Friday, January 5, 2018

The Waldref legacy, more possible Trump obstruction, and morning headlines

Posted By on Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 9:29 AM

click to enlarge When things got heated in city hall, Amber Waldref helped calm them down - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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When things got heated in city hall, Amber Waldref helped calm them down


Still in the hunt
Members of the Sinixt tribe of the Colville Reservation are allowed aboriginal hunting rights in Canada.

Judge not, lest ye be judged
After an autistic man screamed and yelled profanity at a Stevens County judge in a road rage incident, the man was given a crazy-harsh sentence by the judge's friend. But now, that sentence has been thrown out.

Just following odors
The Spokane Clean Air agency will start charging big fees to marijuana growers in order to respond to odor complaints.

This is Jackass
The Jackass Bowl at Silver Mountain is offering lift tickets for only $12 today!



Shawn Vestal gives a shoutout to former Councilwoman Amber Waldref for helping to bridge the divide between the city council and the mayor. (Spokesman-Review)

Living like a refugee
Whitworth students travel through an exercise intended to simulate how it feels to be a refugee. (Spokesman-Review)

Obstruction notice

A new New York Times story details the lengths that Trump went to try to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself. (New York Times)

The fall of the House of Bannon
Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon's betrayal of the president, as detailed in the (occasionally dubious) new Trump palace-intrigue book, has cost Bannon most of his remaining allies.  (Washington Post)

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Daniel Walters

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...