Iran protests surge after plane crash, Spokane City Council to fill seat, and other headlines

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NEWS:
Spokane is working on a digital tool to let people know where there is available shelter for the night, in part addressing a disparity between city data that shows plenty of space and the nightly reality showing the homeless warming center regularly reaching capacity.

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IN OTHER NEWS...

Spokane schools on delay

Spokane Public Schools planned a two-hour delay for Monday after a snowy weekend, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Spokane City Council to fill empty seat
After interviewing finalists on Monday morning, Spokane City Council will appoint someone to the seat vacated when Breean Beggs took over as City Council president, the Spokesman reports.

Legislative session starts
With Monday marking the start of a short legislative session, Washington lawmakers will have to address homelessness, transportation funding, and even what to do about Rep. Matt Shea after a House-ordered investigation labeled him a participant in domestic terrorism, the Seattle Times reports.


Iran protests surge after blame admitted for plane crash
Iranian protests mounted over the weekend after the Iranian government admitted "human error" led the country's military to shoot down a commercial plane, killing everyone on board last week, the New York Times reports.  

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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...