Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dakota Access pipeline put on hold, Trump protests continue and morning news

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Norovirus outbreak at homeless shelter

The number of people sickened by norovirus at the House of Charity is now up to 64, but officials say the situation is stabilizing. (KXLY)

Many people are saying
Remember how last week state Sen. Michael Baumgartner promised to hold professors at Washington State University accountable for canceling classes after the election, without offering evidence any classes had been canceled? Well, WSU is saying that's because, in fact, no classes were canceled to protest the election. (Spokesman-Review)

Child from Spokane hospitalized with rare disease

An outbreak of a polio-like disease in Washington may have reached Spokane. The state's department of health reports one child from Spokane is being evaluated for possible acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). (KHQ)

Not over yet
The Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that it wants more tribal input before deciding whether to allow the Dakota Access pipeline to be built along its planned route. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been protesting the pipeline, saying it threatens drinking water and cultural sites. The pipeline developer is not happy with the decision.

Sanctuary cities

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has joined mayors of other major cities in announcing plans to protect undocumented residents from deportation under a Donald Trump presidency.

Skipping class
High school students from the Seattle-area staged a walkout Monday in protest of Trump's presidency. Check out what they have to say in this Seattle Times video:

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