Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Trump's taxes, Spokane is the worst (or is it?), and more headlines

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:25 AM


SPORTS: The Zags made the cover of Sports Illustrated!

NEWS: Maybe you already heard about the piece that ran in the Guardian on Tuesday insinuating that Spokane is a broken town with nothing more to look forward to than a Gonzaga basketball win. But the bigger problem with the story was that it just got a lot of facts wrong. The Inlander spelled out some of the errors. 
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"Life here is hell, and you know it"
Okay, okay, so if you're still obsessing over the Guardian's take on Spokane, you might also want to read this comedic riff on it by Shawn Vestal. (Spokesman-Review)

"Lives like a king, but wants to pay taxes like a Walmart Cashier"
David Cay Johnston was first to obtain two pages of President Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns, and explains that had it not been for something called the Alternative Minimum Tax, which Trump wants to eliminate, Trump would've only paid $5.3 million on his income that year, instead of $36.6 million. (

Make room for the revelers
Butte, Montana, police were making room in their jail in anticipation of a rowdy St. Patrick's Day, since it falls on a Friday for the first time in more than a decade. (Montana Standard)

A laughing matter
Women in labor can now opt to use laughing gas (nitrous oxide) for pain relief instead of an epidural at Deaconess Hospital. (KXLY)

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...