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WSDOT wants you to prepare for Fourth of July travel

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Travel is expected to pick up for Fourth of July weekend. The Washington State Department of Transportation released its travel charts to help plan your travels. WSDOT expects travel to increase on many of the key routes…

Clouds and mountain showers today - Mark

A sunny start with some breezy South winds then clouds and calmer later. Low 70's today and warming to near 80 for Thursday. Mid 80's for Friday and Saturday with clouds and increased chances of showers into Monday, 4th of July.

Right lane of westbound I-90 near Freya reopens

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The right lane of westbound I-90 is back open near the Freya exit. It was blocked temporarily as firefighters put out a car fire. https://twitter.com/WSDOT_East/status/1542165258424311808 Drivers should be cautious through the area.  

Ramp closures coming to I-90 in Ritzville

RITZVILLE, Wash. -- Drivers traveling in both directions of I-90 near Ritzville will need to use alternate on and off-ramps. The Washington State Department of Transportation is conducting pavement repairs on three ramps in the city. On June 29 and…

Central Library reopening in two weeks!

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Central Spokane Public Library will reopen on Monday, July 11. The library has been closed for the past two years due to renovations. A ceremony will take place to celebrate the reopening of the library. A…

Washington state license plates prices increase July 1

SEATTLE (AP) — Motorists will pay more for a Washington license plate starting July 1. It’s likely to be the most noticeable change as parts of a $17 billion bill to pay for transportation projects in the state start taking…

Wildfire evacuation notices canceled in Grant County

SOAP LAKE, Wash. -- All wildfire evacuation notices in Grant County have been canceled. https://twitter.com/GrantCoSheriff/status/1541997302855901184?s=20&t=X8ZGg4mvaTB8sNsYJ2TLwA The wildfire in Soap Lake has been mostly contained, and the…

Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren nominated for ESPY award

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Former Gonzaga basketball player Chet Holmgren is nominated for an ESPY. The ESPY Awards (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards) honor individual and team athletic achievements. Holmgren is one of four finalists for this year's Best College…

Evacuations lifted, Cheney gas leak under control

CHENEY, Wash. -- A gas leak in Cheney is now under control. Evacuations have been lifted and people living near Salnave Elementary are safe to return to their homes. It is not clear what caused the natural gas leak. https://twitter.com/911Srec/status/1541832819848073216…

Air Force ROTC cadet dies in Idaho training accident

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — An Air Force ROTC cadet from Alaska died in an accident involving a Humvee during a training exercise in Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base said Sunday. Mackenzie Wilson, 19, a cadet at Oregon State…

No one injured in Spokane Valley fire

SPOKANE, Wash.-- No one was injured in a commercial building fire in Spokane Valley early Tuesday morning. The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to the fire at E Sprague and S Dollar Rd around 1:20 a.m. Crews quickly extinguished the flames…