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Chad Sokol is a general assignment reporter for the City Desk. He joined The Spokesman-Review in 2015 as an intern in the Olympia bureau covering state government. After a stint of freelancing, he joined the staff in 2016. His focuses include higher education, jails and prisons, white nationalism and anti-government extremism.

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Feb. 28, 2020, 4:52 p.m.
“I can only conclude that they are afraid that an independent expert will disagree with their current course, and they’ll have to contemplate large changes,” a professor said in response to the decision.

Aug. 8, 2019, 6 a.m.
When helicopter crews in Western Washington were unavailable Sunday, a team from the Spokane area jumped into action to rescue three hikers from a peak in the Central Cascades.

Feb. 18, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
“Due to record-breaking snowfall, the staff at 49 Degrees North Ski Area is running at max capacity to keep the resort functional and is unable to safely engage in the repairs to the lift or acquire the part for repair at this time,” owner John Eminger said in an announcement Saturday.

Sept. 6, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
Pullman police say they will recommend an assault charge against Washington State football player Shalom Luani, even as coach Mike Leach disputes media accounts of Luani’s arrest.