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State says breeding female of wolf pack was illegally killed

Jun. 15, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A female wolf that had pups earlier this year has been illegally killed in northeast Washington state. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists responded to a report of a dead wolf on May 26 in the Sheep Creek area of Stevens County....

3 credited with saving woman from burning car in Spokane

Jun. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in Spokane are crediting three passersby with rescuing a woman from a burning car after a rollover crash. The Spokane Fire Department said the crash happened Thursday night and that the driver was trapped in the car. ...

Gonzaga to require COVID-19 vaccines for students

Jun. 11, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga University is joining the list of schools that will require students to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in campus activities this fall. Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh made the announcement Thursday in...

Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found herding sheep

Jun. 10, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A pet dog who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during an accident has been found apparently doing the job it was bred to do — herding sheep. Linda Oswald's family and their dog, Tilly, were driving along Idaho State...

WA panel approves sports betting; sends to governor

Jun. 10, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Gambling Commission on Thursday approved amendments to gambling compacts for 15 Native American tribes that are a major step to allowing those tribes to offer sports betting at their casinos. Commissioners voted 7-0, with two...

Washington's 'joints for jabs' vaccine program falling flat

Jun. 09, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington’s new “joints for jabs” program is off to a rough start. Officials announced Monday that the state's nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin hosting...

Gonzaga promotes Chris Standiford to replace Mike Roth as AD

Jun. 08, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga promoted Chris Standiford to director of athletics on Tuesday following the announcement that Mike Roth is retiring at the end of August after 24 years of leading the Bulldogs' sports programs. Standiford has been a member of the Gonzaga...

3 killed in car, fire truck crash north of Spokane

Jun. 07, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

LOON LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Three people riding in a car died in a crash involving a fire truck north of Spokane, according to the Washington State Patrol. Trooper J. Sevigney said on Twitter that the crash happened Monday afternoon on US Highway 395 northbound at Grote...

Mike Roth to retire after 24 years as Gonzaga AD

Jun. 07, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said Monday he will retire on Aug. 31, ending a 24-year run during which the Bulldogs had unprecedented success in men's basketball and other sports. Roth has spent a total of 34 years at the private Jesuit...

Washington utility has no plans to shut off power for fires

Jun. 06, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state utility said it has no plans to shut off power to prevent wildfires this summer after a blaze that destroyed more than 100 homes last year was sparked when a tree fell onto one of the utility's power lines. Some electric...