Patrick McNally

Symphony Bassist Rebuilds Musical Skills After Stroke

We’ve come to Patrick McNally’s home north of Spokane to learn about his recovery from a stroke. This is National Stroke Awareness Month. McNally is a young man, 38, married with three kids. He’s played with the Spokane Symphony for about 11 years. And he remembers the day he felt his stroke symptoms.

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Bike Everywhere 2018

May is Bike Everywhere Month, and Spokane Public Radio was proud to once again be a Gold Wheel Sponsor, highlighting bike commuting to work, school, and everywhere! Join us all month long for bike friendly events!

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As tech companies and government agencies prepare to defend against possible Russian interference in the midterm elections, the Federal Election Commission has a different response: too soon.

The four commissioners on Thursday deadlocked, again, on proposals to consider new rules, for example, for foreign-influenced U.S. corporations and for politically active entities that don't disclose their donors.

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Several people were injured, a few critically, after two men set off a bomb inside an Indian restaurant near Toronto.

The Peel Regional Police said they received a call at 10:32 p.m. after two men detonated an improvised explosive device inside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in the city of Mississauga.

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Congressman Eliot Engel is the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Here's what he said on the House floor today when he learned that President Trump had pulled out of the summit with North Korea.

For Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 2018 could be defined by one word: judges.

More than any other issue or cause in this midterm election year, the Kentucky Republican says he is focusing the chamber's agenda on confirming as many of President Trump's lifetime judicial appointments as possible before the end of the year.

In an earthquake or wildfire or other disaster, you typically can’t bring your animals with you into a shelter. This is a reason why some people choose not to evacuate when they ought to.

Some Northwest localities have volunteer “Animals in Disaster” teams to handle pet rescue, preparedness and emergency sheltering tasks. Cannon Beach is the latest to establish one.

An Australian woman was sentenced to die by a Malaysian appeals court on Thursday after being convicted of drug trafficking in the country.

Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto's lawyer says the ruling will be appealed.

"An appeal will be filed in the Federal Court — the final appeal," lawyer Muhamed Shafee told CNN.

Exposto, 54, was arrested in December 2014 in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur on her way home to Sydney from Shanghai.

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