Family homeless shelter moving, Dems don't want you to write in Joe Pakootas and other headlines

click to enlarge Family Promise of Spokane Executive Director Steve Allen stands outside the new location for the Open Doors family shelter on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. - SAMANTHA WOHLFEIL PHOTO
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Family Promise of Spokane Executive Director Steve Allen stands outside the new location for the Open Doors family shelter on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.


Open Doors, the only 24/7 emergency shelter for families in Spokane, will be moving into the Cassano's Grocery building on Mission Avenue with hopes to get enough financial and in-kind support to do so by December.

NEWS: Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been critical of higher ed tuition hikes that happened in Washington state when her Democratic challenger, Lisa Brown, was in the Legislature making hard budget choices during the recession. But when asked what she would have cut instead, McMorris Rodgers had no answer.

MUSIC & FILM: Wondering what to do for Halloween? We've got a whole list of movies and concerts headed your way this week.


Cougs crush it for College GameDay

The Washington State University Cougars beat the Oregon Ducks 34-20 Saturday, in a game that felt extra special to fans as College GameDay came to the Pullman campus for the first time. (KREM)

Ads misleadingly urge write-ins in 6th District Senate race
Mailers that are asking Democrats to write in Joe Pakootas instead of Jessa Lewis in the race against Jeff Holy for the 6th District Senate seat are being called "stunningly misleading" as they were actually put together by conservative groups, with Democrats having nothing to do with their production, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Refusing to recognize transgender
The Trump administration may change federal definitions in a way that would essentially eradicate recognition of transgender people, arguing that someone's gender is defined by their genitals at birth, the New York Times reports.

Bonner County commissioner claims unflattering audio was altered
The YouTube clip in question for Bonner County Commissioner Dan McDonald was recorded during a late 2017 meeting about a proposed silicon smelter, in which McDonald can be heard saying, in reference to the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, that they demand kickbacks and "they're the dirtiest group on the planet." McDonald is now claiming the clip has been edited and may be slanderous, the Sandpoint Reader reports, but those who put the clip online, who are from anti-smelter groups, say the audio is unedited and true to what happened during the meeting.

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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...