Friday, November 6, 2015

Metal meets classical, Obama says no to Keystone XL and other news today

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City Council President Ben Stuckart wants to split Spokane's chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Spokane Inc., into two entities. He sees its two responsibilities — lobbying for existing businesses and attracting new businesses — as a conflict of interest.
click to enlarge Metal meets classical, Obama says no to Keystone XL and other news today
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SFCC Chorale Director Nathan Lansing conducts the school's symphony orchestra in its collaboration with local band Age of Nefilim.

Local metal band, Age of Nefilim, is making a live recording of a performance with the Spokane Falls Community College orchestra and choir tomorrow night. Go check it out

In other news: 

School board incumbent Rocky Treppiedi saw his chances of re-election slip even further last night. As of the most recent count, 26-year-old challenger, Jerrall Haynes, leads by 774 votes with 3,769 left to be counted. (Spokesman-Review)

Donald Trump will host SNL tomorrow, despite protests. We can only hope he'll meet his counterpart: Drunk Uncle.

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane will not face rape charges, prosecutors announced yesterday, citing a lack of credible evidence and a case "rife with reasonable doubt." 

A well-respected police officer in Illinois was not shot and killed while pursuing three criminals, as officials originally thought. Instead, Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz staged an elaborate crime scene to mislead detectives before shooting himself. Gliniewicz has been laundering money for years from a police department program that supported youth hoping to become cops. The Washington Post reports that he spent the money on travel, gym memberships and porn among other things. 

Also, President Obama rejected the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline earlier this morning: 

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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.