Thursday, April 21, 2016

Trouble brewing in Spokane Valley, ESPN's Curt Schilling fired, charges in Flint water crisis and more

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 9:28 AM

• The Green Issue is here! This year we touch on sustainable farming, water conservation, garbage disposal and, appropriately, weed

• A looming local real estate bubble

• Trouble is brewing in the Spokane Valley as some are calling for another layer of police oversight (Inlander) and (now former) Councilman Dean Grafos resigned. (Spokesman-Review)

• Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich thinks Gov. Jay Inslee should pay the $12,000 it cost his office to search for escaped Western State Hospital inmate, Anthony Garver. (Spokesman-Review) Garver was recaptured earlier this month after about a week on the lam. 

• Spokane County deputies avoided a suicide-by-cop situation by using pepper spray on a man who reportedly stabbed himself and repeatedly asked police to shoot him. (Spokesman-Review)

• 500 migrants are believed dead after a boat sank in the Mediterranean, according to the United Nations

• All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling can now add "ESPN analyst" to the "previous positions held" section on his resume. ESPN fired Schilling after he shared a Facebook post ostensibly in support of North Carolina's law that bars people from using restrooms that don't correspond to their gender at birth. This isn't the first time the outspoken conservative has mouthed off. Also: Chicago Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw will miss tonight's NHL playoff game against the Blues for shouting what appeared to be an anti-gay slur from the penalty box. 
 • Here are the bureaucrats facing charges in the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Neither the governor, the former head of the state Department of Environmental Quality, the city's former emergency  manager, nor any other names mentioned prominently in reports about the poisoning will face charges.

• "Voices" told a Spokane man to kill his mother, he told police. (KXLY)

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Mitch Ryals

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.