Ugh, Pats win another Super Bowl, Virginia Gov. admits to wearing blackface, and other headlines

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A Spokane school resource officer involved in a controversial arrest has a history of excessive force complaints against him, and most recently had retired from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office in lieu of getting fired over similar concerns.

NEWS: Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich both lambasted other sheriffs who claim they won't enforce new gun laws and said he, in effect, also won't enforce them. He explained that's because he doesn't think the rules offer anything for him to enforce, and that they are unconstitutional.


NEWS: The November police report University of Idaho officials apparently relied on when they sent a campus-wide alert last week about a professor on leave, does not show an indication of violence associated with her "access to firearms."

IN OTHER NEWS...

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Patriots win the most boring, sorry, low-scoring Super Bowl ever
New England: Yay! Rest of the country: Boo. (Sports Illustrated)

Very cold weather ahead
This week is expected to bring icy temperatures in the teens and lower, with potential for a little snow later on. (Spokesman-Review)


Virginia Governor admits to wearing blackface
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is digging in his heels as he has been asked to step down after photos surfaced from his medical school yearbook showing a man in blackface next to someone in a KKK robe. The New York Times reports he admitted he was in the photo, then denied it, but then later admitted he HAD worn blackface to dress as Michael Jackson for a party.

Bishop Daly doesn't think pro-choice politicians should get communion
Spokane's Catholic Diocese leader Bishop Thomas Daly sent a letter opposing new abortion laws in New York and stating he doesn't think politicians who support abortion access should receive communion, KXLY 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...