Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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• Guilty pleas expected in alleged murder-for-hire case
click to enlarge Doug Carlile was shot and killed in his Spokane home in December 2013.
Doug Carlile was shot and killed in his Spokane home in December 2013.

Five of the men charged in the murder of Doug Carlile in his South Hill home — allegedly working at the behest of accused mastermind James Henrikson — are expected to plead guilty today. Henrikson's trial, meanwhile, is scheduled for next month. (KXLY)

• Total pot sales in Washington so far: $357 million  
Spokane County is the top location for processing cannabis, turning it into edibles and oils. (SR)

• GOP presidential hopefuls to debate again tonight
Here's how you can watch a free online stream of the debate.


• Flash flood kills at least 16 in Utah
Twelve of the people died after packing into cars to go watch the torrential rain
• Back to the brink in D.C.?
Republicans are threatening to block a budget deal over Planned Parenthood, setting the government up for another possible shutdown.

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Jacob H. Fries

Jacob H. Fries is the editor of the Inlander. In that position, he oversees editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributes his own writing. Before joining the paper, he wrote for numerous publications, including the Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe and the New York Times. He grew up in Spokane Valley...