Monday, June 19, 2017

Van attack outside London mosque being treated as terrorism, court OKs offensive trademarks, and morning headlines

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WHAT'S UP? This week's calendar brings you Hoopfest, Steel Barrel's birthday, David Sedaris and more. Check out a curated list of events for this week here.

ARTS & CULTURE: Best 25 movies of the century so far? The New York Times came up with their list, so Inlander film editor Nathan Weinbender took up the challenge and made his own. See what made the cut here.



IN OTHER NEWS 
click to enlarge The scene outside a London mosque where a van was driven into a group of worshipers, killing one person and injuring at least 10.
The scene outside a London mosque where a van was driven into a group of worshipers, killing one person and injuring at least 10.


Attack targets London mosque
The New York Times reports that UK authorities are treating a deadly van attack outside a mosque in London this morning as terrorism targeting Muslims, "amid fears of retaliation for several recent assaults in the country attributed to Islamist extremists."

Offensive or taking back terms?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law against registering a trademark of a disparaging term violates the First Amendment, in a case brought by the Slants, an Asian American rock group who were originally told they couldn't trademark their band name, reports the Washington Post.


What remains
Hecla Mining Company (the same company in a deadlock with miners in Mullan, Idaho, who are on strike) has started reclamation work at a mine it bought and closed in Montana two years ago, the Flathead Beacon reports.

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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...