Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Trump vs. Ryan, Leach vs. WSU and morning news

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NEWS: WSU football player Logan Tago was charged yesterday with fourth-degree assault and second-degree robbery, a felony. Coach Mike Leach says he'll play until "proven guilty," even though school policy explicitly says he should be suspended. 

ARTS & CULTURE: Four Spokane authors were named as finalists for the 2016 Washington State Book Awards, but it was Spokane author Sharma Shields who took home the fiction prize for The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac.

NEWS: Yesterday, Spokane celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day, which is notably not Columbus Day. 


click to enlarge Craig Meidl was confirmed as the new police chief - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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  • Craig Meidl was confirmed as the new police chief
Police chief confirmed
More than a year and at least $28,000 later, Spokane officially has a police chief. Spokane City Council voted 5 to 1 to confirm Craig Meidl as chief last night. (Spokesman-Review)

Construction delay
That downtown construction on Lincoln and Monroe streets? It won't be finished until next year. But crews will lay down a single layer of asphalt so the streets will be open in the winter. (Spokesman-Review)

Helping kids
A new soul food restaurant should open in East Central in the spring, with teens serving up the food and profits invested in children's programs. The restaurant, called Fresh Soul, is being opened by Michael Brown, who we wrote about in our East Central profile this summer. (KXLY)

Dumping Trump
House speaker Paul Ryan announced yesterday that he wouldn't campaign for Donald Trump, instead devoting himself to defending the Republican majority in Congress. 

Weakening ISIS
Terrorism researchers say propaganda operations of the Islamic State have dropped off drastically
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