A cherished resource in this moment: our region's writers, poets and journalists

Our staff of reporters and photographers at the Inlander has been working tirelessly to cover the coronavirus pandemic and all of its implications for the Inland Northwest — on jobs, schools, employment, the restaurant industry, arts organizations, hospitals and much, much more.

However, we’ve also tapped into a boundless resource that is our region’s community of writers, and in recent days they’ve shared with Inlander readers an awe-inspiring series of essays and stories that has left us inspired, hopeful, heartbroken and more than a little grateful.

We expect their body of work to continue to grow and we’ll update this page accordingly.


Meanwhile, continue to pick up your copy of the Inlander every week. We have experienced some disruption in where we distribute papers, but we're stocking and restocking tens of thousands of copies at local Rosauers, Super 1, URM Cash & Carry, Yoke's, Albertson's and Safeway stores, plus Papa Murphy's locations, My Fresh Basket and more. They're flying off our newsstands as soon as we drop them!

Use this map to find up-to-date information on a pick-up location near you.

Heartbreaker's Bash @ First Avenue Coffee

Fri., Feb. 23, 8-11 p.m.
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About The Author

Jacob H. Fries

Jacob H. Fries served as editor of the Inlander from 2008-2021. In that position, he oversaw editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributed his own writing. Before joining the paper, he wrote for numerous publications, including the Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe and the New York Times. He grew...