Monday, March 28, 2011

Morning Headlines: The Inlander needs no paywall

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 8:04 AM

A bigger, better I-90 -- Today, work starts to widen Interstate 90 to six lanes between  Sullivan and Barker roads. Enjoy the rain, construction dudes. (SR)

Suddenly, everyone cares about Gonzaga Women's Basketball for some reason -- On Saturday, the onslaught of Spokane fans ready to see the Gonzaga women compete in the Sweet Sixteen was so large as to stop some fans from getting to their seats until the second half was long underway. Fans are hoping this entrance will be a lot quicker. (KREM)

That sinking feeling -- It's been a while since a good scary quicksand story. While quicksand is actually rarely ever fatal, when you're a little kid, it's frightening as hell. (KXLY)

The long, slow, plateaued recovery – Unemployment in Idaho, for the third straight month, is still at a record 9.7 percent. And as always, that doesn't include people who have been unemployed so long they're no longer eligible. (CDAP)

A dark time, when people have to pay for news -- The New York Times paywall goes live today, capping the number of stories that a person can read per month without a digital subscription, decreasing the usefulness of links like these. (NYT)

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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...