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  • UPDATE: 19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana

    UPDATE: 19-year-old firefighter killed by falling tree in Montana

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:27:38 GMT
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    MISSOULA, Mont. - Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a small blaze in western Montana. Missoula County sheriff's officials say Trenton Johnson of Missoula died from his injuries Wednesday afternoon in a hospital. Johnson worked for a Merlin, Oregon-based private firefighting contractor called Grayback Forestry Inc. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - Authorities say a 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a small blaze in western Montana. Missoula County sheriff's officials say Trenton Johnson of Missoula died from his injuries Wednesday afternoon in a hospital. Johnson worked for a Merlin, Oregon-based private firefighting contractor called Grayback Forestry Inc. 

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  • Man with previous ties to Coeur d'Alene and Spokane wanted by the FBI on meth trafficking charges

    Man with previous ties to Coeur d'Alene and Spokane wanted by the FBI on meth trafficking charges

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:57:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

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  • WSDOT cameras catch hot air balloon landing next to Snohomish highway

    WSDOT cameras catch hot air balloon landing next to Snohomish highway

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:37:21 GMT

    SNOHOMISH, Wash. - WSDOT cameras were rolling Wednesday morning when a hot air balloon made a landing next to State Route 9 and Highway 2 in Snohomish.  The rainbow colored balloon landed in a retention pond at around 8:30 a.m., just a little further than they had originally planned. None of the 6 passengers were injured, in fact one of them described the landing as "soft", but the spectacle certain turned some heads from passing motorists.  

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    SNOHOMISH, Wash. - WSDOT cameras were rolling Wednesday morning when a hot air balloon made a landing next to State Route 9 and Highway 2 in Snohomish.  The rainbow colored balloon landed in a retention pond at around 8:30 a.m., just a little further than they had originally planned. None of the 6 passengers were injured, in fact one of them described the landing as "soft", but the spectacle certain turned some heads from passing motorists.  

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  • WSP Troopers rescue pup from hot, abandoned car

    WSP Troopers rescue pup from hot, abandoned car

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:43:16 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol wants to remind citizens to not leave your animals unattended in the car on hot days.  Troopers rescued a dog from an abandoned car on I-5 on Monday. The temperature inside the car was around 120 degrees by the time Troopers got to him. The pup was okay.  "It's important to point out the dangers of leaving animals inside hot cars.

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol wants to remind citizens to not leave your animals unattended in the car on hot days.  Troopers rescued a dog from an abandoned car on I-5 on Monday. The temperature inside the car was around 120 degrees by the time Troopers got to him. The pup was okay.  "It's important to point out the dangers of leaving animals inside hot cars.

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  • Skeletal remains found in southern Idaho could be nearly 600 years old!

    Skeletal remains found in southern Idaho could be nearly 600 years old!

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:37:59 GMT

    ELMORE COUNTY, Idaho - Back in April, some human skeletal remains were found partially uncovered inside a badger hold in Elmore County, Idaho, just south of Boise. The Sheriff's Office initially began investigating the discovery as a possible homicide, but after testing it was determined the remains could be nearly 600 years old! 

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    ELMORE COUNTY, Idaho - Back in April, some human skeletal remains were found partially uncovered inside a badger hold in Elmore County, Idaho, just south of Boise. The Sheriff's Office initially began investigating the discovery as a possible homicide, but after testing it was determined the remains could be nearly 600 years old! 

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  • Favorable conditions help crews battling Snake River Fire; 3100 acres, 70% contained

    Favorable conditions help crews battling Snake River Fire; 3100 acres, 70% contained

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-07-18 17:58:17 GMT

    POMEROY, Wash. - Nature helped crews battling the Snake River Fire on Monday by providing calmer winds and a cool night. Because of the favorable conditions, the focus on Tuesday will be hot spots and the fire footprint to grid and secure. The team is now sending people and equipment home as work diminishes. 

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    POMEROY, Wash. - Nature helped crews battling the Snake River Fire on Monday by providing calmer winds and a cool night. Because of the favorable conditions, the focus on Tuesday will be hot spots and the fire footprint to grid and secure. The team is now sending people and equipment home as work diminishes. 

