Central Washington Fire District Will Use Goats To Reduce Fire Risk Around Wenatchee

Homes in one Central Washington city may be a little better protected from wildfires this season, thanks to a herd ofgoats. In June 2015, the Sleepy Hollow Fire burned to the edge of Wenatchee. Flames rushed through, consuming brush and cheatgrass and quickly destroying 28 homes and threebusinesses. Now, with the help of a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant, firefighters are getting rid of some of those grasses to better protecthomes. Chelan County Fire District 1 Chief Brian Brett...

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June Membership Drawing: Les Misérables!

For our June Membership Drawing, SPR will give away FOUR PAIRS of tickets to STCU Best Of Broadway's Les Mis é rables , the musical phenomenon with new staging and reimagined scenery.

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John Keeble is the author of eight books, including the new novel The Appointment: The Tale of Adaline Carson, a fictionalized account of the daughter of the famous frontiersman Kit Carson. His previous novels include Yellowfish, Broken Ground and The Shadows of Owls. His short fiction collection, Nocturnal America, won the Prairie Schooner Prize for short fiction and was published by the University of Nebraska press. He is also the author of Out of the Channel, the definitive study of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

Ben Read is a rising junior at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he studies comparative literature. He works as an editor for the Reed College Quest and he coordinates the Visiting Writers Series as an assistant to the English department. Outside of his work as a student, he writes poetry, plays basketball, and dances tango. 

 

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Just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, multiple gunshots rang out as people exited the Deja Vu nightclub in Allentown, Pa.

Police say 10 people who were gathered on or near the sidewalk were shot and hospitalized.

"All victims are expected to survive," Allentown Police Capt. Bill Lake told NPR in an interview.

No one is in custody.

Updated at 11:24 a.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot World War I memorial cross can stay on public land at a Maryland intersection.

Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2), a distinguished fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former State Department adviser and Middle East negotiator, is the author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President.

Richard Sokolsky, currently a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, worked in the State Department for six different administrations and was a member of the secretary of state's Office of Policy Planning from 2005-2015.

A mix-up and a bad photo contributed to a gunman shooting retired Red Sox player David Ortiz by mistake, instead of his intended target in Santo Domingo, Dominican officials announced Wednesday.

Surveillance video from the evening of June 9 shows a man approaching Ortiz, a legend in his native Dominican Republic, and shooting him in the back at close range as Ortiz sat at a bar's outdoor table in the country's capital.

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The United States doesn't have to beat Sweden in the last game of the group stage of the Women's World Cup on Thursday. The Americans are already through to the next round, as are the Swedes.

But in another sense, the U.S. women's national team does have to beat Sweden today in Le Havre, France — if they want to show they are the best in the world. The game starts at 3 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox and Telemundo.

Doug Salter

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we continue with our series of interviews with the seven candidates who are running for an open Spokane city council seat in the Northeast district. We’ve met Tim Benn and Krys Brown. Today, we talk with Doug Salter. Salter is a bus driver in the West Valley School District.

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