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Kip Hill

Kip Hill

Current Position: reporter

Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk, covering the marijuana industry, local politics and breaking news. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.

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News >  Crime/Public Safety

Federal Magistrate Judge John T. Rodgers reflects on career as he prepares to leave bench after 8 years in role

The former head of the Spokane County Public Defenders Office, and the man who's seen most of the federal criminal defendants in Eastern Washington for the past eight years, is stepping down at the end of the month after a career in law that began in the 1970s. Rodgers, son of former Mayor David H. Rodgers, said his pursuit of criminal defense was at odds with the wishes of his dad.
News >  Agriculture

Drought conditions cause soft white wheat production in Washington to plummet to historic lows

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 11, 2021

Soft white wheat, the kind grown on the hills of the Palouse and sought after by worldwide markets for its use in cakes, pastries and noodles, had its worst production year nationwide since the mid-1970s, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Washington, the projected crop year production this year is 87.1 million bushels of both spring and winter wheat, the lowest total since 1964. 

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