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  • Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton at 1,000 acres; One home and one outbuilding destroyed

    Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton at 1,000 acres; One home and one outbuilding destroyed

    Sunday, July 16 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-07-17 01:07:57 GMT

    CARLTON, Wash. - Okanogan Emergency Management says the Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton is estimated to be about 1000 acres and has destroyed one abandoned home. The fire is still very active and Level 3 evacuations are still in place from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek. Level 2 evacuation still in place from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek. Fire personnel will reevaluate Sunday morning. 

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    CARLTON, Wash. - Okanogan Emergency Management says the Canyon Creek Fire burning near Carlton is estimated to be about 1000 acres and has destroyed one abandoned home. The fire is still very active and Level 3 evacuations are still in place from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek. Level 2 evacuation still in place from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek. Fire personnel will reevaluate Sunday morning. 

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  • Idaho man apologizes for blaze started by illegal fireworks

    Idaho man apologizes for blaze started by illegal fireworks

    Saturday, July 15 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-07-15 22:08:08 GMT

    POCATELLO, Idaho - An eastern Idaho man is apologizing for setting off illegal aerial fireworks that caused a brush fire that burned down a neighbor's home and damaged another. Forty-one-year-old John Woods of Pocatello tells the Idaho State Journal in a story on Saturday that he lit five fireworks on Thursday and caused the fire. Pocatello Fire Department Captain Nick Christensen said firefighters responded to the blaze at about 10 p.m. 

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    POCATELLO, Idaho - An eastern Idaho man is apologizing for setting off illegal aerial fireworks that caused a brush fire that burned down a neighbor's home and damaged another. Forty-one-year-old John Woods of Pocatello tells the Idaho State Journal in a story on Saturday that he lit five fireworks on Thursday and caused the fire. Pocatello Fire Department Captain Nick Christensen said firefighters responded to the blaze at about 10 p.m. 

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  • Owner of dogs cited after fatal attack in Bozeman

    Owner of dogs cited after fatal attack in Bozeman

    Friday, July 14 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:35:44 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - The owner of two pit bulls that attacked and killed a Bozeman woman has been cited for having vicious and dangerous dogs and for failure to have current rabies vaccinations for the dogs. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Wayne Bartlett was cited for two counts of each violation of the Gallatin County dog control ordinances after the June 24 attack that caused fatal injuries to 65-year-old Melissa Barnes. 

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. - The owner of two pit bulls that attacked and killed a Bozeman woman has been cited for having vicious and dangerous dogs and for failure to have current rabies vaccinations for the dogs. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Wayne Bartlett was cited for two counts of each violation of the Gallatin County dog control ordinances after the June 24 attack that caused fatal injuries to 65-year-old Melissa Barnes. 

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  • Richland florist seeks US Supreme Court review

    Richland florist seeks US Supreme Court review

    Friday, July 14 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-07-14 20:15:00 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. - A florist from Washington state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the state's high court which concluded she violated the law by refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. Lawyers for Barronelle Stutzman on Friday contended the state Supreme Court decision violated her First Amendment protection for artistic expression. 

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    RICHLAND, Wash. - A florist from Washington state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the state's high court which concluded she violated the law by refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. Lawyers for Barronelle Stutzman on Friday contended the state Supreme Court decision violated her First Amendment protection for artistic expression. 

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  • Richland florist requesting state Supreme Court decision reversal

    Richland florist requesting state Supreme Court decision reversal

    Friday, July 14 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-07-14 18:44:57 GMT
    Friday, July 14 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-07-14 18:44:57 GMT

    New information out of the Arlene's Flowers discrimination case. 

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    New information out of the Arlene's Flowers discrimination case. 

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  • Triumph and Will: WSU Football Player Thrives In Pullman

    Triumph and Will: WSU Football Player Thrives In Pullman

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:38 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:38:30 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - When you watch red-shirt sophomore running back James “Boobie” Williams play football for Washington State University, you see a strong, dynamic, powerful athlete. His dedication to his sport has earned him a full ride scholarship to the school in Pullman, which means a free education and a chance to play football.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - When you watch red-shirt sophomore running back James “Boobie” Williams play football for Washington State University, you see a strong, dynamic, powerful athlete. His dedication to his sport has earned him a full ride scholarship to the school in Pullman, which means a free education and a chance to play football.

