Thursday, November 19, 2015

Here's what you need to know to start your day

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 9:19 AM


On Inlander.com 
Our award-winning photographer, Young Kwak, traipsed around Spokane yesterday snapping pictures of the damage. Check out the slideshow here

Windstorm update: 

  • Governor Inslee declared a state of emergency, which allows for additional resources such as military units to help with recovery efforts. 
  • Avista is reporting that 108,000 customers are still without power. 
  • Spokane Public Schools are still closed. 
  • Classed resumed at Gonzaga, Whitworth and Eastern Washington University. 
Paris Attacks: 
The man who believed to be responsible for the attacks in Paris is dead as a result of Wednesday's raid, authorities confirmed. (New York Times)

Also, members of the US House of Representatives will vote on a bill introduced yesterday that would beef up the screening process for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Obama has said he'll veto the bill. (Washington Post) 

National Book Awards 


Ta-Nehisi Coates took home the nonfiction award for Between the World and Me, a book written as a letter to his son. Read an excerpt here

Adam Johnson, who won the Pulitzer for fiction in 2013, earned the fiction award for his collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles. 

Newcomer Robin Coste Lewis took home poetry honors for her collection called Voyage of the Sable and Other Poems. 

Check out the hip hop benefit show this weekend. 
Featuring Phil in the Blank, Rod Mac, Pest and Dookie Trackshoes as the Checkerboard Bar. Proceeds go toward Second Harvest Food Bank. 

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.