Monday, May 29, 2023

Regional News

What's happening in the region? Here's a roundup of news from Spokane, Montana and other regional areas.

Updated 3 days, 6 hours ago

Judge says fire retardant drops are polluting streams but allows use to continue

More than 200 loads of retardant got into waterways over the past decad

Updated 4 days, 9 hours ago
Yellowstone baby bison put to death after visitor picks it up, leading herd to reject it

The unidentified man pushed the struggling calf up from the river and onto a roadway, park officials said in a news release

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Montana governor signs law to define 'sex' as only male or female

The Montana bill 'is an attempt to erase trans, nonbinary and two-spirit people from the code, thereby removing the rights, privileges and considerations tha...

Updated 1 week ago
California, Arizona, Nevada offer landmark drought deal to use less Colorado River water — for now

In exchange for temporarily using less water, cities, irrigation districts and Native American tribes in the three states will receive federal funding

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Montana governor bans TikTok. But can the state enforce the law?

Proponents of the law in Montana claim the Chinese government could harvest U.S. user data from TikTok and use the platform to push pro-Beijing misinformatio...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
More than a dozen people, 3 dogs rescued from apartment fire in downtown Portland, Oregon

The cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately known, but it appears to have started on the third floor and jumped to the fourth, Graves said

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Washington state lawmakers seek to avoid decriminalizing drugs

Under a tentative deal, intentional possession or public use of small amounts of illegal drugs would be a gross misdemeanor

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Havasupai Tribe in Arizona marks a spiritual homecoming: ‘We are still the Grand Canyon’

Park Superintendent Ed Keable acknowledged the removal and sometimes violent injustices over decades on the part of the federal government

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Ex-Raider Henry Ruggs pleads guilty to driving 156 mph while drunk in fatal Las Vegas crash

Police reported that air bag computer records showed Ruggs' 2020 Chevrolet Corvette slowed slightly from 156 mph (251 kph) to 127 mph (204 kph) seconds befor...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Dam owner to pay $1M in rubber pollution of Washington river

Electron Hydro LLC and Chief Operating Officer Thom Fischer each pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court in February to one count of unintentionally v...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
'Yellowstone' to end in November, sequel starts in December

David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios, which produces “Yellowstone” with MTV Entertainment, said the new series “will be picking up where ‘Yellowstone’ leaves of...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
GOP boycott in Oregon halts bills on guns, abortion and more

The boycott comes as several statehouses around the nation, including in Montana and Tennessee, have been battlegrounds between conservatives and liberals

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Washington state to decriminalize drugs unless lawmakers act

A temporary law that makes possession of small amounts of drugs a misdemeanor expires on July 1

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won't seek 4th term

His liberal politics made him a boogeyman to critics on the right, who argued that he infringed on individual liberties

Updated 1 month ago
Audit: Marijuana-rich Oregon must prep for US legalization

A total of 21 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational use of marijuana