Paige Browning http://www.kplu.org en Fire Community Bands Together For Resources, Animals, Mental Health http://www.kplu.org/post/fire-community-bands-together-resources-animals-mental-health <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160317462&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The Carlton Complex fire has consumed 300 homes in north-central Washington, the Okanogan County sheriff said Friday. It’s too soon for many people to know what they lost in the fire, including homes, orchards, livestock and pets.</p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:53:35 +0000 Paige Browning 17872 at http://www.kplu.org Fire Community Bands Together For Resources, Animals, Mental Health How Wash. State Married 3,500 Same-Sex Couples In One Day http://www.kplu.org/post/how-wash-state-married-3500-same-sex-couples-one-day <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156896937&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>More than 3,000 same-sex couples can say Monday, June 3was their wedding day in Washington. The marriages came not through ceremonies, but by paperwork for people in domestic partnerships.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:18:21 +0000 Paige Browning 17514 at http://www.kplu.org How Wash. State Married 3,500 Same-Sex Couples In One Day McMorris Rodgers Joins Politicians Questioning Bergdahl's Release http://www.kplu.org/post/mcmorris-rodgers-joins-politicians-questioning-bergdahls-release <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 14.40143871307373px;">Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is among the elected officials speaking up this week about the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 14.40143871307373px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">McMorris&nbsp;Rodgers, who represents eastern Washington, said she joins every American in welcoming home </span>Bergdahl<span style="font-size: 12px;">, but says it is important we get clarity on how the prisoner swap came about between the Obama administration and Taliban leaders.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:37:14 +0000 Paige Browning 16937 at http://www.kplu.org McMorris Rodgers Joins Politicians Questioning Bergdahl's Release PCB Product Bill On Wash. Governor’s Desk http://www.kplu.org/post/pcb-product-bill-wash-governor-s-desk <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state bill to limit the purchase of PCB-containing products is heading to the Washington governor’s desk. The state Senate on Tuesday approved final changes to the bill, which the sponsor says could lower river pollution levels.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:12:56 +0000 Paige Browning 14733 at http://www.kplu.org PCB Product Bill On Wash. Governor’s Desk 'David Versus Goliath Race' For McMorris Rodgers' Congressional Seat http://www.kplu.org/post/david-versus-goliath-race-mcmorris-rodgers-congressional-seat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The race has begun for candidates vying to oust Cathy </span>McMorris<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rodgers from Congress. A Spokane businessman on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the seat that represents eastern Washington.</span></p><p>More than 30 years ago, Dave Wilson founded the computer training school Interface College. This year, he’s running as an independent for U.S. Congress.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:12:04 +0000 Paige Browning 14104 at http://www.kplu.org 'David Versus Goliath Race' For McMorris Rodgers' Congressional Seat ABCD All it Takes for Low-Income Kids to Get a Dentist http://www.kplu.org/post/abcd-all-it-takes-low-income-kids-get-dentist <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When a child’s first tooth erupts, the American Dental Association recommends parents get them into the dentist. For low-income families, that sometimes isn't an option. But Washington’s low-income kids have more dentist visits than in any other state.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Paige Browning 11351 at http://www.kplu.org Gonzaga President Signs Pledge for Environmental Stewardship http://www.kplu.org/post/gonzaga-president-signs-pledge-environmental-stewardship <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gonzaga University has joined the official Catholic movement in support of environmental stewardship.</span></p><p>On Monday, Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh and the president of Gonzaga Preparatory high school both signed the St. Francis Pledge. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:06:31 +0000 Paige Browning 10334 at http://www.kplu.org Gonzaga President Signs Pledge for Environmental Stewardship Register to vote on Facebook? Soon, says Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/register-vote-facebook-soon-says-washington <p>As early as next week, Washington residents will be able to register to vote on Facebook.</p><p>The idea started coming to life last fall: Create a web application for voter registration. Secretary of State Sam Reed worked with Facebook and Microsoft Corporation on the app.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 03:58:35 +0000 Paige Browning 5638 at http://www.kplu.org Register to vote on Facebook? Soon, says Washington Sleep: We all do it, but why? http://www.kplu.org/post/sleep-we-all-do-it-why <p>A scientist at Spokane&rsquo;s Riverpoint campus has received a large grant to study one question: Why do humans sleep?</p><p>Scientist Jonathan Wisor has received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the brain processes glucose, which the body uses as a primary energy source.</p><p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:10:14 +0000 Paige Browning 4618 at http://www.kplu.org Sleep: We all do it, but why? Gingrich 'astonished' by Obama's apology; fans come out for Newt in Spokane http://www.kplu.org/post/gingrich-astonished-obamas-apology-fans-come-out-newt-spokane <p>Newt Gingrich told fans in Spokane yesterday that he&rsquo;s astonished President Obama apologized to Afghan authorities for the burning of Muslim Holy Books by U.S. soldiers. Obama expressed remorse that a military base burned copies of the Quran in a garbage pile.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:52:53 +0000 Paige Browning 4240 at http://www.kplu.org Gingrich 'astonished' by Obama's apology; fans come out for Newt in Spokane Not all domestic partners are ready for gay marriage http://www.kplu.org/post/not-all-domestic-partners-are-ready-gay-marriage <p>Wednesday night the Washington State Senate voted in support of same-sex marriages by a 28 to 21 vote. Gay and lesbian citizens around the state support the idea, but for some, wedding bells don&rsquo;t sound so appealing.</p><p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:30:05 +0000 Paige Browning 4037 at http://www.kplu.org Not all domestic partners are ready for gay marriage Occupy Spokane to host panel for 'Occupy the Courts' day http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-spokane-host-panel-occupy-courts-day <p>SPOKANE, Wash. &ndash; Occupy Wall Street has officially endorsed &quot;Move to Amend the Constitution&quot; as a primary mission.</p><p>Spokane groups will mobilize tomorrow as part of a nationwide effort called Occupy the Courts. It&rsquo;s a move to urge lawmakers to rethink the Citizens United decision, passed two years ago tomorrow. Concluding that &ldquo;corporations are people,&quot; the Citizens United decision overruled precedents that blocked corporate spending on political campaigns. Now, corporations can support or oppose candidates and contribute freely.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:58:35 +0000 Paige Browning 3810 at http://www.kplu.org Depleting water levels could mean death of Wash. family farms http://www.kplu.org/post/depleting-water-levels-could-mean-death-wash-family-farms <p>Spokane, Wash. &ndash; Thursday&rsquo;s Washington Supreme Court holding that large livestock operations need not have permits for the water they pump could spell ruin for small farmers.</p><p>Depleting water levels could mean the death of family farms in Eastern Washington.</p><p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:51:18 +0000 Paige Browning 3557 at http://www.kplu.org