Friday, September 23, 2016

WSU fees, Idaho insurance hikes, police shooting news and more headlines

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click to enlarge WSU wants students to fork over extra money to help pay coach Mike Leach's salary.
  • WSU wants students to fork over extra money to help pay coach Mike Leach's salary.

WSU president proposes new fees
Hoping to make the school's athletic department financially viable, the president of Washington State University has proposed asking students to kick in another $50 per semester. The idea is being widely panned. (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho preparing for insurance rate hikes
The Idaho Department of Insurance unveiled its approved health insurance rates for all individuals and small group health plans for 2017.  Across the state, the average rate for individual plans offered on the state health insurance exchange will be almost a quarter higher in 2017. (Boise Weekly)

Renfro accused of bad behavior behind bars
Accused cop killer Johnathan Renfro, currently incarcerated in Kootenai County jail, allegedly made weapons, planned to escape and bragged about shooting an officer, according to revelations made in court. (CDA Press)


Officer involved in shooting released
A Tulsa, Oklahoma, officer who shot an unarmed black man has been charged with manslaughter and released on a $50,000 bond. The shooting, which was captured on video, has sparked national outrage. 

Charlotte mayor calls for release of police shooting video 
The mayor of Charlotte North Carolina is requesting that a video capturing the police shooting of black man be released to the public. The incident caused protests in the city. 

Hackers stole info from 500 million Yahoo users
Yahoo has revealed that state-sponsored hackers broke into the company's network and stole names, email addresses, telephone numbers and other sensitive information in 2014. 
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