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Talcum powder leads to prison lockdown

Talcum powder led to the lockdown of Airway Heights Corrections Center on Thursday.

At about noon Thursday, a guard discovered a suspicious package containing white powder, according to an Airway Heights Fire Department news release.

Crews from the Airway Heights Fire Department, Airway Heights Police Department, Spokane County Fire District 10 and city of Spokane Hazmat responded to the package. Radiation and illegal drug tests indicated it was harmless.



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Ethics Commission: Mayor David Condon honest in handling of Frank Straub questions

UPDATED: 7:15 p.m.

updated  The final complaint targeting Mayor David Condon for his handling of the ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub was unanimously dismissed by the city’s Ethics Commission on Wednesday, who said the complaint was fueled by opinions, not facts or evidence presented by former City Council President Joe Shogan.