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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Questions surround a fatal police-involved shooting, including whether a new law will be put to the test

At a jam-packed funeral for David Michael Novak — the 35-year-old man shot and killed by Spokane Police last week — he's described as adventurous, spontaneous, athletic and kind.

Gov. Inslee wants to make college free for low-income students

The cost of attending college in Washington state has been a bit of a roller coaster during the past decade.

Inslee lists priorities in State of the State, U.K. prime minister defeated on Brexit and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM GREEN ZONE: We wrote about weed and how advocates want legislators to make the legal pot industry more fair to Washington license holders this legislative session.

WSU might actually offer a football and war class taught by Mike Leach and Sen. Baumgartner

Maybe you thought it was a joke when Mike Leach tweeted in November that he was thinking of teaching a class called "Leadership Lessons in Insurgent Warfare & Football Strategy," with former state Sen. Michael Baumgartner. Maybe, even after Leach posted an outline of the course over the weekend, you thought there was no way Washington State University would actually offer such a course.

Washington state's emissions rising, federal judges rule on Trump's policies, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM SPORTS: Gonzaga's basketball team has some exceptional players — to the detriment of its competitors in the West Coast Conference.

Kettle Falls police chief's guns still missing, Trump rejects end to shutdown, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM ARTS & CULTURE: Lookin' ahead to festival and tanning season but need a way to cover up?

New Yorker screws up Washington violent crime stats, Syria withdrawal begins, and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM SPORTS: The Eagles are having a big celebration at River Park Square tomorrow. And David Condon, yes, the David Condon, is going to be there.

Idaho appeals ruling mandating that they provide sex reassignment surgery to transgender inmate

Newly elected Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) announced on Jan. 9 that the state Department of Corrections has appealed a recent ruling from a federal judge mandating that they provide sex reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate. The appeal stems from the case of Adree Edmo, a 31 year-old transgender inmate — she was born male but identifies as female — held in Idaho State Correctional Center, a men's prison, who sued the state with the help of attorneys from the Center for Lesbian Rights after prison medical staff declined to provide her sex reassignment surgery.

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