NEWS: We dive into the motivations behind the “Spokane Tweaker Blast” Facebook page, where mocking people who are mentally ill or drug addicted is welcome, and where “symping” is not allowed.
COVER: In a series of stories this week, the Inlander analyzes the coming of Amazon to the area: How it got here, what it means for workers and jobs, and how it will impact brick-and-mortar retailers.
NEWS: Reporter Daniel Walters had his bike wheels stolen recently. Who’s to blame?
IN OTHER NEWS
North Monroe reopens
Yes. After all of the fuss, after the summer-long construction project, North Monroe Street is officially back open as of today, much earlier than expected. Business owners are pleased with the results and excited to get their customers back, the Spokesman-Review reports.
An anonymous letter from "quiet resistance" inside the White House was published in the New York Times yesterday. The author claims they are doing what they can to thwart the president's efforts.
"Trump Lashes Out at the 'Quiet Resistance' by Staff." (New York Times)
Four killed in Cincinnati shooting
A mass shooting in Cincinnati this morning killed four people, including the gunman. Several others are wounded. (Cincinnati Enquirer)