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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Tutu's GU Commencement Speech
4:53 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Archbishop Tutu’s Address At Gonzaga Focuses On Human Equality

Archbishop Desmond Tutu mixed humor with a serious message in his commencement speech for Gonzaga University's the graduating class.
Photo credit: Wikimedia user Elke Wetzig Wikimedia Commons

At Gonzaga University’s commencement, Archbishop Desmond Tutu mixed humor with a serious message to the graduating class.

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Export-Import Bank Bill
4:40 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Cantwell Hopes Senate Republicans Will Vote To Continue Export-Import Bank

Senator Maria Cantwell said the bank helps fund international trade out of states like Washington.
United States Senate

On Monday the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the Export-Import Bank bill, which passed overwhelmingly in the House last week. In a trip to Spokane on Friday, Senator Maria Cantwell said the bank helps fund international trade out of states like Washington. She says the bank’s authorization expires at the end of the month.

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North Spokane Corridor
4:44 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Cantwell Says Grant Would Give Needed Boost For North Spokane Corridor

Senator Maria Cantwell and Spokane’s Mayor Condon implore the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer a grant for the North Spokane Corridor.
United States Senate

Senator Maria Cantwell and Spokane’s Mayor Condon implore the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer a grant for the North Spokane Corridor.

US Senator Cantwell says the corridor is the missing link in the Eastern Washington transportation system.

“In fact the North Spokane Corridor is my top project priority and so that’s why we are here today, to say that we want to see this funding.”

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Washington Liquor Curfew
6:08 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Wash. State Liquor Board Holds Final Hearing On Sales Curfew

SPOKANE -- The state liquor board visits Spokane Monday for a hearing about the hours of alcohol sales. SPR’s Paige Browning tells us some think 2:00 am is too early to shut off the taps.

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Northwest News
10:21 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Researcher Receives Funds to Study Why Humans Sleep

Why is sleep so necessary? Scientists Jonathan Wisor hopes to find out.
Roger Rossing/Deutsche Fotothek Wikimedia Commons

   
A scientist at Spokane’s Riverpoint campus has received a large grant to study one question: why do humans sleep? 

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Colombian Activist
5:12 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Former Colombian Hostage To Share Her Story In Spokane

Ingrid Betancourt
Photo by Fabio Gismondi Wikimedia Commons

SPOKANE -- A former hostage to the Colombian guerrilla army will tell her story in Spokane on Wednesday. Ingrid Betancourt ran for the Colombian presidential seat in 2002. Her run came to a quick end when the FARC guerilla army captured her, and held her for more than six years in the jungle. Paige Browning has more on the activist’s only public appearance in the U.S. this year.

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Spokane Tribal Casino
5:16 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Spokane Tribe Moves Forward In Plans For Resort Casino, Amidst Opposition

SPOKANE -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians just received a list of federal guidelines for their proposed casino project in Airway Heights. Along with the document came a new round of opposition. Paige Browning has more.

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Young Voter Registration Bill
4:26 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Young Voter Registration Bill Dies, but the Fight's Not Over

Washington Bus is the organization sponsoring the bill for young voter pre-registration.
Photo credit: Washingtonbus.org Courtesy of Washington Bus

As lawmakers face a pressing deadline for Washington’s legislative session, the budget remains their priority. Other issues have been pushed aside, like a bill supported by a group of politically charged young people.

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Republican Caucus
5:07 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Ron Paul Draws Fervent Crowd Of Supporters In Spokane

Congressman Ron Paul visited Spokane ahead of Saturday's Republican Caucus.
United States House of Representatives

On the day before Washington’s republican caucus, presidential contender Ron Paul visited Spokane for his second time.

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Animal Rescue
6:18 am
Mon February 27, 2012

After Investigation, Rescue Specialists Work To Save Animals

The logo of Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, an animal rescue service involved in the investigation.
Photo courtesy SCRAPS

ELK, Wash. -- A team of national animal rescue specialists have flown into Spokane to help relocate and treat about 75 horses, goats, and other animals. Paige Browning has more on a search warrant that led to a dire farm discovery.

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