Former Zag making impact in NBA, Rep. Matt Shea makes Rolling Stone and other headlines


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You'll still probably need snow tires
It's an El Niño this year. What's that mean again, you might ask? It's the one that means we're supposed to see a mild winter. (Spokesman-Review)

Safe space?
In a room packed with community members, the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance restricting the U.S. Border Patrol searches at the Intermodal Center. (Spokesman-Review)

On the big stage
The Los Angeles Lakers are 0-3, but former Zag Johnathan Williams — who just days ago had been cut and then uncut from the team — earned some respect with a strong showing in the overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs. (Los Angeles Times)

Equality coming slow
The pay gap between women and men is still much wider than it should be, and Washington state is part of the problem. (Seattle Times)

Shea's world
You may know about Rep. Matt Shea — most notably, his efforts to create a 51st state — but how much do you really know about him? This Rolling Stone story reveals how deep his influence goes in the West

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About The Author

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.