Friday, August 26, 2016

Spokane considers Columbus Day, sheep killed in fire and other morning headlines

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War against Columbus Day
Spokane City Council will vote Monday on whether it will rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. (Spokesman-Review)

Counting sheep

The Yale Road fire wiped out tons of barley and has devastated about a dozen homes. And, tragically, it also trapped 400 sheep owned by one farmer, killing most of them. (KXLY)

Fall from WSU sorority roof
Roofs can be dangerous, especially when you fall off of them. A 22-year-old North Idaho man found that out when he fell from the roof of a WSU sorority house two days ago. He was found with non-life-threatening injuries, and he was drunk. (Spokesman-Review)

Out of state
With states supporting public universities less, students are increasingly attending universities out of state, and that includes Washington, where more students left for other states than came to Washington for public college. (New York Times) Speaking of college, we know Washington has provided funding for lower tuition, but here's the real question: who gets the credit?! (Seattle Times)

Election insults
In the presidential race, both candidates are throwing racially charged accusations at the other. Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of "taking hate groups mainstream," and Trump called Clinton a "bigot." 
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