Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 41° Partly Cloudy

Tag search results

Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.

Activists, scientists, authors among ‘genius grant’ fellows

An activist speaking out about inadequate waste and water sanitation in rural America, an author of young adult and children's literature reflecting the world's diversity, and a neuroscientist who used mathematics to study the brain's development are among the 21 recipients of this year's “genius grants".

Pretrial tool a key to reform

There is a reform movement underway that is swinging the spotlight over to the initial encounters the system has with offenders, and it’s asking the right questions.

Prosecutor Larry Haskell backs plan to reduce number of inmates at Spokane County Jail

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell says he’s on board with the county’s ambitious plan to reduce jail overcrowding using a $1.75 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation, so long as the end result doesn’t compromise public safety. The county announced the new funding in mid-April and has set a goal of reducing the jail population 21 percent over the next three years while reducing racial disparities. The bulk of those reductions are expected to occur by adding staff to the county’s pretrial services department while using a new, evidence-based risk assessment tool to decide who can safely be let out of jail before trial.

MacArthur Foundation grant will reduce jail crowding

Spokane County has been rewarded for its efforts at criminal justice reform, with the deep-pocketed MacArthur Foundation selecting the area for a competitive grant to reduce overcrowding at the aging jail. Spokane is one of 20 recipients nationwide of a $150,000 grant through the foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge program, aimed at reducing overcrowding in local jails. Jackie Van Wormer, a Washington State University professor who is heading the county’s Law and Justice Council, said the award is a testament to the work being done to reform the region’s system.

Moscow-born playwright wins “genius grant”

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” is a playwright from Moscow, Idaho, who promises to keep doing what he he’s been doing.