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It’s been ten years in the making, but the Spokane tribe has won approval from Governor Inslee for its Casino in Airway Heights. The tribe says it will be an economic boon that will bring thousands of new jobs, but not all are happy with the announcement.

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Picture this: You have a cabinet full of expensive, potentially life-saving medication, but you can’t use it. Do you just throw them away or is there another solution?


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Washington Governor Jay Inslee visited Spokane Tuesday to meet with local officials dealing with the aftermath of a major windstorm that knocked out power to tens of thousands of area residents.

The Governor met with officials from electrical utilities and Spokane city and county officials to discuss recovery efforts following the storm. He was told that while there were 180,000 homes and businesses without power following last Tuesday’s storm, there are still about 20,000 without power.

Fire crews have been making progress on the Rutter Canyon fire, burning just north of the Spokane city limits. The 150 acre fire was 25 percent contained by Thursday morning.

Another Fire Threatening Spokane Area

Aug 12, 2015
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Fire crews are again battling a wildfire just north of the Spokane city limits. The 150-acre fire broke out late Tuesday afternoon near the Little Spokane River.

Crews believe they are making progress, but the weather could create problems.

The Rutter Canyon fire broke out in difficult-to-access terrain. The heavily wooded area is the site of many homes. About 30 residences remain on a level two evacuation notice Wednesday, meaning residents should be ready to leave on a moments notice.

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There is promising news on the Little Spokane fire burning just north of Spokane, even as the region is braced for dry lightning and winds in the weather forecast.

Spokane Faith Leaders Decry 'Death To Islam' Graffiti

Jul 9, 2015

Muslim leaders and Christian clergy in Spokane are asking for a federal hate crime investigation into anti-Muslim graffiti discovered on the Fourth of July. Someone scrawled the phrase “Death to Islam” on the side of a Bosnian heritage center.

Public health officials are concerned about several major athletic events in the Northwest this weekend.

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A man sentenced to decades in prison for the shotgun slaying of a Spokane pizza delivery driver won’t go free – at least for now. A Washington sentencing board announced Monday that Daniel Paul Delgado is more likely than not to commit a new crime.

Spokane police say they believe a former Pasco, Washington, police officer accused of a 1986 homicide may have assaulted other women.