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Updated July 2020
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Inland Journal is a half-hour public affairs program that includes news features and interviews produced by SPR staff, reporters from the Northwest News Network (N3) and others. The program has a regional focus that reflects the broad listening area of Spokane Public Radio.
 
Northwest Public Radio is a participant and contributor in the Northwest News Network (N3), a collaboration of public radio stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Our reporters bring a regional perspective to coverage of Northwest states government, environment, economy, and other news of widespread interest to residents of the Northwest. Regional news on Northwest Public Radio is a part of Morning Edition every weekday morning, and All Things Considered in the afternoons.
 
Reality News covers top stories, both national and international. Also, explore the dark side of the sunshine state. Many RNN News episodes explore the search for lost democracy in Northwest Florida. Suspicious jail torture/killings are frequent here and often the theme of the newscast. Follow this series in it's entirety by visiting the RNN NEWS library at Reality News Network. www.realitynews.net.
 
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A leading Republican candidate for Washington governor is being accused of mishandling a child sexual abuse investigation in Ferry County. A lawsuit filed in 2017 claims that Loren Culp and two other law enforcement officers didn’t properly investigate the claims of a 17-year-old girl, who said she’d been molested by a relative since she was five. …
 
Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we’ll spend a few minutes with two Spokane doctors who have been very involved with the care of Covid patients. Drs. Dan Getz and Ben Arthurs briefed reporters on Wednesday about the situations in their respective hospitals when it comes to treating people who are battling the coronavirus. Getz is the chief medi…
 
The Tri-Cities has seen what Gov. Jay Inslee called an “astronomical increase” in COVID cases. In a visit Tuesday, he said local officials have asked him to implement stricter mask requirements. They also asked to open more small businesses. About 10 protesters – one wearing a T-shirt that read “Inslee is Non-essential” and none appearing to wear m…
 
Ten years ago, Breean Beggs was an outsider waging a battle to make the Spokane Police Department more transparent and accountable when he got a letter from a city attorney. At the time, Beggs, a lawyer, represented the family of Otto Zehm, who was killed by police in 2006 , and city council members were sounding him out about the creation of an in…
 
At Christmastime last December, Sharon Gowdey was a healthy 56-year-old woman with Down syndrome. A video from a holiday party shows her in a Santa hat dancing to a Michael Jackson song as strobe lights light up the dance floor. Four months later, Gowdey was dead of COVID-19 . “When they turned the ventilator off, it was less than five minutes and …
 
On May 30, David Cruz died of COVID-19, before he could finish remodeling his Yakima home. Cruz, 60, had only replaced about a quarter of the old darkened roof tiles with clean green ones. Old gutters lie in his backyard waiting to be replaced. His wife, Reyna Cruz, and four children have taken over repainting the interior of their house. Yakima Co…
 
It’s hard to imagine maintaining social distance among 42,000 people, which is what the Spokane Interstate Fair draws on a typical Saturday. “If you’ve ever been on our food row, those lines snake into each other and everyone’s touching each other just to get through there,” says Erin Gurtel, Spokane’s fair director and vice president of the Washin…
 
For many outdoor recreation guides, the past few months stuck at home have been different than any other spring in recent memory. “We make a joke that the mountains are closed, which just seems odd to say,” Mick Pearson says. Pearson runs Kaf Adventures, an outdoor education and adventure travel company based in Seattle. He’s used to guiding small …
 
When Mordecai Cochrane was found passed out behind the wheel of his Toyota Avalon by Spokane police in the dead of night, he’d been tested for coronavirus the day before, but was waiting for results. Five days later, he was back behind the wheel, driving at night with his lights off and with too many people in the car. Cochrane again encountered po…
 
A Cessna commuter plane retrofitted in Washington state has taken the crown of biggest all-electric airplane now flying. Redmond, Washington-based electric motor maker MagniX teamed up with flight testing contractor AeroTEC to convert a 10-passenger, single engine Cessna 208B Grand Caravan to fly on battery power.…
 
When Marcus Aaron Luke runs fast, everything feels slow. “You feel every small step,” he says. “You feel every small detail.” But in the pandemic year of 2020, he’s missed a lot of important details of his last year of high school. Luke was a leader on his varsity track team, and also as a senior at Pendleton High School in northeastern Oregon. He …
 
Just as the sun rises over the Yakima Valley on May 14, more than 100 workers drive their vehicles off Monson Fruit property in Selah, north of Yakima. They’re walking off the job because they’re angry and afraid. Striking Monson workers say they were told by management that at least seven employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and they worry …
 
The coronavirus is spreading a pandemic of disappointment among Pacific Northwest families and camp counselors via the widespread cancellation of traditional sleepaway summer camps. But some camp operators in Washington state and north Idaho are waiting to make the final call for this summer in hopes that overnight camps can still take place -- alb…
 
