Monday, August 14, 2017

Deadly car attack called 'domestic terrorism,' S-R runs anti-trans column, and morning headlines

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COMMENT: Inlander contributor John T. Reuter responds to an anti-transgender "faith and values" column in Saturday's Spokesman-Review  that ran under the headline “Transgenderism neither normal nor acceptable.”

"Far too often bigots with fundamental (or perhaps fundamentalist) misunderstandings of the Bible suggest that the best way to love is to hate," Reuter writes.

WHAT'S UP? It's the National Lentil Festival this Friday and Saturday (all you need to put on your calendar, really), Garrison Keillor will be at the Fox on Wednesday, and Michael Ian Black will hit the Spokane Comedy Club; just a few of the things going on this week.


Car attack in Charlottesville called domestic terrorism
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the car that drove into a crowd protesting white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, killing one woman and injuring at least 19 other protestors, fits "the legal definition of an act of domestic terrorism," the New York Times reports.

James Allsup, president of the Washington State University College Republicans, who attended and was asked to speak at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, spoke with KREM 2 news about the event, free speech, and disagreeing with the violence that took place.

Seahawks start strong
The Seahawks pummeled the Chargers on Sunday night, winning their first preseason game 48-17, and last year's backup quarterback, Trevone Boykin, may have cemented his place as backup again with the win, the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reports.

New Spokane high designed by charter students
Charter school PRIDE Prep will start a new high school this fall called Innovation High, and it's being designed in part by the first students to use it, the Spokesman-Review's Eli Francovich reports.

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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...