Gun measure challenged, man says he was on meds before attacking kid in Spokane Valley, and other headlines


Spokane artist Matt Smith hits the scene with a new public mural on Stevens Street. Read about his creative process, sometimes aided by some good tunes and a little wine, and the Southeast Asia travels that influenced his style.

ARTS & CULTURE: With holiday travels quickly approaching, it might be a good time to get in the last few films you can before FilmStruck closes at the end of November. Our Film Editor Nathan Weinbender offers his recommendations here.


Challenges to new gun laws start
Less than two weeks after the election, a new gun initiative passed by Washington state voters is being challenged in court by a Spokane attorney, and at least one police chief in Eastern Washington is already saying he won't enforce the new rules, which include raising the age to buy a semi-automatic rifle to 21 and a slew of other changes. (KXLY)

Body found near stadium where Spokane veteran went missing
Police say a body was found in the water near the San Francisco 49ers stadium where Spokane man Ian Powers went missing a week ago, but medical examiners will have to confirm the identity, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Man who stabbed 8-year-old in Valley says he was high
A man who is suspected of randomly stabbing an 8-year-old boy in Spokane Valley told KHQ he was high on DXM, a cough suppressor found in cold medicine.

Survivors of Camp Fire living in tent city
As flames are still being fought in the deadliest wildfire in California's history, some of those who lost everything are living in tents near Walmart as they try to figure out what comes next, the New York Times reports. 

Taco Night with Chef Travis of Cochinito @ Second Harvest Food Bank

Mon., Oct. 21, 5:30-8 p.m.
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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...