A WSU researcher lived with grizzly bears in Alaska. She came away convinced humans and grizzlies can coexist

A WSU researcher lived with grizzly bears in Alaska. She came away convinced humans and grizzlies can coexist

A small seaplane drops her off and flies back toward civilization, leaving Joy Erlenbach there among the bears and the wild.

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Mother of victim at Freeman High School shooting testifies in favor of proposed gun control bills

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.

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Russian oligarch benefit from sanctions, Sen. Harris announces 2020 run, and other headlines

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.

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Spokane to hire more folks with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples March draws crowd, and other headlines

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.

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Turn off the dark: Rep. Marcus Riccelli wants to kill the Daylight Saving Time switch

You can't always stop the darkness. But maybe you can, at least, delay it an hour.

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Sit-lie returns, Trump allegedly told Cohen to lie to Congress, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: The longtime Mead superintendent is leaving at the end of this year.

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Mead School District superintendent Tom Rockefeller to retire

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.

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WSU researcher lives with grizzly bears, Cohen paid to rig online Trump polls, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM GRIZZLIES: A researcher from Washington State University spent 300 days living with grizzly bears in Katmai National Park.

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Trump administration can't allow limits on birth control, yet

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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LAUREN FINK

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Staying woke with Mary Poppins

When I first watched Mary Poppins as a wee thing, one song memorized me into silence.

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The pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, which now houses a homeless warming shelter, grapples with the tensions between faith and politics

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.

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Readers respond to Inlander stories about development and regulations on urban housing

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.

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The new film Vice is yet another reminder of the differences between the two Bushes

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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Some gummies are hitting the perfect high notes

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.

Green Zone

The hottest weed products in 2018? Candy, sodas and vape cartridges

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?

Green Zone

We pick some truly baffling 2018 films that would work way better when you're stoned

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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Senate leaders plan competing bills to end shutdown

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Julie Hirschfeld Davis New York Times News Service

Nation & World

Kamala Harris joins Democratic presidential field

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.

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Cool beans? Far from it: Global warming is helping to wipe out coffee in the wild

By Somini Sengupta New York Times News Service

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