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  • PHOTOS: Truck carrying hagfish overturns on Oregon highway

    PHOTOS: Truck carrying hagfish overturns on Oregon highway

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-07-13 23:42:56 GMT

    DEPOE BAY, Ore. - Highway 101 in Oregon was shut down Thursday afternoon after a truck carry eels overturned. The crash happened about three miles south of Depoe Bay and thankfully no one was seriously injured. The cleanup, however, was extensive and full of slime. Like Peter Venkman slimed by Slimer full of slime.

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    DEPOE BAY, Ore. - Highway 101 in Oregon was shut down Thursday afternoon after a truck carry eels overturned. The crash happened about three miles south of Depoe Bay and thankfully no one was seriously injured. The cleanup, however, was extensive and full of slime. Like Peter Venkman slimed by Slimer full of slime.

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  • PHOTOS: Do you recognize these burglary suspects?

    PHOTOS: Do you recognize these burglary suspects?

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:24:52 GMT

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent burglary that happened in broad daylight, and it was that daylight that allowed security cameras to get some pretty decent photos of the suspects.  The Sheriff's Office believes the burglary happened on July 6, 2017 in the Waukon area, which is south of Reardan and east of Edwall.

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    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent burglary that happened in broad daylight, and it was that daylight that allowed security cameras to get some pretty decent photos of the suspects.  The Sheriff's Office believes the burglary happened on July 6, 2017 in the Waukon area, which is south of Reardan and east of Edwall.

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  • House budget restores some Hanford cuts

    House budget restores some Hanford cuts

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-07-12 15:08:34 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. - The House budget proposal for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation next year would add almost $54 million to the amount requested by the Trump administration. The additional money is the result of work by U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., along with two other Hanford supporters on the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee.

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    RICHLAND, Wash. - The House budget proposal for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation next year would add almost $54 million to the amount requested by the Trump administration. The additional money is the result of work by U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., along with two other Hanford supporters on the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee.

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  • WATCH: Online outrage over grocery store loss prevention detaining teenager accused of stealing candy bar

    WATCH: Online outrage over grocery store loss prevention detaining teenager accused of stealing candy bar

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-07-11 05:02:51 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. - A teenage girl arrested was arrested in Vancouver, Washington for allegedly trying to steal a candy bar from a WinCo grocery store over the weekend, and video of loss prevention staff handling the situation is going viral.  Kristin Nerton posted the video of staff trying to detain the girl as she struggles and continues to resist.  

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. - A teenage girl arrested was arrested in Vancouver, Washington for allegedly trying to steal a candy bar from a WinCo grocery store over the weekend, and video of loss prevention staff handling the situation is going viral.  Kristin Nerton posted the video of staff trying to detain the girl as she struggles and continues to resist.  

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  • No, you will not get two free Delta tickets if you click on that link floating around Facebook

    No, you will not get two free Delta tickets if you click on that link floating around Facebook

    Monday, July 10 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-07-10 22:01:43 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Two of these in one day. Honestly, we could probably write an article a day for every scam on Facebook, but after we posted the warning about the Jayden K Smith hoax, we noticed another oldie but goodie (badie?) making it's way across our feed on Monday: The Delta ticket scam.  The post isn't new, but seems to be getting popular again, with plenty of people falling for it. 

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    KHQ.COM - Two of these in one day. Honestly, we could probably write an article a day for every scam on Facebook, but after we posted the warning about the Jayden K Smith hoax, we noticed another oldie but goodie (badie?) making it's way across our feed on Monday: The Delta ticket scam.  The post isn't new, but seems to be getting popular again, with plenty of people falling for it. 

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  • Jayden K Smith warning on Facebook is new version of an old, fake message

    Jayden K Smith warning on Facebook is new version of an old, fake message

    Monday, July 10 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-07-10 16:42:21 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Someone named Jayden K Smith is not trying to hack into your Facebook account, despite warnings that have been circulating around the social media site. It is a new version of an old hoax that warns friends not to accept a request from a "hacker" - who is this case is name "Jayden K Smith" - because it will give them access to your personal information.  

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    KHQ.COM - Someone named Jayden K Smith is not trying to hack into your Facebook account, despite warnings that have been circulating around the social media site. It is a new version of an old hoax that warns friends not to accept a request from a "hacker" - who is this case is name "Jayden K Smith" - because it will give them access to your personal information.  

