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Wednesday, July 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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As jail plan dies at polls, leaders mull next steps

Kootenai County will continue to ship inmates to other jails – to the tune of about $52 million over the next decade – following the failure Tuesday of two ballot …


Jail vote failures will cost Kootenai County

Kootenai County will continue to ship inmates to other jails — to the tune of about $52 million over the next decade — following the failure Tuesday of two ballot …


Jail sales tax, I-1033 fail; R-71 favored

Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much more change. Kootenai County voters shot down a pair of ballot measures that would …


Bill of rights, I-1033 dead; R-71 ahead

Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much change. In Washington, they turned thumbs down to Initiative 1033, which would have imposed …


Push for larger Kootenai County Jail back

In the Kootenai County Jail on Monday, two inmates in one 50-person dormitory wore green jumpsuits in a sea of orange. The green indicated lower-risk inmates mixed in with many …


Jail recycle center proposed

Recycling could solve Kootenai County’s critical crowded jail problem, extend the life of the county landfill and perhaps save taxpayer money. Sheriff Rocky Watson and Solid Waste Director Roger Saterfiel …