Woodward to be sworn in Monday, Jess Walter gets some love from Obama, and other headlines

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IN OTHER NEWS...

Spokane officer under investigation after groin kick

While prosecutors declined to press charges, an internal investigation continues after a Spokane Police officer kicked a handcuffed man in the genitals, the Spokesman-Review reports.

click to enlarge Nadine Woodward addresses the media at her election night party at Barrister Winery. - ERICK DOXEY
Erick Doxey
Nadine Woodward addresses the media at her election night party at Barrister Winery.
Woodward to be sworn in as mayor today
Nadine Woodward is scheduled to be sworn in as mayor Monday, though she's already started working in City Hall under a transition period facilitated by exiting Mayor David Condon, KREM reports.

Obama gives Jess a shout
Former President Barack Obama included Spokane author Jess Walter's We Live in Water: Stories to his list of favorite books he read in 2019,  giving a shout out to the Spokane-based stories, the Spokesman-Review writes.


Idaho children still missing in bizarre case
Police have had little luck finding two Idaho children who have been missing since September, and the investigation into their mother and stepfather has expanded to include further looks at the deaths of each of their former spouses this year, the East Idaho News 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...