Friday, April 22, 2016

Buses & ballots, church arson, Mexican weed and stories to end your week

Posted By on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 9:15 AM


NEWSFour big take-aways from Spokane citizens' survey on police body cameras
ARTS & CULTURE: Daily Show host Trevor Noah coming to WSU for Dad's Weekend
NEWS: In role reversal, this time Spokane Valley Councilman Grafos is the one resigning
HAPPY HOUR OF THE WEEK: Andy's Bar and Grill
MUSIC: One of our staff writers reminisces on seeing Prince
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• Transit expansion on ballot again

The Spokane Transit Authority board voted 6-3 to once again ask voters for a tax increase to expand bus service and provide funding for the controversial Central City Line. 

• Complaint filed against council assistant
Michael Cannon, a conservative who ran for Spokane City Council, has filed a complaint against Adam McDaniel, the aide for Council President Ben Stuckart, alleging that his outside political work constitutes a violation of the city's ethics code. 

• Investigation launched into grave robbing
A skull found near Downriver Golf Course has been identified as belonging to a 72-year-old man who died and was interred in 1919. Officials have determined that someone broke into his grave and removed his skull. 

• Arson destroys Bonners Ferry church
Historic St. Ann’s Catholic Church was burnt to a crisp. Law enforcement have a person of interest. 

• U.S. suicide rate up
Federal data reveals that suicide rates are on the rise.

• Mexico could relax marijuana laws
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has proposed legalizing medical marijuana and allowing people to carry small amounts of the drug. 

• Prince is dead
The legendary pop star died in his Minnesota home at age 57. Here he is performing a shredding guitar solo. 
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