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Money approved for states to build car-charging network

Sep. 14, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it has approved ambitious plans by 34 states and Puerto Rico to create a national electric vehicle charging network as the U.S. begins in earnest its transition away from gas-powered transportation. The plans’ approval...

Victims of floatplane crash included activist, winemaker

Sep. 06, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — A civil rights activist, a business owner, a lawyer, an engineer and the founder of a winery and his family were on the floatplane that crashed in the waters of Washington state's Puget Sound, killing 10. The U.S. Coast Guard released the names of the...

Spokane police say they shot, killed man armed with rifle

Sep. 05, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police shot and killed an armed man who had an anti-harassment order against him, authorities said. The shooting occurred Sunday night in the northern Hillyard neighborhood. A resident called police asking them to serve a neighbor with...

Washington OKs killing 1 wolf in pack after cattle attacks

Sep. 02, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind has authorized the killing of one wolf because of cattle attacks in northeast Washington. The Smackout wolf pack has attacked cattle on private and public land in Stevens and Pend Oreille...

Ex-Spokane police officer found guilty of raping 2 women

Aug. 30, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found a former Spokane, Washington, police officer guilty of raping two women while on duty. After nearly seven days of deliberation, Nathan Nash was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree rape and third-degree rape, KXLY-TV reported. ...

Oregon fire quadruples in size; governor declares emergency

Aug. 27, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire in remote southwest Oregon almost quadrupled in size overnight Saturday, forcing evacuations and prompting the governor to invoke an emergency act that allows the state fire marshal to take command of suppression efforts. The Rum Creek Fire, which had...

Wildfire near Spokane prompts mandatory evacuations

Aug. 26, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire prompted mandatory evacuations near Spokane, Washington, on Friday afternoon. The wildfire started just west of downtown Spokane before 4:30 p.m. Friday near Palisades Park with people in the area told to leave their homes immediately,...

Report: Benefits of dams must be replaced before breaching

Aug. 25, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the Snake River must be replaced before the dams can be breached to save endangered salmon runs, according to a final report issued Thursday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. ...

Deal reached to address 2 leaking nuke waste tanks

Aug. 25, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A deal to address two nuclear waste storage tanks that are leaking radioactive materials into the soil in Washington state was reached Thursday between the state and the U.S. Department of Energy. The waste is left over from the production of plutonium for...

Sheriff pleads guilty to rendering criminal assistance

Aug. 25, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former county sheriff in Washington state has pleaded guilty to charges relating to his role in trying to cover up his son’s alleged drunk driving crash. Former Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of rendering...