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  • WATCH: WSP Troopers clock motorcyclist at 147 mph during chase in Snohomish County

    WATCH: WSP Troopers clock motorcyclist at 147 mph during chase in Snohomish County

    Friday, July 7 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-07-07 21:27:22 GMT

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - A motorcyclist clocked by Washington State Patrol Troopers at 147 miles per hour during a chase on July 4 in Snohomish County was arrested thanks to great communication by law enforcement on the ground and in the air.  The motorcyclist was first clocked going 82 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone on I-5. 

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    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - A motorcyclist clocked by Washington State Patrol Troopers at 147 miles per hour during a chase on July 4 in Snohomish County was arrested thanks to great communication by law enforcement on the ground and in the air.  The motorcyclist was first clocked going 82 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone on I-5. 

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  • Grant County man missing after his car was found in lake

    Grant County man missing after his car was found in lake

    Friday, July 7 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-07-07 05:26:43 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office is asking for you help finding a missing 31-year-old man after his car was found in Moses Lake on Thursday. Lionel Pando's family reported him missing to the Sheriff's Office and early Thursday morning, the last vehicle Pando was driving was found in the water of Moses Lake in the McConihe Flats area.

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office is asking for you help finding a missing 31-year-old man after his car was found in Moses Lake on Thursday. Lionel Pando's family reported him missing to the Sheriff's Office and early Thursday morning, the last vehicle Pando was driving was found in the water of Moses Lake in the McConihe Flats area.

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  • Puyallup mother's plea to parents after her 7-month-old dies in crib

    Puyallup mother's plea to parents after her 7-month-old dies in crib

    Thursday, July 6 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-07-06 23:59:30 GMT

    PUYALLUP, Wash. - A mother in Puyallup, Washington is opening up describing every parent's worst nightmare. On the morning of July 3rd Jordan DeRosier found her 7-month-old son lifeless in his crib with his "blankie around only his head." The plea she is issuing to parents of infants: "Please do not put your babies to bed with a blanket."

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    PUYALLUP, Wash. - A mother in Puyallup, Washington is opening up describing every parent's worst nightmare. On the morning of July 3rd Jordan DeRosier found her 7-month-old son lifeless in his crib with his "blankie around only his head." The plea she is issuing to parents of infants: "Please do not put your babies to bed with a blanket."

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  • PHOTOS: Items up for sale from 'haunted' St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax

    PHOTOS: Items up for sale from 'haunted' St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-07-06 05:20:10 GMT

    COLFAX, Wash. - If you're a picker or just someone who likes the paranormal, then you're in the right place!  St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, often regarded as being haunted, is selling a bunch of the stuff that still sits inside the hospital and it's outlying buildings. The hospital provided health care to the Palouse region from 1893-1964. It became an assisted living facility until it closed for good in 2000. 

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    COLFAX, Wash. - If you're a picker or just someone who likes the paranormal, then you're in the right place!  St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, often regarded as being haunted, is selling a bunch of the stuff that still sits inside the hospital and it's outlying buildings. The hospital provided health care to the Palouse region from 1893-1964. It became an assisted living facility until it closed for good in 2000. 

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  • Two adults and one child rescued from Columbia River

    Two adults and one child rescued from Columbia River

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:03 AM EDT2017-07-06 05:03:53 GMT
    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:03 AM EDT2017-07-06 05:03:53 GMT

    A water rescue in Morrow County sends three to the hospital to be checked out for hypothermia.

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    A water rescue in Morrow County sends three to the hospital to be checked out for hypothermia.

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  • Annual "Rainbow Gathering" Being Held in Oregon for 2017

    Annual "Rainbow Gathering" Being Held in Oregon for 2017

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-06-28 19:25:10 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-06-28 19:25:10 GMT

    An annual get-together known as 'Rainbow Gathering' is planned near Izee, Oregon. Thousands of people arrived weeks early although it doesn't technically begin until July 1. 

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    An annual get-together known as 'Rainbow Gathering' is planned near Izee, Oregon. Thousands of people arrived weeks early although it doesn't technically begin until July 1. 

