The secret of Spokane's smoke, Kootenai County rebels against re-entry center, and other headlines

click to enlarge The Spokane County courthouse wreathed in smoke in 2017. - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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The Spokane County courthouse wreathed in smoke in 2017.

Why does smoke always seem to pool into Spokane?


Trouble on Re-Entry
Most people think that offenders need to be integrated back into society. But nobody wants to live next to them. (Spokesman-Review)

River Run

A police chase turns into a water rescue. (KXLY)

Passing a Background Check
Are Republicans beginning to soften on gun control? (New York Times)

Illegal Immigration for Me, But Not For Thee
As Trump assails illegal immigration, the construction crew on Trump properties includes a number of unauthorized immigrants. (Washington Post)

The Four-Star Party

Why Beto is willing to use the F-word. (The Atlantic)

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About The Author

Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...