Monday, May 22, 2017

WA man could get life for pot, more Washington students report thinking suicide, and morning headlines

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NEWS: Life in prison for growing weed? A Spokane Valley man could be put away for life, but new developments in the case could go in his favor.

NEWS: Dancing and drinking don't mix, according to an 80-year-old Spokane law still on the books, but City Council might soon change that, and lower licensing fees for dance clubs at the same time. 

NEWS: Don't call it East Sprague anymore: It's now the Sprague Union District.

NEWS: This Spokane spring seems rainier than ever. It's not quite the rainiest year on record, but it is the wettest it's been in a decade.


More Washington students report thoughts of, or attempts at, suicide
In this year's Healthy Youth Survey, the number of students who report they've thought about suicide or tried to kill themselves is up, as is the number of those who report experiencing anxiety. The Seattle Times reports that among sophomores surveyed in fall 2016, 26 percent of the girls said they'd thought about it, while 13 percent said they'd tried it, and 14 percent of boys had thought about it, while 7 percent had attempted it. The reported rates were much higher for LGBTQ students.

New discovery about our brains
Turns out, the lymphatic system — which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins — goes into your brain, which wasn't known until very recently, and could lead to major developments in research on Alzheimer's and other diseases, the Washington Post reports.

Montana special election

Two men vying for the House seat left open when Ryan Zinke was named Secretary of the Interior will find out who wins in a special election this week. They differ on how much of a safety net there should be, according to the Billings Gazette.

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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...