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A receptionist at Planned Parenthood Spokane talks to a coworker Listen: Reporter Rachel Sun on  the impact of planned restrictive abortion laws in Idaho / Runtime: 1:56 READ This piece was originally published March 11, 2022.  In continued efforts to limit abortions in Idaho, state Legislators are taking another cue from Texas lawmakers on the private… Read More
StoryCorps has a simple, but powerful mission. “Basically what we wanted to do was provide a space for people to have meaningful conversations, meaningful recorded conversations with people that they care about, and have access to those conversations,” says Danielle Andersen, director of the StoryCorps mobile tour. Read More
Georgia On My Mind-Margot Massey Listen (Runtime 1:00) Read In the Tri Cities, a Kamiakin High School rising senior won a statewide art award.   Margot Massey’s painting is titled  “Georgia On My Mind,” and Massey found out her work won the award when the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction shared a video about… Read More
A huge dress rehearsal for regional earthquake disaster relief was supposed to happen next week until the ongoing pandemic forced its cancellation. The scrubbed Cascadia Rising exercise would have involved more than 22,000 participants – chiefly U.S. soldiers, sailors and airmen as well as state, local and tribal emergency planners. Some smaller drills are going ahead this Read More
Poster about heat related illness. Credit: Listen NWPB’s Johanna Bejarano reports on heat prevention (Runtime 0:52) Read High temperatures are expected across the country but not as severe in Washington.  Still, farmworkers in Central Washington will receive kits that will prepare them for any heat stress. WashMask is an organization supporting migrant and Read More
A photo of the new dental operatory at the Snake River Community Clinic in Lewiston. Courtesy of the Snake River Community Clinic. Read The Snake River Community Clinic in Lewiston is opening a new dental operating space to expand its services in the Lewis Clark Valley. The clinic provides free medical, dental and behavioral health… Read More
Travis Myklebust pulls out different components of what he calls the “big three” for overdose responses: the drug box, which includes injectable Naloxone, the airway bank, and the cardiac and monitor defibrillator. Photo by Rachel Sun Listen Overdoses and deaths related to the fentanyl-laced street drugs have been increasing.  Last year, the city of Lewiston… Read More
Red cheat grass blooming between vineyard rows, Tapteil Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA, Washington Andrea Johnson Listen (Runtime 1:21) Read Red Mountain Washington is world-renowned for its wine grape production. It’s unique character made it designated as an American Viticultural Area — known as A-V-A.  And now the A-V-A Alliance is welcoming folks back to Red… Read More
Paula Swedeen, a forest policy specialist for the Washington Environmental Council, walks through forest land adjacent to Mount Rainier National Park. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Listen Reporter Lauren Paterson tells us how now is the time to prepare for wildfire season. (Runtime 1:00) Read Jason Spadaro is the executive director of the Washington Forest Protection… Read More
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