Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Portland May Day riot, Trump wants government shutdown, and morning headlines

Posted By on Tue, May 2, 2017 at 9:18 AM


NEWS: A Spokane police officer is under investigation for grabbing a handcuffed man at the throat during a scuffle at the STA Plaza.

MUSIC: If you like music festivals, take a look at our preview of the biggest and best out-of-town festivals you should probably be planning (and saving) for.


click to enlarge Trump: Wants a government shutdown.
Trump: Wants a government shutdown.
May Day protest turns to riot
In Portland, the annual May Day protest was declared a riot after masked anarchists lit newspaper boxes on fire, brought out giant spider puppets and threw smoke bombs and Pepsi cans (turns out that Pepsi doesn't solve society's problems, after all). (Willamette Week)

Life of crime starts early
A 9-year-old Spokane boy has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, after allegedly using a racial slur and pulling a box cutter on a woman. (KXLY)

County commission race heating up
The list of Republicans looking to replace Shelly O'Quinn on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners is growing. (Spokesman-Review)

Governing through Twitter
You know what our country needs? A good, old-fashioned government shutdown, according to President Donald Trump. Here are Trump's Tweets complaining about the negotiating process in congress:

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