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Kip Hill

Kip Hill

Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk covering City Hall, Congressional politics and the marijuana industry. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.
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SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019


TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

News >  Spokane

Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues Trump administration over water quality standards in Spokane River

The lawsuit alleges violations of federal law in the EPA’s decision last month to lessen standards for pollutants allowed into Washington waterways. The decision, which comes two years after federal regulatory officials approved standards for certain cancer-causing chemicals that conservation groups and native tribes say are necessary based on fish consumption rates.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

News >  Spokane

Washington regulators target faith-based health care firm that Spokane Valley woman says scammed her

They’re protected from state regulation and are the health coverage of choice for about 25,000 Washington residents. But one Spokane Valley woman is among two dozen statewide who say they were duped by a “health care sharing ministry,” a corporation that operates outside of traditional insurance rules, to believe they were receiving guaranteed coverage that didn’t materialize. Regulators in Washington and Texas are working to stop the company’s sales within their borders.



THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

News >  Spokane

Two mumps cases confirmed at Eastern Washington University in Cheney

UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Two students who live off-campus have confirmed cases of the virus, which is making a comeback amid declining vaccination rates. Classes are occurring as scheduled at the school in Cheney, which runs on a quarter system and has classes scheduled through the middle of June.

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019

News >  Spokane

WSU researchers team with Puyallup tribe on medicinal cannabis research

UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

The partnership is intended to provide data that will help develop drug treatment plans for those seeking to manage pain and other disorders. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians recently opened a natural healing clinic in Western Washington that researchers hope will provide information about the effectiveness of certain strains and whether the drug is smoked or ingested in some other form.

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019


MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019

News >  Spokane

Airway Heights calls off water shortage alert after Spokane crews quickly re-establish connection during road work

UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway Heights is still buying water exclusively from Spokane to serve their customers after the discovery two years ago of groundwater contamination from firefighting chemicals used by the Air Force.

SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019

News >  Spokane

DNA testing gives Spokane woman a second surprise on her family tree

After discovering her birth mother through public records and the help of a silent benefactor in the late 1980s, Barbara Arnold was shocked once again when new technology revealed the man she thought was her father, isn’t. And that man is still alive in California, waiting to meet the daughter he didn’t know he had.

News >  Spokane

What are the dangers of using DNA kit testing for health concerns?

While most Americans are buying DNA kits to find out where their ancestors were born, many are opting for detailed profiles of their health risks. But those tests often don’t cover the full spectrum offered by medical clinics and results, particularly negatives, should be taken with a grain of salt, experts warn.


News >  Spokane

Bloomsday 2019 is Sunday: Here’s what Bloomies need to know

Downtown roads will close at 5 a.m., and participants are reminded that backpacks aren’t allowed on the Bloomsday course due to safety concerns. If you’re looking for last-minute registration and options for parking/public transit on race day, we’ve got you covered.