Category Archives: Government

Jerad Kynaston

Here are photos for the Inlander for a story about Jerad Kynaston, who faces life in prison if convicted for a medical marijuana grow operation arrest in 2011. He planned on pleading guilty but may have received a reprieve when federal prosecutors failed to disclose to his legal team previously unknown police reports and witness statements. https://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2017/05/19/why-a-spokane-valley-man-could-face-life-in-prison-for-pot-and-why-the-case-may-now-be-falling-apart

Jerad Kynaston

Jerad Kynaston poses for a photograph at the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse in Spokane, Wash., Monday, May 1, 2017. Kynaston faces life in prison for a winter 2011 medical marijuana grow operation raid by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA in Newman Lake, Wash. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Jerad Kynaston

Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho Supervising Attorney Alison K. Guernsey speaks about a federal medical marijuana grow operation case against her client Jerad Kynaston, at the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho office in Spokane, Wash., Monday, May 1, 2017. Kynaston faces life in prison for a winter 2011 medical marijuana grow operation raid by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA in Newman Lake, Wash. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

PFOA/PFOS Contaminated Water Wells

Here are photos from last Thursday for the Inlander’s story about how perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from Fairchild Air Force Base contaminated water wells in the neighborhood immediately to the east of the base in Spokane County, Wash. The base used firefighting foam containing PFOA and PFOS from 1970-2016. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/dont-drink-the-water/Content?oid=4133868

Fairchild Water Contamination

Julie Dibble turns on a well water access, which she can’t use due to contamination from Fairchild Air Force Base, on land owned by her and her family on W. Thorpe Rd., in Spokane County, Wash., Thursday, May 11, 2017. Water contamination from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in firefighting foam has been found in water wells on the base and some areas nearby. The well in the photograph, one of two used on the property, was tested to contain 440 parts per trillion of PFOA and PFOS. 70 parts per trillion is considered the threshold for a combination of both contaminants to be a hazard to human health, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Air Force is currently delivering bottled water to those affected including Dibble and her family. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Fairchild Water Contamination

Barb Collins speaks near some water bottles delivered by the U.S. Air Force, at her house on W. Thorpe Rd. due to contamination of her water well from Fairchild Air Force Base, in Spokane County, Wash., Thursday, May 11, 2017. Water contamination from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in firefighting foam has been found in water wells on the base and some areas nearby. The U.S. Air Force is currently delivering bottled water to those affected, including Collins. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Hanford Nuclear Site

Here are a few photos from today for The Washington Post for a story about how locals feel about the Hanford nuclear site. Yesterday, the collapse of a tunnel storing contaminated materials on Tuesday forced a lockdown at the facility. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/an-atomic-town-revels-in-its-plutonic-past-as-tunnel-collapse-raises-contamination-concerns/2017/05/10/f1c0daae-3587-11e7-b412-62beef8121f7_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_hanfordday-825pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.76802cf9f064

Customers at Bomber's Drive-Thru

Zach Haynes, left, and Scott Brown eat lunch at Bomber’s Drive-Thru in Richland, Wash. The two are contract pipe fitters who were locked down for four hours at Hanford on Tuesday. (Young Kwak/For The Washington Post)

Lawrence and Melinda Rouse at home

Former Hanford nuclear process operator Lonnie Rouse looks through files for documents related to his illnesses at his house in Pasco, Wash. Rouse claims that he became ill after working at the facility. (Young Kwak/For The Washington Post)

Hanford Nuclear Reservation welcome sign

A welcome sign is photographed at the Hanford nuclear site, in Washington state on Wednesday. The collapse of a tunnel storing contaminated materials on Tuesday forced a lockdown at the facility. (Young Kwak/For The Washington Post)

Richland High School

Students run in the gym at Richland High School in Richland, Wash. 2017. (Young Kwak/For The Washington Post)

Moses Lake and Mitsubishi Aircraft

Moses Lake

(Left to right) Port of Moses Lake Executive Director Jeffrey Bishop, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America, Inc., Executive Vice President Deputy Head of Moses Lake Flight Test Center Hitoshi “Hank” Iwasa, Moses Lake Mayor Todd Voth and Moses Lake City Manager John Williams pose for a photograph near a Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ-90 in the AeroTEC hangar at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash., Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (Young Kwak for Cityvision)

Here is a photo for Cityvision magazine of (left to right) Port of Moses Lake Executive Director Jeffrey Bishop, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America, Inc., Executive Vice President Deputy Head of Moses Lake Flight Test Center Hitoshi “Hank” Iwasa, Moses Lake Mayor Todd Voth and Moses Lake City Manager John Williams near a Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ-90 in the AeroTEC hangar at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash. A PDF of the magazine is at https://www.awcnet.org/Portals/0/Documents/Publications/Cityvision/2017/Cityvision0317.pdf on page 14-15.

Richard Aguirre

Richard AguirreHere’s a photo of Richard Aguirre speaking with Inlaner reporter Mitch Ryals, not pictured, in Spokane, Wash., on April 24. after being charged with the 1986 murder of Ruby Doss in Spokane, Aguirre was released from jail, initially on bond and then his own recognizance pending a trial. There are questions about the evidence against him and witness statements. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/the-unraveling/Content?oid=3864749

Excelsior Youth Center

Here are photos for the Inlander from Excelsior Youth Center in Spokane, Wash., for a story about Washington state’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Services facilities and child welfare programs. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/the-long-way-home/Content?oid=3864168

Excelsior Youth Center

Photo caption: The entrance is photographed at Excelsior Youth Center in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Excelsior Youth Center

Photo caption: The Discovery room, a group living area, is photographed at Excelsior Youth Center in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Excelsior Youth Center

Photo caption: CEO Andrew Hill walks by a living unit at Excelsior Youth Center in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Excelsior Youth Center

Photo caption: Art created by participants in the child welfare program is photographed in the Discovery room, a group living area, at Excelsior Youth Center in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Proposed Spokane Sidewalk Levy

Sidewalk Problems

(Left to right) Cliff/Cannon Neighborhood Council Planning Liaison to the South Hill Coalition Judy Gardner, Cliff/Cannon Neighborhood Council Chair Patricia Hansen and City Council Member Breean Beggs pose for a photograph on the sidewalk on W. 12th Ave., west of S. Adams St. in Spokane, Wash., Monday, March 13, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

In this photo for the Inlander for a story about a proposed property tax levy to fix sidewalks, (left to right) Cliff/Cannon Neighborhood Council Planning Liaison to the South Hill Coalition Judy Gardner, Cliff/Cannon Neighborhood Council Chair Patricia Hansen and City Council Member Breean Beggs pose for a photograph on the sidewalk on W. 12th Ave., west of S. Adams St. in Spokane, Wash. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/where-the-sidewalk-bends/Content?oid=3455495