Some environmental groups say new standards regarding proposed fish consumption rules in Washington State put citizens’ health at risk. The department of Ecology has just closed the public comment period on proposed rules for fish consumption rates in the state. 

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A new film that looks at the journey of a lone wolf is playing in Spokane this week. 'OR-7, the Journey' tells the story of a male wolfs 1,000 mile journey from eastern Oregon to California, then back to the west side of Oregon State. 

For many workers, getting sick does not mean time off work. In fact, about 40,000 workers in Spokane do not have paid sick leave, according to the Spokane Alliance. That group, and city council members, announced today an ordinance to require paid sick leave for all Spokane workers.

Politicians from the local, state, and federal level are bracing for potentially negative effects of more oil train shipments rolling through our community. Tuesday, US Senator Maria Cantwell spoke in Spokane about her Crude-By-Rail Safety Act, which she introduced in D.C last week.

Kasidy Devlin, who plays Mordred in Westcoast Entertainment's Best of Broadway production of Camelot stopped by the station this morning to talk with Verne about the show.


The Spokane Symphony will present  Classics #8: Eastern Journeys this weekend at The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Conductor Eckart Preu, Daniel Cotter, clarinetist and boy soprano Amiel Elfert spoke with Verne Windham this morning to introduce the program 

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A well-known Spokane master builder of guitars and mandolins has recorded his first album. Buzz Vineyard may not be a household name, but many musicians around the world are familiar with his guitar work.


Emily Jones, Daniel McKeever and Phoebe Oosterhuis, all cast members in the Modern Theater production of God of Carnage stopped by the studio on Wednesday morning to speak with Verne Windham about the show which opens this weekend at The Modern Theater - Coeur d'Alene.


Bird Camera
City of Coeur d'Alene

The City of Coeur d'Alene has three new remote cameras in operation. But they're not to catch red-light runners - they're to catch ospreys doing osprey stuff. The cameras are installed atop 70-foot poles in the newly rebuilt McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d'Alene.

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Washington lawmakers have approved a measure allowing Washington State University to develop a medical school in Spokane. The bill awaits the governor’s signature. Now, WSU-Spokane leaders want lawmakers to consider funding.