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  • Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

    Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:31:21 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Democrats in Congress are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

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  • Officials identify truck driver killed in Idaho crash

    Officials identify truck driver killed in Idaho crash

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:42:30 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in southwestern Idaho have identified the driver of a commercial truck killed in a fiery, chain-reaction crash near Boise that also killed three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.    The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Friday says 42-year-old Illya D. Tsar of Rochester, New York, died in the crash on Saturday on Interstate 84. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in southwestern Idaho have identified the driver of a commercial truck killed in a fiery, chain-reaction crash near Boise that also killed three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.    The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Friday says 42-year-old Illya D. Tsar of Rochester, New York, died in the crash on Saturday on Interstate 84. 

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  • $5M bail set for suspect in 1986 killing of Tacoma girl

    $5M bail set for suspect in 1986 killing of Tacoma girl

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:37:31 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has set bail at $5 million for a 66-year-old man suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl in Tacoma more than three decades ago.    The News Tribune reports Gary Hartman appeared in Pierce County Superior Court Thursday where prosecutors argued for a high bond, saying he could be a flight risk because of his assets.

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has set bail at $5 million for a 66-year-old man suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl in Tacoma more than three decades ago.    The News Tribune reports Gary Hartman appeared in Pierce County Superior Court Thursday where prosecutors argued for a high bond, saying he could be a flight risk because of his assets.

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  • Money to the members

    Money to the members

    You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops. The stuff they’re sharing varies ? groceries, babysitting, housing, kilowatt-hours ? but the concept is the same: In a cooperative, people join together to form an organization, sharing resources for the benefit of all members. (sponsored by STCU)

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    You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops. The stuff they’re sharing varies ? groceries, babysitting, housing, kilowatt-hours ? but the concept is the same: In a cooperative, people join together to form an organization, sharing resources for the benefit of all members. (sponsored by STCU)

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  • Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

    Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:22:14 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.

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  • UPDATE: Spokane Valley detectives arrest man accused of stabbing brother in the arm

    UPDATE: Spokane Valley detectives arrest man accused of stabbing brother in the arm

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-06-22 13:44:24 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputies found Kenneth Derr Thursday night and took him into custody. He has been booked into the Spokane County Jail. The Sheriff's office would like to thank everyone for their assistance and tips. 

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    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Deputies found Kenneth Derr Thursday night and took him into custody. He has been booked into the Spokane County Jail. The Sheriff's office would like to thank everyone for their assistance and tips. 

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  • Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:55:46 GMT

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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  • Vantage Highway reopens, Milepost 22 Fire continues to burn to the north

    Vantage Highway reopens, Milepost 22 Fire continues to burn to the north

    Friday, June 22 2018 2:35 AM EDT2018-06-22 06:35:31 GMT
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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have gone out to residents in about 30 homes because of a wildfire burning in central Washington. The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the blaze about two miles north of Vantage near the Columbia River had burned nearly 8 square miles (21 square kilometers). The Yakima Herald reports that the fire dubbed milepost 22 started Wednesday afternoon and was 30 percent contained on Thursday afternoon. A ...

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Evacuation notices have gone out to residents in about 30 homes because of a wildfire burning in central Washington. The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the blaze about two miles north of Vantage near the Columbia River had burned nearly 8 square miles (21 square kilometers). The Yakima Herald reports that the fire dubbed milepost 22 started Wednesday afternoon and was 30 percent contained on Thursday afternoon. A ...

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