Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Britain on 'critical' alert after terrorist attack, remembering a Seahawks star gone too soon, and morning headlines

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NEWS: The state Department of Ecology is now taking comments on cleanup options for a contaminated former BNSF Railway refueling station in Hillyard.

ARTS & CULTURE: This year's Spokane is Reading book has been announced: it's A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash.

click to enlarge Britain on 'critical' alert after terrorist attack, remembering a Seahawks star gone too soon, and morning headlines
Cortez Kennedy spent his entire 11-year NFL career with the Seahawks; he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Britain on 'critical' alert
The country is on edge, anticipating the possibility of more terrorist attacks, after a 22-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester on Monday, killing 22 people, many of them children, and injuring 64 others. ISIS has claimed responsibility; local police say they are investigating a terrorist network. (Vox/The Atlantic)

New fire chief
Spokane will name its new fire chief today; it's expected to be Brian Schaeffer, interim chief and longtime assistant chief. (KXLY)

Trump meets Pope

The leader of the free world and the leader of the Roman Catholic church met for the first time today at the Vatican. (New York Times)

Math is hard
The new Trump budget unveiled yesterday, which slashes spending on social programs in favor of a 10 percent boost in military spending, has a big problem — it's based on a $2 trillion mathematical error, says New York magazine.

See u in the fall! — "Donny"
At the end of his brief-by-design 15-minute stay at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Museum, the President of the United States signed the museum's Book of Remembrance as if it was a middle-school yearbook. (New York magazine)

Seahawks great dies at 48
A tribute to Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy, who died in Florida on Tuesday at age 48. (Tacoma News Tribune)

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