Thursday, September 24, 2015

The stories you need to know to start the day

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• An upcoming season of the Serial podcast will focus on Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who famously either deserted his unit, or was kidnapped while serving, depending on who you listen to about the case.
• Spokane UFC fighter Julianna Pena could be next in line to fight champ Ronda Rousey if she wins her next bout. A Q&A as she trains for the Oct. 3 fight.

Pope addresses Congress Thursday morning

The pontiff's magical mystery tour of North America continues with the hotly anticipated speech to U.S. politicians who might not be too excited to hear his thoughts on greed, income inequality and the environment. 

Fallout from Spokane police chief resignation
Assistant Chief Rick Dobrow is now officially the man leading the Spokane Police Department, and there doesn't appear to be any rapid movement to start a search for a permanent replacement of departed Chief Frank Straub. The Center for Justice, which as worked with the department to improve transparency in police work, has some questions about how the Straub departure went down

Hundreds killed in stampede at Islamic holy ceremony in Saudi Arabia
Less than two weeks after more than 100 people died when a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the scene of another tragedy as more than 700 people (and counting as of this morning) were killed during a ceremony for Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, when the masses pushed forward suddenly, trampling people in the city of Mina during a ceremony called "stoning the devil." 

May the hype be with you
There's a really cool new 360-degree interactive Star Wars video that lets users steer a ship through a set from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It's an exclusive to Facebook so we can't show you the video ourselves, but you can check it out right here

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Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 11
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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...