Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Palin loves Trump, and other morning headlines

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Lobby hobby
• Here's what the City of Spokane wants from Olympia this year


Records Request 
• In a move that really irritated Gov. Jay Inslee (the governor who oversaw the Department of Corrections where a computer error went unfixed for years, resulting in inmates being incorrectly released from prison early), Senate Republican leaders have begun to issue subpoenas to figure out what went wrong. (Spokesman-Review)

Community Building 
• Washington state, like Idaho, really, really sucks at getting kids to go to college. Will making Community College 'free' help? Or will it just encourage kids to spend six aimless years in college, playing paintball, building blanket forts and playing Dungeons & Dragons? (KHQ)

Worthy Successor?
• Walt Worthy, of Walt Worthy fame, has been dabbling with the notion of selling his local hotel empire that includes the Davenport and the recently constructed Grand Hotel. (Spokesman-Review)

Identity of shooting victim revealed
The young man shot and killed outside The Palomino nightclub was Eduardo Villagomez, a 21-year-old junior at Eastern Washington University. (Spokesman-Review)

In Other News

Celebrity Apprentice
• In a speech that often resembled slam poetry (How ‘bout the rest of us? Right wingin’, bitter clingin’, proud clingers of our guns, our god, and our religions, and our Constitution. Tell us that we’re not red enough?) more than prose, VP-pick-turned-reality star Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump. Conservative pundits' despair began cracking into something like a maniacal madness, like in the end of the "Crawl Space" episode of Breaking Bad. It went so well that Palin apparently just decided not to show up for a scheduled campaign stop today.

If only there were some way to make it up to him...

• Atlantic journalist (and liberal superstar) Ta-Nehisi Coates didn't hear back from Bernie Sanders' campaign when he asked about racial reparations, earning the candidate, already struggling with black voters, a stark rebuke from Coates. Coates has a few thoughts on reparations himself

Dear John

• John Kasich, self-described "Prince of Light and Hope," and the one guy on the Republican debate stage who sounds anywhere close to liberal, is suddenly doing very well in New Hampshire. 


• Anthony Bosworth, the guy who got in trouble for refusing to leave while open-carrying at the Federal Courthouse, appears to have been escorted out of a community meeting in Burns, Oregon. 

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...