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    BBB: Wishing Star Foundation scam circulating

    BBB: Wishing Star Foundation scam circulating

    Tuesday, May 9 2006 7:16 PM EDT2006-05-09 23:16:03 GMT
    Spokane, WA - May 9, 2006 - TheLocalBBB wishes to warn regional residents and consumers, especially in the Tri Cities area, that the BBB received a call from a few consumers asking about whether WishingMore >>
  • BBB warns of bird flu scams

    BBB warns of bird flu scams

    Wednesday, April 26 2006 11:56 PM EDT2006-04-27 03:56:57 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - April 26, 2006 - The Local BBB wishes to warn consumers to not be easily led down the path of deception when addressing issues of a potential bird flu outbreak. More >>
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    BBB warns of springtime scams

    BBB warns of springtime scams

    Wednesday, April 12 2006 6:12 PM EDT2006-04-12 22:12:20 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Better Business Bureay in Spokane is echoing a national alert, warning homeowners to be on the lookout for home improvement scams. They say spring is the time of year for scam artists. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Better Business Bureay in Spokane is echoing a national alert, warning homeowners to be on the lookout for home improvement scams. They say spring is the time of year for scam artists. More >>
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  • Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Wednesday, November 7 2007 7:45 PM EST2007-11-08 00:45:35 GMT
    Swimways Corporation is recalling some 31,000 of its "Skippy" pool toys.  The product has an elastic tongue that can break and cut the user's hands during launching of the toy. More >>
    Swimways Corporation is recalling some 31,000 of its "Skippy" pool toys.  The product has an elastic tongue that can break and cut the user's hands during launching of the toy.  There have been 24 reports of injuries from the toy. Consumers should take the toy away from children and contact swimways at 1.888.559.4653 for a free replacement. More >>
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  • Spokane neighbors shocked after dogs pepper sprayed

    Spokane neighbors shocked after dogs pepper sprayed

    Sunday, September 24 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-09-25 01:08:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two families are still left shocked after they say someone sprayed their dogs with pepper spray. This happened on Saturday night around 9 p.m. near Hays Park. Eric Eitzman says he was inside his home when he heard his dog and his neighbor’s dogs start barking. He opened the door and his dog ran inside. That’s when his daughter grabbed the dog and said she smelled.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two families are still left shocked after they say someone sprayed their dogs with pepper spray. This happened on Saturday night around 9 p.m. near Hays Park. Eric Eitzman says he was inside his home when he heard his dog and his neighbor’s dogs start barking. He opened the door and his dog ran inside. That’s when his daughter grabbed the dog and said she smelled.

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  • Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

    Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

    Sunday, September 24 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-09-25 00:20:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, says his client used a personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House. Lawyer Abbe Lowell said in a statement that Kushner sent or responded to fewer than 100 emails from White House officials from his private account between January and August.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, says his client used a personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House. Lawyer Abbe Lowell said in a statement that Kushner sent or responded to fewer than 100 emails from White House officials from his private account between January and August.

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  • Trump administration announces new travel ban

    Trump administration announces new travel ban

    Sunday, September 24 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-09-24 23:48:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18.

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