Thursday, December 31, 2015

Condon responds to ethics complaints, Midwest flooding and more morning headlines

Posted By on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 9:24 AM


Mayor David Condon responds to the four ethics complaints filed against him on the same day he's sworn into office for a second term. 

Former City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin is gunning for a County Commission seat

A smattering of our most viral content, including Dolezal, a racist mayor, heroin addiction and, for better or worse, Macklemore. 


•At least 20 people are dead in Missouri after major flooding. 
The Mississippi river is projected to reach near historic highs, at 42.5 feet, just shy of the record 49.6 set in 1993. 

• Spokane Police make domestic violence arrest, talk down a suicidal woman. 
Officers responded to a domestic violence call, but when a female victim realized her boyfriend would be arrested, she made suicidal comments and held a knife to her throat. Police disarmed her with a Taser and took her into protective custody. (KXLY)

• The Attorney General's office said not to worry about directing staff to address a software glitch that freed 3,200 Washington state prisoners before their release dates. 
Emails obtained by the Seattle Times indicate that in 2012, Assistant Attorney General Ronda Larson wrote to the DOC saying the problem was "not so urgent" that it would require staff to check each prisoner's release date by hand, potentially preventing more inmates from being released early. 

• And, most importantly, the 41st annual list of words and phrases we should stop using in 2016, according to some people in Michigan. 
Among them: problematic, stakeholder, break the Internet, presser, manspreading and vape. 

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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.