Steady rain Thursday made up for otherwise dry September

<p><p>Almost half an inch of rain fell Thursday at the Spokane International Airport, making up almost the entirety of September’s rainfall and tying a rainfall record for Sept. 29, according to the National Weather Service Spokane.</p></p><p><p>The airport, which is Spokane’s official measurement location, received 0.44 of an inch of rain as of 7 p.m. Thursday,…Continue Reading

Most of Whidbey Island plane crash wreckage recovered

<p><p>Most of a plane that crashed into Mutiny Bay over Labor Day weekend, killing 10 people, has been recovered, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.</p></p><p><p>About 80% of the plane, including the engine, has been recovered and pulled to the surface using remotely operated vessels, NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy said Thursday. Homendy is among the…Continue Reading

Man killed after being trapped under vehicle identified by medical examiner

<p><p>A man who was killed <a href=”” target=”_blank”>last week</a> after he was trapped under a vehicle has been identified .</p></p><p><p>David Holland, 52, was found dead on Sept. 19 after he was discovered trapped under a vehicle by Spokane police. Holland was lying face up underneath the car. The death was ruled accidental by the Spokane…Continue Reading

Stocks plummet to 22-month low as Fed hawks circle

<p><p>U.S. stocks plunged to the lowest since November 2020 as another group of Federal Reserve officials struck a hawkish tone, and turmoil in Europe continued to fray investor nerves.</p></p><p><p>The S&amp;P 500 fell as much as 2.9% during Thursday’s session but trimmed losses as markets closed. Its decline wipes out an attempt Wednesday to rebound from…Continue Reading

Inside violent Ian, a hurricane-hunter pilot 'never felt so small'

<p><p>The pilot has zipped through hurricanes for a decade, in an Air Force career that has spanned so many operations that it’s impossible for Maj. Kendall Dunn to recollect exactly how many sorties he has flown.</p></p><p><p>His flight early Wednesday, a mission to pierce the eye of Hurricane Ian and gather vital data for weather scientists,…Continue Reading

Ian has brought 'historic' damage to Florida, DeSantis says; 2.6M lose power in the state

<p><p>The death toll from Tropical Storm Ian remained unclear early Thursday after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said it brought “historic” damage to the state, hours after President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Florida amid what the National Hurricane Center described as “catastrophic flooding” over east and central parts of the state.</p></p><p><p>“We’ve never seen…Continue Reading