescue operation to free James Foley and other U.S. hostages held in Syria by Islamist militants. Several dozen troops flew in by helicopter, but couldn't find the hostages. One of those hostages was James Foley.>>
  • Spokane Police work to implement body cameras

    Spokane Police work to implement body cameras

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:23:21 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department plans to equip 15 to 20 officers with body cameras starting the first week of September. Police Chief Frank Straub says his team still has a lot of details to work out, but that this is something that has been on their radar for quite some time.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department plans to equip 15 to 20 officers with body cameras starting the first week of September. Police Chief Frank Straub says his team still has a lot of details to work out, but that this is something that has been on their radar for quite some time.>>
  • Father of Rebecca West speaks about potential release of Michael Tarbert: 'It's been a living hell'

    Father of Rebecca West speaks about potential release of Michael Tarbert: 'It's been a living hell'

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:32:40 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael West cannot believe that the man suspected of killing his daughter Rebecca may once again walk the streets of Spokane.“It's very unacceptable to me,” West told KHQ. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael West cannot believe that the man suspected of killing his daughter Rebecca may once again walk the streets of Spokane.“It's very unacceptable to me,” West told KHQ. “A 55-year-old man is able to go home to his family, and my daughter can't come home to her mother. I'm very surprised.” West says his daughter's death destroyed his family. >>
  • KHQ REVIEWS: Guardians of the Galaxy

    KHQ REVIEWS: Guardians of the Galaxy

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:31:13 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - I wouldn't call myself a “comic book guy.” However, as a kid, it's hard not to grow up and at some point familiarize yourself with the story of Batman or Superman. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - I wouldn't call myself a “comic book guy.” However, as a kid, it's hard not to grow up and at some point familiarize yourself with the story of Batman or Superman. I know Bruce Wayne watched his parents get murdered, and that was the turning point that would ultimately lead him down the Dark Knight path. The same with Superman. >>
  • Wheat farmers taking a double hit as prices drop and weather takes its toll

    Wheat farmers taking a double hit as prices drop and weather takes its toll

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:29:24 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Experts with the Washington Grain Commission say wheat production is at its lowest since 2008. Glen Squires with the Washington Grain Commission says the current average price per bushel of wheat is around $6.20 down from last year's price at $7.53. Dry conditions in Eastern Washington is also taking its toll on wheat farmers. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Experts with the Washington Grain Commission say wheat production is at its lowest since 2008. Glen Squires with the Washington Grain Commission says the current average price per bushel of wheat is around $6.20 down from last year's price at $7.53. Dry conditions in Eastern Washington is also taking its toll on wheat farmers. >>
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Lightning strike nearly hits Hayden woman

    CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Lightning strike nearly hits Hayden woman

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:14:57 GMT
    HAYDEN, Idaho- A Hayden woman says her mother is extremely lucky to be alive after a bolt of lightning struck a foot away from her. It happened Tuesday evening when a storm system rolled through, bringing lightning, thunder, rain and hail.>>
    HAYDEN, Idaho- A Hayden woman says her mother is extremely lucky to be alive after a bolt of lightning struck a foot away from her. It happened Tuesday evening when a storm system rolled through, bringing lightning, thunder, rain and hail.>>
  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:00:14 GMT
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. >>
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences.>>
  • WATCH IT: Worst commercial ever? You decide

    WATCH IT: Worst commercial ever? You decide

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:52:13 GMT
    KHQ.COM- You don't even have to be a parent to know that it's that time of year for some back to school shopping. >>
    KHQ.COM- You don't even have to be a parent to know that it's that time of year for some back to school shopping. There are plenty of commercials on TV to remind you of that. Just be glad that we live in the Inland Northwest and don't have to see the back to school commercial for the East Hills mall on a regular basis. The video was posted to YouTube and quickly got over a million views in just one day.>>
  • Police have beef with meat thief suspect

    Police have beef with meat thief suspect

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:47:46 GMT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police have a beef with a man they say stole meat worth $2,700 from three Safeway stores in Portland, Oregon. Police say 53-year-old Barry T. Sanders was caught on video hiding meat in a shopping cart at least 13 times in July and August, then leaving the grocery stores without paying.>>
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police have a beef with a man they say stole meat worth $2,700 from three Safeway stores in Portland, Oregon. Police say 53-year-old Barry T. Sanders was caught on video hiding meat in a shopping cart at least 13 times in July and August, then leaving the grocery stores without paying.
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  • Stolen bike didn't roll away unnoticed

