Thursday, June 9, 2016

Spokane Tribe's casino approved, four new elements, bed bugs are back and more

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click to enlarge Spokane Tribe's casino approved, four new elements, bed bugs are back and more
Gov. Jay Inslee gave final approval to the Spokane Tribe's casino plans.


• Ten years after its original proposal, Gov. Jay Inslee approved Spokane Tribe's $400 million casino and retail development. Some are not happy about it. 

• A local woman has been running a needle exchange for the past 25 years. Lynn Everson looks on how she got here, where she's going

Bed bugs are back and stronger than ever. Now some are resistant to the power pesticide that once killed them. 

Elk Fest is this weekend in Browne's Addition. Here is everything you need to know.


• How much are the citizens of Spokane Valley willing to pay for a police force with its own identity? That's one of the major questions populating the Valley city council's discussion about its contract with the Sheriff's Office, which will expire in December 2017. (Spokesman-Review)

• Washington's school superintendent says it might be time to close public schools in the state until the legislature can figure out a way to provide funding, as required by the 2012 state Supreme Court decision.

• Four new synthetic elements discovered in December 2015 will join 116 others on the periodic table after receiving their new names and atomic numbers.

• Former Spokane Police Director Tim Schwering trades desk job for rookie cop beat. (Spokesman-Review)


A group of kids in New York dance in front of an unenthusiastic audience on the subway to make money. Some are homeless. "I'm begging without words. I'm begging with a smile," one says. They call themselves "We Live This." 

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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.