Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Spokane's angry wind is back (and other news stories from today)

Posted By on Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 9:14 AM

click to enlarge Wind does not work this way, scientists explain
Wind does not work this way, scientists explain
Windstorm II: Everyone Knows It's Windy
The sequel is rarely as good as the original, but Spokane expects another big windstorm today, KREM says. The winds will be 10 to 15 miles an hour less than last time, but since the soil is so waterlogged and the tree roots are already weakened, it could cause more trees to fall. 

Straub's Homework Due Date 
Former police Chief Frank Straub remains the highest-paid employee in city government. So what exactly has he been doing with all that time? The Spokesman-Review investigates.

Unpaid Leave
The Spokane Police Guild president has officially been placed on unpaid leave after allegedly leaking the news of a search warrant to an officer suspected of raping a female officer, the Spokesman-Review says.

Petition of grievances 

Spokesman-Review columnist Shawn Vestal writes about how the sponsor of Spokane's so-called "Sanctuary City" petition now wants nothing to do with it

Body count
The FBI is going to start to tracking officer-involved shooting statistics much more closely. 

"Whatever good you do, God is aware of it."

Muslim groups have raised more than $100,000 for the victims of the San Bernardino shooting. 

"Respect its cultural authority"
The finale of South Park's (pretty awesome) season is tonight. Here's hard-to-spell New York Times critic James Poniewozik on how South Park, despite being a show that started long ago, is a show perfectly suited for our time

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A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters is the Inlander's senior investigative 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...