Comic asked for papers on Spokane Greyhound goes viral and other headlines


Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan says he didn't know the anti-abortion activist he had on his show was a murderer.

ARTS & CULTURE: The Lion King remains a triumphant showcase of puppetry, stunning costumes and stirring music, Dan Nailen reports. The show is in town through Feb. 3.


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Portland stand-up comic harassed by Border Patrol agents
Portland-based stand-up comic Mohanad Elshieky was on his way back home from a performance in Pullman, when agents pulled him off his Greyhound bus in Spokane and demanded to see his papers. When he showed his Oregon driver's license and work permit, and told them he had received asylum to live in the U.S., the agents, he said, refused to believe him. (Willamette Week)

Spokane hospitals post prices
You can now find out what regional hospitals charge for certain services, but you'll have to search through thousands of lines of billing codes to find the costs, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Government open again, for now
With the partial shutdown over for at least another couple of weeks, the prospects of reaching a deal on the border wall still seem dim, the New York Times reports. 

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 13
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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...