Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Cleaning Riverfront Park, Spokane's police watchdog and morning headlines

Posted By on Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 9:10 AM

click to enlarge New (and continuing) Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue
New (and continuing) Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue


NEWS: Some reaction to news that Gonzaga hired the University of Missouri's ex-communications professor Melissa Click. A video of Click went viral last year when she was caught on camera telling student journalists to remove themselves from a public demonstration on campus. Click called for some "muscle" to help remove one photographer.

MUSIC: Cheeky one-liners, just enough twang and "What, they're playing in Spokane next week?!": a few highlights from culture writer Dan Nailen's Bumbershoot.


• The Spokane Park Board is looking to get financial help cleaning up years of soil contaminated with railroad traffic and industrial waste in Riverfront Park through a state program. (Spokesman-Review)

• Bart Logue was selected as Spokane's first permanent police ombudsman since Jan. 2015, filling a 21-month vacancy (though Logue had been working on an interim basis for several months prior). (Spokesman-Review)

ICYMI: The Washington Post profiled North Idahoans prepping for the day shit hits the fan.

• The Seattle Times will be giving live updates on the state Supreme Court McCleary school-funding hearing today. The court has imposed a $100,000 per day fine on the state for not fully funding public education. 

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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.