Sen. Billig and Mayor Condon clash, economy keeps booming, and other headlines

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NEWS:
— A city of Spokane building inspector incorrectly signs off on a portion of a temporary occupancy certificate of the Ridpath, citing "political pressure."
— An assistant fire marshal correctly refuses to sign off on that same certificate but is then accused of saying insulting things about the developer.

Guess which one was subjected to a formal investigation?

NEWS: A court ruling out of Boise means that the city can't ban homeless encampments when shelter isn't provided.


IN OTHER NEWS...

Senator vs. Mayor
Sen. Andy Billig and Mayor David Condon are clashing over Sprague Avenue and bikeways. (Spokesman-Review)

At least it's not Cat Scratch Fever
Five adopted Pet Expo puppies have been infected with the parvovirus. (Spokesman-Review)

Long boom
The economy just keeps expanding. (New York Times)

How dare someone ask Trump to release the tax returns he promised to release

The White House tries to stop the release of Trump's tax returns. (Washington Post)

Where's "Where's the Bathroom?"
The Washington Post's incorrect ranking of Crazy-Ex Girlfriend's songs. (Washington Post)

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...