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Region's Air Quality Worsens Due to Wildfire Smoke

With several fires burning in the Northwest, air quality has become a concern. The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency reports that the air classification in and around Spokane has moved between “moderate” and “unhealthy for sensitive groups” today.

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July Membership Drawing: Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival


The Trump administration has one week left to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite over 2,000 children separated at the border from their families suspected of entering the U.S. illegally.

Logistically, it's going to be tough for the government. The children were sent to dozens of different shelters and foster homes around the United States, in many cases, thousands of miles from their detained parents.

Then there are dozens more parents who've already been deported without their children, further complicating the reunification process.

David Green

Here is our full interview with Spokane CPA David Green.

Robbi Katherine Anthony

Here is our full interview with Robbi Katherine Anthony.

Scott Maclay

Here's our full interview with Scott Maclay.

Shelley Szambelan

Here is our full interview with Judge Shelley Szambelan.

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Karen Hardy

Here is our interview with state Senate candidate Karen Hardy.

"Tunnel Vision" by Chris Cook

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Sam Ligon reads "You People" by Nance Van Winckel

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Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe in Heaven Dead—and two collections of stories, Wonderland, illustrated by Stephen Knezovich, and Drift and Swerve. He’s co-editor, with Kate Lebo, of Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze. His stories have appeared in Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, and elsewhere. His essays appear in the Inlander. He teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, and is Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference.

Jessa Lewis

Here is our full interview with state Senate candidate Jessa Lewis.