Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trump's 'rigged' election rhetoric, sex-trafficking sting and morning headlines

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NEWS: In case you missed them, read our stories on the state's gubernatorial race and the Spokane County Commissioner race in this week's paper. 


Sex trafficking investigation
Two people were arrested and 16 women were recovered in Spokane and Airway Heights as part of a statewide sex trafficking investigation. In total, 14 people were arrested in Washington who were suspected of forcing 72 people — and five children — into prostitution. (Spokesman-Review)

WSU fall has student in critical condition
For the third time this semester, a Washington State University student fell off a deck. This student, 18-year-old Nathan Hopkins, was taken to the hospital after he fell 11 feet and went unconscious. He's in critical condition. (KREM)

Climbing graduation rates
The country's graduation rates are now at a record-high 83 percent, according to a new report. In Spokane, the graduation rate is 84.5 percent, up 10 percent since five years ago. (KXLY)


Conspiracy theory
As Donald Trump has dropped in the polls, his rhetoric calling the election "rigged" has increased. That has alarmed government officials and both Democrats and Republicans.

Bush out
Billy Bush, the man Donald Trump trusted enough to talk about sexual assault with, has been cut from NBC's Today show. 

Broken promises

The apocalyptic battle that Islamic State leaders had promised would take place in the village of Dabiq will have to come ... some other time. They lost the village to Syrian rebels in a matter of hours over the weekend. 
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