Dying Inside: Grappling with a string of suicides in the Spokane County Jail

Dying Inside: Grappling with a string of suicides in the Spokane County Jail

Megan Flynn recognizes the two black stars tattooed on the chest of the man she's trying to save.

Drug overdose deaths decrease in Spokane County, meth still mostly commonly listed on death certificate

Accidental drug overdose deaths in Spokane County decreased in 2017 to 75, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner's annual report. The drop represents a 34 percent decrease from 2016, when 115 people died of accidental overdoses.

SEL, Schweitzers give largest cash donation in Lewis-Clark history with $3M for building

With a boost for a new building on campus, Lewis-Clark State College has received its largest cash donation ever: $2 million from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and $1 million from Beatriz and Ed Schweitzer, the founder and president of the company and his wife. The Lewiston school announced the donation last week, noting that it puts the college's $20 million Career and Technical Education Center closer to its goal.

Lethal levels of Benadryl found in deceased North Idaho man whose wife remains at large

Larry Isenberg's system contained lethal levels of the drug diphenhydramine, an antihistamine commonly sold under the brand name Benadryl, when his body was recovered from Lake Coeur d'Alene this past March, according to a warrant filed recently in Spokane County. Spokane County Sheriff's Detective Kirk Keyser cites a report from Kootenai County Coroner Dr. Warren Keene, which says that Isenberg's body contained 7,100 nanograms of the drug.

Putin and Trump deny collusion, crews battling Lincoln County fire, and other morning headlines

ON INLANDER.COM FOR FUN!: ICYMI: Daniel Walters wasn't able to attend a Bicyclists' Town Hall the city put on, so instead he compiled a tongue-in-cheek list of ways to make the city's biking better.

Idaho sexual harassment claims up, Inlander dives into jail deaths and more headlines

ON INLANDER.COM NEWS: This week’s paper is OUT.

Activists aren't just waving signs; they're banding together to help immigrants at the ground level

The shoes lined up outside Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' office have various styles — hot-pink sneakers with bright-green laces, sandals capped with silver flowers, tennis shoes sporting the Batman symbol — but they're almost all tiny.

WSU study shows that the digestive system follows its own biological clock

Working a night shift can quickly change the schedule of your internal clock, but maybe not the one you'd expect: A newly released Washington State University study shows that rhythms of internal clocks in digestive organs shifted their schedules by 12 hours after just three days of simulated night shift work, while the biological clock in the brain only shifted by 2 hours.

With pressure mounting on House of Charity, Spokane is speeding up efforts to open a second shelter outside of downtown

About a year into the second attempt at keeping a homeless shelter open 24 hours a day in downtown, the city of Spokane and Catholic Charities agree that something needs to change — for those seeking shelter, for the good of the neighborhood and for the sustainability of services.

A new lawsuit targets every Idaho school for "unconstitutionally" charging students fees

A class action lawsuit has been filed against every single school district and charter school in Idaho, alleging that Idaho schools unconstitutionally charge students fees.

Lisa Brown's husband deletes section of wife's Wikipedia page, claiming inaccuracy

Last week, a Wikipedia user deleted the section out of U.S. House candidate Lisa Brown's biography claiming that, "in 1993, Brown voted in favor of one of the largest tax increases in the state's history."

What a trade war, especially one involving China, could mean for the Evergreen State

Wheat has taken Gary Bailey around the world.

Why nearly 1,000 families are clamoring to get into Spokane's charter schools

In his freshman year at Rogers High School, Isaiah Thompson realized he needed a change.

Downtown Spokane stadium idea runs into traffic

With the city of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools partnering for an upcoming bond request, the splashiest possibility for the package — a new DOWNTOWN STADIUM — got a reality check last week from the Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors. The city and school district have been discussing a joint bond to put on the November ballot.

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