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Inland Journal, July 13, 2017

Inland Journal for July 13, 2017

    ?    What will the old U.S. pavilion look like after Spokane’s Riverfront Park is renovated? The city held an open house at City Hall this week to share the design.
    ?    Direct medical care, bypassing insurance companies. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated both the Senate and House Republican health care proposals will lead to more than 20 million people eventually losing their health insurance. One option is direct medical care, paying your doctor directly for care. We talk with representatives from three Spokane medical offices that provide that service.
    ?    The next McCleary. Governor Inslee and Washington legislators hope the new state budget will satisfy judicial concerns that the state doesn’t spend enough on basic education. The next big budget challenge may come from counties, challenging the states to provide them more money to cover services mandated by the state. We’ll talk with an eastern Washington legislator worried that this will become Washington’s next McCleary.  
    ?    A Pullman hospital considers whether to allow one of its surgeons to do gender reassignment surgeries. A report from Anna King from the Northwest News Network.