Friday, September 8, 2017

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

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 9:32 AM

click to enlarge 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. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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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.

ON INLANDER.COM

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.


IN OTHER NEWS


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)

¡Terremoto!
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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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...