Washington counties are prepared to challenge a law expanding the Spokane County Commission

Washington counties are prepared to challenge a law expanding the Spokane County Commission

Al French thought he already defeated the idea to expand the Spokane County Commission.

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What the new Amazon fulfillment center could mean for Spokane

Yeah, thinking that Amazon would locate its second headquarters in Spokane was always pretty absurd. But an Amazon fulfillment center?

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Tell us who is doing good in the Inland Northwest: 2018 Peirone Prize nominations open

As the summer sun continues to warm the Inland Northwest, it's that time of year again when the Inlander wants to hear about the warm-hearted people working to do good in the community. Do you know someone who is working tirelessly in the arts, social justice, human welfare, youth, education, wellness/nutrition, the environment, with animals or in another nonprofit-focused area?

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ELECTION: Ballots are out and you won't have to pay postage

Now that ballots for the August primary election have been mailed (and should arrive in your mailbox by today), it's a good time for a reminder that for this election and the November general election, the state will foot the bill for postage.  That means on top of the free drop boxes sprinkled around each county, ballots can be mailed in without a stamp in most cases, or with a stamp provided by your elections office.

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"Advanced urbanist" Brent Toderian reviews downtown Spokane

Brent Toderian is famous as an urban planner. (The guy has 50,000 Twitter followers, far more than most former city planners.) He was the chief planner of Vancouver, B.C. — leading the city through the 2010 Winter Olympics — before being controversially booted out by the Vancouver City Council in 2012.

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Spokane Public Schools asks city to take on extra costs in downtown stadium bond proposal

Up until last night, only two options existed for Joe Albi Stadium as part of a possible joint bond request between Spokane Public Schools and the city of Spokane. Either downsize and renovate Albi at its current site, or demolish Albi and build a new stadium downtown (the city's preferred option).

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Reactions swift to Trump's dismissing Russian interference

In a move that stunned people on both sides of the aisle, President Donald Trump stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference Monday and took Putin's word that Russia did not meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

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A family told Kootenai County that plans to cut a road through their property were wrong; they were ignored until it was too late

By the time Kootenai County ordered work to stop on a road being plowed through rural property owned by the Greenfield family, the damage was already done.

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With new initiative, Washington could model how to end youth homelessness

Until recently, life was incredibly unpredictable for 20-year-old Justice Anderson. "Mom, she kind of tried, but she was into meth and heroin and plenty of things.

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There's no shortage of ways for Brown to challenge McMorris Rodgers' role in the Trump party

Lisa Brown is running a well-organized campaign in her effort to defeat her better-funded (thanks to Citizens United) opponent, incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers. But what about Brown's strategy?

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Extremism is not a synonym for authenticity

As a long-time pragmatic idealist, I'm increasingly frustrated by the attacks on the center by right-wing and left-wing politicians and advocates alike.

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The Year That Was... 2005

YOUTUBE was founded this year, planting the seeds of today's social media landscape.

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Coffee and cannabis: Some pairings just work

There are few things that self-acclaimed Northwesterners are passionate about as much as their artisanal roasts and bud. The overlapping interest parallels the overlapping forms of highs that both coffee and weed offer.

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Sleek and lightweight, the PAX Era vape pen is great on the go

Back in May I talked about the many benefits of using a vape pen rather than rolling a joint or packing a pipe around. And last week I finally got my hands on the PAX Era, a relatively new vape pen to Eastern Washington.

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How June's legal news supports more mainstream marijuana legalization

While prohibition may loosely stay intact for the remainder of Donald Trump's presidency, the call for a zero-sum federal stance on marijuana seems to be in the tone of a death rattle.

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Russia is no longer targeting the U.S., Trump says, contradicting his own intelligence director

By Eileen Sullivan © 2018 New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia was no longer targeting the United States, contradicting his own intelligence chief just a day after promising that his administration was working to prevent Kremlin interference in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Trump, at Putin’s Side, Questions U.S. Intelligence on 2016 Election

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12 Russian agents indicted in Mueller investigation

By Eileen Sullivan and Katie Benner © 2018 New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, on Friday announced new charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The announcement came just a few days before President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki.

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