Airway Heights to get tested for PFAS, Title X changes could impact thousands in Washington and other headlines


The Trump administration issued final changes to the Title X family planning program that, among other things, will require physical separation (on top of financial separation) between facilities that offer Title X services as well as abortions with other funds. Health care experts say that could put thousands of Washington patients in a bind.

FOOD & DRINK: Inlander Restaurant Week is in full swing and a couple staffers checked out Durkin's and Italian Kitchen. Read about it here.

ARTS & CULTURE: Meet some of Spokane's local comedy scene in the latest Meet The Makers video.

NEWS: Mike Leach and Michael Baumgartner will officially be teaming up for a noncredit seminar at WSU this spring called Leadership Lessons in Insurgent Warfare and Football Strategies.


Man killed outside Hayden bar

A 45-year-old man was shot and killed outside the Tipsy Pine Bar early Sunday, and police have arrested a suspect, Scott White, and booked him into jail, KREM reports.

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Airway Heights residents to be tested for PFAS
The CDC plans to ask Airway Heights residents to volunteer for urine and blood testing later this year as it studies the impacts of PFAS chemicals from firefighting foam used in training on Fairchild Air Force Base that seeped into drinking water supplies, KXLY reports.

Idaho and Washington could have dry spring, summer
Despite receiving heavy snow throughout February, Idaho and Washington could have a dryer spring and summer than usual, with climatologists saying the new snowpack may not be enough to prevent drought conditions later this year, the Lewiston Tribune reports.