Supreme Court nixes promised Spokane tax exemption, Franken resigns, and morning headlines

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The budget for the health district has grown in the last few years, partly as a result of the city's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic through their methadone clinic. But now, $400,000 is being cut. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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  • The budget for the health district has grown in the last few years, partly as a result of the city's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic through their methadone clinic. But now, $400,000 is being cut.

ON INLANDER.COM

Disaster zone

Oh, hai Inlander readers! Nathan Weinbender previews The Disaster Artist and a handful of other movies opening this week.

Cop goes free
The charges could still be refiled later, but for now, the charges against a cop accused of killing a Spokane prostitute in 1986 have been dismissed.

IN OTHER NEWS


Eagles ice arena
372 eagles have been spotted at Coeur d'Alene Lake (Spokesman-Review)

Elective amputation
In the midst of an opioid crisis, the Spokane Regional Health District will nevertheless see $400,000 of their budget cut. (Spokesman-Review)

Promise undone
Seniors, veterans and disabled voters were told they'd be exempted from the property tax hike in 2014. But the Washington State Supreme Court says "nope." (Spokesman-Review)

That's Al, folks!
Al Franken, accused by seven — make that eight — women of groping or forced kissing, announces he's resigning from the Senate. (New York Times)