No reduced sentence for Moscow murders, Eyman swivels and swipes in video, and other headlines

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IN OTHER NEWS...

Spin me right 'round
If anyone knows how to keep spinning in circles, it's constant initiative-to-the-people-pusher Tim Eyman. The Seattle Times reports that a security video caught him spinning in an office chair before stealing it from Office Depot.

Lime with a side of regulation
Spokane could bring back bike and scooter shares this spring, but there will be rules, oh will there be rules, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Rodda Paint destroyed in fire
A Spokane Valley paint shop burned in a large fire Sunday, KXLY reports.


Idaho appeals deny murderer's request
A man convicted of multiple murders in Moscow was denied his appeal to reduce the sentence he got for murdering his adoptive mother, landlord and an Arby's manager in 2015, the Associated Press and Moscow-Pullman Daily News report. 

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...