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
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: www.weather.gov. 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
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
Courtesy of Community In Schools Listen (Runtime 3:20) Read A controversial tax in Benton County has raised more money than expected. Now commissioners are hearing proposals from community organizations requesting funds from the Public Safety Tax. Lupes Mares runs the non-profit organization Community in Schools, and came before the commissioners this month to request Read More
Justice Norma Rodriguez Listen (Runtime 3:21) Read Judges with unique backgrounds and life experiences bring invaluable perspectives according to a report by the Center for American Progress (CAP). And the first Latina judge appointed in Benton and Franklin county agrees. Norma Rodriguez knows the importance of diversity on the bench. Born to migrant farm workers… Read More
Starting June 1 people 18 and under can ride free. Listen (Runtime :47) Read Ben Franklin Transit–BFT– around Benton and Franklin counties, will offer free rides for all people eighteen and under starting June 1st.  This is a shift from a month ago when the BFT Board was considering cuts to the service. The change… Read More
E-scooters are available in Wenatchee. Photo from www.wenatcheewa.gov. Read People in Wenatchee can use scooters for transportation starting this week. Eighty to 100 scooters will be in service around the City for business and pleasure. It is part of an agreement between the City of Wenatchee and Bird. Rob Jammerman, Public Works Director at City… Read More
More Murrow News Stories PULLMAN, WASH -Now that COVID-19 restrictions have laxed, concerts are able to happen more frequently. This allowed for WSU’s Student Entertainment Board to host their first SpringFest event since 2019. However, SEB’s Director of Events Olivia Burdick, who spearheaded the event this year, detailed the struggles she and SEB faced Read More
Left to right: Jeb Selby, Paul Riebe, Nathan Knoeller. University of Idaho Vandaljack team members clearing limbs off of fallen trees. Listen Like the roots of northwest forests, the roots of the logging industry run deep in the region Read “Be safe. Don’t kill Makayla!” shouts Paul Riebe captain of the University of Idaho Vandaljacks… Read More
More Murrow News Stories PULLMAN, WASH – WSU has had a guest writer series available online throughout the entire semester. These involve guest lectures from novelists, Pulitzer Prize winners, and poets. “One of the best things about the writing series is the wide variety of writers,” said Karen Weatherman, a supporter and assistant in helping… Read More
More Murrow News Stories PULLMAN, WASH – The end of the school year means final exams, job hunting, and, for Master of Fine Arts Graduate Candidates, art museum exhibitions. “This particular show is about celebrating the accomplishments of the Fine Arts thesis students,” Debby Stinson, the Marketing and PR director for the museum, said. Six… Read More
More Murrow News Stories PULLMAN, WASH. – March eighth was the mark of International Women’s Day, but some people on campus felt that this day needed to be celebrated just a little longer. International Women’s Day lands at the beginning of Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias where people are asked to imagine… Read More
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