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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

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:41:06 GMT
    Kittitas County Sheriff's OfficeKittitas County Sheriff's Office

    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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  • Report: Fire risk to Glacier chalet was 'underestimated'

    Report: Fire risk to Glacier chalet was 'underestimated'

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:19:09 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A report indicates that fire managers had "underestimated" the risk posed to a Glacier National Park backcountry dormitory that burned last year. The Missoulian reports the investigation report by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service notes lessons learned following the lightning-caused fire that damaged the dining hall and destroyed the dormitory of the Sperry Chalet last August. A learning analysis notes that fire staff incorrec...

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A report indicates that fire managers had "underestimated" the risk posed to a Glacier National Park backcountry dormitory that burned last year. The Missoulian reports the investigation report by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service notes lessons learned following the lightning-caused fire that damaged the dining hall and destroyed the dormitory of the Sperry Chalet last August. A learning analysis notes that fire staff incorrec...

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  • Motorcyclist dies in Hauser collision

    Motorcyclist dies in Hauser collision

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:43:50 GMT

    A Spokane man has been pronounced deceased after his motorcycle was involved in a collision on Idaho State Highway 53 in Hauser on Thursday afternoon.

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    A Spokane man has been pronounced deceased after his motorcycle was involved in a collision on Idaho State Highway 53 in Hauser on Thursday afternoon. 

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  • New report shows EPA underestimated the dangers of chemicals in drinking water

    New report shows EPA underestimated the dangers of chemicals in drinking water

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:08:59 GMT

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - A new study released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that perfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, are more dangerous at lower levels than previously thought. The 852-page study was suppressed by the Trump administration because of the "public relations nightmare" it might cause.  High levels of these chemicals, which are found in firefighting foam, were detected in the Airway Heights drinking water system last year.

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    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - A new study released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that perfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, are more dangerous at lower levels than previously thought. The 852-page study was suppressed by the Trump administration because of the "public relations nightmare" it might cause.  High levels of these chemicals, which are found in firefighting foam, were detected in the Airway Heights drinking water system last year.

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  • Hayden woman will be oldest female competitor at CdA's Half Ironman

    Hayden woman will be oldest female competitor at CdA's Half Ironman

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:59:35 GMT

    In an old pasture, there’s a track that Dexter Yeats' husband mowed out to create her own field of dreams. It’s where she spends a majority of her time training. At 72-years old, she’ll be the oldest female competitor at Coeur d’Alene's Ironman 70.3, but it’s still safe to say she's in better shape than most people half her age.

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    In an old pasture, there’s a track that Dexter Yeats' husband mowed out to create her own field of dreams. It’s where she spends a majority of her time training. At 72-years old, she’ll be the oldest female competitor at Coeur d’Alene's Ironman 70.3, but it’s still safe to say she's in better shape than most people half her age. 

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  • Terminally ill Rathdrum baby gets gift of comfort from local business

    Terminally ill Rathdrum baby gets gift of comfort from local business

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:54:33 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - A family said their main priority right now is keeping their sick baby comfortable. They were recently told by doctor's their 19month-old daughter isn't expected to live much longer. They said one of the only things that eases her pain is a specialty chair that insurance won't cover. That's when friends said, "Help Me Hayley."

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    RATHDRUM, Idaho - A family said their main priority right now is keeping their sick baby comfortable. They were recently told by doctor's their 19month-old daughter isn't expected to live much longer. They said one of the only things that eases her pain is a specialty chair that insurance won't cover. That's when friends said, "Help Me Hayley."

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  • Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Program Helps Find Elderly With Dementia Or Alzheimer's

    Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Program Helps Find Elderly With Dementia Or Alzheimer's

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:23:49 GMT

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - It doesn’t matter the time of year or the conditions outside, rescuers risk their lives to find missing people. Some are found; others don’t make it. “We're having a lot of calls for service in reference to these folks wandering away from their homes,” Will Klinkefus, a sergeant with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said. Two years ago, the sheriff’s office became the first law enforcement agency in Idaho to 

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    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - It doesn’t matter the time of year or the conditions outside, rescuers risk their lives to find missing people. Some are found; others don’t make it. “We're having a lot of calls for service in reference to these folks wandering away from their homes,” Will Klinkefus, a sergeant with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said. Two years ago, the sheriff’s office became the first law enforcement agency in Idaho to 

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  • Thursday morning fire collapses, destroys Butte home

    Thursday morning fire collapses, destroys Butte home

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:13:30 GMT
    Courtesy BSB Fire via ABC Fox MontanaCourtesy BSB Fire via ABC Fox Montana
    Courtesy BSB Fire via ABC Fox MontanaCourtesy BSB Fire via ABC Fox Montana

    BUTTE, Mont. - Firefighters are investigating after a blaze that collapsed a house early Thursday morning. They say that by the time firefighters arrived, the fire already engulfed most of the house. Amanda Persons, who lives across the street, saw the house go up in flames, a sight she describes 'terrifying'. "I was in my house and then all of the sudden I hear sirens and I see all of the bright lights so I came running out," Persons said. 

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    BUTTE, Mont. - Firefighters are investigating after a blaze that collapsed a house early Thursday morning. They say that by the time firefighters arrived, the fire already engulfed most of the house. Amanda Persons, who lives across the street, saw the house go up in flames, a sight she describes 'terrifying'. "I was in my house and then all of the sudden I hear sirens and I see all of the bright lights so I came running out," Persons said. 

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