House to vote to send impeachment articles, Spokane has a new councilwoman, and other headlines


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Send it
The House will send vote on Wednesday to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. (New York Times)

Last performance
The remaining Democratic presidential candidates will clash tonight in the last debate before the Iowa caucuses. (New York Times)

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Betsy Wilkerson photo
Green talk
Gov. Jay Inslee and environmentalists hope to push an aggressive action on climate change in the 2020 legislative session — including a clean fuel standard. (Crosscut)

New representative
The Spokane City Council unanimously voted to appoint Betsy Wilkerson to the vacant council seat representing District 2. Wilkerson is the board president of the Carl Maxey Center in the East Central neighborhood and is the first African American person to serve on the council in almost 20 years. (Spokesman-Review)

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Josh Kelety

As a staff writer, Josh covers criminal justice issues and Spokane County government. Previously, he worked as a reporter for Seattle Weekly. Josh grew up in Port Townsend and graduated from the University of Washington. Message him through Signal @ (360) 301-3490.