Spokane doesn't have the fifth most homeless people, Inslee's presidential bid eyed, and other headlines


Some recent reports made it sound like Spokane has the fifth highest number of homeless people among other cities, but that's pretty clearly not the case.

NEWS: While it might seem like everyone kinda hated 2018 by the end of the year, Spokane actually made a lot of progress over the last 12 months.

NEWS: Still feeling nostalgic? Take a look back at the 10 stories that got the most attention on Inlander.com in 2018.


Jay Inslee, the 'black hole' At the same time readers were picking up issues of the Inlander yesterday to read about some of the hurdles Washington Gov. Jay Inslee could face during a presidential run, many more around the country were reading in the Atlantic about the climate change champion in "the other Washington" who's tossing his hat in the 2020 ring

2019, the year of the... new jail?
Spokane County Commissioner Al French is ready to make another push for a new jail in Spokane, but he'll need a lot of support to overcome the obstacles that've blocked previous efforts. (Spokesman-Review)

Making the House more Representative
With the new session starting, this year's freshman class in the House is the most diverse and has the most female representatives ever. (New York Times

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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...