Monday, February 15, 2016

Spring-like weather, fight over Scalia's replacement and other news you need to know

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ON TAP THIS WEEK: Globetrotters, high flyers, a poetry posse at Auntie's and more
EDUCATIONGonzaga reverses decision, invites public to see Dinesh D'Souza
DEVELOPMENT: Anonymous notes threaten North Indian Trail residents with lawsuits over apartments
SKIINGNew permit requirement complicates Mt. Spokane expansion

• Spring like temperatures hit the Inland Northwest this week

click to enlarge Scalia died on Saturday
Scalia died on Saturday

• The fight over Scalia's replacement heats up
Republicans said they would not confirm any nominee from President Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. For his part, Obama said he'll name his nominee after the Senate returns to work. Meanwhile, an autopsy determined that Scalia's death was from natural causes. Finally, check out a list of people Obama might consider.

• Man intentionally rams five cars in downtown Spokane

Bystanders restrained him on Saturday until police arrived. KXLY has cellphone video of the man being held down. 

• Central Valley School District is moving five schools
After passing a construction bond in 2015, the school district is relocating more than 2,200 students between now and Feb. 19. At the center of this big shuffle is the renovated former Yoke's supermarket. (SR, behind pay wall)

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Jacob H. Fries is the editor of the Inlander. In that position, he oversees editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributes 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 up in Spokane Valley...