Parents mad about Spokane middle school assault 'game,' paid sick leave program faces backlog, and other headlines


The public is invited to hear about current and future water issues at a League of Women Voters panel discussion tomorrow, but you've got to reserve a seat if you'd like to go.

NEWS: A bill this session could address issues that have left some patients living in hospitals far longer than necessary.

FILM: The Spokane International Film Festival is coming up soon, with an interesting lineup hitting local theaters Feb. 28.


Shea opens solo law practice after layoff

After a state House investigative report linked Spokane Valley Rep. Matt Shea with domestic terrorism, he was laid off from the law firm where he was working, which the lead attorney there says was already downsizing, the Spokesman-Review reports. The Spokesman's larger look at Shea's legal career shows he hasn't taken as many cases as counterparts and even helped sue Eastern Washington University while serving as a lawmaker.

Parents mad about middle school assault "game"
After a Spokane middle school student reported being uncomfortable with a game students play called "Molest Me Mondays," school officials say they were aware of the game and had added staff to monitor halls, but some parents were mad they were never informed, KXLY reports.

State paid leave program backlogged
With massive popularity in claims, Washington's paid sick and safe leave program now has a backlog of applications, the Spokesman reports.

Parasite takes the win
Becoming the first non-English language film to take top honors at the Oscars, Parasite won Best Picture, the New York Times reports. 

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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...