Thursday, September 22, 2016

Chief candidates talk property crime, Hillary Between Two Ferns and other news

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 9:31 AM


NEWS: We asked each of the four police chief candidates how they would address the property crime problem in Spokane. Here's what they had to say.

MUSIC: Music Editor Laura Johnson on why new isn't always better, especially when it comes to musical instruments. Behold: The Organ. The Brass. The Guitar.

ELECTION: Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate next week. You can join us for a boozy watch party at nYne starting at 5 pm next Monday. Oh, and here's a fun little drinking game to get you started.


• Two Spokane Police officers will not face charges in the May 2 shooting at the West Wynn Motel. Aaron Johnson, the man shot by police, survived and is currently booked into Spokane County Jail on assault charges. Johnson also survived being shot by Spokane Police in 2014. (Spokesman-Review)

• A second night of protests in the wake of police shooting in Charlotte, N.C., erupted into violence and chaos. One man was shot, and after initial reports that he was killed, officials now say the unidentified man is on life support. Police say four officers were also injured. The North Carolina shooting followed two other deadly officer involved shootings in Columbus, Ohio, and Tulsa, Okla. (New York Times)

• Every member of the WNBA's Indiana Fever knelt and locked arms during the national anthem last night, protesting recent police shootings. The demonstration was started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and it's spreading. (The Atlantic)

• The Coeur d'Alene City Council approved the annexation of the southern tip of Blackwell Island Tuesday evening after a request from Duane Hagadone. Hagadone Corp. owns 24 acres of the island and operates two businesses on the property. The annexation allows those businesses to connect to city water and sewer. (Coeur d'Alene Press)

• Gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant (R) called on Gov. Jay Inslee to release reports on staffing and other problems in Western State Hospital, the state's largest psychiatric hospital. Bryant (AP)

• The best Hillary Clinton interview on the internet today: Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis

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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.