'Dark ads' barraged Spokane election, Warren adopts Inslee's climate goals, and other headlines


A jury sided with a Spokane nurse who was denied leave as a victim of domestic violence

BREXIT: Yesterday, British lawmakers prevented their country from exiting the E.U. without a deal. It was a "critical moment" in the slow-going Brexit move, according to the New York Times.

NEWS: The city of Spokane is considering ditching a Grocery Outlet for a homeless shelter location and instead moving into the Daybreak Youth Services administration building.


Project priorities
The Pentagon announced that it was redirecting funding for 127 projects to add $3.6 billion for President Trump's border wall. (New York Times)

The Inslee impact
After meeting with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has since dropped from the 2020 presidential campaign, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has adopted some of his climate plans for her presidential bid. Her climate plan includes a $3 trillion price tag. (New York Times)

Digital testing grounds in Spokane elections

Spokane's February special election seemed innocent enough, but if you were over the age of 45, you were likely hit with a barrage of "dark" digital advertising via Google that The Stranger suggests ensured the passage of a proposition to hire more firefighters and police. The digital campaign gave Google clients the unique ability to experiment with the reach of dark ads in a smaller election, rather than the larger nation-wide elections. (The Stranger)

Spokane Symphony Masterworks 5: Beethoven's 250th Birthday @ Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Sat., Jan. 18, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 19, 3-5 p.m.
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Quinn Welsch

Quinn Welsch is the copy editor of the Inlander.