    Stolen bike didn't roll away unnoticed

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:31:01 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Paul Dannels finished his workout at the Downtown YMCA, he was surprised to see his bike was gone from the bike rack. "I was pretty upset, to be honest...mad, and discouraged, and depressed because I knew I couldn't replace it," said Dannels. A reporter for The Inlander happened to be at the YMCA when the bike was stolen.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Paul Dannels finished his workout at the Downtown YMCA, he was surprised to see his bike was gone from the bike rack. "I was pretty upset, to be honest...mad, and discouraged, and depressed because I knew I couldn't replace it," said Dannels. A reporter for The Inlander happened to be at the YMCA when the bike was stolen.
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  • HEALTH ALERT: Peanut butter recall for salmonella

    HEALTH ALERT: Peanut butter recall for salmonella

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:50:34 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The FDA announced a peanut butter recall on August 19th. nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. >>>LINK TO RECALL LIST INSIDE>>>>>
    KHQ.COM - The FDA announced a peanut butter recall on August 19th. nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. >>>LINK TO RECALL LIST INSIDE>>>
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Woman pulled from burning SUV speaks out

    EXCLUSIVE: Woman pulled from burning SUV speaks out

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:45:39 GMT
    A North Spokane woman rescued from a fiery crash says she is looking for the people who saved her life. Dana Reed says she passed out while driving home on August 13th. Her Dodge Durango drifted into oncoming traffic and hit a dump truck at the intersection of Hawthorne and Parksmith. The SUV spun out of control and became wedged under the dump truck's trailer. >>
    A North Spokane woman rescued from a fiery crash says she is looking for the people who saved her life. Dana Reed says she passed out while driving home on August 13th. Her Dodge Durango drifted into oncoming traffic and hit a dump truck at the intersection of Hawthorne and Parksmith. The SUV spun out of control and became wedged under the dump truck's trailer. >>
  • Tree falls into Coeur d'Alene drive-thru

    Tree falls into Coeur d'Alene drive-thru

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:40:01 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Tuesday night thunderstorm knocked a tree into the Rogers Burgers drive-thru in Coeur d'alene. Employee noticed the tree around 7 p.m. The 100 year old tree split in half, but missed the building."It's a very old tree, and I know back in the day there used to be families that would come and gather here," said Marshal Busby, the general manager at Rogers Burgers.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Tuesday night thunderstorm knocked a tree into the Rogers Burgers drive-thru in Coeur d'alene. Employee noticed the tree around 7 p.m. The 100 year old tree split in half, but missed the building."It's a very old tree, and I know back in the day there used to be families that would come and gather here," said Marshal Busby, the general manager at Rogers Burgers.>>
  • Overcrowding issues

    Overcrowding issues

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:22:25 GMT
    It's an issue many counties are dealing with, overcrowding in the jails. And it's an issue the Kootenai county commissioners say they've been trying to correct over the years with bond elections. "we have a chronic problem with overcrowding. In 2013, we spent more than 900 thousand dollars to send inmates out of county to find housing," said county commissioner Dan Green.  >>
    It's an issue many counties are dealing with, overcrowding in the jails. And it's an issue the Kootenai county commissioners say they've been trying to correct over the years with bond elections. "we have a chronic problem with overcrowding. In 2013, we spent more than 900 thousand dollars to send inmates out of county to find housing," said county commissioner Dan Green.  >>
  • Owl flies into 10th story apartment, kills canary

    Owl flies into 10th story apartment, kills canary

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:03:02 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene couple says an owl flew into their 10th story apartment, opened up their bird cage, and killed one of their canaries.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene couple says an owl flew into their 10th story apartment, opened up their bird cage, and killed one of their canaries. The owner told local media that she woke up on Sunday and found bird droppings and feathers all over her apartment. She said she also saw a 6-to-8 inch owl behind a chest of drawers. >>
  • Liberty Lake residents angered by McMorris Rodgers mailer

    Liberty Lake residents angered by McMorris Rodgers mailer

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:27:15 GMT
    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Two Liberty Lake residents are upset with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers after they received a mailer about senior healthcare cutbacks that prominently featured a photograph of a deceased friend. >>
    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Two Liberty Lake residents are upset with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers after they received a mailer about senior healthcare cutbacks that prominently featured a photograph of a deceased friend. Tim and Bette Brattebo received the mailer last week, which shows Maxine Davidson, a friend of theirs that passed away in January 2013. 
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  • Coach gives heartwarming speech to little league team after loss

