Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Seattle passes income tax on wealthy, U.S. Pavilion design revealed, and morning headlines

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Emails can cut both ways

Over the last few days, the New York Times has reported on a meeting Donald Trump Jr. accepted last June in which he was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton with the help of the Russian government. Today, the Times reported that they have the email sent to Trump Jr. reading that one of Trump's former Russian business partners had information that "would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father ... This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."

And now, Trump Jr. decided to release the entire email chain via Twitter:


Covering all bases
Riverfront Park U.S. Pavilion designers presented their design to Spokane City Council on Monday, and the design does not include covering the pavilion. City Council President Ben Stuckart was skeptical, since the $64.3 million in bonds funding reconstruction of the park included $19.6 million for the design and construction of a covered pavilion. The design team and park officials will hold an open house at City Hall today at 6 p.m. (Spokesman-Review)

Hospital layoffs?
Providence Health & Services is preparing for a cost-cutting campaign and layoffs, the Oregonian reported. Though it's unclear what impact that may have on Spokane.

Taxing the rich
Washington state may not have an income tax, but the Seattle City Council approved an income tax on individuals earning above $250,000 or married couples making above $500,000. Washington State Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison says residents should "resist" the tax and refuse to pay it. A legal challenge on the decision to tax the wealthy is widely expected. (Seattle Times)

Hide your trash

In Bonners Ferry, as you greet your neighbors around town, make sure one of them isn't a bear. The Boundary County Sheriff's Office says residents of Bonners Ferry should watch out for a young bear that has apparently been wandering around the streets. (KREM)
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