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Sunday, October 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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In brief: Jane Hession won’t face charges

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Jane Hession, the wife of Spokane’s mayor, will not face any assault charges for an incident near the Bing Crosby Theater before a campaign debate.

A Spokane County sheriff’s detective investigated a complaint from a sign-carrying protester who claimed she was pushed, and subsequently injured by Jane Hession. He determined the activity did not “rise to the level of an assault,” a press release from the department said.

Detective Mike Ricketts interviewed Jane and Dennis Hession, protester Tari Anderson and two other witnesses before concluding the contact was like “someone working their way through a crowded auditorium or hallway.” He said Jane Hession’s intent was to move the sign Anderson was holding out of her path and not to assault Anderson.

The case was considered closed last Friday, and records were sent to the Spokane police records division.

A story on that decision was reported on the Spokesman-Review’s Web site that day, but was left out of Saturday’s newspaper.

– Staff reports

Later collection for some post boxes

Several Spokane post office collection boxes have expanded pickup hours.

Collection has been bumped to 5:45 p.m. at the Manito Station boxes, 3120 S. Grand, and to 6:30 p.m. at the Riverside Station, 904 W. Riverside, the U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday.

Postal workers will collect mail at 6 p.m. from the boxes at 1617 W. Northwest Blvd. and 301 S. Thor.

Late collections from the blue boxes at 150 E. Second Ave. – 7 p.m. – and 2928 S. Spotted Road – 9 p.m. – will remain the same, according to the Postal Service.

– Nick Eaton

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