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  • Washington cyberstalking law on thin ice after hearing

    Washington cyberstalking law on thin ice after hearing

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:25:12 GMT

     TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's law against cyberstalking faces a dubious future after the state Attorney General's Office declined to defend its constitutionality during a federal court hearing. Lawyers for a retired Air Force major on Friday asked U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton to block the state from enforcing the law, saying their client has been threatened with prosecution for making online posts that criticize - but don't threaten - a 

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     TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's law against cyberstalking faces a dubious future after the state Attorney General's Office declined to defend its constitutionality during a federal court hearing. Lawyers for a retired Air Force major on Friday asked U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton to block the state from enforcing the law, saying their client has been threatened with prosecution for making online posts that criticize - but don't threaten - a 

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  • FBI: 'Double Hat Bandit' arrested after string of multi-state bank robberies

    FBI: 'Double Hat Bandit' arrested after string of multi-state bank robberies

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:11:42 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - The FBI announced Friday that a serial bank robber dubbed the "Double Hat Bandit," has been arrested.  The man, who wears two hats during his crimes, is responsible for at least 13 bank robberies inside grocery stores in Washington, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Colorado. 54-year-old Shane Carson was arrested Thursday in the parking lot of a motel in Whitehead, Indiana. #Captured: Suspected "Double Hat 

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - The FBI announced Friday that a serial bank robber dubbed the "Double Hat Bandit," has been arrested.  The man, who wears two hats during his crimes, is responsible for at least 13 bank robberies inside grocery stores in Washington, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Colorado. 54-year-old Shane Carson was arrested Thursday in the parking lot of a motel in Whitehead, Indiana. #Captured: Suspected "Double Hat 

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  • Local firefighters rescue kitten trapped behind rock wall

    Local firefighters rescue kitten trapped behind rock wall

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:54:31 GMT
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    Spokane Valley Firefighters from Valley Ladder 1 rescued a small kitten Thursday, after it became wedged between some rocks halfway up a rock wall. It happened near Mission and Blake in Spokane Valley. The person who called it in explained that they tried food and water to coax the kitten out, but had no success. Using their apparatus of tools, firefighters were able to successfully save the kitten from the rock wall, unharmed. The kitten was turned over to a woman on scene w...>>
    Spokane Valley Firefighters from Valley Ladder 1 rescued a small kitten Thursday, after it became wedged between some rocks halfway up a rock wall. It happened near Mission and Blake in Spokane Valley. The person who called it in explained that they tried food and water to coax the kitten out, but had no success. Using their apparatus of tools, firefighters were able to successfully save the kitten from the rock wall, unharmed. The kitten was turned over to a woman on scene w...>>
  • Researchers launch study to learn effects of wildfire smoke

    Researchers launch study to learn effects of wildfire smoke

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:40:56 GMT
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    SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) - Scientists are studying the effects hazardous smoke had on residents in and around Seeley Lake due to wildfires that raged in the area. KGVO-AM reports Air Quality Specialist Sarah Coefield says her department reached out to the University of Montana for help in studying the people who suffered so long in the smoky conditions. She says researchers were able to go to Seeley Lake this week and take enough 

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    SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) - Scientists are studying the effects hazardous smoke had on residents in and around Seeley Lake due to wildfires that raged in the area. KGVO-AM reports Air Quality Specialist Sarah Coefield says her department reached out to the University of Montana for help in studying the people who suffered so long in the smoky conditions. She says researchers were able to go to Seeley Lake this week and take enough 

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  • Strahan Family opens up memorial to the public

    Strahan Family opens up memorial to the public

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:28:02 GMT

    In a media release from the Strahan family, they said: "The Strahan family invites the public to join them in a memorial service celebrating the life of their son Sam Strahan. The service starts at 2:00 pm in the University High School Gym. The family is so appreciative of the outpouring of love from so many people throughout this community. We hope everyone can join them for this celebration. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers."

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    In a media release from the Strahan family, they said: "The Strahan family invites the public to join them in a memorial service celebrating the life of their son Sam Strahan. The service starts at 2:00 pm in the University High School Gym. The family is so appreciative of the outpouring of love from so many people throughout this community. We hope everyone can join them for this celebration. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers."

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  • Feds tell WA state officials Russians tried to hack elections

    Feds tell WA state officials Russians tried to hack elections

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:27:00 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal authorities have told officials in Washington that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state prior to the 2016 general election. Secretary of State Kim Wyman said in a statement that the Department of Homeland security informed her office Friday of the attempted breach, which state officials had already been aware of. Wyman said security protocols in place tipped them off to 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal authorities have told officials in Washington that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state prior to the 2016 general election. Secretary of State Kim Wyman said in a statement that the Department of Homeland security informed her office Friday of the attempted breach, which state officials had already been aware of. Wyman said security protocols in place tipped them off to 

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  • Ghost tours will continue at closed Colfax hospital

    Ghost tours will continue at closed Colfax hospital

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:19:47 GMT

    COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - It looks like the tours and ghost hunts will continue at the haunted hospital in the town of Colfax. A structural engineer from Spokane has told the city's Downtown Association that the building is structurally sound, opening the door for one more year of tours at St. Ignatius Hospital. The Lewiston Tribune reports the tours raised more than $30,000 from 2015-16 for the Colfax Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Association. 

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    COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - It looks like the tours and ghost hunts will continue at the haunted hospital in the town of Colfax. A structural engineer from Spokane has told the city's Downtown Association that the building is structurally sound, opening the door for one more year of tours at St. Ignatius Hospital. The Lewiston Tribune reports the tours raised more than $30,000 from 2015-16 for the Colfax Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Association. 

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  • WSU regents approve sale of land to Moscow-Pullman airport

    WSU regents approve sale of land to Moscow-Pullman airport

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:16:20 GMT
    WSU regents approve sale of land to Moscow-Pullman airportWSU regents approve sale of land to Moscow-Pullman airport

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Land owned by Washington State University will be sold to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport to allow for improvements to the runway. The WSU Board of Regents approved the $14.7 million sale on Friday. The land in question currently houses the WSU's Terre View Research Facility, which has generated more than $90 million in research funding since 2006. The regents also approved a motion to relocate that research facility.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Land owned by Washington State University will be sold to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport to allow for improvements to the runway. The WSU Board of Regents approved the $14.7 million sale on Friday. The land in question currently houses the WSU's Terre View Research Facility, which has generated more than $90 million in research funding since 2006. The regents also approved a motion to relocate that research facility.

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