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Frustrated And Broke, Washington Counties Consider Suing State

Apr 5, 2018

After years of pleading with the state Legislature for more state funding, Washington's 39 counties could decide this year whether to file a lawsuit against the state over unfunded mandates.

North Idaho Snowpack Continues Above Average

Apr 5, 2018
Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho

Wet weather over the next few days will add to Northern Idaho’s already abundant water supply.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service released its new forecast Thursday.

Inland Journal, April 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018

Inland Journal for April 5, 2018

    ▪    We’ll visit the city of Spokane’s new DUI court, which is three months into existence. Its goal is to work with people arrested for driving under the influence, help them through the legal system and with their addictions.
    ▪    We’ll hear how people in the U.S. illegally may be treated differently, depending on where in Washington they live. We’ll see it through the eyes of a young man who fights wildfires in the Okanogan Valley.
    ▪    And we’ll look ahead at a series of programs we’ll run next week called “Plan Well, Age Well.” We’ll talk with experts in the field of elder law, long-term and Medicare insurance, financial planning, caregiving, elder housing and other areas.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

This week, KSFC will air a four-part series that focuses on preparing for getting older. We’re calling it "Plan Well, Age Well." The programs will air from 10-to-11 am Tuesday through Friday (April 10-13) on KSFC. That’s 91.9 FM in Spokane, 100.3 FM in Coeur d’Alene.

Our partners in this project are members of the Spokane Elder Resource Team. Their professionals will be in our studios each day, answering my questions and yours.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

The city of Spokane’s new DUI court is a voluntary program for those convicted of Driving Under the Influence.

“A DUI court is an intensive therapeutic court and it’s intended to assist a person through treatment and getting into recovery," said Tracy Staab, the court's presiding judge.