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  • Montana woman on life support after she was mauled by 2 dogs

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:58:42 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A 65-year-old Montana woman is on life support after she was mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Monday that Melissa Barnes was doing yard work Saturday at a residence west of Bozeman when she was attacked, first by a pit bull, followed by another dog. The breed of the second dog hasn't been confirmed.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A 65-year-old Montana woman is on life support after she was mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Monday that Melissa Barnes was doing yard work Saturday at a residence west of Bozeman when she was attacked, first by a pit bull, followed by another dog. The breed of the second dog hasn't been confirmed. Barnes was declared brain dead Sunday.

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  • Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting near Allyn, Washington

    Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting near Allyn, Washington

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:24:27 GMT

    ALLYN, Wash. - Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state. Mason County sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams says that a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by a car, and he wanted to use it as crab bait

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    ALLYN, Wash. - Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state. Mason County sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams says that a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by a car, and he wanted to use it as crab bait

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  • Strawberry season is here!

    Strawberry season is here!

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:16:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It is strawberry season in the Inland Northwest which means summer is officially here! The first day of summer is traditionally the first day Siemers Farm at Greenbluff opens.  A long-time farmer and owner Byron Siemers says this year is a great crop. "They are a bit smaller, but that means they are also sweeter," Siemers says.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It is strawberry season in the Inland Northwest which means summer is officially here! The first day of summer is traditionally the first day Siemers Farm at Greenbluff opens.  A long-time farmer and owner Byron Siemers says this year is a great crop. "They are a bit smaller, but that means they are also sweeter," Siemers says.

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  • Coroner identifies person who died in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    Coroner identifies person who died in house fire near Moses Lake Golf Course

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:25:38 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - One person is dead following an early morning house fire near Moses Lake. Grant County Fire District #5 was called to the home at around 7:30 a.m. on Fairway Drive Northeast near the Moses Lake Golf Course. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and firefighters say while battling the blaze they found the body of a person inside the home. 

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  • Trios Health celebrates second graduating class of residents

    Trios Health celebrates second graduating class of residents

    Friday, June 23 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-06-23 19:00:47 GMT
    Friday, June 23 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-06-23 19:00:47 GMT

    Young doctors in training like McDannel can work up to 90 hours a week and spend more than a decade learning their trade.

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    Young doctors in training like McDannel can work up to 90 hours a week and spend more than a decade learning their trade.

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  • Palouse Falls State Park temporarily closes during fire

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:02:46 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - Officials say Palouse Falls State Park in eastern Washington was temporarily closed during a fire that burned through wild lands north of the park. 

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - Officials say Palouse Falls State Park in eastern Washington was temporarily closed during a fire that burned through wild lands north of the park. The Tri-City Herald reports that the fire started Wednesday and seemed to begin to die down until winds caused it to grow again. Franklin County Fire Districts and Adams County Fire District brought the fire under control Thursday.

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  • PHOTOS: Bozeman Police help save horse stuck in the mud

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:46:39 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Wash. - There are things from my childhood that would have been useful for me to remember. Anything beyond 8th grade math comes to mind. I'm constantly forgetting important things my wife is telling me, but ask me to quote every Emilio Estevez line from Young Guns and I'm alright. It's been a life-saver on more than one occasion. 

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    BOZEMAN, Wash. - There are things from my childhood that would have been useful for me to remember. Anything beyond 8th grade math comes to mind. I'm constantly forgetting important things my wife is telling me, but ask me to quote every Emilio Estevez line from Young Guns and I'm alright. It's been a life-saver on more than one occasion. 

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  • Dialed In: Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins has love of public services and of adventure

    Dialed In: Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins has love of public services and of adventure

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:11:23 GMT
    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:11:23 GMT

    "The hook is deep to do community service just probably in a few years I will be doing it a different way," said Watkins.

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    "The hook is deep to do community service just probably in a few years I will be doing it a different way," said Watkins.

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  • CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Foo Fighters coming to Spokane Arena!

    CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Foo Fighters coming to Spokane Arena!

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-06-20 14:32:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Foo Fighters are coming to the Spokane Arena this December! Dave Grohl and company will play the Arena on December 4 as part of their Concrete and Gold tour.  Tickets will go on sale June 29, 2017 through Ticketswest.at 10:00 a.m. Prices start at $51.00 and go up $101.00

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Foo Fighters are coming to the Spokane Arena this December! Dave Grohl and company will play the Arena on December 4 as part of their Concrete and Gold tour.  Tickets will go on sale June 29, 2017 through Ticketswest.at 10:00 a.m. Prices start at $51.00 and go up $101.00

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  • Grant County man finds note from deputy on his windshield

    Grant County man finds note from deputy on his windshield

    Monday, June 19 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-06-19 20:28:58 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Property crimes are known to spike in the warmer months. The weather is nicer and thieves are out later scoping out things they can steal. 

