Monday, February 22, 2016

Nevada caucuses, local bus fares, a phone scam and other news you need to know

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 7:50 AM

• THIS WEEK: Local laughs, twangy tunes and a whole lotta roller derby
FILM: Chattaroy ark seekers' film nominated for a Crystal Seal Dove Award
FOR FUN: Escape rooms are in — check out these local perplexing puzzles

• Republican candidates turn attention to Nevada
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio try to position themselves as the anyone-but-Trump alternative.

• The search for a WSU president narrowed to eight finalists
click to enlarge The late Elson Floyd
The late Elson Floyd

A decision is expected in April. (KXLY) The university has been searching for a new president since Elson Floyd died of cancer in June.

• Kootenai County sheriff warns of a possible phone scam
The callers say they are raising money for local search and rescue efforts. (KHQ)

• The STA is considering raising rates
A hearing on the rate increase — bumping fares from $1.50 to $2 — has been scheduled for June 16 at 1:30 pm at 1230 W. Boone Ave. (SR, behind pay wall)

• The FBI director on the need to unlock San Bernardino terrorist's phone
“We simply want the chance, with a search warrant, to try to guess the terrorist’s passcode without the phone essentially self-destructing and without it taking a decade to guess correctly,” the director said. Watch the video below:

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Jacob H. Fries

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...