City Hall closes to visitors, Woodward says downtown library may be used as homeless shelter, and other headlines

click to enlarge Spokane County Health Officer Bob Lutz stands in front of an extremely foreboding map - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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Spokane County Health Officer Bob Lutz stands in front of an extremely foreboding map

Prohibition Gastropub is weighing whether to stay open or to shut down.

The Girl Scouts have 600,000 boxes of cookies and nowhere to sell them.

Without concerts or gigs, local musicians are live-streaming.

SPORTS: Golf courses will still open during the coronavirus.

Students are lining up outside meal distribution sites to help kids get free lunch.

North Idaho has its first coronavirus case — but still doesn't seem to be taking it very seriously.

Spokane Sports Commission's Eric Sawyer was on the top of the world — and then it all came crashing down.

The economic consequences of COVID-19 are going to brutal.


City Hall has closed
Now you're supposed to do almost everything by phone. City Council meetings will still occur, however. (Spokesman-Review)

Physician, quarantine thyself
A MultiCare employee has tested positive for the coronavirus. (Spokesman-Review)

A bit of a reversal

During the campaign, Nadine Woodward was horrified by the number of homeless people in the downtown library. Now?

"We're looking at increasing our [homeless shelter] capacity," she tells KHQ. "We are right now looking at the downtown Spokane library. We are looking at that first floor of the library to provide even more beds." (KHQ)

Triage and the trolley problem

Washington state hospitals may have to start deciding who lives and who dies. (New York Times)

How to make money off of the coronavirus if you're a U.S. Senator who gets secret intelligence briefings

Sen. Richard Burr is in huge trouble for selling his stock in private while assuring the country in public. (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...