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Migrant kids in detention, fatal shooting in California the "new normal" and other headlines


  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office

 Migrant children detained by the Health and Human Services Department is at its highest number ever. In May 2017, there were 2,400 children in federally contracted shelters; now there are 12,800.

FICTION: Starting this week, over the course of the next year, the Inlander will publish installments of a new novel by local author Sam Ligon, Miller Cane: A True and Exact History.

STUDENTS: Actually, there aren't more homeless students in Spokane (as we previously reported). Data shows that student homelessness in Spokane County isn't on the rise, but there is an increase in some areas on the edge of the county. We have graphs.

FOOD: There's a new brewery in North Spokane and a Southern BBQ joint has closed.


Dubious ad
A political action committee is producing ads attacking Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for voting to cut funding for vets and using tax reform to funnel money into international corporate entities. But those claims are not quite 100 percent true. (Spokesman-Review)

Long Drives
Trump's FEMA administrator, Brock Long, is under investigation for possibly misusing government vehicles for personal trips. (Politico)

New Normal
A gunman in Bakersfield, California, shot and killed six people, including his wife and himself. Law enforcement is still searching for a motive. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood called the rampage "the new normal" in the U.S. (L.A. Times)

That's a lot of dogs
Authorities rescued 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sits in unincorporated communities in Stevens County. Prosecutors are considering criminal charges. (Spokesman-Review)