Spokane tree pickup, a victory for bacteria and other headlines


Need to get rid of your Christmas tree? Here's how it works in Spokane. Oh, and there's gonna be a cool New Year's Eve celebration under the pavilion.


Spokane Valley mayor stands up for Shea
Outgoing Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins said that he disagrees with the way Rep. Matt Shea has been portrayed after a state-sanctioned investigation concluded he had participated in "domestic terrorism," the Spokesman-Review reports.

Not to be dramatic, but...
More and more drug makers who are developing antibiotics for drug-resistant bacteria are going out of business, the New York Times reports.

Spokane's Salvation Army gets what may be its last gold coin
For about a decade, the local Salvation Army chapter has received a gold coin in its fundraiser red kettles from an anonymous donor, but this year may be the last, KXLY reports. 

53rd Annual Art on the Green @ North Idaho College

Sat., July 31, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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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...