Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spokane's snow plan; McMorris Rodgers' healthcare stand; and morning headlines

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NEWS: STA bus drivers want a plexiglass shield to protect them from violent or angry passengers.

MUSIC: Paul Simon is coming to play a show at the Spokane Arena in June.


NEWS: Did you know Spokane Public Schools had a safety tip line? Probably not, which is why the district is "rebranding" it.

IN OTHER NEWS

click to enlarge Cathy McMorris Rodgers - CHRISTIAN WILSON
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Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Broken promise?
Remember how U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers once said that "no one who has coverage because of Obamacare today" will lose coverage? Well, the Congressional Budget Office released a report saying the House Republican plan to replace Obamacare would leave 14 million people uninsured by next year. (Spokesman-Review/New York Times)

We learned our lesson
The Spokane City Council voted last night to change its plan for snowplowing next winter. The plan calls for speedier snow removal and for the city to prioritize plowing downtown, near schools and hospitals. (Spokesman-Review)


Mumps still getting worse
You didn't think the mumps outbreak in Spokane was going away, did you? According to the Spokane Regional Health District, cases of mumps are still on the rise, with 269 verified cases in the county. (KXLY)

Searching for evidence
The House Intelligence Committee has asked the Department of Justice for evidence of President Donald Trump's claim that Barack Obama wiretapped him during the election. If no evidence is given by March 20, the committee threatened to use a "compulsory process."

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Wilson Criscione

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