During a hot summer evening, women at Spokane’s Hope House shelter shared their thoughts, impressions and life experiences. The shelter is part of Spokane’s 24/7 network for homeless people, built on the idea that everyone, regardless of age or gender, should have a safe place to be inside at all times.
Spokane County has hired a new criminal justice administrator to oversee reforms aimed at reducing the county’s jail population and racial disparities. Data from the reform effort so far makes clear that the new administrator, Spokane native Maggie Yates, is stepping into a challenging role.
Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl said Monday he’s opposed to an ordinance that would allow the city to post some internal affairs and officer-involved shooting investigations online, citing concern about victim privacy and public perception of the department based on unfounded cases.