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Regional Headlines: Keystone Pipeline Delay; 13 Sherpas Dead in Everest Avalanche; 2014 Wildfire Season Prep

Here are some stories making headlines around the region:

Firefighters Prepare For 2014 Wildfire Season - Wildfire season is just about here, and the Missoula Fire Department and Missoula Rural Fire District are already gearing up. Firefighters said every year they take different classes to train for the fire season. http://bit.ly/1nuZ2pU

Possible Merger Between Nursing Home and Medical Center - Last fall the Teton County Board of Commissioners and Medical Center Board met with a financial expert to review the numbers of the hospital and the nursing home since both were failing. http://bit.ly/1tjEV2g

Keystone Pipeline Hits Another Delay - The U.S. State Department will delay its final decision on issuing a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. http://bit.ly/PdU5pq

At Least 13 Sherpas Dead As Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest - An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least 13 people in the mountain's deadliest disaster. http://bit.ly/RwikkS

Washington Rejects Dept. of Energy's New Plan for Hanford Cleanup - The state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup at Hanford. http://bit.ly/QlFhWX

 

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    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:49 AM EDT2017-10-19 11:49:24 GMT
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  • Woman run over by cyclist on Centennial Trail files lawsuit

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    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:51:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman who was run over by a cyclist last month on the Centennial Trail has filed a lawsuit against the man she says didn’t even try to avoid smashing into her. On Sept. 22, 67-year-old Virginia Pearsall was walking near Kendall Yards with her sister when she heard someone behind her yell, “Hot pizza!” "I felt like I got hit by a truck," said Pearsall. "The impact was so great, it was unbelievable." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman who was run over by a cyclist last month on the Centennial Trail has filed a lawsuit against the man she says didn’t even try to avoid smashing into her. On Sept. 22, 67-year-old Virginia Pearsall was walking near Kendall Yards with her sister when she heard someone behind her yell, “Hot pizza!” "I felt like I got hit by a truck," said Pearsall. "The impact was so great, it was unbelievable." 

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  • Semi with brakes tied together using plastic grocery bag crashes on interstate

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    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-10-19 04:24:21 GMT
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    TACOMA, Wash. - Washington State Patrol believes faulty brakes and speed contributed to a semi truck crash on the SR 16 interchange with northbound I-5 in Tacoma Tuesday evening.  Troopers say the truck was headed eastbound on SR 16 when it rolled on the rap to northbound I-5.  Trooper Brooke Bova tweeted photos form the scene, including one which showed the truck's brake lines tied together with a plastic grocery bag.  The 

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    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:56:06 GMT

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  • $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

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    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:08:51 GMT

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    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:43:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When it comes to candy, I'm more of a fruity-flavored guy. Skittles, Starburst, and my favorite, Mike and Ike. But if I want to fit in, I'm gonna have to move to North Dakota, Indiana or Florida because that's where those are the most popular according to one website.

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