ON INLANDER.COM • Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben Stuckart agreed on a Seattle-based investigator to look into the controversy surrounding Frank Straub's ouster.
OTHER NEWS • Spokane is thinking about banning indoor vaping. The Spokane Regional Health District is proposing a ban similar to those in King and Snohomish counties, which would bar vaping in indoor public spaces or worksites, including inside vape shops. (Spokesman-Review)
• POLICE SHOOTINGS
1. A grand jury voted not to indict a Cleveland police officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy. Tamir Rice was carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun when he was killed. Demonstrations are expected in Cleveland today. 2. The Chicago officer who shot and killed Laquan McDonald, 17, pleaded not guilty to murder. McDonald was holding a knife and veering away from officers when Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago cop, shot him 16 times, several of which after McDonald had fallen on the ground. 3. Chicago police killed two other people over the weekend.
Police responded to a domestic disturbance call and ended up killing a 19-year-old engineering student. The second person, a 55-year-old mother of five, was killed by accident, police say.
• At least 22 people are dead after a suicide bomber struck a government building in Mardan, Pakistan.
• Universities could relax punishment for athletes caught with pot. The NCAA's chief medical officer is pushing for college sports' governing body to stop testing for recreational drugs altogether. An Associated Press investigation of 57 schools found that since 2005, 23 have reduced penalties or given athletes a second or third chance before suspension.
Here's some Motörhead for your Tuesday — RIP Lemmy
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.