Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MB: Wireless company gets a pass, new Seuss book, police-on-citizen violence

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 9:23 AM


A wireless company has been allowed to bypass the public hearing process for building towers higher than 150 feet in Spokane County. Some people aren't happy about it. (Spokesman-Review)

The IRS will seize former state Rep. Phil Hart's home for back taxes. If you want to buy the house, stay tuned. An auction date has not yet been set. (Coeur d'Alene Press)

Unemployment rate in the Tri-Cities is at its lowest since 2008. (Tri-City Herald


A long lost Dr. Seuss book will be published next week. Alongside alphabet flashcards and a couple sketches, Theodor Seuss Geisel's widow found the 16 black-and-white illustrations paired with text in a box put away since his death in 1991. The new book will be called What Pet Should I Get? (New York Times)

New experimental drugs could slow Alzheimer's disease if taken early enough, researchers say. But more testing is needed. (Washington Post)

Researchers at the University of Birmingham (in the UK) recently determined that one particular copy of the Quran thought to be from the seventh century is actually decades older. That means it's one of the oldest known examples in the world, dating back to between 568 and 645 AD. (CNN)


Dashboard camera video of Sandra Bland's arrest shows that the officer threatened her with a Taser, saying "I will light you up." (New York Times)

A Tennessee father tripping on acid during a rock concert in Mississippi died in a hospital after police hogtied him and put him on a stretcher face down. The man's family says police then threatened them with arrest if they tried to visit him in the hospital. (The Guardian)

Prosecutors in the death of Freddie Gray refuse to give the defense internal investigation records. (Baltimore Sun)

Another black man was shot by a white police officer. University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing shot once at Samuel Dubose, hitting him in the head and killing him, during a traffic stop. Dubose was apparently unarmed. (CNN)

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.