Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Morning news: The Bachelor, more money for Spokane arts and one more chance to slow Trump

Posted By on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 9:17 AM


Passing art
Spokane City Council voted 6-1 to more than triple the city's spending on the arts. Read our story on the proposal here

Elephant in the room 
In another 6-1 vote last night, City Council has banned the use of elephant hooks in Spokane. It might not make too much of a difference however, since the circus has retired its elephant act. (Spokesman-Review)  
click to enlarge Bullhooks like this one can no longer be used to control elephants in Spokane
Bullhooks like this one can no longer be used to control elephants in Spokane

One last stand
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both try to defeat Donald Trump in their home states' primaries today. If they lose, they might drop out of the race, and Trump will be that much closer to winning the Republican nomination. (FiveThirtyEight) 

Syria withdrawal
The first group of Russian jets left Syria today, following president Vladimir Putin's order for Russian forces to begin withdrawal. (New York Times)

You think?
A top NFL official has finally acknowledged there is a link between football-related head trauma and the brain disease CTE. (ESPN)

On camera
Lauren Bushnell, who attended Whitworth University, was chosen to marry Ben on The Bachelor last night. It was bad news for JoJo, who was rejected by the man she loved, but she'll quickly find another, or maybe 20, as the next Bachelorette. (ABC)

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.