Local churches pop up in surprising places, CWU goes on lockdown, and other headlines


COVER: Remember the Hooters in town? It's now a church. Inlander editor Jacob Fries explores the evolution of local churches and what that says about religion in America.

NEWS: Would $100 given to every low-income kindergartner help them eventually go to college? A bill introduce in the state Legislature says so.

NEWS: Leroy Eadie, the longtime Spokane Parks director, is retiring from the city and moving to Portland.


False alarm
Central Washington University was on lockdown for a couple hours last night because someone reported an active shooter on campus. There wasn't one. (Seattle Times)

Random stabbing
A woman in her 70s was stabbed, apparently randomly by a person she didn't know, at an Albertsons in Spokane. (KXLY)

Being patient
Nobody pays their water or trash bill on time, so the city of Spokane is going to make it easier. (Spokesman-Review)

Not backing down
Just after President Trump warned against "ridiculous partisan investigations" in his State of the Union address, the House Intelligence Committee launched inquiries into whether foreign powers are influencing the president. (New York Times)

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione is the Inlander’s news editor. Aside from writing and editing investigative news stories, he enjoys hiking, watching basketball and spending time with his wife and cat.