Spokane sheriff wants info on missing mom, air quality clears after smoke, and other headlines


Yep, we did have moderate air quality on Friday from wildfire smoke. The good news is, things are back to "good" now.

ARTS & CULTURE: Got a hilariously derpy dog? What about a dynamic duo of pets that get along super well? Submit your best photo of them for our annual Pet Issue and you could win prizes and pet fame.

NEWS: The EPA once said Washington's water quality standards weren't strict enough. Now it's backtracking, and while the move is ostensibly favoring the state's independence to set limits on pollutants, state leaders are crying foul.


Cougar that attacked boy in Leavenworth is killed
After a male cougar attacked a child at a park in the middle of Leavenworth, authorities found the animal and killed it, the Spokesman-Review reports. The child had minor injuries.

Little clarity on motive for Virginia Beach shooting
It's still not clear what motive there was for the shooting that killed 12 people in a city engineering office in Virginia Beach on Friday, CNN reports. 

click to enlarge Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich
Spokane mom still missing
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office wants help locating Arezu Z. Kashify after she never picked up her kids from school on May 25 and her husband left the country on May 28, KXLY reports.

Not in their backyard
A plan to build affordable housing units near a church in Spokane Valley has been renewed, but just as they were several years ago when the plan first came up, neighbors in the area are arguing such a project doesn't belong in their neighborhood, the Spokesman reports. 

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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...