Washington lawmakers want to enshrine the right of kids to sell lemonade

Washington lawmakers are tackling a variety of weighty issues this year from homelessness to prescription drug pricing to transportation funding to …. the legality of kids’ lemonade stands. That’s right, lemonade stands are on the agenda for the 2020 legislative session in Olympia.

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January Membership Drawing: Northwest BachFest Tickets

SPR's drawing for January will be for two pairs of tickets to four c oncerts at the Northwest Bach Festival ! Bachfest Concerts with Artistic Director Zuill Bailey in 2020 will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Year in late February and May. Everyone making a Pledge beginning January 7 through January 31 is entered into TWO DRAWINGS, each for a pair of tickets to 4 concerts from the series taking place February and May, plus a gift certificate from Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery in Coeur d’Alene.

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Misty and Hope Shipman-Ellingburg are indigenous writers and producers from Spokane. Enrolled members of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, they began writing and producing for film in 2015. Through the last four years, they have honed their skills, co-writing and producing two short films, BLOODHOUND and PIXEL. Their SAGA award will support production of their new film, TIGER LILY IS MY LITTLE SISTER, which wants to answer the question: “What does a modern Salish story look like?” as they address themes surrounding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Heather Tillery lives in Spokane with her husband, three daughters, and her cat, each beloved, and all muses. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing, and is currently a MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University.  Her poetry explores the themes of motherhood, the journey towards wholeness, and navigating life in present day America. 

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House impeachment managers are resuming their prosecution of President Trump in the Senate on Thursday and are expected to outline how the law applies to what they see as the president's "corrupt scheme" with Ukraine to tilt the 2020 election in his favor.

The Democrats plan to focus on Article 1 of impeachment, abuse of power. They will take up Article 2, obstruction of Congress, on Friday. Read the articles here.

The International Court of Justice in The Hague has ordered Myanmar to prevent a genocide of the country's remaining Rohingya Muslims — the target of a brutal army crackdown that led to the deaths of tens of thousands.

Presiding Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, reading the unanimous opinion of the 17-judge panel, said the United Nations court "is of the opinion that the Rohingya in Myanmar remain extremely vulnerable" after the 2017 crackdown in the country's western Rakhine state.

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More than three in five Americans are lonely, with more and more people reporting feeling like they are left out, poorly understood and lacking companionship, according to a new survey released Thursday. Workplace culture and conditions may contribute to Americans' loneliness.

Vladimir Munk remembers the day he walked free from Blechhammer, a sub-camp of Auschwitz in eastern Germany.

"I was happy," Munk says. He was sick and starving, but he had survived.

The Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945. The concentration camp in Poland is where more than a million people, mostly Jews, were murdered during the Holocaust. This Monday, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation, Munk is traveling back to Auschwitz for the first time since he was imprisoned there.