Monday, July 23, 2018

Amazon warehouse coming to Spokane, shooting in Toronto and other headlines

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The curtain was finally lifted on Project Rose, and it turns out suspicions were right: Amazon is behind the plans for a 600,000-square-foot fulfillment facility on the West Plains.

ARTS & CULTURE: There's a new vending machine in West Central, and it's better for you than the break room version filled with candy: Spokane Public Library has unveiled the state's first book vending machine.

ARTS & CULTURE/NEWS: Do you know someone who is doing an amazing job making the Inland Northwest a better place? Nominations are open for the Inlander's annual Peirone Prize, awarded to those who are working in the nonprofit sector.


Endangered Species Act in danger

Dozens of attempts to weaken the Endangered Species Act have been made recently in Congress and by the Trump administration, largely in attempts to favor industries rather than endangered species, the New York Times reports.

Who is DumpOzzie Dot Com aka Scott Maclay?
This weekend the Spokesman-Review took a detailed look at sheriff's candidate Scott Maclay, who changed his name to DumpOzzie Dot Com in his bid to unseat Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. The article details instances of gun wielding, issues with family and an ex, bankruptcies, dishonest claims about his experience and more.

Gunman in Toronto shoots 14, kills at least 2
A man walked down a street in Toronto and fired shots into restaurants and cafes, killing multiple people and injuring more, before being killed by police, the Associated Press reports.

Cougars spotted in neighborhoods
Both Post Falls and Moscow warned people that cougars had been sighted in residential areas recently, KXLY reports.

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...