In this week's issue of the Inlander:
You can read about Spokane's Irish dance studio
, the race for a District 1
seat on City Council, and a Gonzaga Prep alumna
who fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut
In other news:
for Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore's killer has been set for next September
despite his public defenders' requests for more time to prepare. Jonathan Renfro admitted to shooting and killing Moore in May, but pleaded not guilty in court. (KREM)
Spokane County settled a lawsuit over allegations that the jail violated public record law, KXLY reports
. Rob Lee, whose son spent time in jail without his required medications, submitted a records request asking for a reason why but was not given an answer. The jail eventually sent him a one-page document explaining the policy change, but only after Center for Justice attorney Rick Eichstaedt filed the suit. They ended up settling for just over $27,000.
The Spokane School Board voted
last night to reallocate $5.6 million from the budget
approved in August. That means lunch prices go up and implementation of new curriculum and technology is put on hold.
The Feds are looking into allegations of "predatory tactics
" and the use of "insider information
" by employees of daily fantasy sports websites
, the New York Times
reports. One employee for DraftKings, one of the biggest sites, won $350,000 on a rival site after "inadvertently releasing data before lineups for the start of the third week of N.F.L. games were locked in." Authorities are concerned about fraud in the unregulated industry. Professional fantasy players have an unfair advantage over regular players
, the Sports Business Daily
reports: 91 percent of player profits from the first half of daily MLB leagues found the pockets of just 1.3 percent of players.
Activists in Baltimore
presented Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with a list of 19 demands
ahead of Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis' appointment to the permanent position, the Baltimore Sun
reports. They're refusing to leave City Hall
until the mayor agrees. Among the demands are bans on military-style equipment, a requirement that all officers wear badges and name tags at all times and that media be allowed to "do their jobs freely."
President Obama will announce
today that about 5,500 troops will remain in Afghanistan
though 2017 despite his ambitions to withdraw military force completely by the end of his presidency. (Washington Post