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The Colville Confederated Tribes are trying a bold experiment this year, growing their first hemp crop.

They have planted sixty acres in hemp this summer, a project that has taken some time to come to fruition. The crop was planted late in the season as it took some time to legally procure the seeds, which eventually came from the Czech Republic.

Three challengers are looking to unseat Spokane city councilman Breean Beggs in Spokane’s second District.

All three opponents are expressing concerns that the current city council is spending too much time on issues that are outside the purview of what the council should be focusing on.

Today we look at candidate Bruce Vonada
 


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Three challengers are looking to unseat Spokane city councilman Breean Beggs in Spokane’s second District, which covers much of the south hill.

All three opponents say Beggs and the current city are wasting time on frivolous issues, and should stick to the more important business of running a city and focus on basic issues.

Today we look Beggs' own read on how he and the council have been doing.


Three challengers are looking to unseat Spokane city councilman Breean Beggs in Spokane’s second District. All three opponents are expressing concerns that the current city council is spending too much time on issues that are outside the purview of what the council should be focusing on.

Today we look at candidate Tony Kiepe.

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Three challengers are looking to unseat Spokane city councilman Breean Beggs in Spokane’s second District.

The three opponents all say the current city council is spending too much time on issues that are outside the purview of what the council should be focusing on.

Today we look at candidate Andy Dunau.


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If you’ve been noticing a large number of vintage sports cars in gorgeous colors and shapes around Spokane today and wondering of some event is happening, you guessed right.

It’s the annual national meeting of Porsche enthusiasts, an event called the Porsche Parade.

The 2017 National Porsche Parade has come to town, bringing an estimated 2,500 enthusiasts and literally hundreds of the classic German sports cars to Spokane this week.

Several northwest congressional members have proposed legislation that would override a federal judge’s ruling that called a plan to restore endangered salmon inadequate.

Last year, a federal judge ruled that a plan to restore salmon runs called the “biological opinion” did not do enough to protect the fish. It was the 4th time a federal judge had ruled against various federal plans to save endangered salmon on the Columbia and Snake River systems.

The proposed Senate health care plan is coming under fire from some in Washington state who fear what the changes could bring to the thousands who were able to get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, as well as facilities that treat them.

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A local watchdog environmental group has given Hangman Creek a failing grade when it comes to health of the waterway.

The Spokane Riverkeeper says Hangman Creek deserves an F grade , because of what it called “thermal” pollution, and also presence of too much nitrogen and phosphorus.

Riverkeeper Jerry White says once robust fish populations are in decline, and much of it has to do with the removal of trees and vegetation along the creeks bank.

One local airport official is not happy with a call by President Trump to privatize the nation’s air traffic controllers.

On Monday, President Trump called for removing air traffic controllers from the purview of the Federal Aviation Administration. While some airline officials joined the president and supported his announcement, the proposal is not finding favor with the CEO of Spokane Airports, which includes Spokane International and Felts Field.

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