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    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Property crimes are known to spike in the warmer months. The weather is nicer and thieves are out later scoping out things they can steal. I'll admit sometimes in the summer months, it's easy to forget you left your garage open. That's a jackpot for thieves and exactly the kind of thing they look for. Thankfully for one Grant County resident, a deputy had his back.

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  • Portland woman arrested on suspicion of setting sidewalk on fire

    Portland woman arrested on suspicion of setting sidewalk on fire

    Monday, June 12 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-06-12 19:55:10 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. A Portland woman is facing reckless burning charges after fire officials say she started multiple fires on the sidewalks of downtown Portland Sunday afternoon.  Police were called after someone reported seeing a woman trying to light something on fire near S.W. 3rd Avenue and Oak Street (that's about 3 blocks south of Voodoo Donuts

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    PORTLAND, Ore. A Portland woman is facing reckless burning charges after fire officials say she started multiple fires on the sidewalks of downtown Portland Sunday afternoon.  Police were called after someone reported seeing a woman trying to light something on fire near S.W. 3rd Avenue and Oak Street (that's about 3 blocks south of Voodoo Donuts

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  • Pullman hospital accepting public comment on performance of gender reassignment surgeries

    Pullman hospital accepting public comment on performance of gender reassignment surgeries

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:27:04 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Dr. Geoff Stiller, a board certified surgeon who has staff privileges at Pullman Regional Hospital, is advancing his surgical training to include gender reassignment surgeries and the hospital is accepting public comment from June 12 to July 3, 2017.  As part of the process, the hospital says Dr. Stiller will be performing the procedures at Pullman Regional Hospital under the personal instruction and supervision of a preceptor.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Dr. Geoff Stiller, a board certified surgeon who has staff privileges at Pullman Regional Hospital, is advancing his surgical training to include gender reassignment surgeries and the hospital is accepting public comment from June 12 to July 3, 2017.  As part of the process, the hospital says Dr. Stiller will be performing the procedures at Pullman Regional Hospital under the personal instruction and supervision of a preceptor.

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  • Missing person's case in Benewah County has been reopened

    Missing person's case in Benewah County has been reopened

    Friday, June 9 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-06-09 21:17:04 GMT

    BENEWAH COUNTY, Idaho - Law enforcement in north Idaho confirms they are re-opening the missing person case of Dewey "Duke" Shawver.  The Benewah County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police say Shawver was declared missing in November 2016 after leaving his home in a maroon Ford pickup. 

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    BENEWAH COUNTY, Idaho - Law enforcement in north Idaho confirms they are re-opening the missing person case of Dewey "Duke" Shawver.  The Benewah County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police say Shawver was declared missing in November 2016 after leaving his home in a maroon Ford pickup. The search ended the next month on December 11 when someone claiming to be Shawver's friend called a Shoshone County Deputy on Shawver's behalf...

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  • Air monitoring alarm at Hanford goes off during demolition at Plutonium Finishing Plant

    Air monitoring alarm at Hanford goes off during demolition at Plutonium Finishing Plant

    Thursday, June 8 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-06-08 15:40:18 GMT

    HANFORD SITE - Employees in the Plutonium Finishing Plant at Hanford took cover as a precaution Thursday morning after an air monitoring alarm went off during demolition.  No injuries have been reported and Hanford reported on their verified Facebook page Thursday morning that air monitoring alarms during demolition are "not unexpected; this is one of the monitoring tools used to ensure demolition of the plant proceeds safely." 

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    HANFORD SITE - Employees in the Plutonium Finishing Plant at Hanford took cover as a precaution Thursday morning after an air monitoring alarm went off during demolition.  No injuries have been reported and Hanford reported on their verified Facebook page Thursday morning that air monitoring alarms during demolition are "not unexpected; this is one of the monitoring tools used to ensure demolition of the plant proceeds safely." 

