A small seaplane drops her off and flies back toward civilization, leaving Joy Erlenbach there among the bears and the wild.
At a packed state Senate committee hearing in Olympia on Monday, Ami Strahan, mother of the 15-year-old victim in the 2017 Freeman High School mass shooting in Spokane, testified in favor new gun control regulations getting pushed in the 2019 legislative session. The pair of bills proposed by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson would ban untraceable and undetectable "ghost guns" that can't be picked up by metal detectors — such as plastic guns made from 3D printers — and outlaw high-capacity magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds except for on shooting ranges and for military and law enforcement personnel.
ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: Sen. Kamala Harris (D–California), finally announced her long-expected candidacy for president on Monday, joining an already crowded field of Democratic contenders for their party's nomination in 2020.
ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: The Indigenous Peoples March in Spokane on Friday brought together people with roots to tribes across North and South America, with an emphasis on major issues from water rights and environmental preservation to missing and murdered indigenous women.
There's no shortage of issues.
You can't always stop the darkness. But maybe you can, at least, delay it an hour.
ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: The longtime Mead superintendent is leaving at the end of this year.
Mead School District superintendent Tom Rockefeller will retire at the end of the school year, the district announced today. He has served as superintendent for 13 years.
ON INLANDER.COM GRIZZLIES: A researcher from Washington State University spent 300 days living with grizzly bears in Katmai National Park.
With his eye on a potential presidential campaign, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee already has made plenty of national headlines in 2019.
Federal courts have, for now, blocked new federal rules that would create religious and moral exemptions allowing employers to opt out of providing free birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act when offering insurance plans.
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How can humans and wildlife better coexist?
When I first watched Mary Poppins as a wee thing, one song memorized me into silence.
When the city of Spokane scrambled to locate warming shelters in the midst of its homeless crisis late last year, it found the Salem Lutheran Church.
Readers respond to an Inlander article about Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart's hope to change certain regulations to promote a denser urban area (1/10/18): Trevor Bradley: Parking minimums, height maximums, and single family zoning are all inhibitors to healthy urban growth.
Since last month, America has been ruminating on the death of George H.W. Bush. We associate him with dignity, the first Gulf War and also a stagnant economy (which should have been more associated with the policies of Ronald Reagan).
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As the Washington regulation of candy edibles remains in flux, now is as good a time as ever for consumers to start engaging with some of the great sweets that are still found in shops.
There's still plenty of bong-ripping, pipe-smoking and joint-passing going on in the world of weed. But the hottest trend in weed in 2018?
By now, you've probably seen a lot of film critics' top 10 lists of the year, ranking cinematic masterpieces that you'll probably put in your Netflix queue and never actually get around to watching. But amongst the least memorable of 2018's movie crop were some strange, screwy and flat-out dumb pieces of work that could make for a great night high on the couch.
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By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
New York Times News Service
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., the barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve in the Senate, declared her candidacy for president Monday, joining an increasingly crowded and diverse field in what promises to be a wide-open nomination process.
By Somini Sengupta
New York Times News Service
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