Sneak Peek: Guide to Summer Camps; Spokane County’s $90 million windfall; hot Netflix movies; mourning Bloomsday; and more!

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 entire print edition here.

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Tatum Hartley illustration

HIGHLIGHTS
In the middle of this week's issue, you’ll find a 20-page guide to Summer Camps, most of which are hoping for summer as usual while also preparing COVID-related backup plans. “We are looking at avenues of how to have camp even if we can’t physically be here,” says Phil Harrison, executive director of Camp Reed.

• Speaking of plans, Spokane County is working on plans to distribute $90 million in federal aid money, but commissioners’ early proclamations have ignited a fiery debate over how to best use that cash.

• Plus, writer and runner Erin Popelka mourns the loss of Bloomsday; Nathan Weinbender reviews Netflix’s newest releases; and staff writer Samantha Wohlfeil reports on the nightmare laid-off workers face in trying to get unemployment benefits. 

THE INSIDE SCOOP
Lately, we’ve had scores of appreciative readers ask us how they can help keep the Inlander strong into the future, so we’re launching the Inlander Insider program, allowing readers to directly support our mission. More >>

click to enlarge Hamilton hits Spokane in April 2021. - JOAN MARCUS
Joan Marcus
Hamilton hits Spokane in April 2021.

SAVE THE DATE
We’ve known that Hamilton was going to be part of the 2020-21 STCU Best of Broadway season for a while, but now we finally know the exact dates, as well as the rest of the featured shows for the season. More >>

SHOP LOCAL
As if you needed another reason to shop at local businesses, there’s this news: Amazon is strengthening its competitive position in ways that could outlast the pandemic — and raise antitrust concerns.

THE EPICENTER
The Spokane Veterans Home has become the epicenter of the local coronavirus outbreak, with 36 residents and 14 staff infected. We spoke with a resident as well as staffers who wonder whether — with better testing — this could have been caught sooner. More >>

LAST WORD
For nearly three decades, the Inlander has connected you with this place you call home. In celebration and hardship, we are all Inlanders. Check out this video celebrating the things that unite the people of the Inland Northwest.

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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...