New (Under) Sheriff In Town

New (Under) Sheriff In Town

Meet the man behind many of the innovations within the Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Dave Ellis is waiting for a phone call. As a supervisor of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office Air Support Unit, he gets updates on all helicopter missions.

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Public vs. Privacy

News organizations push for openness; plus, is the city soaking county residents?
MEDIA VS. LEGISLATORS

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Health for the Homeless

With few other options for health care, homeless people can now turn to the newly expanded Providence House of Charity clinic
For years, homeless people staying at the House of Charity shelter in downtown Spokane had few options for medical care. There was a medical clinic in the shelter, but it was only open a couple of days a week.

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The Big Business of Virtual Education

For-profit companies dominate online education in Washington and Idaho, but researchers say these schools can be disastrous for kids
Nearly bankrupt, the rural Omak School District in central Washington was operating on borrowed money eight years ago.

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End in Sight

With construction ending on major East Sprague construction, businesses say the city can learn a few things for its work on Monroe
New sidewalks now reach farther into the road along a nearly half-mile stretch of Sprague Avenue, making room for new lighting, trees and hanging flowers, and making it safer to use parking spaces along the revitalized stretch of the well-traveled city commute.

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End of the Dream?

Trump's plan to discontinue the DACA policy; plus, new Spokane policies on homeless camps and panhandling
DREAMERS DEFERRED? Nearly 800,000 people who came to the United States illegally as children or young teenagers, and have been protected from DEPORTATION, could be at risk of being deported, sent to countries where many of them have never lived.

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Wright and Wrongs

As the country debates the fate of Confederate monuments, a local push to rename Fort George Wright Drive is heating up again
The address of Spokane's Unitarian Universalist Church continues to drive minister Todd Eklof crazy. Not the location, to be clear.

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Death of a Dream?

Uncertainty surrounds the Trump administration's plan to kill DACA
It is undeniable that the events of 9/11 would forever and profoundly change the United States in every imaginable manner. When it comes to immigration policy, these scarring events led to drastic militarization of the nation's southern border.

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Deeds, Not Tweets

With the 2018 midterm elections coming fast, President Trump needs to focus on delivering the promises he campaigned on
The Trump agenda is gradually fading. With only a few days left when Congress is in session before a new fiscal year starts (Oct. 1), there's not much time remaining to accomplish the agenda that President Trump deems critical to his presidency and the nation's welfare.

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Snapshot: Global Neighborhood Photo Reception

Do something: How to get involved in your community this week
A celebration of the photographic contributions to the ongoing show "Snapshot: A Look at Spokane Now" from local former refugees supported by Global Neighborhood. Free.

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On the Street

Who would you like to see at next year's Tinnabulation music festival?
SIE-CE KARRAS Umm, I don't know.

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Readers respond to who is worthy of recognition with Spokane streets, statues

Letters to the editor
Youthful Ignorance? In response to the Inlander's question of who Spokane should have a statue of (9/7/17), one reader's answer was pro-Trump; when she was pressed to answer, "What in particular has he done that inspires you?" the reader responded, "He just doesn't really care what people think about him, and he just does what he does anyway, and it's working for him."

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Green Zone

Indica vs. Sativa vs. Reality

Demystifying some marijuana terminology; it's all about the cannabinoids and terpenes
There's a foundational error in how recreational stores categorize and cannabis consumers discern their bud. The misnomer is found in the faulty fork in the road made by novices and marijuana maestros alike: "Indica, sativa or hybrid?"

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The Straight Dope

Let's put some cannabis-related myths to the test
Maybe it was all those years of cannabis culture existing largely underground that led to the bevy of tall tales and myths associated with the substance. Or maybe people were just super high when they came up with some of these.

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TV Strains

Netflix came up with an amazing promotion for its terrible new cannabis-focused sitcom
Netflix is among the world's biggest entertainment companies, and apparently the streaming media and video-on-demand giant isn't afraid to dip its toes into the legal marijuana realm. Believe it or not, Netflix actually released a collection of cannabis strains in coordination with a California medical dispensary.

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Nation & World

Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea

By MEGAN SPECIA and SOMINI SENGUPTA © 2017 New York Times News Service NEW YORK — If the United States is “forced to defend itself and its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

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Republicans Demand Another Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

By ROBERT PEAR © 2017 New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — Just when the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appeared to be dead, a last-ditch push to obliterate the law could be nearing a showdown vote in the Senate, and a handful of Republicans insist they are closing in on the votes.

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Google and Facebook Face Criticism for Ads Targeting Racist Sentiments

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI and ALEXANDRA STEVENSON © 2017 New York Times News Service Google and Facebook, the world’s biggest sellers of online advertising, faced sharp criticism Friday for allowing advertisers to direct ads to users who searched for or expressed an interest in racist sentiments and hate speech.

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