Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Spokane OK's another 'road diet,' Trump to Texas, and morning headlines

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NEWS: Eastern Washington University has partnered with Microsoft for a new data analytics degree program.

NEWS: An associate of President Trump boasted in 2015 that a Moscow business deal would "get Donald elected." (via New York Times)

click to enlarge Downtown Spokane's Main Avenue will be decreased to two lanes, with a separate bike lane and widened sidewalk. - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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Downtown Spokane's Main Avenue will be decreased to two lanes, with a separate bike lane and widened sidewalk.

IN OTHER NEWS


A diet for downtown
Spokane City Council OK'd the latest trend in transportation these days: a "road diet" on Main Avenue that would cut the road to two lanes but feature a separated bike lane and expanded sidewalk. (Spokesman-Review)

Teens kill man during argument

An 18- and a 19-year-old killed a man in Airway Heights who was trying to break up an argument between the two teens. They've been arrested for second-degree murder. (KXLY)

Uhh... sorry?
Officers in Kootenai County walked up to a man's house and arrested him for burglary in front of his 16-year-old son. Only one problem: They had the wrong guy. Kootenai County prosecutors have admitted they mixed up the paperwork; the wrongly accused man doesn't feel any better. (KREM)

Testing the limits
North Korea launched another missile yesterday, this time directly over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean, prompting alerts and sirens in Japan before the missile flew over the country. (Washington Post)

Trump to Texas

President Trump is traveling to Texas to see the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, which has dropped more than 30 inches of rain in some parts of the state and forced hundreds of people to be rescued. (Associated Press)

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Wilson Criscione is an Inlander staff writer covering education, Spokane County, Spokane Valley, and other news. He grew up in Spokane and graduated from Eastern Washington University.