Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Spokane City Council passes climate-change ordinance, Senate health care bill fails, and morning headlines

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click to enlarge Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart was one of six "yes" votes on the ordinance.
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart was one of six "yes" votes on the ordinance.
Council passes climate-change ordinance
After some public debate, the Spokane City Council codified the city's commitment to sustainability and combating climate change in a 6-1 vote. (Spokesman-Review)

Two dead in Valley house fire
Two people died after an explosion and fire in Spokane Valley. Neighbors say they heard the explosion around 1:40 this morning. Police are investigating; the victims have not been identified. (KHQ)

County board down to two
Shelly O'Quinn has served her last day on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners — about a month later than she had originally intended. (Spokesman-Review)


Obamacare repeal fails
The Senate Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act has been killed, for now, thanks to two Republicans who announced their opposition to the measure yesterday — one of whom fellow Republicans believed would never oppose it. (NPR)

Now, President Trump says that Congress should just repeal Obamacare without a plan to replace it. (New York Times)

Trump's bill signings
Trump likes to say that he's signed more bills "than any president, ever." In truth, he's a little behind the average. (New York Times)

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.