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Posted: Jul 1, 2020

Spokane mayor, others hold off on push for Phase 3 as COVID-19 cases spike

As coronavirus cases spike in the Spokane area, Mayor Nadine Woodward and county commissioners are holding off on their push to move into the next phase of Washington state's reopening plan. The Spokane County Board of Commissioners sent a letter to health officer Dr. Bob Lutz on Wednesday, June 17, asking him to take “immediate action” in beginning the process of applying for Phase 3.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2 Spokane
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

'You never think something like this could happen': Man drowns while tubing on Spokane River

Jaspreet Singh Turna was one of the good ones. His friend, Taylor Smith, spoke of him fondly. "He was he was just so welcoming, right when he met you," Smith said. "He had a way of making you feel comfortable and part of the group." Jaspreet's sister, Amandeep, said he was was her whole world. "He embodied intelligence, kind-heartedness, generosity, sweetness, beauty, genuineness, and love.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 6:42:20 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

New York City mayor wants disciplinary records for firefighters and correction officers posted online, just like police

It’s not just cops’ disciplinary records that should be shared with the public -- firefighters’ and correction officers’ histories should be posted online too, Mayor de Blasio said Monday. Now that the state has repealed a part of the 1976 state civil rights law known as 50-a, there is no reason for any city agency to shield relevant records from the public, de Blasio added.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Asphalt tank erupts into flames in New Jersey, forces evacuations

VIDEO: A fire at an asphalt processing plant resulted in a hazmat situation and evacuations in Camden County, New Jersey early Tuesday. Officials said a large tank containing asphalt began to smolder around 12:45 a.m. at Blueknight Energy Partners on the 200 block of Water Street in Gloucester City.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

First responders in Illinois get $3.5M in grants

A total of $3.5 million was awarded to 154 fire departments, districts and EMS providers through the Small Equipment Grant Program. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal and Gov. Pritzker announced the OSFM received 540 applications, requesting around $12 million in funding during this grant period.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIFR-LD CBS 23 Rockford
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