Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MB: Local primary results, the Iran nuclear deal and prison yard drones

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 9:46 AM


In yesterday's primary election, incumbent Mayor David Condon had a landslide finish over challenger Shar Lichty. (Spokesman-Review)

Due to last minute permit requests from the Washington State Department of Health, a public slip-n-slide event called Slide the City has been cancelled in Spokane, Seattle and the Tri-Cities. (Inlander)

Since emergency room staffing hours were cut at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Hospital in Spokane, the facility has been having a hard time recruiting more doctors to work there. (KXLY)


The entire town of Roosevelt, Washington, near the Columbia River and Washington-Oregon border, has been evacuated due to a fast-moving wildfire that started yesterday. (KHQ)

President Obama is delivering a speech today (right now, actually) on the Iran nuclear deal, urging Congress to take the vote as seriously as the decision to go to war in Iraq. (USA Today)

Total chaos erupted in an Ohio prison yard after a drone dropped a package containing tobacco, marijuana and heroin. (CNN)

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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...