Congress near spending bill, EWU moves on East Sprague, and morning headlines



NEWS: Coeur d'Alene Public Schools found a permanent superintendent: Steven Cook, from Colorado.

FOOD: The Spokane Central Market will house roughly a dozen restaurants inside a shared space downtown.


Moving in
Eastern Washington University will move three degree programs, about 1,000 students, from its Cheney campus into Spokane. They will go to class in a new building along East Sprague Avenue, in the booming University District. (Spokesman-Review)

Near nature, near fires
The Spokane Fire Department is preparing early for wildfire season. And, not to freak you out or anything, but half of the homes in the Spokane metro area are at a high wildfire risk area.

A major obstacle
Senate leaders are close to an agreement that would avert another government shut down, New York Times reports. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, meanwhile, says the Senate should change the rules that would allow Democrats to block spending bills. (Spokesman-Review)

Change of ownership
The Los Angeles Times has been sold to a billionaire from the L.A. area, ending a long-troubled relationship with the paper's previous owners. (Washington Post)