• Bunk investigation: Erin Jacobson, the assistant city attorney who repeatedly heard complaints about Frank Straub's behavior will also not participate in the city's investigation into Straub's behavior.
• Envision Spokane warned for violation of state law
• Weekend Funk: The groovy cover band Soul Proprietor is at the Big Dipper; Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band (video below) is a John's Alley in Moscow.
IN OTHER NEWS:
• Three overdose deaths in three hours on Wednesday in the Spokane has law enforcement warning of a "lethal batch." However police declined to identify the type of drugs that apparently contributed to the deaths. (Spokesman-Review)
• Community members criticize Mayor David Condon and temporary SPD leader, Jim McDevitt, for lack of transparency and racial bias.
• At least five people are dead, and at least three more are injured after gunmen opened fire on a backyard party in a Pittsburg suburb last night. Police are still looking for the shooters. A motive is not known at this time.
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.