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  • Low air quality increases work week changes

    Low air quality increases work week changes

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:28:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Air quality reached “Hazardous” levels, leading to a variety of changes for businesses throughout the region on Monday. Many companies made adjustments, but kept working. Avista postponed all regularly scheduled work. David Vowels, Avista’s Communications Manager, said it plans to keep it that way until air quality “returns to a level considered safe.” However, that doesn’t mean employees have the day off. “Our field 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Air quality reached “Hazardous” levels, leading to a variety of changes for businesses throughout the region on Monday. Many companies made adjustments, but kept working. Avista postponed all regularly scheduled work. David Vowels, Avista’s Communications Manager, said it plans to keep it that way until air quality “returns to a level considered safe.” However, that doesn’t mean employees have the day off. “Our field 

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  • Two injured in crash on highway 52

    Two injured in crash on highway 52

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:06:57 GMT

    EMMETT, Idaho - Monday afternoon, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash eastbound on State Highway 52 at milepost 34, north of Emmett.  According to troopers, 69-year-old Kenneth Lauer Jr. of Neotsu, OR, was driving eastbound when he stopped in the road to ask for directions.  84-year-old Robert Adams of Emmett, was also driving eastbound in a motor home that was hauling a boat trailer.  Troopers say Adams 

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    EMMETT, Idaho - Monday afternoon, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash eastbound on State Highway 52 at milepost 34, north of Emmett.  According to troopers, 69-year-old Kenneth Lauer Jr. of Neotsu, OR, was driving eastbound when he stopped in the road to ask for directions.  84-year-old Robert Adams of Emmett, was also driving eastbound in a motor home that was hauling a boat trailer.  Troopers say Adams 

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  • Hazardous wildfire smoke could affect your heart

    Hazardous wildfire smoke could affect your heart

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:39:23 GMT

    Once the smoke and particles hits your lungs, it’s like you feel you’re at a campfire. But the can go from your lungs and into your blood stream and affects your heart. The hazardous conditions especially impacts those who have heart disease or a history of heart attacks. Doctors say the smoke entering your lungs and blood stream is comparable to smoking cigarettes. The particle from inside the smoke is what causes inflammation in the lining of the blood vessels, which...

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    Once the smoke and particles hits your lungs, it’s like you feel you’re at a campfire. But the can go from your lungs and into your blood stream and affects your heart. The hazardous conditions especially impacts those who have heart disease or a history of heart attacks. Doctors say the smoke entering your lungs and blood stream is comparable to smoking cigarettes. The particle from inside the smoke is what causes inflammation in the lining of the blood vessels, which...

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  • How to minimize smoke in your home

    How to minimize smoke in your home

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:36:59 GMT

    Shielding the smoke is a difficult task; some of it is bound to get in our homes. But having something as simple as an air purifier will help immensely. The thick haze blanketed Spokane for most of the morning and we’re beginning to have some relief, but the smoke that comes in through your AC unit can be difficult to manage because we’re trying to cool off our homes. Randy Hastings, the president for R & R Heating and Air Conditioning, says an air-filter is only on...

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    Shielding the smoke is a difficult task; some of it is bound to get in our homes. But having something as simple as an air purifier will help immensely. The thick haze blanketed Spokane for most of the morning and we’re beginning to have some relief, but the smoke that comes in through your AC unit can be difficult to manage because we’re trying to cool off our homes. Randy Hastings, the president for R & R Heating and Air Conditioning, says an air-filter is only on...

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  • Missoula Rural firefighters shave heads in support of firefighter's son with cancer

    Missoula Rural firefighters shave heads in support of firefighter's son with cancer

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:01:54 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - By Stella Sun, ABC Fox Montana Reporter More than 30 firefighters who work at Missoula Rural Fire Station One shaved their heads this week in support of one firefighter's son, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Cooper Berry has worked as a firefighter for about six years. His son Jack was diagnosed with osetosarcoma, a form of pediatric bone cancer, in mid-July. Jack turned 11 years old on Monday, Aug. 20. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - By Stella Sun, ABC Fox Montana Reporter More than 30 firefighters who work at Missoula Rural Fire Station One shaved their heads this week in support of one firefighter's son, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Cooper Berry has worked as a firefighter for about six years. His son Jack was diagnosed with osetosarcoma, a form of pediatric bone cancer, in mid-July. Jack turned 11 years old on Monday, Aug. 20. 

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  • The Latest: Judge's order prevents hunting of wolf pack

    The Latest: Judge's order prevents hunting of wolf pack

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:38:02 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says members of the Togo pack have preyed on cattle three times in the past 30 days, and six times in the past 10 months.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says members of the Togo pack have preyed on cattle three times in the past 30 days, and six times in the past 10 months.  

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  • Body of missing teen recovered from Yellowstone River

    Body of missing teen recovered from Yellowstone River

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:35:09 GMT

    LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a 15-year-old Montana boy who drowned after a late July boating accident on the Yellowstone River. Officials with Park and Gallatin counties say the body of James Robert Anderson III of Bozeman was recovered Sunday near Springdale. A fisherman spotted his body around noon on Sunday, about 16 river miles (26 kilometers) from where the drift boat he was in hit a bridge pylon in Livingston.    Anderson's moth...

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    LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a 15-year-old Montana boy who drowned after a late July boating accident on the Yellowstone River. Officials with Park and Gallatin counties say the body of James Robert Anderson III of Bozeman was recovered Sunday near Springdale. A fisherman spotted his body around noon on Sunday, about 16 river miles (26 kilometers) from where the drift boat he was in hit a bridge pylon in Livingston.    Anderson's moth...

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  • Seahawks release longest-tenured player, punter Jon Ryan

    Seahawks release longest-tenured player, punter Jon Ryan

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:46:20 GMT

    RENTON, Wash. - (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have released punter Jon Ryan, who had been the longest-tenured member of the team. Ryan posted a lengthy goodbye to the Seahawks and their fans on social media Monday morning. "I never wanted this day to come, but knew it would someday," Ryan wrote. Ryan was among the most popular Seahawks players for his skill as a punter and his personality off the field. He played for 

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    RENTON, Wash. - (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have released punter Jon Ryan, who had been the longest-tenured member of the team. Ryan posted a lengthy goodbye to the Seahawks and their fans on social media Monday morning. "I never wanted this day to come, but knew it would someday," Ryan wrote. Ryan was among the most popular Seahawks players for his skill as a punter and his personality off the field. He played for 

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