Epstein's death sparks questions about jail, rainstorms slow wildfires, and other headlines


 Some residents in Hillyard were without drinking and running water for a week after E. coli-contaminated green water started pouring from their taps. It worried residents and sparked a discussion of the vulnerabilities of Spokane's water system.

FOOD: Coeur d'Alene food trucks might have a new permanent spot to call home with a food truck pavilion set to open this month.


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Epstein, wealthy man accused of sex trafficking, found dead in jail
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell Saturday, apparently of suicide, raising questions about how he was guarded after being taken off suicide watch and spurring conspiracy theories about the incident as Epstein had ties to many wealthy, powerful people. (New York Times, BBC)

Rain helps calm wildfires, but also causes flooding
Thunderstorms dumped more than an inch of rain in the region, helping slow the growth of the Colville Reservation William Flats Fire, but also creating flooding so bad that firefighters there had to find places to sleep in the woods because they couldn't hike out, the Spokesman-Review reports. The more than 44,000-acre blaze was about 40 percent contained early Sunday.

Man who killed baby gets 28 years in prison
A Spokane Superior Court judge sentenced Joshua Mobley, convicted of murdering 10-month-old baby Caiden Henry, to 28 years in prison, the Spokesman 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...