Monday, May 23, 2016

Spokane VA surgeon honored, Freddie Gray acquittal and morning news

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In other news: 

Lead in SFCC's water
A Spokane Falls Community College building tested high for concentrations of lead and iron in the water. School officials say a corroded galvanized pipe is the source of the contamination. (Spokesman-Review)

VA surgeon honored
John Marshall, the VA surgeon found dead in the Spokane River, was honored at the Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday morning. (KXLY)

Another wildfire season
Coming off the worst wildfire season in the state's history, two wildfires recently in Washington, including one that burned nearly 300 acres near Seattle, could mean a difficult fire season ahead. (Associated Press)

Officer not guilty in death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted of all counts for his role in the death of Freddie Gray, who died from injuries sustained in police custody last year and whose death set off riots. (Baltimore Sun)

Jury of one's peers
A black man who was sentenced to death 29 years ago for killing a white woman will get a new trial after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Georgia state prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that convicted him. (Associated Press)

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