Gov. Inslee's security unit balloons as he travels U.S. for presidential campaign

To keep up with Gov. Jay Inslee as he campaigns around the country for president, the Washington State Patrol is preparing to nearly double the size and more than double the budget of the specialty unit that protects him.

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"Confronting Homelessness" Two Live Call-Ins March 26 and 28

As part of its “Confronting Homelessness” series of public forums, Spokane Public Radio will host two live call-in programs to discuss the current state of homelessness in the Inland Northwest as well as future initiatives. Tuesday, March 26, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 6-7 p.m. Both call-ins will be broadcast live on KPBX 91.1 FM and KSFC 91.9, and streaming online at SpokanePublicRadio.org. Call 800-328-5729 to ask your question live on the air.

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2019 Homelessness Forum: Hour One

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Spokane Public Radio reporter Steve Jackson hosted a panel of regional experts to discuss the current state of homelessness in the Inland Northwest, as well as future initiatives.

2019 Homelessness Forum: Hour Two

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Spokane Public Radio reporter Steve Jackson hosted a panel of regional experts to discuss the current state of homelessness in the Inland Northwest, as well as future initiatives.

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Highly attractive businesswomen are considered to be less trustworthy, less truthful and more deserving to be fired, according to a researcher at Washington State University. Her provocative findings were just published online in the peer-reviewed gender studies journal Sex Roles.

Thailand's main opposition is leading the ruling military junta's party in national elections, but no clear-cut winner has been determined from Sunday's vote, amid confusion and complaints of voting irregularities.

With more election results still to be announced, both of the leading parties say they're working to form Thailand's next government.

"Captain Marvel was the subject of scrutiny and criticism before anyone had even seen it, mostly from Internet trolls who seemed to take issue with a woman in the lead role, a first for a Marvel film. It made a boatload of money anyway, but is it any good? Nathan Weinbender takes a look at the first bona fide blockbuster of 2019.

Nathan Weinbender is the Film and Music Editor for the Inlander and a co-host of Spokane Public Radio's "Movies 101," heard Friday evenings at 6:30 here on KPBX.

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collection Book of Exodus, published in 2017, and the forthcoming chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin, winner of the 2018 Open Country Press Chapbook Contest. She lives in Spokane.

It was a telling moment: David Wallace-Wells, author of the new book The Uninhabitable Earth, was making an appearance on MSNBC's talk show Morning Joe. He took viewers through scientific projections for drowned cities, death by heat stroke and a massive, endless refugee crisis — due to climate change. As the interview closed, one of the show's hosts, Willie Geist, looked to Wallace-Wells and said, "Let's end on some hope."

Scott Walker, a pop singer who gave up stardom to carve out one of the most original and uncompromising careers in modern music, died Friday. He was 76. His record label, 4AD, announced Walker's death on Monday morning. No other details were provided.

Walker was best known for his work with blue-eyed soul trio The Walker Brothers in the 1960s, but it was his late-career trilogy of challenging art-rock albums that defined his reputation as one of avant-garde music's most electrifying auteurs.

Partisan gerrymandering is back at the U.S. Supreme Court.

A year and a pivotal justice's retirement after the high court dodged the question, those seeking to break the political stranglehold over legislative redistricting are urging the justices to draw a line beyond which the Republican and Democratic parties cannot go in entrenching their political power, sometimes for decades at a time.

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