Inland Journal, Jan. 9, 2020: Spokane Jail, Vaping, Native Medical Students

Jan 9, 2020

A community group is moving closer to issuing recommendations about how to move forward with a jail-related ballot measure.
Credit Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Today on Inland Journal, Spokane moves one step closer to determining whether it should consider modernizing its jail or building a new one.

"I think the best financial situation for Spokane would be to put in place these initiatives and continue to expand on them so there would not need to be any new construction.”

The Spokane Justice Task Force endorses recommendations about the criminal justice system that may soon be presented to the county commissioners.

We’ll hear about a state investigation into the death of a developmentally disabled woman in Spokane.

Spokane’s county health officer talks about a new federal ban on selling flavored vaping cartridges to people younger than 21. And WSU works to encourage Native American students to go to medical school.

“Whether or not they actually go back and serve those communities, which we hope many of them will, they will still be able to help their classmates better understand how to serve those populations.”

That’s today’s Inland Journal, after the news.