Tuesday, December 15, 2015

4 stories you need to know as you start your Tuesday

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• The latest in Condon-Straub-Cotton morass: a demand for $1 million
A former Spokane parks spokeswoman, Nancy Goodspeed, says she was replaced while recovering from brain surgery and is now alleging age discrimination, among other things (KXLY). While Goodspeed was on leave, Monique Cotton was promoted to parks spokeswoman after alleging sexual harassment against the police chief at the time, Frank Straub, who's filed a $4 million claim of his own against the city. Meanwhile, Mayor Condon continues to defend his handling of the situation.
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Rendering of proposed expansion

• A new look at the proposed expansion of the Coeur d'Alene Resort
The public's next chance to weigh in is scheduled for this Thursday at City Hall. (KXLY)

• Republicans debate tonight in what's being billed Trump v. Cruz
Pundits expect the Donald will distinguish himself from the pack on terrorism issues. Some polls have him riding a new high after calling for a ban on Muslim immigration.
• Spokane County faces an $8 million judgment related to a death inside the jail
Because of a "clerical error," county officials failed to respond to the lawsuit and are now asking a judge to reconsider. (SR, behind pay wall)

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Jacob H. Fries served as editor of the Inlander from 2008-2021. In that position, he oversaw editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributed 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...