    Coach gives heartwarming speech to little league team after loss

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:26:39 GMT
    A loss eliminates a Rhode Island Little League team little league world series last night. What happens next is inspirational. The coach, Dave Belisle, gives an emotional and heartwarming speech to the boys on his team after they lost to a team from Illinois.Watch the full video here:http://mashable.com/2014/08/19/little-league-coach-speech/>>
    A loss eliminates a Rhode Island Little League team little league world series last night. What happens next is inspirational. The coach, Dave Belisle, gives an emotional and heartwarming speech to the boys on his team after they lost to a team from Illinois.Watch the full video here:http://mashable.com/2014/08/19/little-league-coach-speech/>>
  • Longer summer vacation for Idaho students

    Longer summer vacation for Idaho students

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:52:20 GMT
    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Students in a northern Idaho school district will get two more weeks of summer vacation after construction delays led the school board to postpone the start of the school year.>>
    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Students in a northern Idaho school district will get two more weeks of summer vacation after construction delays led the school board to postpone the start of the school year.>>
  • Spokane city leaders trying to crack down on vacant homes

    Spokane city leaders trying to crack down on vacant homes

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:46:36 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A new written ordinance by Spokane City Council member Amber Waldref addresses the issue of vacant homes within Spokane city limits. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A new written ordinance by Spokane City Council member Amber Waldref addresses the issue of vacant homes within Spokane city limits. "Its really challenging right now with a foreclosed property and the lender. We are not legally able to go on to that property and do anything," Waldref says. The city says it's hands are tied many times when crimes are committed on vacant bank-owned property. >>
  • PHOTOS: Grizzly bears use tools? WSU study under way

    PHOTOS: Grizzly bears use tools? WSU study under way

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:44:30 GMT
    PULLMAN, Wash. - In a first-ever study, researchers at Washington State University are examining whether grizzly bears make and use tools. >>
    PULLMAN, Wash. - In a first-ever study, researchers at Washington State University are examining whether grizzly bears make and use tools. And while it's too soon to reach a broad scientific conclusion, at least one female bear is demonstrating that, yes, she definitely can. >>
  • WATCH: Coach gives inspirational speech following Little League World Series loss

    WATCH: Coach gives inspirational speech following Little League World Series loss

    A loss eliminated a Rhode Island Little League team little league world series on Monday night. What happened next was truly inspirational. The coach, Dave Belisle, gaves an emotional and heartwarming speech to the boys on his team after they lost to a team from Illinois. INSIDE>>>|WATCH the Video|>>
    A loss eliminated a Rhode Island Little League team little league world series on Monday night. What happened next was truly inspirational. The coach, Dave Belisle, gaves an emotional and heartwarming speech to the boys on his team after they lost to a team from Illinois. INSIDE>>>|WATCH the Video|>>
  • Man convicted of killing two girls in 1991 eligible for release but staying in prison

    Man convicted of killing two girls in 1991 eligible for release but staying in prison

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:49:50 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael W. Tarbert, the man convicted in the deaths of 11-year-old Nicki Wood and 12-year-old Rebecca West in the 90's, earned a release date of August 19, 2014. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael W. Tarbert, the man convicted in the deaths of 11-year-old Nicki Wood and 12-year-old Rebecca West in the 90's, earned a release date of August 19, 2014. If all paperwork had been filed, Tuesday was the earliest day Tarbert could have been released from the Monroe Corrections Center, where he is currently serving time.>>
  • Coeur d'Alene welcomes new K-9

    Coeur d'Alene welcomes new K-9

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:46:34 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho-The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is welcoming their newest member: K-9 Pecco. Pecco is assigned to Officer Amy Winstead. Officer Winstead and Pecco graduated their basic K-9 training school and passed the Idaho K-9 Certification evaluation on August 13th, 2014. Pecco is a three year old Belgium Malinois from the Netherlands.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho-The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is welcoming their newest member: K-9 Pecco. Pecco is assigned to Officer Amy Winstead. Officer Winstead and Pecco graduated their basic K-9 training school and passed the Idaho K-9 Certification evaluation on August 13th, 2014. Pecco is a three year old Belgium Malinois from the Netherlands.>>
  • Injury crash on Wellesley and Maple

    Injury crash on Wellesley and Maple

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:40:42 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.-A crash on Wellesley and Maple results in minor injuries. According to the Spokane Police Department, a person driving a Chevrolet Caprice was going East on Wellesly Avenue when they ran a red light. They hit a White Ford Expedition, who was driving North on Maple.The Spokane Police Department says there was one person in each car. They were both taken by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.-A crash on Wellesley and Maple results in minor injuries. According to the Spokane Police Department, a person driving a Chevrolet Caprice was going East on Wellesly Avenue when they ran a red light. They hit a White Ford Expedition, who was driving North on Maple.The Spokane Police Department says there was one person in each car. They were both taken by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries.>>
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Woman accused of stealing from community center

