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Centennial Middle School moves to virtual learning

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.-- The West Valley School District said one of its middle schools will move to remote learning starting Thursday. The district said Centennial Middle School will move to remote virtual learning beginning Jan. 20. School leaders said parents…

Biden to give away 400 million N95 masks starting next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to U.S. residents starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings.

Propane explosion leaves 2 with severe burns

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Two people were severely burned in a propane explosion Monday afternoon. Spokane firefighters responded to a tent near North Waterworks Street and East Surro Avenue around 3 p.m. Monday for reports of injured people. Two victims were…

Support flows to 'changed' Texas synagogue after standoff

DALLAS (AP) — The tight-knit congregation at a Texas synagogue where four people were held hostage by an armed captor during a 10-hour standoff over the weekend traces its roots back to a gathering organized over 20 years ago by a handful of families who were new to the area.

Hit-and-run driver strikes two 12-year-old girls, killing 1

MIDLAND, Wash. (AP) — A hit-and-run driver struck two 12-year-old girls who were apparently walking to the store in the town of Midland, Washington, killing one and critically injuring the other, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision happened…

Man, woman stabbed in North Spokane, suspect on the run

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Police are investigating a stabbing in North Spokane. It happened near Monroe and Frederick around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, south of the Garland District. Police said two women got in an argument at a nearby gas station…