Thursday, October 6, 2016

Dining Out guide, sex offenders released, mumps at Whitworth and more headlines

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• In this year's dining guide, we sent writers all over the Inland Northwest in search of the perfect meal.

NEWS: It didn't pass last year, but maybe Spokane's plan to get you to vote for a bus service tax hike will work this time around?  

POETRY: In the coming weeks, we're putting together a poetry issue. You should submit some lines, and maybe we'll publish them. Deadline to submit is Nov. 30. 

MUSIC: Folk-rock group the Head and the Heart are back in Spokane next week. A refresher: 


• Two Level III sex offenders have been released in Spokane within the past three weeks. One of the men, David McCuistion, is "well adjusted" to life at the Special Commitment Center at McNeil Island where he was confined, according to his annual review. However, the report indicates he "has not made any progress" toward changing his behavior. (KXLY)

• Prosecutors in Butte, Montana, opted to reduce a DUI charge against the Navy SEAL who is said to have killed Osama bin Laden. Police found Rob O'Neill asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store at 2:30 am. O'Neill had apparently taken a sleeping pill. (Navy Times)

• The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the re-sentencing of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and the man he thought she was sleeping with. Duane Buck was sentenced to death after a witness called by his own attorney testified that Buck was more likely to commit a violent crime "because he is black." (To sentence someone to die in Texas, there has to be a "continuing threat to society.") Justice Samuel Alito, known for his criticism of capital punishment opponents, called Buck's case "indefensible."  (BuzzFeed)

• Three cases of mumps have been confirmed on Whitworth University's campus. Officials believe the outbreak started with one student who had been traveling overseas. Mumps is a very contagious viral disease. (Spokesman-Review)
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