Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Trump forgets how to say, "You're Fired" and other news of the day

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• With claims that Spokane Doesn't Suck at an all time high, the Inlander provides seven posters with a more nuanced, sophisticated take. Sadly, I didn't have time to make the "Spokane Doesn't Suck As Much As Batman V. Superman" poster.

Union Busting Busted 

• With the death of just one man, the right of public sector unions to force members to pay at least some membership dues has been preserved. 

College Swap

• EWU just made transferring from a Community College a whole lot easier

The Loss of Patty Duke

Patty Duke, one of the Northwest's most iconic actresses, has died. 

Bodices! Will! Be! Ripped!
Local writer of sexy paranormal Viking stories has received a double honor from the Romance Writers of America. 


If Every Session is Special.... None of Them Are!

Breath easy. The Washington legislation session is over for another year, bringing our long, national nightmare of snarky Rep. Michael Baumgartner tweets to a close. For now. For now. (Spokesman-Review)

We've All Been There, Man

An attempt to reconcile a relationship has ended with a woman allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the stomach. (Spokesman-Review)

This Never Would Have Happened At Washington Water Power

You know how hard it can be to work through the bureaucracy at Avista just to answer a simple question? The Spokane Police feel the same way. (KREM)

Battery Included
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Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski (artist's visualization)
• Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been charged with simple battery after he forcefully grabbed then-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields. Security cameras, audio recorders, and a Washington Post reporter witnessed it. Fields tweeted photographic evidence of bruises. But Trump can't seem to remember that iconic reality-show phrase — what was it again? "I'm asking for your resignation?" "Turn in your gun and badge?" "You've been made redundant?" "We're moving in a different direction?" — and ditch the guy.

Instead, Trump has cycled through a variety of contradictory rationale, including that she was making the whole thing up, that those bruises could have come from anywhere to — and to be clear, this came from a presidential candidate and not a Saturday Night Live sketch — that the pen Fields was holding could have been a tiny bomb, and Lewandowski was playing the role of an amateur Jack Bauer in saving his boss. 

Let's Break A Deal

Remember when Republicans got Trump to sign a pledge saying he'd support the presidential nominee, even if it wasn't him? They thought they had a deal? Well, Trump is altering the deal. Pray he does not alter it further.  Really, that's what happens when you trust Dealbreaker Jones. And the other Republicans are following suit. 

From A to Zika 
They hated each other. They couldn't stand each other. But a team of rival scientists will have to put aside their differences and learn to work together on one... last... mission. The Zika Job.

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters is the Inlander's senior investigative 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...