Paige Browning

Correspondent, Spokane Public Radio

A native of Spokane, and graduate of Lewis and Clark High School, Paige first worked in radio as a DJ at her college radio station, KBGA-Missoula, where she quickly jumped into reporting and anchoring news. While her interest in radio as a public service runs deep, she also brings experience in producing and directing documentary films and TV magazine shows. Paige and her classmates completed four shows for Montana PBS as students at the University of Montana, two of which were nominees for a Northwest Academy of Arts and Sciences student Emmy award. After graduating, Paige traveled as a Collegiate Development Consultant for a women’s leadership fraternity, visiting over 20 universities throughout North America. To maintain her interest in journalism while traveling, she wrote for two blogs and recorded video and audio for her organization. Now, she has more energy than ever for reporting news, and her goal is to bring the best quality, highest priority, relevant, and entertaining news to SPR. When Paige is not on air, she’s probably skiing, volunteering, or discovering new bands and artists.

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DOJ Spokane Police
4:50 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

DOJ: Spokane Not Excessive With Force; Troubled With Admin Problems

The US Department of Justice has found leadership was lacking amongst Spokane police for more than eight years. This came in a list of 42 recommendations handed down by the federal COPS program to the Spokane Police Department Friday.

The recommendations came after the police department requested a federal review of its use of force practices. It stems from a 2006 case, in which Spokane man Otto Zehm was beaten by police and died.

COPS Director Ron Davis says they reviewed more than 200 use-of-force cases from the past five years.

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New Medical School
5:12 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Gonzaga and Legislature Enter Medical School Conversation

The Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building on the WSU Spokane campus is used by medical students.
Credit Paige Browning

This week both Washington State University and University of Washington revealed their next moves in developing a Spokane medical school.

UW has asked Gonzaga University to consider a medical education partnership, now that UW and WSU dissolved their Spokane program. GU President Thayne McCulloh says a partnership is not set in stone.

“Gonzaga wants to be an active part of the and we are looking forward to opportunities to talk more broadly about what role Spokane sees Gonzaga playing,” McCulloh says.

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Washington Supreme Court
7:25 am
Fri October 3, 2014

WA High Court At Gonzaga Hears Case Of Multiple Offenders

Washington’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments at Gonzaga University’s law school Thursday. Students and community members grabbed seats to watch three hearings, one of which originated in Spokane.

Justice Mary Fairhurst attended Gonzaga as an undergrad and law student, and says they try to take the court on the road three times a year. She says the case of State of Washington versus Jason Allen Graham, a Spokane man, was a good fit to bring on the road.

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Charter Schools
5:26 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Spokane Approves Second Charter School

Wednesday night the Spokane Public Schools board authorized a second charter school for the district: Spokane International Academy.
Credit Christopher Sessums / Flickr

Wednesday night, the Spokane Public Schools board authorized a second charter school for the district: Spokane International Academy. The board approved its first charter school Pride Prep in January.

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WSU Med School
7:21 am
Thu September 18, 2014

WSU Plans Med School While UW Highlights Flaws

Washington State University
Credit Orin Blomberg / Flickr

Washington State University leaders announced plans Wednesday for a medical school in Spokane. School leaders approved the idea last week, which has the University of Washington on edge about its own Spokane program.

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WSU Medical School
10:48 am
Fri September 12, 2014

WSU 'Well Positioned' To Develop Own Medical School

Washington State University
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By Friday morning, Washington State University leaders could approve one of the biggest educational ventures the school has seen in decades. A new report shows WSU is ready for a full-fledged medical school in Spokane.

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Coal Exports
6:36 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Comments On Coal Trains Brings Out Hundreds In Spokane

About 450 people turned out for the public hearing in Spokane last night on a proposed coal shipping facility in southwest Washington. It was the second of five statewide hearings hosted by the state Department of Ecology, Army Corps of Engineers, and Cowlitz County.

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Arrests
6:47 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Police Finish Arrests, Bail Set For First Suspect In Vet Killing

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.

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Police Surveillance
6:10 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Unregulated Police Surveillance Catches Crime In Spokane

Automatic license plate readers are installed on two Spokane police vehicles.
Credit Paige Browning

Regulating government surveillance in Spokane took the spotlight in Monday’s city council meeting. But the newest, flashiest police equipment is being ignored under city regulations.

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Civil Rights
7:03 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Coeur d'Alene Makes Waves With Gay, Lesbian Ordinance

The reaction is split in Coeur d’Alene after the city council passed an ordinance banning gay and lesbian discrimination Tuesday night.

Paige Browning reports.


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