Lawmakers expect Shea report today, Spokane City Council considers tenant protections, and other headlines


The widow of a man killed by officers, who were originally sent to check on his wellbeing, is suing Bonner County, alleging constitutional violations and excessive force.

NEWS: In a proposed rate settlement, Avista has proposed paying off its debt on the Colstrip coal-fired power plant much sooner than once expected, one of several steps signaling a major shift away from coal.


Spokane City Council to consider new tenant protections

Spokane City Council will look at new requirements for landlords to ease tenant issues in a tight rental market, including requiring landlords who jack up their rent steeply to give financial help to tenants who have to relocate, as well as requiring specific causes be listed on evictions, the Spokesman-Review reports. 

Spokane homeless shelter bed availability list available daily
There's now a Facebook page updated each day at 5 pm that will show where there is shelter availability in Spokane, KHQ reports.

Lawmakers to get Shea report Monday
An investigation into whether Spokane Valley Rep. Matt Shea promoted political violence will be delivered to lawmakers on Monday and is expected to be released to the public within weeks, the Spokesman 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...