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Woman accused of stealing from community center

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:09:34 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance footage appears to show a woman in Spokane stealing a car and a purse from a community center on Spokane's South Hill. Spokane Police are investigating the crime that happened last Thursday at the East Central Community Center, located just south of Interstate 90. The victim, Madeline Antcliff, is a junior at Gonzaga Prep High School.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance footage appears to show a woman in Spokane stealing a car and a purse from a community center on Spokane's South Hill. Spokane Police are investigating the crime that happened last Thursday at the East Central Community Center, located just south of Interstate 90. The victim, Madeline Antcliff, is a junior at Gonzaga Prep High School. She has volunteered at the community center for the last two months.

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  • Spokane City pools: dogs welcome

    Spokane City pools: dogs welcome

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:44:26 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.-Every dog has his day, and for dogs in Spokane those days are coming up! Starting August 24th , the city is opening up the pools to everyone, including dogs, before they are drained for winter.The cost to bring your four legged friend is $10. The proceeds go to SpokAnimal and the Spokane Parks Foundation.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.-Every dog has his day, and for dogs in Spokane those days are coming up! Starting August 24th , the city is opening up the pools to everyone, including dogs, before they are drained for winter.The cost to bring your four legged friend is $10. The proceeds go to SpokAnimal and the Spokane Parks Foundation.>>
  • Officer-involved shooting near Ferguson

    Officer-involved shooting near Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:20:27 GMT
    ST. LOUIS, MO. - A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.>>
    ST. LOUIS, MO. - A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery. The shooting Tuesday happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, has touched off days of protests.

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  • Rescue divers pull car from Lake Pend Oreille in training exercise

    Rescue divers pull car from Lake Pend Oreille in training exercise

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:17:04 GMT
    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - Rescue divers from Boundary and Bonner Counties pulled a car out of Lake Pend Oreille this week as part of an important training exercise. >>
    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - Rescue divers from Boundary and Bonner Counties pulled a car out of Lake Pend Oreille this week as part of an important training exercise. The exercise was used to practice skills they need in real life, such as working underwater in poor visibility and moving a sunken vehicle upright. >>
  • Too much heat takes toll on Eastern Washington wheat crops

    Too much heat takes toll on Eastern Washington wheat crops

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:48:11 GMT
    REARDAN, Wash. (AP) - Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in Eastern Washington.Joel Zwainz on Monday estimated that his family's 3,400-acre farm near Reardan will produce 30 to 50 percent less wheat than it did last year.>>
    REARDAN, Wash. (AP) - Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in Eastern Washington.Joel Zwainz on Monday estimated that his family's 3,400-acre farm near Reardan will produce 30 to 50 percent less wheat than it did last year.>>
  • Okanogan County Sheriff's Office searching for man accused of attempted murder

    Okanogan County Sheriff's Office searching for man accused of attempted murder

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:45:23 GMT
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office is searching for the man they think is responsible for breaking into a home and stabbing the homeowner several times.>>
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office is searching for the man they think is responsible for breaking into a home and stabbing the homeowner several times. Sheriff Frank Rogers told KHQ the stabbing happened on July 31st in Oroville. The 58-year-old victim was at home sleeping when he woke up to an intruder in his house. >>
  • Hot weather takes toll on Eastern WA wheat crop

    Hot weather takes toll on Eastern WA wheat crop

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:03:29 GMT
    REARDAN, Wash. (AP) - Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in Eastern Washington. Joel Zwainz on Monday estimated that his family's 3,400-acre farm near Reardan will produce 30 to 50 percent less wheat than it did last year.>>
    REARDAN, Wash. (AP) - Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in Eastern Washington. Joel Zwainz on Monday estimated that his family's 3,400-acre farm near Reardan will produce 30 to 50 percent less wheat than it did last year.
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  • Pit bull euthanized after mauling 5-year-old boy

    Pit bull euthanized after mauling 5-year-old boy

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:00:08 GMT
    DESMET, Idaho (AP) - A pit bull was euthanized over the weekend after attacking a 5-year-old boy in northwestern Idaho. The Spokesman-Review reports the boy was attacked by a neighbor's dog as he played in his aunt's yard on Friday evening in DeSmet on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.>>
    DESMET, Idaho (AP) - A pit bull was euthanized over the weekend after attacking a 5-year-old boy in northwestern Idaho. The Spokesman-Review reports the boy was attacked by a neighbor's dog as he played in his aunt's yard on Friday evening in DeSmet on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation.
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  • Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

    Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:25:40 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from June 16, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2013. The problem happens when the seats are installed with the lower latch anchors and without the top tether.>>
    DETROIT (AP) - Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from June 16, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2013. The problem happens when the seats are installed with the lower latch anchors and without the top tether.
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  • US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:51:31 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. The Commerce Department says construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes.>>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. The Commerce Department says construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes.
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  • Paul Allen donates $500K to gun initiative

    Paul Allen donates $500K to gun initiative

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:08:02 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A campaign seeking to expand gun sale background checks has received a $500,000 donation from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.The donation to Initiative 594 posted on the state's Public Disclosure Commission website Monday afternoon.I-594 would require background checks for all gun sales and transfers in Washington state, including at gun shows and private sales.>>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A campaign seeking to expand gun sale background checks has received a $500,000 donation from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.The donation to Initiative 594 posted on the state's Public Disclosure Commission website Monday afternoon.I-594 would require background checks for all gun sales and transfers in Washington state, including at gun shows and private sales.>>
  • One injured in NE Spokane hit and run

    One injured in NE Spokane hit and run

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-08-19 05:13:04 GMT
    A driver crashed into a man on a scooter near the intersection of Crestline and Dalton Monday night, and then took off. The crash happened at about 8 o' clock. Spokane Police say the scooter did not have a headlight and may have been running a red light. Even though the other driver was not at fault, they fled the scene.>>
    A driver crashed into a man on a scooter near the intersection of Crestline and Dalton Monday night, and then took off. The crash happened at about 8 o' clock. Spokane Police say the scooter did not have a headlight and may have been running a red light. Even though the other driver was not at fault, they fled the scene.>>
  • Spokane police set to roll out body cameras

    Spokane police set to roll out body cameras

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-08-19 04:11:10 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- KHQ confirmed Monday, August 18th, that on September 1st, Spokane police will give 17 officers body cameras. The Spokane Center for Justice is voicing concern about the 's policy regarding body cameras for the pilot program. They say the policy is too flexible.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- KHQ confirmed Monday, August 18th, that on September 1st, Spokane police will give 17 officers body cameras. The Spokane Center for Justice is voicing concern about the 's policy regarding body cameras for the pilot program. They say the policy is too flexible.>>
  • Attorney general puts special crime unit on Spokane sex offender's possible release

    Attorney general puts special crime unit on Spokane sex offender's possible release

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-08-19 04:07:07 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Scott Halvorson, 54, is convicted of sexually violent crimes against young children, as well as the sexual assault of an adult. He admits to sexually abusing child relatives.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Scott Halvorson, 54, is convicted of sexually violent crimes against young children, as well as the sexual assault of an adult. He admits to sexually abusing child relatives.
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  • Avista reaches compromise on rate hikes

    Avista reaches compromise on rate hikes

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:13:03 GMT
    Spokane, WA- After pressure from the state attorney general's office, Avista agrees not to raise rates as much as they had initially planned. According to the Spokesman Review, if their increased rates pass, the average Spokane customer will pay $2.10 more for electricity and $3.62 more for natural gas each month. That's much lower than what Avista had originally proposed. The increase would have made the average customer pay $4.89 extra for electricity and $5.23 extra for gas each month.>>
    Spokane, WA- After pressure from the state attorney general's office, Avista agrees not to raise rates as much as they had initially planned. According to the Spokesman Review, if their increased rates pass, the average Spokane customer will pay $2.10 more for electricity and $3.62 more for natural gas each month. That's much lower than what Avista had originally proposed. The increase would have made the average customer pay $4.89 extra for electricity and $5.23 extra for gas each month.>>
  • Children ignoring your calls? There's an app for that

    Children ignoring your calls? There's an app for that

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:12:35 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - There is nothing quite as complicated as a teenager with a cell phone. On the one hand, it's a safety net: a device your kids can use to reach you, or 911, at a moment's notice. On the other hand, it opens them up to the outside world. Just because they can stay in touch with you, doesn't mean they actually will. Unless you force them to.That's the idea behind "Ignore No More," a smartphone application that grants parents control over their child's phone. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - There is nothing quite as complicated as a teenager with a cell phone. On the one hand, it's a safety net: a device your kids can use to reach you, or 911, at a moment's notice. On the other hand, it opens them up to the outside world. Just because they can stay in touch with you, doesn't mean they actually will. Unless you force them to.That's the idea behind "Ignore No More," a smartphone application that grants parents control over their child's phone. >>