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Washington state's strict state laws prevent the public from taking in and treating injured wild animals without a permit, or from earning money for providing care.
Work begins this spring on a $48 million federal project in northern Idaho to keep heavy metals out of the Coeur d'Alene River's South Fork. The Spokesman-Review reports the work is intended to trap and divert...
Motorists traveling through northern Idaho's Silver Valley will see the signs of a $48 million federal project to keep heavy metals out of the Coeur d'Alene River's South Fork.
One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was a drop in the number of cars clogging city streets.
Microsoft has an eye on its international customers as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Court fight about turning over emails to investigators.
The Spokane Fire Department is currently involved in a water recovery mission near the Monroe Street Bridge.
A man will spend the rest of his life in prison for strangling his wife and her daughter in Post Falls.
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Police have arrested one person and are looking for two more connected to a shooting in the Idaho desert.
A new business in Spokane is helping people freeze away their pain, one session at a time.
General Electric's already awful performance just got worse.The struggling conglomerate plans to restate the last two years of results, it said in a filing on Friday night.GE said the restated results will slash its 2016 profits by about 13 cents per share and last year's profits by approximately 16 cents per share.The move comes as GE adopts a new accounting standard that changes the way companies are allowed to measure the timing and impact of long-term contracts with customers. GE, which makes everything from jet engines to power plants, earns a lot of money on service contracts with clients.The SEC has been investigating GE for, among other things, how the company reports long-term service agreements.GE emphasized that the new accounting standard won't hurt its cash flow, which has been alarmingly low in recent quarters."The new standard will have no cash impact and, as such, does not affect the economics of our underlying customer contracts," GE said in the filing.GE said it is "difficult to estimate" how the new standard will impact future results.Last month, when GE disclosed that the SEC has been investigating the company, it said it planned to restate two years of earnings.Friday's filing details how in late November the staff of the Boston SEC office notified the company of an investigation into its revenue recognition practices and internal controls over long-term service agreements.The SEC expanded its probe in January after GE shocked Wall Street by revealing a $6.2 billion charge on a portfolio of long-term care insurance policies it held. GE said the SEC is investigating the charge and the "process leading" up to it."We are providing documents and other information requested by the SEC staff, and we are cooperating with their ongoing investigation," GE said on Friday.GE's poor financial performance, underlined by shrinking cash flows, drove the stock price down by nearly half in 2017 even as the rest of the stock market boomed.To preserve cash, GE slashed its dividend for only the second time since the Great Depression, slashed 12,000 power jobs and put long-held businesses like its railroad and light bulb divisions up for sale. ]]>
Driving along Sprague you may have noticed the new sign for Union Gospel Mission's Student Outreach Center."We are brand new so we are seeing about 10-15 children a week," said Ryan Brown, Youth Outreach Director at Union Gospel Mission.The center, still in its infancy aims to help at-risk or homeless youth aged 13-19. For perspective Brown says a recent study found there are 3,000 homeless K-12 children in Spokane County.There's an even greater need though for students who many not be experiencing homelessness, but that don't have a supportive home life."A lot of kids don't have a safe home, maybe its not a quiet place to do homework, maybe its chaotic, maybe their parents are involved in something they don't want to be involved," said Brown.He says the Student Impact Center is designed to provide a home-like environment. A number of college student volunteers live on-site to provide homework help and be peers, and mentors. They can help the teens that come in to the center with homework, help teach them life skills like cooking or doing laundry, and be there for the teens."When you see a student who wants to drop out in 10th grade and pair them up with a second year college student, you start to inspire them in that direction," he said.But it all starts with the basics at the center.Teens that come in are able to use a computer lab, take a shower, grab a snack and get homework help. They are also given access to the center's clothing room.The center is open 3-7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesdays and Friday's and each night concludes with a family dinner."We talk about their day, their highs and low, how they are doing," said Brown. "A lot of teens just need someone else to talk to."It's a program that means a lot to Brown. Back in the 1990's, UGM helped turn his life around."By the time I was 12 I was using drugs, by the time I was 26 I had three kids that didn't know me and I was a full blow meth addict," he said.He went to the shelter looking for help and now he's full circle, giving back."If you know kids that are under-resourced, or kids that are homeless, send them our way," he said.For more information click here. ]]>
The battle between big industry and rural Washington residents was on full display Saturday morning in Newport where about 100 activists marched to oppose a proposed silicon smelter. Last September, Canadian-based HiTest Sand Inc. purchased 186 acres of land south of Newport along the Washington-Idaho border to build a multimillion dollar smelter. The project immediately prompted concern from homeowners, who organized a group known as Citizens Against Newport Silicon Smelter, or CANSS. That group organized Saturday's march to make their opposition clear. Theresa Hiesener participated in the morning march and said many people are concerned about potential pollution to the area caused by the smelter. She thinks more people should learn about how a smelter could impact the community. "It's more than jobs. This is a dangerous, dirty, horrible job. It's heavy industry and it does not belong in a place like this," Hiesener said. In a past interview with KXLY, Pend Orielle County Commissioner Mike Manus said he wants to make sure the project meets all standards before it moves forward, adding that the smelter could be a great tool to spur growth in the community. He said HiTeset Sand Inc. plans to employ 150 people at the smelter if it's built. ]]>
A Spokane Valley man was killed, and two other people injured in a head-on collision near Deer Park Friday night. According to the Washington State Patrol, 24-year old Carrice Wheeler was driving southbound on Highway 395 when she lost control of her car and swerved into wrong way traffic, hitting another car head on at milepost 178. The driver of the other car, 52-year-old James Russell Brown died at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Brown's passenger and Wheeler were taken to a hospital by ambulance. Wheeler's passenger was not injured.WSP says Wheeler was driving too fast for conditions, and that charges are pending. ]]>
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