Monday, July 24, 2017

Trump's son-in-law denies Russian collusion, Phelps vs. shark fails to materialize, and morning headlines

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NEWS: A human trafficking crime in San Antonio over the weekend has claimed the lives of at least nine people. A total of 39 people, suffering from heatstroke and dehydration, were packed into a tractor-trailer when it was discovered in a Walmart parking lot. The truck's driver was taken into custody and will be charged. (via New York Times)

NEWS: Spokane County Democrats face more PDC problems.

WHAT'S UP? This week's event highlights include concerts from Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at the Fox, Parker Millsap at the Bartlett, and the return of Unifest to downtown Spokane.

click to enlarge What did senior advisor Jared Kushner know about the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, and when did he know it?
What did senior advisor Jared Kushner know about the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, and when did he know it?

Jared's talking

President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner denied colluding with Russian officials before a closed-door meeting with Senate investigators this morning. Kushner is a central piece of the Trump-Russia puzzle. (Washington Post)

No relief from fires
Multiple fires are burning in western Montana as Gov. Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency. The Lodgepole Complex, the state's largest fire, has burned about 226,000 acres and consumed a dozen homes in the northeastern part of the state. Closer to home, evacuations were ordered in Stevens County as a 200-acre wildfire burns near the town of Hunters. (The Missoulian, Montana Standard, Spokesman-Review)

No resolution in Olympia
Washington legislators have left the state capital without resolving a rural water-rights dispute or addressing a $4 billion construction budget. (The Olympian)

Phelps vs. shark? Not so much
U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps, a 23-time gold medalist, didn't actually race a great white shark last night; people who tuned into the Discovery Channel to watch the much-hyped spectacle aren't real happy about it. (New York Times)

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