Rep. Shea linked to group training kids for biblical warfare, Spokane Public Schools passes budget, and other headlines


COVER: How the Spokane Public Facilities District keeps vaulting over obstacles to make the downtown Sportsplex happen.

NEWS: The city of Spokane is considering the Salvation Army to open its new shelter.

NEWS: An analysis of the Spokane County Jail found racial disparities and a high number of bookings for misdemeanors and nonviolent offenses.


Doing their best
Spokane Public Schools passed a budget that was able to save some jobs, but cuts to the elementary-school day and librarians will remain. (KREM)

Add it to his resume
Rep. Matt Shea is in the national spotlight again, this time for providing aid for a group that trains young men for "biblical warfare." (The Guardian)

Being an influencer 101
If it's Instagram you're into, Washington State University might be the college for you. Apparently it is the most Instagrammed college campus in the state. (KXLY)

Unanswered questions
Jeffrey Epstein had multiple broken bones in his neck following his death, raising further questions about how he died. (Washington Post)

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.