Despite knowing PCBs were dangerous, Monsanto kept profiting for decades

Despite knowing PCBs were dangerous, Monsanto kept profiting for decades

Spokane is now suing, and the 'Poison Papers' show why
It's one thing to hear rumors that major chemical companies knew their products were harming people for decades.

Strength in Numbers: Workers banded together to sue a local trucking company for wage theft

But a new ruling from the Supreme Court just made it harder for others to do the same
As terminal manager for Diamond Freight Systems trucking company, Amy Thomas devoted nearly every waking moment to work.

Help name Seattle's NHL team, Newport smelter hearing and more headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: President Donald Trump says he's siding with his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after the judge was accused of sexual misconduct.

WSU receives new complaint accusing former QB Jason Gesser of sexual misconduct

Washington State University received a new complaint today accusing former WSU quarterback and current athletics department employee Jason Gesser of sexual misconduct, the university says in a press release. The complaint comes less than a week after WSU's student newspaper, the Daily Evergreen, published a story revealing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Gesser.

More than half of Spokane's sit-lie citations have been handed down in 2018

So-called "sit-lie" ordinances have made headlines recently after a court of appeals ruling said a Boise law against sleeping in public is cruel and unusual punishment when there is no available shelter space. Spokane's own rule against sitting or lying down in public in downtown includes exceptions for when shelter space is unavailable, but while proponents say it helps keep downtown safer, opponents have said it criminalizes homelessness. 

Allegations may delay Kavanaugh confirmation, Florence pummels Carolinas and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: When some Washington State University employees tried to report rumors of inappropriate relationships or sexual harassment by Jason Gesser, a former quarterback and current athletic department employee, they were reportedly told to "fall in line" by another former WSU star, Jack Thompson, according to records of an investigation into the rumors.

Records: Former WSU QB Jack Thompson chided those who reported Gesser sexual misconduct allegations

When Washington State University Cougar Athletic Fund employees heard rumors that Jason Gesser, former WSU quarterback and current athletic department employee, was having inappropriate relationships or sexually harassing interns and staff, a few reported the concerns to their superiors. Former quarterback and WSU legend Jack Thompson, however, admonished those who reported concerns, according to records of the investigation obtained by the Inlander.

Spokane cop reportedly tells a local professor that Muslims are "all terrorists"

Rachel Toor noticed two police officers standing outside of the Temple Beth Shalom — a synagogue in Spokane. As a "professionally nosy" writer, she asked the officers why they are stationed outside this particular place of worship.

Spokane County Commissioners want to tell you how they're spending your tax dollars

The Spokane County commissioners announced last month a series of roundtable discussions to review the county's 2018 budget and to look ahead to 2019. The meeting will be held on three separate occasions and will each touch on a different segment of services the county offers.

After eight deaths in 14 months inside the Spokane County Jail, families rally outside the courthouse

Angelique Sam stands on the steps of the Spokane County Courthouse and tells the crowd of just under 100 people that she once was a drug addict thrown into a Spokane County Jail cell. Her daughter stands next to her as she speaks.

Missoula Independent dies, Florence makes landfall, Manafort flips and other headlines

ON INLANDER.COM The swift, sad death of Missoula's alt-weekly How the struggling Missoula Independent went from being purchased by a newspaper titan to being destroyed by it.

How Missoula lost its Independent

It's not like nobody saw this coming. Typically, being bought by a daily newspaper "saves" a struggling alt-weekly like being found by a grizzly bear saves a lost hiker.

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