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    Who do you contact in case of financial crime?

    Who do you contact in case of financial crime?

    Wednesday, March 29 2006 6:24 PM EDT2006-03-29 23:24:02 GMT
    Who do you call if you believe you’ve been a victim of fraud? >>
    Who do you call if you believe you’ve been a victim of fraud? >>
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    BBB: Wishing Star Foundation scam circulating

    BBB: Wishing Star Foundation scam circulating

    Tuesday, May 9 2006 7:16 PM EDT2006-05-09 23:16:03 GMT
    Spokane, WA - May 9, 2006 - TheLocalBBB wishes to warn regional residents and consumers, especially in the Tri Cities area, that the BBB received a call from a few consumers asking about whether Wishing>>
  • BBB warns of bird flu scams

    BBB warns of bird flu scams

    Wednesday, April 26 2006 11:56 PM EDT2006-04-27 03:56:57 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - April 26, 2006 - The Local BBB wishes to warn consumers to not be easily led down the path of deception when addressing issues of a potential bird flu outbreak. >>
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    BBB warns of springtime scams

    BBB warns of springtime scams

    Wednesday, April 12 2006 6:12 PM EDT2006-04-12 22:12:20 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Better Business Bureay in Spokane is echoing a national alert, warning homeowners to be on the lookout for home improvement scams. They say spring is the time of year for scam artists. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Better Business Bureay in Spokane is echoing a national alert, warning homeowners to be on the lookout for home improvement scams. They say spring is the time of year for scam artists. >>
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  • Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Swimways Corporation is recalling some 31,000 of its "Skippy" pool toys.  The product has an elastic tongue that can break and cut the user's hands during launching of the toy. >>
    Swimways Corporation is recalling some 31,000 of its "Skippy" pool toys.  The product has an elastic tongue that can break and cut the user's hands during launching of the toy.  There have been 24 reports of injuries from the toy. Consumers should take the toy away from children and contact swimways at 1.888.559.4653 for a free replacement. >>
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  • Spokane gas station truck theft caught on camera

    Spokane gas station truck theft caught on camera

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:29:20 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance video shows it only took 25 seconds from when a thief noticed a truck sitting outside of a gas as the owner ran into the store to grab something to when the thief stole the truck. Krystopher Grubbs always stops by the Conoco gas station on Thor and 3rd before work. He was there on Friday at 5:35 a.m. to grab some drinks for the day. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Surveillance video shows it only took 25 seconds from when a thief noticed a truck sitting outside of a gas as the owner ran into the store to grab something to when the thief stole the truck. Krystopher Grubbs always stops by the Conoco gas station on Thor and 3rd before work. He was there on Friday at 5:35 a.m. to grab some drinks for the day. 

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  • Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

    Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:11:32 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers are split on whether to allow residents to grow recreational marijuana in their homes, so they've implemented a study to look into three potential plans.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers are split on whether to allow residents to grow recreational marijuana in their homes, so they've implemented a study to look into three potential plans.

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  • Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

    Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:02:10 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials will ease restrictions on recreational campfires because of recent rain and cooler temperatures. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that effective Wednesday, campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits in campgrounds on Washington lands protected by the agency.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials will ease restrictions on recreational campfires because of recent rain and cooler temperatures. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that effective Wednesday, campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits in campgrounds on Washington lands protected by the agency.

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