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  • BLM places temporary ban on target shooting

    BLM places temporary ban on target shooting

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:56 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:56:57 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Courtesy: USMC - Cpl. Tom SloanCropped Photo: Courtesy: USMC - Cpl. Tom Sloan

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management has placed a temporary ban on target shooting in eastern Washington as hot, dry conditions bring high dangers of fire in the area. The BLM says legal firearm hunting is still allowed. Target shooting activities have already contributed to several fires on BLM lands this summer burning over 2,000 acres. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management has placed a temporary ban on target shooting in eastern Washington as hot, dry conditions bring high dangers of fire in the area. The BLM says legal firearm hunting is still allowed. Target shooting activities have already contributed to several fires on BLM lands this summer burning over 2,000 acres. 

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  • Poor air quality forces high school practices indoors

    Poor air quality forces high school practices indoors

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-08-16 03:55:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - August means it's almost time for Friday night lights, but poor air quality meant high schools couldn't practice outdoors on Wednesday. Air quality was measured as "Unhealthy" by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. Greater Spokane League rules prohibit teams from practicing outdoors when air conditions are found in the "Unhealthy" section. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - August means it's almost time for Friday night lights, but poor air quality meant high schools couldn't practice outdoors on Wednesday. Air quality was measured as "Unhealthy" by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. Greater Spokane League rules prohibit teams from practicing outdoors when air conditions are found in the "Unhealthy" section. 

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  • Officials encourage boaters to share water with firefighters

    Officials encourage boaters to share water with firefighters

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:28:11 GMT
    The Fire Boss is an important part of our region's fire fighting team.The Fire Boss is an important part of our region's fire fighting team.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The skies above Eastern Washington lakes and rivers have been a little busier these days. With wildfire season raging on, emergency crews have relied on air attacks from planes that scoop water. They're called fire bosses and you won't want to be in between them and the water when a fire is nearby. "It's extremely dangerous and they are an emergency vehicle," said Howard Platter of Newman Lake.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The skies above Eastern Washington lakes and rivers have been a little busier these days. With wildfire season raging on, emergency crews have relied on air attacks from planes that scoop water. They're called fire bosses and you won't want to be in between them and the water when a fire is nearby. "It's extremely dangerous and they are an emergency vehicle," said Howard Platter of Newman Lake.

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