Is the alternative Dishman Hills High School saving at-risk students, or leading them to drop out?
Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger always says she wants the district to offer a broad variety of educational options. But at an October school board meeting, she named one option she wanted Spokane to avoid.
A look at the record-setting storm that swept through the Inland Northwest
Meteorologists knew it was coming for days before the record-setting windstorm whipped through the Inland Northwest. They saw the disparity in air pressure moving off the Pacific Ocean.
Washington lawmakers eye fantasy football; plus, Kootenai County takes on short-term rentals
Fantasy World Washington is one of a handful of states that outlaw gambling in FANTASY SPORTS LEAGUES.
Everyone from Gov. Butch Otter to the ACLU says Idaho's public defender system is broken — and fixing it won't be easy
The bulky stack of papers look as if they'd slide from Lisa Chesebro's arms should she loosen her hold — even just a little. This embarrassing nightmare scenario has happened before, with the brown accordion folders full of pleadings, complaints, paper clips, letters to the court and other critical documents tumbling out of her grasp and spilling all over the Kootenai County Jail parking lot.
Meet the first woman to be ordained as an Ecumenical Catholic priest in Spokane
Several camera phones point toward the soon-to-be-ordained priest in the middle of the room. Draped in a bright white robe lit by sunlight beaming into a small chapel in northwest Spokane, a bishop finishes the "laying on of hands," a Catholic tradition for the ordination of priests.
An update on the future of the Ridpath; plus, why more oil trains will be heading through Spokane
Ridpath, Still Tangled Back in March, local developer Ron Wells assured the Inlander that there was only one major hurdle — a letter of intent from an investor — until he could start pushing at full speed to turn the old RIDPATH HOTEL into a 13-story apartment complex.
As the region plans its energy needs, Avista holds on to a source of power that critics say has becoming a liability
Tom Eckman stood in a conference room in the Red Lion River Inn last week showing about 30 people a series a graphs, all with steep curves that made one important point: The energy needs of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana could be met for the next 20 years through conservation and better managing demand. As Eckman continued his wonkish talk, the crowd, there for a hearing on the region's future energy needs, wore confused expressions as he pointed to two smaller lines on the graph representing solar and wind energy and their limited use.
What happened to Kim Vezina?
Jennifer Goe doesn't know the Kim Vezina who had a drug and alcohol problem. The Kim she knew was her little sister, who'd make up annoying songs as a kid and do spot-on Austin Powers impressions.
Local defense attorneys have noticed a change in Prosecutor Larry Haskell's juvenile justice system
When Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell took office in January, he found a drawer with more than 370 unresolved juvenile cases from the previous county prosecutor, Steve Tucker.
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Opening our hearts to those who have been terrorized is our most powerful weapon against suffering
Upon hearing about the Paris attacks, my heart raced through a painful series of blows. First I seized on the horror of the destruction of innocent life.
Why is Governor Butch Otter so persistent in supporting Idaho's tiny horse-racing industry?
Idaho's governor, Butch Otter, was firmly put down by the Idaho Supreme Court in a case brought by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. In a decision released in September, the justices unanimously agreed with the tribe that the governor just didn't hand his veto work in on time.
It always has to be a Tuesday. That's the day we go to press — all the threads of the Inlander need to be pulled into a complete newspaper in time for the printer and you, the readers.
As a planet, we're connected like never before. With nearly 3 billion smartphones in use worldwide, even little moments can shoot across humanity almost instantly.
Imagine a whole new economic development paradigm
The Spokane City Council is debating whether Greater Spokane Inc. and its functions should be split in two: One half forming an organization to act as a chamber of commerce for existing businesses and the other to attract new businesses.
In part, this is due to them being tired of giving more than $100,000 a year to an organization that often lobbies against their proposals.
Republican presidential candidates are painting themselves into corners they won't be able to escape next fall
The Republican "debates" can more accurately be called The GOP Show, as they feel more like a reality TV series than an American presidential election. So far, this passel of candidates has presented little more than a cacophony of pandering to the base.
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Weed-infused recipes in time for Thanksgiving
Well, it's that time of year again: Time to figure out how to answer the same questions from distant relatives about your career and relationship status a dozen different ways without losing your mind. While we can't help you avoid noisy family members, we can help take the edge off with these weed-infused Thanksgiving dishes.
With marijuana-infused topical products, pain relief goes green
As marijuana use becomes more common, so do weed-infused topical options — including lotions and balms, patches and even suppositories — that help users manage pain. No matter the topical, Victoria Robinson, owner of the Peaceful Choice, a Spokane medical marijuana shop, recommends products with a 1-to-1 CBD-to-THC ratio for maximum pain relief.
Strains named after UW and WSU add another layer to a decades-long rivalry
For most people in the state of Washington, it's simple: You're either a Husky or a Coug. And as if the rivalry between the University of Washington and Washington State University wasn't fierce enough already, two strains named after the schools are fanning the flames.
Pairing marijuana strains with zodiac signs makes for a high that fits your personality
Marijuana strains, like people, have their own unique features. Some are intense and outgoing, while others are more subdued and relaxed.
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