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A Washington environmental organization says the state has the capacity to meet all of its energy needs with renewable energy sources.

The chief budget writer in the Washington state House of Representatives says it’s up to Democratic leaders whether he keeps his chairmanship following a rollover crash and his arrest for drunk driving last Saturday.

Now that the Winter Olympics have you pumped about snow sports, you might head into the hills for some real, live athletic feats. Conveniently, a ski area in north central Washington state has set up a luge sledding course.

Inland Journal, Feb. 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Inland Journal for February 15, 2018

    ▪    We’ll review the results of this week’s school levy and bond election in Spokane County.
    ▪    We’ll explore plans for a so-called eco-district in Spokane’s University District. Buildings in the neighborhood would share energy and work to use it more efficiently.  
    ▪    We’ll talk with a state representative from Coeur d’Alene who wants to make the Gem State a little more friendly for nursing mothers.
    ▪    We’ll hear a take on the current immigration debate with Ali Noorani from the National Immigration Forum, who spoke this week at Whitworth University.

Paul Amador

Rep. Paul Amador (R-Coeur d'Alene) is a new father. So it makes some sense that he’s also the prime sponsor of a bill that would shield mothers from arrest or ticketing when they breastfeed their children in public. Amador first told Doug Nadvornick about his bill last summer, before his wife gave birth, and he recently wrote to tell Doug his bill will get a hearing Monday in Boise.