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  • 'Whiffle Dust'? 'Oyster Stew'? DEA Drug Slang/Code Words in 2017

    'Whiffle Dust'? 'Oyster Stew'? DEA Drug Slang/Code Words in 2017

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-06-07 21:13:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Are you hearing your kids talking about "Henry VIII", "Colorado Rockies" or "Love Potion #9"? Odds are they are actually talking about a former King of England (a natural topic among kids these days), a baseball team or a really awful song from the 1960s. But if they mention those things around a well-versed DEA agent, it might trigger a few alarms.  

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    WASHINGTON - Are you hearing your kids talking about "Henry VIII", "Colorado Rockies" or "Love Potion #9"? Odds are they are actually talking about a former King of England (a natural topic among kids these days), a baseball team or a really awful song from the 1960s. But if they mention those things around a well-versed DEA agent, it might trigger a few alarms.  

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  • Dialed In: Don't ''Judge'' a Book By Its Cover

    Dialed In: Don't ''Judge'' a Book By Its Cover

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-06-06 18:17:58 GMT
    Tuesday, June 6 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-06-06 18:17:58 GMT

    Burrowes is the newest Superior Court Judge on the bench and has been described as having a ''passion for justice.'' 

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    Burrowes is the newest Superior Court Judge on the bench and has been described as having a ''passion for justice.'' 

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  • PHOTOS: Fire department's viral photos show importance of closing your doors

    PHOTOS: Fire department's viral photos show importance of closing your doors

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-06-06 17:32:07 GMT

    JOPLIN, Mo. - While scrolling through our Facebook feed Tuesday morning, we came across a post Stevens County Fire District #1 shared from another fire department in Joplin, Missouri. The visuals were strong and a great reminder of another step you can take to ensure your safety and your family's safety in the event of a house fire.  

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    JOPLIN, Mo. - While scrolling through our Facebook feed Tuesday morning, we came across a post Stevens County Fire District #1 shared from another fire department in Joplin, Missouri. The visuals were strong and a great reminder of another step you can take to ensure your safety and your family's safety in the event of a house fire.  

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  • PHOTOS: Blacktail Mountain Ski Area up for sale near Kalispell

    PHOTOS: Blacktail Mountain Ski Area up for sale near Kalispell

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-06-06 16:16:08 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. - Sure, you can pay $300 - $500 for a season pass to an area mountain. If you do that every year for your life and live to be 89, that's about $44,500 for a lifetime of skiing. Not bad. But there are lines to deal with, other skiiers to avoid, and they make you leave at the end of the day. Wouldn't it be nice to avoid all of that? Yeah, it would. 

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    KALISPELL, Mont. - Sure, you can pay $300 - $500 for a season pass to an area mountain. If you do that every year for your life and live to be 89, that's about $44,500 for a lifetime of skiing. Not bad. But there are lines to deal with, other skiiers to avoid, and they make you leave at the end of the day. Wouldn't it be nice to avoid all of that? Yeah, it would. 

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  • Tacoma dad peeling oranges for his graduating daughter since kindergarten leaves the best note in her lunch

    Tacoma dad peeling oranges for his graduating daughter since kindergarten leaves the best note in her lunch

    Friday, June 2 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-06-02 15:56:25 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. - An 18-year-old Tacoma girl's tweet about the sweet note her dad left in her lunch on her last day of high school has been retweeted nearly 100,000 times as of Friday morning.  Meg Sullivan says her dad, Tom, has been making her lunches for school since she was in kindergarten. Those lunches included oranges. 

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    TACOMA, Wash. - An 18-year-old Tacoma girl's tweet about the sweet note her dad left in her lunch on her last day of high school has been retweeted nearly 100,000 times as of Friday morning.  Meg Sullivan says her dad, Tom, has been making her lunches for school since she was in kindergarten. Those lunches included oranges. 

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  • Toyota recalls 36,000 Tacoma pickups for stalling risk

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:48:45 GMT

    DETROIT - Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups in North and South America because they can stall without warning. The recall involves Tacomas with V-6 engines from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Most of the trucks - 32,000 - are in the U.S. The rest are in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Costa Rica. 

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    DETROIT - Toyota is recalling 36,000 Tacoma pickups in North and South America because they can stall without warning. The recall involves Tacomas with V-6 engines from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Most of the trucks - 32,000 - are in the U.S. The rest are in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Costa Rica. 

