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Mike Manus


The race for a county commission seat in northeast Washington's Pend Oreille County seems to center on one major issue, the possible siting of a controversial silicon smelter in Newport.

Firearms Initiative Certified for November Ballot

Jul 27, 2018

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has approved Initiative 1639 to be included on the November Ballot. 

The craft brewing industry in the Pacific Northwest is starting to feel pain from the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs. Those metals are made into beer cans, kegs and fermentation tanks.

Sheryl Miller

Here is our full interview with Sheryl Miller.

Jeff Pittman

Here's our full interview with Jeff Pittman.

Mike Manus

Hear our full interview with Commissioner Mike Manus.

The two biggest blood networks in the Pacific Northwest say the region's blood supply is suffering a critical shortage.

Boise State Public Radio

Idaho state officials today [Thursday] announced they’ve received more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars in federal grants to train nurses and others around the state to collect evidence of sexual assaults.

Doug Nadvornick

A group of concerned citizens has penned an open letter to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, urging the congresswoman to cease running an attack ad against Lisa Brown.

“Lisa Brown. Not just liberal. Dangerously liberal,” is the way the ad starts.

Mike Volz

Here's our full interview with Rep. Mike Volz.