Spokane http://nwpr.org en Pot Stores Open Around Washington http://nwpr.org/post/pot-stores-open-around-washington <p>Washington’s recreational marijuana market is open for business. From Seattle to Bellingham to Prosser, marijuana stores opened for business Tuesday. Excited customers lined up, dressed up and celebrated the end of pot prohibition. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has this wrap-up. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:58:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 48730 at http://nwpr.org Pot Stores Open Around Washington Gathering The Stories Of Northwest People "Left Out" Of History http://nwpr.org/post/gathering-stories-northwest-people-left-out-history <p>It started with the discovery of long-forgotten gravestones in a thicket of bramble and alder. That set one author on the faint trail of a feisty Native American woman and oyster farmer who lived in 19th century western Washington. The biographer is using the resulting book to inspire other Northwesterners - particularly tribal members. She wants to bring out the stories of people who, in her words, have been "left out of our histories." Correspondent Tom Banse reports from Oyster Bay in Mason County, Washington. Mon, 12 May 2014 14:31:32 +0000 Tom Banse 45763 at http://nwpr.org Gathering The Stories Of Northwest People "Left Out" Of History Inside The Box: School Districts Explore Solutions For Excessive Portable Classroom Use http://nwpr.org/post/inside-box-school-districts-explore-solutions-excessive-portable-classroom-use <p>Students around the Northwest go to school every day in portable classrooms. These classrooms are an affordable solution to budget-strapped districts that need more space. But they can be bad for student health and performance. That’s why some districts are moving away from portable classrooms.</p><p>One district in Spokane has found a solution.</p><p>Courtney Flatt brings us part 2 of our special series "Inside the Box." Thu, 08 May 2014 15:15:24 +0000 Ashley Ahearn & Courtney Flatt 45587 at http://nwpr.org Inside The Box: School Districts Explore Solutions For Excessive Portable Classroom Use Washington Gets Its First Charter School http://nwpr.org/post/washington-gets-its-first-charter-school <p>Spokane has approved Washington State’s first charter school after a unanimous vote by the city’s public school board.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:43:44 +0000 Kelsie Smith 40763 at http://nwpr.org Washington Gets Its First Charter School ABCD All It Takes For Low-Income Kids To Get A Dentist http://nwpr.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 14:34:40 +0000 Paige Browning 38086 at http://nwpr.org ABCD All It Takes For Low-Income Kids To Get A Dentist Creators Of 'Myst' Hope For Comeback With New Fan-Funded Game http://nwpr.org/post/creators-myst-hope-comeback-new-fan-funded-game <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/111513JR_MystReduxSUPER_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Northwest programmers behind the computer game Myst are now trying to write their next chapter.<p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:52:49 +0000 Jessica Robinson 37403 at http://nwpr.org Creators Of 'Myst' Hope For Comeback With New Fan-Funded Game Teens Charged As Adults, Plus A Surprising Claim In Court http://nwpr.org/post/teens-charged-adults-plus-surprising-claim-court <p></p><p>Two sixteen year olds accused of beating and robbing a world war two veteran will be tried as adults in Spokane County District Court. That’s just one new layer in the death of 88 year old Delbert Belton.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:39:20 +0000 Paige Browning 33271 at http://nwpr.org Police Finish Arrests, Bail Set For First Suspect In Vet Killing http://nwpr.org/post/police-finish-arrests-bail-set-first-suspect-vet-killing <p></p><p>A judge in Spokane has set a steep bail for the first of two 16-year-old males charged with 1st degree robbery and 1st degree murder. Both males are accused of robbing and beating to death 88-year old Delbert Belton, a World War II veteran.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:47:08 +0000 Paige Browning 33197 at http://nwpr.org Spokane Only School District In Washington Seeking To Choose Their Charter Schools http://nwpr.org/post/spokane-only-school-district-washington-seeking-choose-their-charter-schools <p>The Spokane School District wants to be allowed to consider applications from prospective charter schools.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:19:38 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 30359 at http://nwpr.org Slackline World Cup In U.S. For First Time, At Hoopfest http://nwpr.org/post/slackline-world-cup-us-first-time-hoopfest <p>7,000 or so basketball teams take to the streets of Spokane this weekend to play in the 24th annual Hoopfest. Hoopfest’s organizers have a new trick up their sleeves this year, which will bring athletes from around the world to compete in a different sport. Paige Browning has the story.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:46:30 +0000 Paige Browning 29859 at http://nwpr.org