G Prep apologizes for KKK photos, fire destroys Sandpoint businesses, and other headlines

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NEWS: Yakima County has agreed not to hold people in its jail if they're only wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


IN OTHER NEWS...

Shutdown or emergency declaration seem likely amid stalemate
Talks over border wall funding continue to stall, with a potential government shutdown looming at the end of the week. With meetings scheduled with top advisers for early in the week, it looks like President Trump, citing unbudging Democrats, might try to declare a national emergency to try to force funding for the wall, the New York Times reports.

click to enlarge Gonzaga Prep Bullpups
Gonzaga Prep Bullpups
Gonzaga Prep opts to purge KKK photo from old yearbooks
Gonzaga Prep has apologized for a photo of students dressed as KKK members in the 1968  yearbook, and said it would redact the image from its archival copies, but the local NAACP president disagrees with the tactic of trying to erase what happened rather than owning it, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Snow, snow and more snow in the forecast
Spokane might get another foot of snow this week as storms across the state drop plenty of the fluffy white stuff. (KXLY)


Fire destroys Sandpoint businesses
At least a handful of businesses were destroyed by a fire in downtown Sandpoint overnight. (KREM). 

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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...