Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GOP congressman among several injured in shootings outside D.C., shutdown looms in Olympia, and morning headlines

Posted on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 9:24 AM

At least five people were injured early this morning in Arlington, Virginia, when a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican congressmen and staffers practicing for a baseball game.
  • At least five people were injured early this morning in Arlington, Virginia, when a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican congressmen and staffers practicing for a baseball game.

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Gunman targets GOP lawmakers in Virginia

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was one of at least five people injured early this morning in Arlington, Virginia, as a gunman opened fire on a group of GOP congressmen and staffers practicing for a baseball game. The gunman, who was shot by Capitol Police and has died in a D.C.-area hospital, was identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. (Washington Post)

Crunch time in Olympia
Washington Governor Jay Inslee, vowing to "kickstart" stalled negotiations, has ordered the state legislature to come up with a two-year budget plan by the end of the month; if they can't, a government shutdown looms on July 1. (KUOW)

New era for CdA Ironman
This August's Ironman triathlon in Coeur d'Alene will be the last as a full 140.6-mile race, ending a 14-year run. A smaller half-Ironman will continue to be conducted in CdA. (Spokesman-Review)

Mariners draft Zags' Mills
Gonzaga's Wyatt Mills, a right-handed pitcher who played his high school ball at G-Prep, was selected by the Seattle Mariners with the 93rd overall pick in the third round of major league baseball's draft. (Spokesman-Review)

Will the Warriors pass?
The Golden State Warriors, NBA champions for the second time in three years, say that talk of refusing a trip to Donald Trump's White House is premature, although at least one Warrior has made it clear where he stands on the subject. (Los Angeles Times, CBS Sports)

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