Doug Nadvornick

Program Director, News Director, Inland Journal Host

One of the Northwest's most seasoned reporters is returning to his SPR roots. Doug Nadvornick will be heard frequently on KPBX and KSFC reporting on local news.

Doug concurrently is the program director of the Washington State University Health Sciences educational TV cable channel in Spokane. For the past few years, Doug provided communications outreach for the WSU College of Medicine. By no small coincidence, Doug is an alum of WSU.

Doug's previous radio work includes news director for SPR, founding program director for KSFC, and Inland Northwest Correspondent for the Northwest News Network. He worked in commercial radio, at the weekly Pacific Northwest Inlander newspaper.

Doug's memorable moment in public radio: "Going into the mountains with a hydrologist who was collecting snow samples. That made for one of the best 'sound' stories I've ever produced."

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UPDATE August 29 at 10 a.m. : The Spokane Education Association and Spokane School District have come to an agreement on a new contract. No details have been released. The proposal will go to union members, perhaps later this week, for their approval.

Meanwhile, West Valley teachers ratified their new contract at a meeting Tuesday evening.

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(Updated at 11:05 am)

Spokane police are investigating the fatal shooting of a suspect believed to be connected to an armed robbery at the Safeway store on Northwest Boulevard Tuesday morning.

One student from Freeman High School was killed this morning in a shooting at the school. Spokane County authorities have arrested one person in connection with that.

Three other students were also hit by gunfire and taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

"We have three teenagers with us and they’re all doing well. They’re stable at this point. One will be requiring some surgery later this afternoon,” said trauma surgeon Dr. Mike Moore.

He wouldn’t elaborate on the students’ injuries. Their parents have joined them at the hospital.