Friday, February 12, 2016

Stories you need to know as you end your week

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 9:32 AM

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• Jim McDevitt, Spokane's next interim director of law enforcement, has quit the Police Leadership Advisory Committee after a heated meeting. The committee expressed concerns it wasn’t consulted in McDevitt’s hiring and for a controversial opinion piece he published years ago. McDevitt says he stepped down because holding both positions would be a conflict of interest.

• Gonzaga's Homeless Outreach project is holding a drive to collect unused undergarments and toiletries for the area’s homeless women.

• Treefort Music Festival, Umphrey's McGee, Justin Bieber and Slayer are all coming to venues near you.

• Washington state contributes to groundbreaking scientific discovery.

Other news

Idaho governor concerned over faith healing
Butch Otter has issued a letter to legislative leaders asking them to look into the issue of religious groups who eschew traditional medical care in favor of prayer.

Right to try in Idaho
Idaho lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to try medications that haven’t been approved by regulators.

Truce (sort of) reached in Syria
The Syrian civil war will be paused as groups try to negotiate a truce. However, the agreement still allows a Russian bombing campaign.

Democrats debate
Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton squared off once again to present their visions and ability to bring them into reality last night.

Cruz removes campaign ad with erotic actress
The campaign of GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz had to remove a campaign ad that featured an actress who appeared in softcore porn films.

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