Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Spokane oil and coal train initiative, Michelle Obama's speech & morning news

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:16 AM

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ON INLANDER.COM

  • Spokane's interim ombudsman Bart Logue wants more access to police body cam footage. No way, say Spokane police. 
  • According to University of Idaho researchers, we could cut down on deer-auto collisions by increasing the cougar population. 
  • The new Spokane city attorney had some complaints earlier this year about council president Ben Stuckart spreading misinformation on the Straub investigation.
  • Brit-pop rockers The 1975 will stop in Spokane Oct. 22.
IN OTHER NEWS
  • Spokane City Council has sent a ballot initiative to voters this November that would impose a $261 fine for each rail car of crude oil and uncovered coal passing through the city. (Spokesman-Review)
  • Half a dozen Washington State University football players are being investigated for their involvement in a fight that seriously injured three WSU students at a party. (KREM)
  • Since Seattle set its path to a $15 wage law, job growth has been triple the national average. But much of that growth has nothing to do with higher wages, according to a University of Washington report. (Seattle Times)
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
  • The Democratic National Convention started yesterday with boos and jeers for Hillary Clinton, following an email leak revealing how party officials undermined Sanders during his campaign. (New York Times) 
  • Comedian Sarah Silverman, a Bernie supporter, called the Bernie or Bust people "ridiculous." (CBS)
  • Michelle Obama gave perhaps the most impactful speech of the day in support of Clinton, while taking some subtle jabs at Donald Trump. She told the crowd she wants a president who will teach children that "everyone in this country matters," and that Obama was "here tonight because I know that this is the kind of president Hillary Clinton will be, and that's why in this election, I'm with her." 

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