Thursday, September 29, 2016

Condon settles ethics complaint, suicide calls to Spokane police and other news

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 9:08 AM


On the Cover: This week on the cover, staff writer Daniel Walters examines a single street's divide between the West Central Neighborhood and the swanky new Kendall Yards development.

NEWS: Been living under a rock in Spokane for the past year? Here's everything you need to know. (The police chief's potty mouth, the mayor's secret meetings, a botched "investigation," and whether or not public officials were honest about it all.)

FOOD: You guys, Nectar Beer & Wine is opening a second location in the Perry District, and Allie's Vegan Pizzeria & Cafe is also opening a second location on the South Hill. Read about them here.

NEWS: A woman who was allegedly gang raped during an off-campus party in 2013 is suing North Idaho College in federal court for intentionally misleading her about her Title IX rights and not investigating the attackers. 


• Spokane police rush to help someone thinking of suicide about three times per day, according to a new report released by the department. The report is based on 556 "suicidal person" calls from the first half of 2016. (Spokesman-Review)

• Two Lakeland Jr. High students were found with "hit lists" and arrested yesterday. The juveniles, ages 13 and 14, were booked into the Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center. (KXLY)

• A 14-year-old boy in South Carolina killed his father and then shot two boys and a teacher at an elementary school near his home. All three victims at the school sustained non-life threatening injuries. (CNN)

• A commuter train crash in New Jersey this morning has killed at least 1 person and injured at least 100 more, according to initial reports. (New York Times

• In a case that will directly impact the Washington Redskins, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether or not a disparaging registered trademark is protected free speech under the first amendment. (Washington Post)

• Police abuse of confidential databases is rampant nationwide, an investigation by the Associated Press found. 

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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.