Spokane Aids Network
Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

Local non-profits are counting on volunteers to finish 117 projects during Spokane Gives Week, which starts Saturday.
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest

The city of Spokane has set a goal to end veteran homelessness this year. A new program administered through Goodwill aims to help by giving landlords incentive to rent to veterans.

Bird Camera
City of Coeur d'Alene

As expected, ospreys have arrived in Coeur d'Alene to take over nesting platforms perched high above McEuen Park. But as of Sunday, only one of three platforms 70 feet above the park was spoken for. An osprey pair has called dibs on the south nest.

Washington Drought
Department of Ecology

Friday, Washington’s governor declared a drought emergency in about 44 percent of the state, and the Department of Ecology has taken the lead on preparedness.

  Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon present a preview of the Fourth Annual Get-Lit! Pie & Whiskey Reading. There will be pie. There will be whiskey. There will be readings about pie and whiskey! For more information, visit the Get-Lit! website.

  Eckart Preu stopped by the studio this morning to introduce the Spokane Symphony's 9th Classical concert of the season: Musical Sorcery. He also remembered Donald Thulean, conductor of the Spokane Symphony from 1962-1984, who passed away earlier this week.  

The Spokane Arts Commission has six new members and a new chair. Dean Davis of Dean Davis Photography became chair of the arts commission in January.

marijuana store
Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

The entire medical marijuana system in Washington will be going through some big changes. Governor Inslee has signed legislation that overhauls the way medical marijuana patients will get their prescription in the state.

Shar Lichty
Shar Lichty for Mayor

Spokane Mayor David Condon is up for election on the November ballot, and Shar Lichty has emerged as an opponent.  She’s a community organizer for Peace and Justice Action League and confirmed her candidacy this week.

Vaccine shot
Flickr / US Army Corps of Engineers

More students are complying with state law in the Spokane school district when it comes to immunizations. Washington state law says before a child can attend school , parents need to provide proof of immunization status, or have signed a certificate of exemption form.