NEWS: Avista is dropping $200,000 into two Spokane County Commissioners election campaigns for Al French and Mary Kuney. Why?
NEWS: Last year, the Inlander wrote about a foster kid who ran away because the state of Washington was going to send him to a facility in Iowa called Clarinda Academy. Disability Rights Washington then went to Clarinda Academy, and their new report reveals dismal conditions at the institution.
IN OTHER NEWS...
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown go at it again in their second debate. Get the highlights from the Spokesman-Review.
Canada throws a party
Weed is legal in Canada as of yesterday. BBC details the first 48 hours.
$20 billion left behind
Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner Paul Allen died this week. But he leaves behind a complex estate of more than $20 billion. What will happen to it? (Seattle Times)
Facebook is in trouble again. The social media giant (or is it behemoth?) acknowledged that it had been previously overstating the importance of video content to advertisers. But it’s unclear how long the company had been doing this, sparking a federal lawsuit in California by Facebook advertisers. The company’s “pivot-to-video” has also been a major hurdle for
A lot of friends lost their jobs over this bullshit. Facebook outright lied and pushed this whole "pivot to video" narrative. It's all a big house of cards. https://t.co/hjYGNbVPRO— Benjamin Bailey (@BenHBailey) October 17, 2018
Have you ever been so mad at an ex that you took all of her clothes in a big pile and burned them in her new boyfriend’s yard? That’s totally normal. (Coeur d’Alene Press)