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CHAS opens COVID-19 vaccine clinic; homeowners wake to car crashing into their South Hill house; Washington state justices strike down drug possession law

SPOKANE, Wash. —

CHAS opens COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Gonzaga University Friday

Gonzaga University is the new site for CHAS Health’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Starting Friday, Feb. 26, CHAS Health patients can get vaccinated at Gonzaga’s Field House in the Martin Centre or in the parking lots adjacent to the McCarthey Athletic Center and School of Law. Vaccines will be available by appointment only for those who are eligible under the state’s phased vaccine distribution plan.

The clinic will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until March 2. Read more.

Homeowners wake to driver crashing car into their South Hill house Friday

A car crashed into a home on Spokane's South Hill on Friday morning, leaving the driver with a leg injury.

Emergency services and police responded to the crash on 16th Avenue at about 4 a.m. on Friday. Sara and Maeve Griffith were asleep in their home when they heard the car crash through their basement window. The two saw the driver get extricated from his car.

"We were trying to stay out the scene," Sara said. "It looked like they had to wrench the door out and put him onto a stretcher." Read more.

Washington state justices strike down drug possession law

The Washington Supreme Court has struck down the state's felony drug possession law because it doesn't require prosecutors to prove that someone knowingly or intentionally possessed drugs.

The ruling came in the case of a Spokane woman who had received a pair of jeans from a friend that had a small bag of methamphetamine in a pocket.

Five justices said in the decision Thursday the state law was unconstitutional because it criminalized her passive, unknowing conduct, in violation of her due process protections. Read more.

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