Bishops battle for church's soul, parents want to change mental health law, and other headlines


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Spokane Bishop Thomas Daly
COVER: Spokane's current and former bishops are on opposite sides as the Catholic Church grapples with how to address social issues and sex abuse scandals.

NEWS: Washington parents want to change a law that lets teens refuse mental health treatment. Here's why.


NEWS: Nearly 5,000 defendants in Washington jails who haven't been convicted are eligible for release before their trial, a new report found.

IN OTHER NEWS...

Spokane parking struggles
A parking study found that Spokane's parking is a "disjointed system that led to a confusing, fragmented, and frustrating experience" for motorists. (Spokesman-Review)

Give me shelter
City leaders have a new plan to shelter homeless people: They want to use three buildings throughout Spokane and turn them each into 24/7 shelters. (KXLY)


Missing the signs
A lawsuit filed in Spokane County accuses the state of failing to protect three children from repeated "child torture." (KXLY)

Keeping it clean
A Coeur d'Alene man apparently got angry because the restroom at an I-90 rest stop was dirty, so he assaulted the caretaker. (KREM)

Feeling 'powerless'
Sen. Martha McSally says a superior officer raped her while she served in the military. (New York Times

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