Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Indigenous Peoples' Day, alien signals and headlines for your Tuesday

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Who speaks for Condon recall? The recall petition filer? The #RECALLCONDON page? The Daiquiri Factory guy?

Pat Benatar strolls down memory lane with a night full of hits 

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Spokane City Council changes Columbus Day 
The second Monday in October is now Indigenous Peoples' Day in Spokane. Last night city council voted to join a handful of other cities that have changed Columbus Day from a day honoring the controversial explorer to a day honoring native people. (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho panel split on Medicaid expansion
A group of Idaho lawmakers tasked with finding a way to provide medical insurance for those too poor to qualify for healthcare exchanges are split on a solution. Half of the 10-member panel opposes expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Others have suggested more modest approaches. (Idaho Statesman)

Did Earth just receive an alien signal?
Astronomers have turned their instruments on a star 94 light years from Earth after a Russian telescope detected a strong signal that could be coming from "a civilization with capabilities beyond those of humankind."

RIP Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder, an actor known for his roles in films such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles, is dead at 83. 

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