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Chad Sokol

Chad Sokol

Chad Sokol joined The Spokesman-Review in 2015. He is a reporter for the City Desk covering higher education and county government.
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018

Woman found dead in Spokane River identified but name not released

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east of Harvard Road, in Otis Orchards.


Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers face off in first public debate

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

In their first public debate, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Lisa Brown lobbed criticism on numerous issues, including health care, tax reform, gun control, the farm bill, the special counsel investigation and “dark money” in campaigns. The debate, hosted by The Spokesman-Review and KHQ, drew more than 500 people to the Bing Crosby Theater on Wednesday evening.

MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2018

House fire near Bridgeport leaves two unaccounted for

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 2:58 p.m.

Two people escaped Sunday night when a fire tore through their home near Bridgeport, Washington, but another two residents remained unaccounted for Monday afternoon, according to Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2018

WSU breaks ground on $61.9 million building addition for animal disease lab

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a crucial role in infectious disease monitoring, public health, food safety and the success of the state’s fish and livestock industries.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2018

WSU anticipates revenue boost from partnership with international student recruiter

WSU administrators say the INTO University Partnership will eventually bring in thousands more students from other countries, making the university more culturally diverse, boosting tuition revenue and improving the school’s international reputation. They say the partnership will not only help WSU climb out of a spending deficit, but also put the university on track to become one of the nation’s top public research institutions – in part by supplying WSU laboratories with talented young academics from around the world.

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2018

Man died by choking on vomit in Spokane County Jail

The official, clinical-sounding cause of death – “pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents due to combined opiate and methamphetamine intoxication” – completes an agonizing image of what happened to David Good in the early hours of March 1.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018

Stevens County sheriff’s race features allegations of DUI cover-up

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

As two candidates square off to lead the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, some have accused the department of covering up a 2016 incident in which a top official may have driven while intoxicated. The incident involved Capt. Andy Harbolt, who was later promoted to his current position: Stevens County undersheriff, second in command to Sheriff Kendle Allen.

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