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The Washington State Department of Health believes some local water systems are at risk after severe storms moved through the area on Wednesday and they have issued some boil-water advisories.
The City Council is expected to vote on resolutions to place a proposed street levy and a proposed bond for Riverfront Park on the ballot in November at its regular meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. This is also the last opportunity for public comment before the vote.
Severe thunderstorms that moved through the Spokane area knocked out power to more than 60,000 customers and damaged dozens of homes.
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Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Angel's owner had to be placed in a care facility and there was no one who could care for her.
On Sunday, it became the largest wildfire in the history of our state as 300,000 acres - the equivalent of 470 square miles and counting have burned so far - stretching from Kittitas County to Okanogan County and even further east to Spokane County.
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Two men have been sentenced to prison terms after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a pair of unrelated slayings dating back to May 2012.
Members of local law enforcement agencies said they heard an increased number of creative excuses for impaired driving after recreational marijuana was legalized in early July.
Members of local law enforcement said they heard an increased number of creative excuses for impaired driving after recreational marijuana was legalized in early July.
You might think the rain that fell across the Inland Northwest Tuesday morning would make quick work of fires raging throughout the state, however while the moisture is a relief, there's still plenty of work to do.
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Spokane's slow but steady economic pulse picked up in June as the county's jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent, the first time it dipped below 6 percent since 2008, the state Employment Security Department said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Watermelon Hill Fire, burning in Lincoln and Spokane County, Washington.
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The Watermelon Hill fire about 7 miles southwest of Cheney has grown to about 13,000 acres, fire officials said this morning.
Authorities said the fire jumped the lake and started burning in Spokane County.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:59 am
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