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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

KSPS, Pinot’s Palette team up to celebrate Bob Ross

The painting event doubles as a fundraiser for the station.


Bob Ross celebration doubles as fundraiser for KSPS

Attendees can paint “Purple Mountains Majesty” on Thursday at Pinot’s Palette.


KSPS celebrates painter Bob Ross with birthday party, fundraiser

Ticket and alcohol sales from the Pinot’s Palette event go to the station.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017

All 300 tickets to McMorris Rodgers town hall meeting distributed in 43 minutes

It took 43 minutes to distribute the 300 tickets available for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Town Hall meeting scheduled for Thursday. The tickets were distributed through an event planning …


PBS President Paula Kerger talks 24-hour children’s TV, proposed Trump budget cuts and latest Ken Burns documentary in Spokane visit

When Paula Kerger took over as president and chief executive officer of PBS in 2006, Netflix was a year away from introducing streaming shows and Facebook was only available to …


Front & Center: As KSPS turns 50, Gary Stokes helps TV station keep moving forward

Gary Stokes is president and general manager of


KSPS FitKids Day

Enjoy a morning of active play for kids and meet Bob the Builder, Daniel Tiger from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Aqua Duck and the FitKids. There …


Spokane episodes of Antiques Roadshow start Monday

Three Spokane episodes of Antiques Roadshow will kick off the 20th season of the popular PBS television show on Monday.


French draws ire of fellow commissioners talking up STA tax on TV

The usually monolithic Spokane County Commission showed signs of cracking Tuesday as Shelly O’Quinn and Todd Mielke took colleague Al French to task for using a monthly TV program to …


Thomas gets young kids on learning track

Thomas the Tank Engine will be pulling into River Park Square on Saturday. He’ll be there for pictures with little ones, as well as some fun.


‘Sit and Be Fit’ star continues to inspire nationwide audience

When you meet Mary Ann Wilson, it’s hard to believe this shy woman has for nearly 30 years led a fitness revolution from a chair in the KSPS public television …


With Stokes at the controls, KSPS operates as independent PBS affiliate

W hen Gary Stokes moved to Spokane in 2011 to become executive director of the Friends of KSPS, he never dreamed he’d be back running a television station. But that’s …


McMorris Rodgers, Cowan share views during debate

The Democratic opponent of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the November election used much of their first debate working to portray the incumbent Republican as an ingrained fixture in …


Education Notebook: Party, auction benefit Lizzie Jensen fund

Friends and family of Lizzie Jensen invite Spokane residents to LizziePalooza, a party and fundraiser to benefit the Lizzie Jensen Memorial Fund: For the Good of All, on Saturday in …


Spin Control: Judge dismantles Seattle woman’s ‘birther’ claims

OLYMPIA – It’s Labor Day weekend, the traditional start of serious campaigning, so one can assume the silly season for politics is either over or nearly so. Before the clock …


KSPS board votes to go alone

The governing boards for KSPS and Spokane Public Schools have each agreed to begin negotiations to separate the public television station from the school district. The Friends of KSPS board …


KSPS board agrees to begin divorce talks with school district

The governing boards for KSPS and Spokane Public Schools have each agreed to begin negotiations to separate the public television station from the school district.


Schools, TV station consider cutting ties

Spokane Public Schools’ board voted unanimously Wednesday to begin negotiations with KSPS about the possibility of separating the public television station from the school district. If KSPS’ board – the …


School Notes: Mead dance team to compete on national stage

The Mead High School Dance Team will put its best foot forward March 30-31 when the group heads to Anaheim, Calif., for the USA National Dance Competition. The Mead dancers …


Mead outlines STEM program

The Mead School District will introduce local residents to the future of education on Wednesday at the STEM+ Open House, at the Mead High School theater, beginning at 6:30 p.m. …


Public TV documentary details Northwest life during Prohibition

If the spirit moves you, pour yourself a stiff drink tonight and watch “Rumrunners’ Paradise” – a Spokane public television documentary about Prohibition in the Inland Northwest. Toast this fascinating …


Education Notebook: Cheney band earns awards

The Cheney High School Blackhawks Marching Band, made up of 95 students who have each logged hundreds of hours of marching, music, drill and color guard practice, recently completed a …


School Notes: Stockton inducted into G-Prep Hall of Fame

Gonzaga Prep recently inducted new members into its Hall of Fame. The 2011 Hall of Fame inductees include: John Stockton, Gonzaga Prep graduate, class of 1980. Stockton made All-Greater Spokane …


Education Notes: Athletes receive Wildcat Award

Student athletes at Mt. Spokane High School were recently honored, not only for their talent on the field or the court, but also for their success in the classroom. Mt. …


Murray, Rossi focus on economy in first debate

The first debate between U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and her Republican opponent Dino Rossi came down to who’s to blame for the sluggish economy. Murray, a Democrat running for a …


Kids cut loose at Riverfront Park

Here’s a tip: When participating in KSPS’s KidsDay at Riverfront Park, hold off on the face paint until after you’ve run through the Rotary Fountain. “It’s just about all come …


Evolution of public TV

Look at the budget for Spokane Public Schools and you’ll see a line item for Spokane Public Television. The same school district that’s trying to get kids past the WASL …