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June 19th, 2014

Chattaroy man killed in house fire

June 19, 2014

Illegal fireworks are believed to be the cause of a house fire in Chattaroy that killed one man on Wednesday night.
Crews from Spokane County Fire District No. 4 responded to the manufactured home fire on E4900 Chattaroy Road after Sheriff’s deputies noticed smoke coming out of the structure.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until notification of next of kin.

June 18th

Sheriff's Department warns of new motorcycle law

June 18, 2014

Earlier this month, Senate Bill 5141 went into effect changing rules governing motorcyclists on public roadways.
The new law states, in part, that the operator of a street legal motorcycle approaching and intersection, including a left turn intersection, that is controlled by a triggered traffic control signal using a vehicle detection device that is inoperative due to the size of the street legal motorcycle, shall come to a full and complete stop at the intersection.

June 12th

'Click-or-Ticket yields citations

June 12, 2014

Extra law enforcement patrolling Spokane, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Ferry County roads between May 19-June 1 wrote 286 seatbelt infractions were written, in addition to 70 cell phone/texting tickets.
Last year officers "Click-it-or-Ticket" patrols wrote 297 seat belt infractions and 101 cell phone/texting violations.
In addition, five DUIs, one felony and three misdemeanor warrant arrests, 100 speeding violations, 15 child passenger safety infractions as well as 77 uninsured motorists and 43 suspended/revoked license violations were issued this year.

'Click-or-Ticket yields citations

June 12, 2014

Extra law enforcement patrolling Spokane, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Ferry County roads between May 19-June 1 wrote 286 seatbelt infractions were written, in addition to 70 cell phone/texting tickets.
Last year officers "Click-it-or-Ticket" patrols wrote 297 seat belt infractions and 101 cell phone/texting violations.
In addition, five DUIs, one felony and three misdemeanor warrant arrests, 100 speeding violations, 15 child passenger safety infractions as well as 77 uninsured motorists and 43 suspended/revoked license violations were issued this year.

June 11th

DNR elevates area fire danger

June 11, 2014

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following status updates in fire danger rating for the listed counties.
Effective at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, the following changes will be implemented:
• The fire danger will increase from ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ in Spokane, Okanogan, and Northern Lincoln counties, and Stevens County Fire District 1 and 2.
•The fire danger will remain ‘low’ in Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties, outside of fire districts 1 and 2.

June 4th

Three hurt in U.S. 395 accident

June 4, 2014

Three people were injured in a two-car accident at the U.S. Highway 395 and Crawford Avenue intersection on Wednesday afternoon.
None of the names of the persons involved in the accident were immediately released.
The driver and passenger in one of the vehicles, a minivan, suffered minor injuries and were taken to a Spokane hospital as a precautionary measure. An infant in the minivan was unhurt.
The driver of the other car, who needed to be cut of the vehicle by emergency crews, also sustained minor injuries.

May 21st

Filing period attracts plenty of candidates

May 21, 2014

Seventh District Sen. Brian Dansel, who defeated fellow Republican John Smith in a special election last November, will face another GOP election challenge this fall.
Colville’s Tony Booth has filed for the position. No other candidate filed during last week’s sign-up period.
Dansel will not be the only Seventh District legislator facing an election challenge this year. Incumbent Shelly Short, a Republican from Addy, will face a November general election challenge from Mead Libertarian James R. Aker.

May 8th

Tribune columnist wins NOWA awards

May 8, 2014

Longtime Deer Park Tribune columnist Alan Liere received a pair of “Excellence of Craft” awards at the The Northwest Outdoor Writer's Association (NOWA) at the group’s annual conference in Polson, Mont., on April 26.
Liere earned a third place award in the column of the year category for his “Scratches on the Wall” column in the Tribune. He also earned a third place award in the fishing article category for his Tribune story “A Day on the Ice.”

May 1st

DP's community float unveiled

May 1, 2014

Miss Deer Park Kelli Hughes and Princesses Joanna Goodner and Kelcie Lenz showed off this year's community float on Wednesday night. The float, entitled "Burnin' Love," will take part in the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday afternoon.

April 24th

McMorris Rodgers to seek a sixth term

April 24, 2014

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced her plans on Monday to seek a sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
McMorris Rodgers represents the state’s 5th Congressional District, which encompasses most of Eastern Washington.
A Kettle Falls native, McMorris Rodgers represented the 7th District in the Legislature before being elected to Congress in 2004, succeeding George Nethercutt.
Chair of the House Republican Conference, McMorris Rodgers is currently the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress.

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