Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pokémon GO, promotions within SPD, prison guard caught stealing from Dollar Tree and other morning headlines

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• Two longtime Spokane County Jail physicians left the adult medical unit after a for-profit health care provider took over. 

• A retired SPD sergeant doesn't like what he's seeing with the new promotions among the department's top brass. "Political cronyism at its worst," he says. 

Pokémon GO is everywhere


• Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell announced that his office is cracking down on drunk drivers — implementing a new DUI policy for the first time in 20 years. (Spokesman-Review)

• An Airway Heights prison guard was arrested by Cheney police for allegedly robbing a Dollar Tree last week. Officers noted similarities between the July 9 robbery and another robbery that happened at the same store in May 2015. (KXLY

• The U.S. Senate passed a bill to fight the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. The bill will now make its way to President Obama's desk, who is expected to sign it. 

• U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized for her critical comments about Donald Trump. RGB called Trump a "faker" and said she couldn't (and didn't want) to imagine a world in which Trump was president. She's since said those comments were "ill-advised." 

• Three candidates for Spokane County Commission.
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