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Federal Officials Study Health Effects Of Contaminated Water In Airway Heights

Federal health officials are in Airway Heights to learn about whether exposure to a firefighting chemical foam has harmed peoples’ health.

The foam was used to train firefighters and put out fires at Fairchild Air Force Base.

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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.”

Charlie Winter, a London-based terrorism researcher, was dining with friends one recent evening when the conversation turned to whether it is ethical to eat meat.

Someone brought up slaughterhouse conditions, Winter said, and he instantly grew uneasy. He stayed for a while longer, squirming, and then finally left the room. That word — "slaughterhouse" — had conjured images of one of the most gruesome ISIS videos he'd come across. The militants had filmed a mass execution in a slaughterhouse, casting their prisoners as the animals.

Faith groups are running their own voter registration efforts with an eye on the next election. A challenge arises in how to follow IRS rules that prohibit churches from taking political positions.

NPR's David Greene talks to Kenneth Turan, film critic for Morning Edition and the Los Angeles Times, about the new movie based on the popular TV series: Downton Abbey. The film opens Friday.

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

You have $1, and you're thinking about investing it in the stock market. All you know about the company you're going to invest in is that it's a tech company with more women on its workforce than the average tech firm.

How much of your dollar do you invest?

Updated at 5 a.m. ET

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, including many young activists, turned out for rallies across Australia on Friday, kicking off a day of worldwide protests to demand action on climate change.

The mission is known as the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate, or MOSAiC. Its overarching goal is to collect a vast trove of data that can help improve how the Arctic is represented in climate models.

To do that, a group of scientists will try to freeze an icebreaker into the ice — for an entire year.

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Federal health officials are in Airway Heights to learn about whether exposure to a firefighting chemical foam has harmed peoples’ health.

The foam was used to train firefighters and put out fires at Fairchild Air Force Base.

The Desk on the Sea begins four years after American poet Jonathan Johnson spread his mother’s ashes in her beloved Lake Superior and moved with his wife and young daughter into a seventeenth-century cottage on Scotland’s North Sea. On an idyllic, desolate coast and in the wild Highlands, Johnson began his search for a way to live through ongoing grief and to take in the wonder of each new day.

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