Friday, September 8, 2017

Stuckart regrets anti-homeless boulders, 8.2 earthquake strikes Mexico, other morning headlines

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Stuckart regrets anti-homeless boulders, 8.2 earthquake strikes Mexico, other morning headlines (2)
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City Council President Ben Stuckart, who has sought to balance the desires of the homeless and downtown businesses, says he made a mistake by approving filling the area under I-90 with anti-homeless boulders.


Judge not, lest ye be replaced
Now that controversial district court Judge Gregory Tripp is retiring, could the judge who voters rejected three years ago be appointed by county commissioners to replace him?

What is this thing you humans call... love?

From InHealth: Turns out that algorithms may not be able to find our best romantic partner.


The Allsup-right
Shawn Vestal heads down to WSU to cover "Bigot Bro" James Allsup, the former WSU College Republican president who was forced to resign after marching with white supremacists at the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. (Spokesman-Review)

The trouble with rubble
City Council President Ben Stuckart reverses himself on the city's decision to spend $150,000 to place boulders under I-90 to deter the homeless. UPDATE: Stuckart has since clarified his comments about whether Spokane should build a "tent city." (Spokesman-Review)

That's Spanish for "severe earthquake." An 8.2 quake — the country's strongest in a century— hits southern Mexico late Thursday night, leaving dozens dead. (New York Times)

Not making this up

Humor columnist Dave Barry riffs on hurricane preparation as he and the state of Florida ready themselves for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. (Miami Herald)

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters was a staff reporter for the Inlander from 2009 to 2023. He reported on a wide swath of topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.His work investigated deep flaws in the Washington...