Monday, June 26, 2017

NBA star Durant hits Hoopfest, Supreme Court to weigh in on Trump travel ban, and morning headlines

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NEWS: Washington state lawmakers will likely let thousands of high schoolers who failed a "make-or-break" biology test get their diplomas anyway, by passing a bipartisan bill that Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane) praised.

NEWS: Less than a week after the Inlander published a cover story about Dr. Suzan Marshall and others who question decisions made by Spokane County medical examiners regarding their loved ones' deaths, Marshall received a letter alerting her that someone had filed a complaint with the state Department of Health, claiming she was "practicing beyond scope of practice."

FOR FUN: NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors surprised Hoopfest fans on Sunday, showing up to share a moment in the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

WHAT'S UP: Pulp Fiction, CdA brew fest, the Love Dimension and more are on this week's schedule. Here's what else is happening.

The Supreme Court intends to rule on a case involving Trump's travel ban this fall.
The Supreme Court intends to rule on a case involving Trump's travel ban this fall.

Less for more?
A UW study found that as Seattle's minimum wage is increasing in phases toward $15 an hour, workers are getting fewer hours and losing money, and the researchers estimate the city is losing out on low-paid jobs that it would otherwise have, the Seattle Times reports.

Supreme schedule
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review President Donald Trump's travel ban, reinstating it in part until the case is heard this fall. The court also agreed to hear a case involving a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. (Washington Post)

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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...