Tuesday, August 4, 2015

MB: City of Spokane's two lawsuits, outdated office temperatures, bleak fire season outlook

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 9:52 AM


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Today is the last day to vote in the local primary election, so make sure to turn your ballots in! (Inlander)

Meanwhile, the City of Spokane has filed a lawsuit seeking to remove a provision of the Worker Bill of Rights initiative from the November ballot. (Inlander)


And in other city news, City Councilman Jon Snyder has filed an ethics complaint against Councilman Mike Fagan. (Inlander)

Today the city began demolishing the Under the Freeway skate park. (Spokesman-Review)

In other city-related lawsuits, Spokane is suing Monsanto, alleging it knowingly sold the city chemicals (PCBs) that are environmental pollutants. (KREM)

The Airway Heights City Council has stripped Mayor Patrick Rushing of even more responsibilities, including two local board positions. (KHQ)


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A study by Dutch scientists finds that the formula used to set office temperatures is way outdated, and not only does keeping buildings super cold contribute to global warming, it's also gender discrimination toward women! (New York Times)

An outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease in New York City has sickened 86 people and killed seven. (ABC)

The numbers on Donald Trump's past two months — likely just another "flash in the pan" for the presidential campaign. (Washington Post)

So far, this year's fire season is turning out to be the worst on record. Things could get even worse next year. (New York Times)

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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...