Sneak Peek: Celebrating the class of 2020; protests and riots; Pride; and local boy goes to NASA!

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The latest issue of the Inlander is hitting newsstands today. Find it at your local grocery store and hundreds of other locations; use this map to find a pickup point near you. You can also read through the print edition here.

HIGHLIGHTS
This week, we’re dedicating the issue to the class of 2020. There’s a keepsake poster inside, and the cover section is packed with plenty of wit and wisdom, from graduating students, educators, administrators and bestselling author Jess Walter, who writes, among other things: “We generations of greedy, short-sighted ‘adults’ who threw a big seventy-year party, ate all the food, drank all the beer, used all the resources, blew your inheritance, pissed on the carpet and passed out on the floor. Sorry. Our bad.”

• Also this week: We have a story and photos from the peaceful protest on Sunday afternoon calling out police brutality — and the chaotic melee that followed during the night. These photos tell the story.

KNEE TO THE NECK
After Sunday’s protest in downtown Spokane, we broke this news yesterday: While Police Chief Craig Meidl has condemned the actions of police in Minneapolis that led to George Floyd’s death, images have emerged that appear to show Spokane cops kneeling on the neck of a suspect. More >>

LOCAL BOY
File this under good news: A North Idaho student interns at NASA and publishes research just as he finishes his senior year at Loyola Marymount. More >>

DRINK IT UP
This Spokane company wants to help cities protect fresh water with innovative new building material. More >>

COULD WE GO BACKWARDS?
Why Spokane County's explosion of cases probably won't force us back into a stricter stay-home order. More  >>

ONLINE PRIDE
With what would have been Spokane’s annual Pride weekend fast approaching, the celebration is shifting to an online approach this year with Spokane Virtual Pride. More >>

SO LONG…
File this under news that is bumming us out: A couple more business close for good: Paper & Cup and Fleur de Sel Creperie. More >>

LAST WORD
Here’s one more gem from our Graduation Issue, from Whitworth’s President Beck Taylor: “I encourage you to form your identity not by what the world thinks of you, or the success you achieve, but by the values and principles by which you live, by the ways you love and treat others, and by your commitments to serve worthy things that are bigger than yourselves.”

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About The Author

Jacob H. Fries

Jacob H. Fries is the editor of the Inlander. In that position, he oversees editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributes his own writing. Before joining the paper, he wrote for numerous publications, including the Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe and the New York Times. He grew up in Spokane Valley...