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October 18th, 2013
For the second time in a year, an inmate from the Airway Height Correctional Facility was killed while working with a Department of Natural Resources clean-up crew in Stevens County.
Daniel J. Hall, 47, was killed Thursday afternoon while helping clean up recently logged property, although details regarding the accident have not been released.
Last October, another inmate was killed in Stevens County when he was electrocuted while cutting down a tree near power lines.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will file the necessary CR103 for Initiative 502 later this week. Filing the CR103 is the formal procedure for adoption of the proposed rules for the implementation of I-502 and the final step in the rulemaking process.
These rules will serve as the basis for Washingtonâ€™s newly created recreational marijuana market and are the result of 10 months of research and public input. Thirty days after adoption the rules will become effective, November 16.
Spokane County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a burglary in the Elk area on Oct. 1 where more than $11,000 worth of property was stolen.
Deputy Michael Beckman responded to a residential burglary call near the 35000 block of Newport Hwy. The deputy spoke with the homeowner who told him he had recently inherited the house.
The homeowner said he had not been there in a couple weeks and when he came by on Tuesday he discovered that someone had broken into the detached garage and residence.
The Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office is investigating a burglary in north Spokane County. The person pictured is believed to have cashed a check and used identification stolen during the robbery. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Deputy Liljenberg at 477-2569 or e-mail email@example.com (Ref: 13-319727).
A nationwide search for a 2-year-old Yellow Labrador has landed in Deer Park.
First Lt. Brandon Harker, who lives in Lakewood, Wash., has been searching for Oakley since he returned from Afghanistan earlier this year.
Harker left Oakley with a friend while deployed in the Mideast. Upon his return to Joint Base Lewis McChord near Seattle, he discovered his friend had disposed of the dog.
With very little clues on Oakleyâ€™s whereabouts, Harker has been working tirelessly to try and find his dog, including a post on Craigslist describing his pet.
Deer Park High School teacher Jeffrey Dunn was selected as Educational Service District 101â€™s teacher of the year.
Dunn, who as works as an English teacher at DPHS, as a secondary Learning Assistance Program coordinator and as site coordinator of the Cornerstone After and Summer School Program (funded through a 21st Century After School grant), competed for the state teacher of the year title last week.
Katie Brown, a middle school teacher at Shuksan Middle School in Bellingham, was chosen over eight other candidates, including Dunn, for the title.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded. The fire danger has been reduced because of recent rainfall and moderating temperatures.
Restrictions set by local authorities are not affected by DNRâ€™s action. Potential burners and the public at large are reminded to check with those local authorities before burning.
For local fire restrictions, visit: http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/firedanger/BurnRisk.aspx
The city of Deer Park, which was shut out of receiving a Public Trust Fund loan this year to build a new industrial road near the airport, will look at issuing bonds to complete the $3.6 million project.
City officials have received $1.8 million in federal Economic Administration Development funds. Those funds will not be released until the city comes up with $1.8 million in matching funds.
More than a 100 motorcyclists and other motorists took part in the annual 9/11 Memorial Ride that included a stop in Deer Park.
The ride, which also included the Spirit of America Foundation Memorial, left the American Legion Post home in Colville on Saturday morning. The group made stops at the Chewelah American Legion Post and Deer Park Eagles No. 3564 lodge later in the morning.
Spokane American Legion riders joined the group in Newport before heading to the Post Falls American Legion Post.
A broken water main forced town of Springdale officials to issue a boil order before city residents use water from the townâ€™s drinking water system.
In addition to the boil order, the water main break forced the early closure of schools in the Mary Walker School District.