Council says no to Lime helmets, Trump officials call for repeal of the ACA, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: Bishop Thomas Daly is distancing himself from a PR campaign waged by a conservative element in the Catholic community that's attempting to discredit Cardinal Blase Cupich by tying him to the church's sex abuse scandal.

Bishop Daly distances Spokane Diocese from group trying to dig up dirt on Cardinal Cupich

Even if you didn't read our cover story on the division within the Catholic Church earlier this month, you may have seen the advertisements that Stephen Brady, of the Roman Catholic Faithful, has run in the Inlander. Brady has been going to the former dioceses that Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, formerly led.

Mueller finds no collusion, doesn't exonerate on obstruction, CMR will run again, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: Idaho Gov. Brad Little chose someone to fill one of two Dalton Gardens City Council seats left empty after residents ousted the mayor and two members during a March 12 recall.

Little appoints new Dalton Gardens council member to create quorum after recall

Idaho Gov. Brad Little's office announced Friday that Tyler Dreschel has been appointed to one of two Dalton Gardens council seats left vacant after residents recalled the mayor and half the City Council earlier this month.

Possibly mythical Zags decapitate foes, Garland Street Fair is canceled, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: Why the Garland Street Fair went the way of Elkfest.

Kimmel laughs at Gonzaga tweets, NZ bans some semi-automatic weapons, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM BEST OF: You voted, now see the results.

The canceled Garland Street Fair joins the ranks of Elkfest as yet another community event that became too big to succeed

The Garland Street Fair, in its 16th year, was as crazy as it had ever been last August. Thousands packed a few blocks for hours.

Money for Fairchild could go to wall, descendants of slaves return to U.S., and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM TECH: Say goodbye to those embarrassing selfies you took on your flip phone in 2007.

The 'honeymoon' is over: Daily attendance at Riverfront Park's ice ribbon drops by 57 percent this winter

Attendance has dropped precipitously at Riverfront Park's ice ribbon, a roughly $10 million skating rink and a signature piece of the park's broader redevelopment effort. The ribbon, which first opened in 2017 after a series of delays and setbacks, attracted 53,338 guests during its first winter season.

Trump stonewalls Democrat oversight, Midwest flooded, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM WORLD: A dead, beached whale found in the Philippines on Saturday had 88 pounds of plastic garbage in its stomach, an unusually high volume even with increasing waste buildups in the seas.

City plans to use GPS to throttle Lime-scooter speed down to 7 mph in Riverfront Park

This week, we have a story about the City Council's controversial proposal to lift the bike helmet law for riders of Lime-style electronic bikes and scooters. On the one hand, you have people like City Council President Ben Stuckart, who note that if helmets were required for riding scooters, usage would decrease significantly.

WSU study: Teen weed use down overall, but higher among working high school seniors

So far, the fear that teen marijuana use would skyrocket once weed became legal has not been the reality.

FAA cuts led to flawed Boeing analysis, Ferguson sues opioid distributors, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: Washington's attorney general is taking opioid distributors to task for their role in the opioid crisis, alleging that suspicious orders that could've indicated pill mills weren't reported to law enforcement.

Washington attorney general alleges opioid distributors illegally shipped 'staggering' volume of pills into the state

The three largest distributors of opioids operating in Washington failed to report large, "suspicious" orders to law enforcement, illegally shipped those orders, and helped fuel opioid addiction across the state, a lawsuit recently filed by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson alleges. The 58-page complaint, which was filed on March 12 in King County Superior Court, claims that the defendants, McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. violated state law by failing to identify large orders that might go to pill mills — doctors, clinics or pharmacies that prescribe excessive opioids without an actual medical justification — and, ultimately, the black market, nor did they notify the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and halt the shipment of said orders.

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