The Spokane County sheriff was urgently summoned to put down a “riot” by members of Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies) who were laying pipe for the Otis Orchards irrigation district. The trouble began when a “flunkey” in the cook house was fired for allegedly destroying food. More than 100 laborers, all Wobblies, then demanded that the contractor reinstate the flunkey and fire all non-Wobblies.
Like many cities nationwide, Spokane had a fitful start permitting short-term rentals. In early 2014, the city began issuing cease-and-desist letters to property owners advertising overnight stays online, saying local laws did not allow room-sharing services outside of regulations for bed and breakfasts, which were only allowed to operate in historic properties.
Five Indian nationals trudged through knee-deep snow last February and illegally crossed the Canadian border north of Oroville to enter the United States because they feared proposed travel bans proposed by President Donald Trump would keep them from pursuing their dreams, attorneys said.
In a letter sent to restaurants and other small business organizations Monday, the Spokane City Council said there is no tax on sugary drinks proposal before them right now, and that they are not seeking to impose one. The city still needs to come up with a way to pay for new police officers, lawmakers say.
The Sacred Heart Hospital nursing school graduated 21 nurses – at a time when nurses were in exceptionally high demand. Dr. William O’Shea, who presented the diplomas, told the graduates they should offer their services to the country as soon as possible.
“Alright, who’s been drinking tonight?” Lewiston police Officer Rob Massey stood in the living room of a well-kempt ranch home surrounded by a forest. A group of teenagers sat on the floor – some trying not to smirk, others looking fearful of the impending consequences of their behavior. “You been drinking? You? Huh?” Massey asked with a stern expression. “Be honest with me.”
Airway Heights officials now say it could take until Thursday or later to finish flushing city pipes of contaminated drinking water. Previously they had expected to complete the process by Monday morning. They are expelling water that has been contaminated with chemical runoff from Fairchild Air Force Base.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says a man assaulted two deputies Saturday evening when they tried to take him into custody for a mental health hold, and a paramedic helped subdue the man before a third deputy arrived.