Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trump's approval at historic low, two Idaho deputies shot and morning headlines

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Killing the death penalty
Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and former Attorney General Rob McKenna are asking the state legislature to abolish the death penalty. (Q13)

Bye, Beau
Beau Baldwin, the most successful coach in EWU football history, is taking a job at California as the offensive coordinator. (Spokesman-Review)

Not quite the Ice Storm
A storm is coming that will bring freezing rain, sleet, snow and rain. But today, all you need to worry about is that freezing rain, which will turn into ice once it lands. (KXLY)

Police shooting in Bonner County
Two Bonner County sheriff's deputies were shot Monday as they tried to arrest a man in Blanchard, Idaho. Though each deputy was shot three times, their injuries are not life threatening and they were taken to Kootenai Health for treatment. There, too, is the suspect, who was also shot. (Spokesman-Review)

'Save our health care!'
Cathy McMorris Rodgers gave a speech during the Martin Luther King Jr. Rally at the convention center, but part of that speech was drowned out by people chanting "save our health care!" (KHQ) Today, a nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report that says repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as McMorris Rodgers and other Republicans are trying to do, would cost 18 million people their health insurance within the first year.

Donald Trump will enter his presidency with an approval rating of just 40 percent, the lowest of any recent president. But the president-elect doesn't care about polls, and perhaps he shouldn't. He wrote on Twitter: "The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are not doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before."

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Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.