• 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).
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
IN OTHER NEWS
• 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.
• 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
: New York's
parade was yesterday as well.)