Thursday, November 3, 2016

Cubs, country music, election polls and other headlines to start your day

Posted By on Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 9:04 AM


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NEWS: How a recent Washington State Supreme Court decision on water rights has major impacts on property owners and potential property owners in rural areas.

MUSIC: An evening with music and culture writers Laura Johnson and Dan Nailen. The reluctant country music listener and an old-school country devotee discuss the ascendance of alt-country

LAST WORD: Election apocalypse got you down? Join your new friends in the Great White North, eh.


• Well, the Scrubs, I mean the Cubs are World Series champions, and we're all still here despite predictions of impending doom should Major League Baseball's lovable losers ever advance to the final round of the playoffs, much less win the whole freakin' thing. In this historic run, Chicago's north side team snapped the Curse of the Billy Goat and a 108-year World Series championship drought. Perhaps even more amazingly, Chicago is still standing this morning. Here are photos. (Chicago Tribune)

• Now an attorney is stepping in to try and get WSU football player Robert Barber's suspension suspended so he can continue going to school. The attorney, Steve Graham, is asking a judge to review the decision of the University Conduct Board to suspend Barber for his involvement in an fight at a house party earlier this year. The suspension has pretty much ended his football career. (Spokesman Review)

• The latest New York Times/CBS poll has Hilary Clinton just three points ahead of Donald Trump, as the country is dragged kicking and screaming toward election day (next Tuesday, November 8). (New York Times)

• 'Member when everybody freaked out about Britain leaving the European Union? a.k.a Brexit? The High Court has now ruled that Parliament has to sign off before Britain can begin the process of withdrawing, despite 52 percent of voters approving the referendum earlier this year. (BBC)

• Two Des Moines, Iowa, police officers were shot and killed in Wednesday's dark early morning hours. The man accused of killing Officer Justin Martin, 24, and Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Beminio, 38, is in custody. (Des Moines Register)

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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.