Earlier this year, there was only one electric school bus in the entire state of Washington. By this fall, the electric school bus fleet should be vastly expanding. Forty new buses may transport students in districts throughout the state possibly starting in the fall — assuming in-person classes are back on. One bus will land in the Republic School…
 
NOTE : This story is a collaboration between the public media Northwest News Network, Spokane Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Spokesman-Review. The black-and-white images of the 16-mile high stanchion of ash give a false impression. The photos of Mount St. Helens’ eruption taken on May 18, 1980, suggest a cataclysm that remains …
 
In the days leading up to the May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption 40 years ago, Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies tried to prevent people from getting too close to the growling, shaking mountain. Not everyone listened, and public pressure grew great enough for law enforcement to relent. The day before the volcano blew and killed 57 people — maki…
 
Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins was a first grader on a school camping trip near Mount St. Helens when the volcano erupted on May 18, 1980. Austin recently unearthed his scrapbook from that time and interviewed several others who were on that memorable trip. On this 40th anniversary of the eruption, Austin recounts their harrowing escape. On M…
 
When Washington Gov. Jay Inslee first issued his stay home order in mid-March, Deanna Martinez was supportive. A registered nurse from Moses Lake who’s active in Republican politics, Martinez thought the Democratic governor’s drastic action was necessary to stem the spread of COVID-19. “I felt like Inslee really did do the right thing as quickly as…
 
For the second time in a month, opponents of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s extended “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order – many of them openly carrying firearms -- rallied at the state Capitol Saturday in an event that brought together sign-waving citizens, conservative state legislators, Republican and Libertarian candidates for public office and member…
 
Updated May 11, 2020, 5 p.m. PT: After weeks of no new cases, at least 34 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kittitas County. That’s after county health workers tested nearly 170 employees at a food processing plant in Ellensburg to investigate a suspected outbreak. The plant, owned by Twin City Foods, will remain closed until at least …
 
Our new Inland Journal podcast features a chat with Spokane County Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz. We’ll hear about an isolation facility at the Spokane County Fairgrounds where people who were exposed to the coronavirus and show symptoms (or who have symptoms of flu or the cold) can stay if they have nowhere safe to go. We’ll also talk about expanded…
 
Today on Inland Journal, advocates who work with domestic violence survivors worry all this time at home may put their clients in danger. Spokane County has released inmates from its jails to protect them from the coronavirus. We’ll about concerns about that members of the Smart Justice Spokane Coalition And what’s medical education without in-pers…
 
Today on Inland Journal, people and companies are busy making personal protective equipment for people who are exposed to the coronavirus. We talk with the director of one Coeur d’Alene company. We talk with a hospital CEO in Omak about the struggles there and what his facility is doing to stay afloat. A Spokane dentist tells us how practices have …
 
Today on Inland Journal and the Inland Journal podcast, the states of Washington and Idaho are now both in ‘stay-at-home mode.’ Spokane County officials stay consistent with the “social distancing” message, but not everyone is listening. An employee at Fairchild Air Force Base tries to explain the coronavirus and its ripples in a new book for child…
 
Today on Inland Journal and the Inland Journal podcast, the coronavirus hijacked the Washington legislative session during its last couple of weeks. Lawmakers worked to approve a $200 million package aimed at helping people affected by Covid-19. We’ll talk with two Spokane area legislators about that and other accomplishments from the session. Coro…
 
Today on Inland Journal, we look at Washington’s foster care system. This fall, Ross Hunter, the head of Washington’s Department of Children, Youth and Families wrote a column for his agency’s website. He talked about his department’s plans to improve the foster care system, both for children and for foster families. Washington, he says, has about …
 
Today on the Inland Journal podcast, brewing with a social purpose. We bring you the story of two Spokane home brewers who have just launched what they call a “social purpose corporation brewery.” “Our mission statement is the provide the Inland Northwest with high quality craft beer with a social cause and that is to help fund biomedical research …
 
Washington voters will likely get to weigh in on police use of deadly force. A ballot measure on that subject turned in around 360,000 voter signatures Thursday afternoon. That should be more than enough to qualify for consideration by the Washington Legislature and then probably go to the statewide ballot in 2018.…
 
Home prices continued to climb in Seattle and Portland at some of the fastest rates in the country this year. The latest data show Seattle is still the nation’s hottest market. According to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index , the price of a typical single family home in Seattle rose twice as fast as the national average this year—nearly 12 percent.…
 
Nostalgia is flowing freely in the skies this week as Delta Air Lines takes its remaining Boeing 747 jumbo jets on a farewell tour. They're the last of the iconic jumbos in U.S. passenger service. The swan song stopped at Delta's main hubs, including SeaTac. It also landed at the jet’s birthplace, Boeing's wide body assembly plant in Everett.…
 
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