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  • Driver airlifted from scene of motorhome rollover near Moses Lake; DUI investigation underway

    Driver airlifted from scene of motorhome rollover near Moses Lake; DUI investigation underway

    Monday, May 29 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-05-30 00:57:01 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A serious crash is blocking lanes of I-90 near Moses Lake. Details are very limited at this time, but WSDOT confirms one lane in each direction on I-90 near milepost 173 is closed while crews investigate the crash. Viewer video sent to KHQ shows a large motorhome flipped over in the median. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A serious crash is blocking lanes of I-90 near Moses Lake. Details are very limited at this time, but WSDOT confirms one lane in each direction on I-90 near milepost 173 is closed while crews investigate the crash. Viewer video sent to KHQ shows a large motorhome flipped over in the median. 

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  • Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:08:04 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

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    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

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  • Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Zillow's real estate 'Zestimates' under fire

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:08:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're selling a home, it's probably something you check. If you own a home, you might just check it out of curiosity. And if you're buying a home, you're definitely going to check it out. We're talking about the home's "Zestimate." The Zestimate is a home's value based on real estate website Zillow's estimation. 

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  • Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    Hiawatha opens up this weekend!

    Thursday, May 14 2015 3:00 PM EDT2015-05-14 19:00:33 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:59:52 GMT

    WALLACE, Idaho - One of the premiere outdoor activities in our area opens up this weekend. The Hiawatha Trail opens on May 27 and will be open daily through September 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 P.M. 

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    WALLACE, Idaho - One of the premiere outdoor activities in our area opens up this weekend. The Hiawatha Trail opens on May 27 and will be open daily through September 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 P.M. 

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  • Insurance agent: Document your home in case of fire

    Insurance agent: Document your home in case of fire

    Monday, June 29 2015 8:58 PM EDT2015-06-30 00:58:39 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:35:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you ever wondered what you would do if your house burned down? KHQ spoke with an insurance agent who says it's extremely important to document your items and even some items you might not even think about.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you ever wondered what you would do if your house burned down? KHQ spoke with an insurance agent who says it's extremely important to document your items and even some items you might not even think about.

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  • FIREPROOF: The basics of defensible space and the 'home ignition zone'

    FIREPROOF: The basics of defensible space and the 'home ignition zone'

    Thursday, July 16 2015 2:44 PM EDT2015-07-16 18:44:45 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:34:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The main reason to use defensible space is to protect your home from a wildland fire. What gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire are its construction materials and the quality of defensible space surrounding it. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The main reason to use defensible space is to protect your home from a wildland fire. What gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire are its construction materials and the quality of defensible space surrounding it. 

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  • Christ the King School students donate day-to-day items to Safe Harbor and My Friend's Place

    Christ the King School students donate day-to-day items to Safe Harbor and My Friend's Place

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:19:07 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:22:41 GMT

    Friday morning proved exciting for first graders at Christ the King School in Richand.

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    Friday morning proved exciting for first graders at Christ the King School in Richand.

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  • Classroom Makeover: Congratulations, Mrs. Holom!

    Classroom Makeover: Congratulations, Mrs. Holom!

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:08:30 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:08:30 GMT

    It is time again for another Classroom Makeover! This time, a student's parents nominated kindergarten teacher, Cindy Holom. 

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    It is time again for another Classroom Makeover! This time, a student's parents nominated kindergarten teacher, Cindy Holom. 

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  • Classroom Makeover: Congratulations, Mrs. Wade!

    Classroom Makeover: Congratulations, Mrs. Wade!

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-05-09 19:03:06 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-05-09 19:03:06 GMT

    It's time for another Classroom Makeover and this time a teacher at Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland is the recipient.  

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    It's time for another Classroom Makeover and this time a teacher at Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland is the recipient.  

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  • A look back in local history: Vintage Tri-Cities

    A look back in local history: Vintage Tri-Cities

    Monday, May 8 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-05-08 20:35:51 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-05-08 20:35:51 GMT
    Sorenson snagged this photo from an old Kennewick H.S. yearbook.Sorenson snagged this photo from an old Kennewick H.S. yearbook.

    Vintage Tri-Cities is a Facebook and Instagram page that has gained quite the following in just six months of being online. 

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    Vintage Tri-Cities is a Facebook and Instagram page that has gained quite the following in just six months of being online. 

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