This boy was institutionalized at age 12. Now he's moving out — half a century later

MaryAnn Brookhart remembers the day in 1964 when her parents dropped off her 12-year-old brother, Gregory Paul, at the Rainier School for the developmentally disabled in Buckley. She was 17 and had insisted on riding with them.

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September Membership Drawing: Sandpoint Getaway Package!

The Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce would like to bring you to their beautiful lakeside town for a getaway! They have arrange TWO getaway packages for SPR's September 2019 Membership Drawing.

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September 13-14, 2019 – The Vista House on Mt. Spokane
October 3, 2019 – The Lens at Spokane Public Library

(Also broadcast live on KPBX 91.1, Oct. 3rd at 7:00 p.m.)

“I wonder if there is an exact moment
When I gave up the idea of permanence.”

If you predicted that creator-actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge would be a big winner going into Sunday night's Emmy Awards, you might just have won your Emmys pool. And if you were predicting a giant final haul of Game of Thrones trophies as that show leaves us for good, you were ... well, sort of right.

A British oil tanker detained by Iran will soon be released, according to an Iranian maritime official.

The tanker, the Stena Impero, was seized along with its crew by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19 for alleged marine violations.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We're going to turn now to an important anniversary in the history of this country that may not have gotten its due. On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the first version of his Emancipation Proclamation. It warned that if Confederate states did not return to the Union by January 1, they would forfeit all legal right to their slaves. Here to tell us more about this milestone and its significance is Christopher Bonner. He's a professor of history at the University of Maryland. Professor Bonner, thank you so much for talking to us.

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We're going to turn now to an important anniversary in the history of this country that may not have gotten its due. On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the first version of his Emancipation Proclamation. It warned that if Confederate states did not return to the Union by January 1, they would forfeit all legal right to their slaves. Here to tell us more about this milestone and its significance is Christopher Bonner. He's a professor of history at the University of Maryland. Professor Bonner, thank you so much for talking to us.

Hispanic Or Latino?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We're going to turn now to an important anniversary in the history of this country that may not have gotten its due. On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the first version of his Emancipation Proclamation. It warned that if Confederate states did not return to the Union by January 1, they would forfeit all legal right to their slaves. Here to tell us more about this milestone and its significance is Christopher Bonner. He's a professor of history at the University of Maryland. Professor Bonner, thank you so much for talking to us.

On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered to remember the life and commemorate the death of the Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps.

More than 200 people hiked up to the glacier, where a priest gave a speech and mourners laid flowers on the ground, Alessandra Degiacomi, coordinator of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection and organizer of the funeral procession told CNN.

Ahead of a week when President Trump will have his first face-to-face meeting with the Ukrainian president, Democratic calls for investigation of Trump's communications with Ukraine have intensified.

What Pittsburgh police first called a medical situation that left three people dead and four hospitalized is now believed to be an isolated drug overdose incident.

"We do not believe this particular incident is going to be widespread," Pittsburgh police commander for narcotics Jason Lando said. "So we are not in a situation where we expect people to be found in an overdosed state all over the city."

Early Sunday morning, a 911 call was placed for an unresponsive man at an apartment building on the city's South Side.

A white former Dallas police officer who shot and killed her unarmed black neighbor in his apartment goes on trial in Dallas on Monday.

The former officer, Amber Guyger said she entered the wrong apartment thinking it was her own, and shot 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean because she thought he was a burglar.

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