Thursday, August 4, 2016

Condon is ready to move on from the Straub report, but the community is not so sure (and other morning headlines)

Posted By on Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 9:43 AM


NEWS: Mayor David Condon wants to move on from the scathing Frank Straub report. Others say not so fast.
MUSIC: The Festival at Sandpoint kicks off tonight in, as the name suggests, Sandpoint with Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. 
GLEASON: The story of how a man became a movement.
HEALTH: Summertime health hazards. 


• The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the transgender bathroom debate for the first time yesterday. In an emergency order, the court upheld a Virginia school's right to ban a transgender boy from using the restroom that matches his gender identity.  

• A Muslim man in the Spokane County Jail is suspected of connections to the Islamic State. A Spokane County deputy prosecutor used the man's religion and previous statements in an argument requesting the judge set a $1 million bail, and it worked (though the man has not been charged with any terrorism related crimes). Jerome Curry Jr., denies any ties to radical Islam. (Spokesman-Review)

• Obama lessened sentences for 214 federal inmates, 67 of whom were serving life sentences. The White House says this is the largest batch of sentence commutations granted by a U.S. leader since 1900, and brings Obama's total to 562, more than the previous nine presidents combined. 

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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.