Monday, June 27, 2016

Inmate escape, abortion-rights Supreme Court victory and Pride Parades

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:17 AM


THIS WEEK: The sprint toward Fourth of July weekend is here. Here's a few events and goings-on that will help you pass the time, including Built to Spill (Wednesday), an Alexis Smith and Shawn Vestal reading (Thursday) and Strawberry Fest at Green Bluff (Friday). 

TV: Say what you want about Spokanites, but any city with such outrageous affinity for NCIS Season 13 is alright in my book. Check out a list of most-watched TV shows (according to Comcast Xfinity) in Spokane v. the rest of the country. 

• Can one Riverfront Park manager save its IMAX theater? 


• A horse breeder from California purchased a full-page newspaper ad looking for a spouse for his son. About a dozen potential mates showed up to the rendezvous in Coeur d'Alene over the weekend. The son, Salt Lake City business man Baron Brooks, says he had no idea what his old man was up to, and said his father is "nuts" and "neurotic." The father and son appeared on Fox News. (Spokesman-Review)

click to enlarge Juan A. Cruz Grijalva
  • Juan A. Cruz Grijalva
• DOC inmate escaped from custody at Olympic Corrections Center in Forks, WA. Juan A. Cruz Grijalva, 24, was transferred to Deer Park High School to work in the kitchen while a week-long firefighter training camp took place there. The 5'5, 140-pound man was serving time for first-degree robbery. (Spokesman-Review)

• In the U.S. Supreme Court's most sweeping statement on abortion since 1992, it struck down parts of a Texas law that would have significantly reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state. The 5-3 decision will likely have precedent for states with similar restrictions. Click here for a map showing how accessible abortion clinics are across the country.

• Seattle's Pride Parade was yesterday. Check out some photos. (Bonus: New York's parade was yesterday as well.)

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