Monday, May 2, 2016

Spokane bans e-cigs in public, Starbucks sued and news to start the week

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THIS WEEK: Amy Goodman, ice cream science, The Filharmonic & free comics
FOOD: Goose Island Beer Co. migrates to Spokane next week
NEWS: Spokane County becomes sixth U.S. county to ban e-cig use in public places
SPORTS: Way to keep it tight, Spokane! Fitbit ranks us the third-fittest city
MUSIC: The Volume 2016 lineup is here!

Ted Cruz’s dad visits CDA
The father of presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was in Coeur d’Alene to speak at a fundraiser for Pastor Tim Remington, who was shot shortly after speaking at a rally for the Texas senator.

Seattle May Day protest gets rowdy
Two officers were injured in Seattle’s May Day protest. The event is held each year on May 1 and is recognized internationally by anti-capitalist groups as a day of solidarity.

Police end search for domestic violence suspect
Law enforcement have arrested a man suspected of committing domestic violence after eluding police in the Indian Trail neighborhood.

Obama launches ‘ban the box initiative’
Federal agencies will no longer ask job applicants about their criminal histories until the end of the hiring process, a move intended to make employment more accessible for individuals with felony and misdemeanors on their records. 

Starbuck sued for putting too much ice in iced coffee
The coffee giant is facing a lawsuit that claims it shorting customers by filling up their ice and not enough coffee. 

Top court won't hear challenge to $15 minimum wage
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a suit challenging a Seattle law establishing a $15-an-hour wage that has been adopted by cities elsewhere. 

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