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  • Fairchild AFB to hold public meeting on contamination

    Fairchild AFB to hold public meeting on contamination

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:55:55 GMT

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Fairchild Air Force Base says they will be hosting a Water Contamination Public meeting on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Medical Lake High School gymnasium. Experts will be on hand from Fairchild, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Environmental Protection Agency and Spokane Regional Health District to provide additional information and address questions and concerns.

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    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Fairchild Air Force Base says they will be hosting a Water Contamination Public meeting on Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Medical Lake High School gymnasium. Experts will be on hand from Fairchild, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Environmental Protection Agency and Spokane Regional Health District to provide additional information and address questions and concerns.

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  • Deputies: Cyclist hit by minivan has life-threatening injuries

    Deputies: Cyclist hit by minivan has life-threatening injuries

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:14:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County traffic investigators say a bicyclist was hit by a minivan Monday morning and was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Deputies responded around 8:30 a.m. to Dishman Mica north of Madison. Deputies at the scene learned the minivan, traveling south on Dishman Mica, struck the southbound bicycle traveling on the shoulder of the roadway.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County traffic investigators say a bicyclist was hit by a minivan Monday morning and was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Deputies responded around 8:30 a.m. to Dishman Mica north of Madison. Deputies at the scene learned the minivan, traveling south on Dishman Mica, struck the southbound bicycle traveling on the shoulder of the roadway.

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  • Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site

    Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:25:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Workers have placed a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel filled with radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.      The U.S. Department of Energy said workers finished installing the cover over the weekend at the former plutonium production site near Richland, Washington. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Workers have placed a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel filled with radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.      The U.S. Department of Energy said workers finished installing the cover over the weekend at the former plutonium production site near Richland, Washington. 

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  • New Pediatric guidelines: No fruit juice for kids younger than 1

    New Pediatric guidelines: No fruit juice for kids younger than 1

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:56 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:56:29 GMT
    Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is the first change to the academy's fruit juice recommendation since 2001. Past guidelines advised against juice for babies under six months, but doctors are concerned about childhood obesity and dental health. They say juice is full of calories and sugar, and is not a good substitute for fresh fruit.   ...More >>
    Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is the first change to the academy's fruit juice recommendation since 2001. Past guidelines advised against juice for babies under six months, but doctors are concerned about childhood obesity and dental health. They say juice is full of calories and sugar, and is not a good substitute for fresh fruit.   ...More >>
  • Airway Heights businesses adjusting as water crisis continues

    Airway Heights businesses adjusting as water crisis continues

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:56:47 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- The city of Airway Heights is still flushing out contaminated water out of their system. The city says they’ll be done with that process Monday morning, and then they’ll be able to send a sample for testing. The contamination likely came from two chemicals found in a firefighting foam that Fairchild Air Force base used to use.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.- The city of Airway Heights is still flushing out contaminated water out of their system. The city says they’ll be done with that process Monday morning, and then they’ll be able to send a sample for testing. The contamination likely came from two chemicals found in a firefighting foam that Fairchild Air Force base used to use.

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  • Small plane crash lands at Coeur d'Alene Airport; no injuries

    Small plane crash lands at Coeur d'Alene Airport; no injuries

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-05-22 00:55:51 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Deputies and fire crews from Northern Lakes Fire department responded to a report of an airplane in distress around 4 p.m. It was reported to the Coeur d'Alene Airport by the pilot, identified as 62-year-old James T. Ostrich from Redding, California, that he had a possible landing gear issues. 

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Deputies and fire crews from Northern Lakes Fire department responded to a report of an airplane in distress around 4 p.m. It was reported to the Coeur d'Alene Airport by the pilot, identified as 62-year-old James T. Ostrich from Redding, California, that he had a possible landing gear issues. 

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  • WATCH: Mom's video warning others of tick paralysis goes viral

    WATCH: Mom's video warning others of tick paralysis goes viral

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-21 23:13:48 GMT

    LA GRANDE, Ore. - We've told you about tick paralysis before on KHQ, but one Oregon mother's scary video of her daughter showing the effects of tick paralysis has gone viral on Facebook since it was first posted last week.

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    LA GRANDE, Ore. - We've told you about tick paralysis before on KHQ, but one Oregon mother's scary video of her daughter showing the effects of tick paralysis has gone viral on Facebook since it was first posted last week.

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  • Spokanites savor spring sunshine

    Spokanites savor spring sunshine

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-05-21 23:10:48 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The weather on Sunday is what we’ve all been waiting for. The flowers at Manito Park are popping up and people are all over enjoying the sunshine. “Work all week and come home on the weekends and have time to do stuff with your families it's awesome. I mean we've had such a long winter. So it's really great to have this weather,” says Patrick Lowden. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The weather on Sunday is what we’ve all been waiting for. The flowers at Manito Park are popping up and people are all over enjoying the sunshine. “Work all week and come home on the weekends and have time to do stuff with your families it's awesome. I mean we've had such a long winter. So it's really great to have this weather,” says Patrick Lowden. 

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