Thursday, August 3, 2017

Trump seeks clampdown on legal immigration, Sherman Alexie is en fuego, and morning headlines

Posted By on Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 9:50 AM


He canceled the book tour for his most recent work — a brutally honest memoir about his relationship with his mother — because he felt haunted by her ghost. Now, writes local poet and novelist Shann Ray, Sherman Alexie is on fire.

NEWS: One of Spokane's most recognizable reporters left his job at a local TV station. But former KXLY and KREM reporter Jeff Humphrey is still reporting — for the city.

NETFLIX: Staff writers Dan Nailen and Nathan Weinbender watched the first episode of two new Netflix series (Friends from College and Ozark) to test their binge-worthiness. You're welcome.


Habla usted Inglés?
President Trump is putting his weight behind a bill that aims to cut in half the number of legal immigrants coming into the country. Those trying to enter the United States will be judged on a point system that weighs education, the ability to speak English, high-paying job offers, age and previous success. (New York Times)

Trump policy advisor Stephen Miller rebuked reporters during a heated press conference. (Politico) Watch below:

Lunch money
A Seattle man has been raising money to pay off Spokane students' lunch debts through a GoFundMe campaign. He's raised $3,500 so far. (Spokesman-Review)

A Grocery Outlet employee was caught on cellphone video screaming at a customer. The video posted to Facebook had been viewed more than 11,000 times by yesterday afternoon. (KXLY)

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.