Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Drunk drivers, Donut Parade, Hillary (probably) clinched and other news

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 9:31 AM


 • Apparently, cops can chase suspected drunk drivers from Oregon into Washington, but not vice versa

• Three killer shows are coming to the area: The Head and the Heart, Ryan Bingham and Dar Williams. Click here for dates and tickets!

• That fault zone on the Pacific Coast that, if some seismologist are correct, that could maybe some day bring about the destruction of Pacific Northwest as we know it? Well people are preparing for it. 


• Remain calm, Donut Parade will continue to dish out the soft, warm, sugary goodness that is the Maple Bar. (Spokesman-Review)

• Hill-dawg FTW! An Associated Press survey of Democratic superdelegates indicates that Hillary Clinton is the presidential nominee (probably).

• Spokane City Council

1. Council President Ben Stuckart agreed to spend more money on the law firm defending the city from former police chief Frank Straub's lawsuit. Previously, Stuckart pledged that he would refuse to approve another dime unless an investigator looking into City Hall's handling of the former chief's firing received all the pertinent documents.  (see also: "Let's tally all the lawyers in the Straub mess")

2. On the heels of an oil train derailment, council asked Union Pacific Railroad to cease train shipments of oil through Mosier, Oregon. (Spokesman-Review)

• The California judge who sentenced a Stanford athlete to six months in jail for sexual assault is now facing a recall effort. You can see the letter the 23-year-old female victim read in open court here. As of yesterday, the 7,000-word statement had been viewed more than five million times. The minimum sentence for the crime is two years


1. The Pittsburgh Penguins won last night and are one game away from a Stanley Cup championship.

2. The Golden State Warriors have a 2-0 lead going into Wednesday night's Game 3. Is LeBron getting tired? Probably not, but he's definitely playing a lot. 

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.