emergency operations http://kplu.org en CenturyLink, Agencies Say 911 Service Restored After Overnight Outage http://kplu.org/post/centurylink-agencies-say-911-service-restored-after-overnight-outage <p>Emergency 911 phone service has been restored in Washington after a 6-hour-long statewide overnight outage.</p><p>CenturyLink spokeswoman Kerry Zimmer in Spokane says service was restored about 8 a.m. Thursday in Washington. Service was restored about 6:30 a.m. in parts of Oregon that also were affected.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Ed Ronco & The Associated Press 15870 at http://kplu.org Coming soon: 9-1-1 via text, but is it a good idea? http://kplu.org/post/coming-soon-9-1-1-text-it-good-idea <p></p><p>If you're faced with a serious emergency, chances are you'll pick up the phone and call 9-1-1. But how about sending a text message instead? &nbsp;It’s not something 9-1-1 operators can handle now. But, that could soon change. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:53:13 +0000 Paula Wissel 7408 at http://kplu.org Coming soon: 9-1-1 via text, but is it a good idea? Big storm leads to confusion at city hall http://kplu.org/post/big-storm-leads-confusion-city-hall <p>During the January snow and ice storm,&nbsp; Seattle officials told commuters to stay off the roadways.&nbsp; But the message caused confusion among the city&rsquo;s own employees. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:20:58 +0000 Paula Wissel 4260 at http://kplu.org Big storm leads to confusion at city hall