Born and raised in Spokane. Graduated from high school in 1969. Spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean has been in the Spokane market since 1982. He is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. When Dean’s not working you will most likely find him on the golf course or watching sports!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
Washington D.C. Named Worst City For Traffic Congestion
People who live in Washington D.C. lose more hours to traffic than any other major U.S. city, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute's annual survey. Commuters in the nation's capital lose an average of 67 hours a year. That's almost 30 hours more than the average American commuter. Los Angeles and San Francisco are tied in second place, with drivers in both California cities spending 61 hours a year stuck behind the wheel in traffic. Fourth place goes to Newark, New Jersey, followed by Boston. Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia all rank in the top ten as well. However, the most recent numbers are significantly lower than the traffic figures from before the 2007 recession, which experts say could be due to fewer employed people being on the roads during regular work hours. So the next time you are stuck in traffic in Spokane, be thankful you are not in D.C. Because around here, you are still just 15 minutes from anywhere.
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>>"Argo," "Life Of Pi" Among Oscar Night's Big Winners
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The stars came out for Sunday's 85th Academy Awards, among them -- First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama was tasked with announcing the winner of the coveted Best Picture award. The honor went to Ben Affleck's "Argo." The Best Picture victory was one of three Oscars for "Argo."
The film also won the editing award and screenwriter Chris Terrio won for Best Adapted Screenplay. But the biggest haul belonged to Ang Lee's "Life of Pi." The film picked up a total of four awards, including Best Director for Lee.
In the Best Actor and Actress categories, each winner had memorable acceptance speeches. Daniel Day-Lewis won for "Lincoln," and joked that he and presenter Meryl Streep had swapped roles at the last minute and he was actually supposed to play Margaret Thatcher. Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress award for "Silver Linings Playbook," but drew some unwanted attention when she tripped walking to the stage. Lawrence laughed it off, however, and joked that the audience was probably giving her a standing ovation just because they felt bad for her.
In the best Original Screenplay category, Quentin Tarantino won for "Django Unchained," while one of the film's stars, Christoph Waltz, won the Best Supporting Actor trophy. Anne Hathaway was named Best Supporting Actress for her work in "Les Misérables," which was the second film to win three Oscars this year. Other winners Sunday night included Adele's "Skyfall" for Best Original Song, "Brave" for Best Animated Feature Film, "Amour" for Best Foreign Language Film, and "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall," which both got a statue for Best Sound Editing in a rare Oscar tie.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane served as host for this year's Oscars, and got a few assists during his opening monologue from a time -traveling William Shatner, Charlize Theron, Daniel Radcliffe, Joseph Gordon-Levit and more. The ceremony also featured performances from Shirley Bassey, Adele, Norah Jones, Barbra Streisand and others. The 85th Academy Awards took place in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre and were broadcast live on ABC.
Here is the complete list of winners for the 85th Academy Awards:
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"Life of Pi," Mychael Danna
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
"Argo," Chris Terrio
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
"Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino
"Life of Pi"
"Searching for Sugar Man"
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
"Zero Dark Thirty" (tie)
"Life of Pi"
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — It has been just shy of 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Washington state law barring members of the Communist Party from voting or holding public-sector jobs is unconstitutional.
Evidently, that's not enough time to remove it from the books.
Washington is among a handful of states with similar laws still in existence despite their having been declared unconstitutional decades ago.
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, first introduced a measure to repeal Washington state's anachronistic anti-subversives law last year, figuring it would further distance the nation from a dark period in its history.
The measure failed, proving him wrong.
This year, Fitzgibbon reintroduced the measure with the understanding that it likely would not even get out of committee. By the end of Friday that understanding was confirmed.
A homeless man in Kansas City, Mo., made national headlines more than a week ago when a woman, while putting money into a cup the man was holding dropped a valuable platinum and diamond engagement ring into that cup as well. As the story went, the woman came back to the street corner where Harris was and he gave the ring back to her. Now get this, hundreds of donors have contributed more than $16,000 to a page on GiveForward.com to help Billy Ray Harris get his life back on track. And the story gets even better for Billy Ray. With all of this media coverage, it's also helped him reconnect with with a brother in iin Texas. Someone he hasn't seen in over 30 years.
The New York Daily News reveals when the woman and her husband returned, they gave the homeless man all the cash she had on her -- around $40 to $60. Then Bill Krejci, who is a web designer, was inspired by some media outlets' websites where people asked how they could help. Enter GiveForward.com.
For the next 90 days, anyone can donate money for Harris. The homeless man cited his reverend grandfather, who raised him since he was 6 months old, as the reason for his character trait that returned the ring to the woman. Individual donations from as little as $5 up to $500 have poured into GiveForward.com for Harris.
Parents are finding that family vacations provide more than a break from their typical routine. According to a new Disney Time Survey, moms and dads are realizing that they spend more quality time with their kids while on vacation. Parents say the majority of the time spent together on vacation is "quality time," compared to only about half of the time they spend together at home. Nearly 85-percent feel they've spent "quality time" with their kids if their kids learn something about them, and 97-percent say that tends to happen while on vacation. Moms and dads also admit that during a typical week at home they usually only eat about ten meals together, but that number jumps to 19 on vacation. At least three-quarters add that the whole family tends to be more excited and relaxed during vacations, while 68-percent are more inclined to be silly. Nearly 55-percent say everyone is more calm while on vacation, and 54-percent say they become more affectionate toward one another.
More teens are learning empathy through social media, and feel the adults in their lives are falling short. According to a new Harris Interactive poll for World Vision, 56-percent of the 13-to-17-year-olds have become more aware of the needs of others through outlets like Facebook and Twitter, which is up 12-percent since 2011. Meanwhile, 68-percent say they aren't seeing many adults serving as good role models and teaching by example in assisting those in need. Many teenagers are also feeling a sense of social responsibility. Three-quarters of the respondents believe that religious institutions should take the lead in fighting hunger in their communities, but 66-percent also feel they should be taking action to help out those less fortunate.
Amazon is the most respected company in the U.S., according to a survey by Harris Interactive. The online retailer jumped up two spots to lead this year's list, while last year's leader, Apple, comes in at a very close second. The survey measured America's top companies based on factors that affect their reputation and influence on consumers, such as social responsibility, emotional appeal, financial performance, products and services, and workplace environment. Amazon earned nearly perfect marks on all measures related to consumer trust. Fifty percent of respondents say they can recall discussing the company with family and friends in the past year, and nearly all of the conversations were positive. Disney, Google, and Johnson & Johnson also rank in the top five.
590 KQNT will broadcast the State of the Union live Tuesday night beginning at 6 pm.
Josh Hicks of the Washington Post posted these fun facts about the State of The Union.
President Thomas Jefferson discontinued the practice of delivering the State of the Union address in-person to Congress, simply forwarding his comments on paper for the clerks of the House and Senate to read.
Before him, presidents George Washington and John Adams had read their annual addresses to Congress, just like Obama plans to do.
President Woodrow Wilson picked up where the first two presidents left off, restarting the tradition of the in-person address in 1913. Commanders in chief have delivered their speeches that way ever since.
The Constitution requires a yearly State of the Union message, but it does not mandate that the president deliver it verbally. It merely states: “[The president] shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
Another little tidbit: About 130 recognized foreign ambassadors to the U.S., known collectively as the “diplomatic corps,” will attend this year’s event, filling designated seats on both sides of the chamber and standing if need be — those who are newest to the mix may not get a chair.
As such, the diplomatic corps has long served as essentially the eyes and ears of the world in the chamber.