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Sign-Up For Health Insurance Ends Saturday

The sign-up period for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange ends Saturday. While nationwide the enrollments are down compared to recent years, they seem to be right on track in Washington state.

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Spokane Public Radio is part of the Northwest News Network (N3), a public radio collaboration in Washington, Oregon and Idaho working together to bring more news to our listeners.

December Membership Drawing: Disney's The Lion King

This month SPR will be giving away two ticket packages to Disney's The Lion King presented by STCU Best of Broadway and WestCoast Entertainment .

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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Ryan Zinke is out as Secretary of the Interior.

Zinke will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year; his successor is expected to be announced next week.

On Saturday morning President Trump tweeted that Zinke is leaving after serving for almost two years. He said Zinke has accomplished much during his tenure, and thanked him for his service.

Wolves are making a big comeback in Germany, which is making some Germans uneasy.

Farmers and hunters drove the species out of the country over 150 years ago, but conditions for wolves became more welcoming in 1990, after Germany's reunification extended European endangered species protections to the eastern part of the country.

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This week in the Russia investigations: Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison ... Maria Butina pleaded guilty ... but the finish line looks no closer

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The Education Department hatches plan to fix troubled TEACH grant

The Education Department plans to erase debt for thousands of teachers whose TEACH grants were converted to loans, after an almost year-long NPR investigation into the troubled federal program.

Wa Health Plan finder

The sign-up period for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange ends Saturday.

While nationwide the enrollments are down compared to recent years, they seem to be right on track in Washington state.

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