Friday, May 26, 2017

Montana elects House candidate who assaulted reporter, new fire chief faces challenges, and morning headlines

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click to enlarge Brian Schaeffer, Spokane's new fire chief, faces some significant challenges.
Brian Schaeffer, Spokane's new fire chief, faces some significant challenges.

ON INLANDER.COM


Some fires to put out
As Spokane's new fire chief, Brian Schaeffer has a few big challenges he'll need to deal with.

The omega-3 code

How omega-3 fatty acids could possibly stave off the impacts of dementia and depression.


IN OTHER NEWS


Washington's biggest mental health system
A prisoner with a habit of self-harming gets $92,000 from the state resulting from a pair of lawsuits over his treatment. (Spokesman-Review)

It's fun to rebuild on the site of the YWCA
A developer wants to put up multi-use towers in a $60 million project on the north bank of the Spokane River, where the old YWCA building used to be. (Spokesman-Review)

Assault on the free press
Important notice to Montana politicians: You can body-slam a reporter the day before the election, and you'll still be elected. (New York Times)

Turkish thuggery in D.C.
The New York Times goes through a frame-by frame analysis to prove that the Turkish president's bodyguards attacked and beat protesters last week in Washington, D.C.

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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...