Monday, September 11, 2017

Stuckart not calling for Spokane tent city, Cheney pot store employee taken at gunpoint, morning headlines

Posted By on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 9:45 AM


No, they didn't
On Friday, we set the record straight on two topics:

No, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart isn't calling for creation of a tent city. He just said that it's an option if activists want to pursue it.
No, Spokesman-Review Editor Rob Curley did not win a Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest honor. He did work at the Las Vegas Sun when its investigative team won a Pulitzer in 2009.

NEWS: Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says his department will likely have to cut 12 positions due to county budget cuts.  


Survivors struggling to find food, water in Caribbean
Before making landfall in Florida over the weekend, Hurricane Irma devastated several Caribbean islands, killing people and leveling buildings. Now, residents are struggling to find food and water as survivors stop following the rule of law, the New York Times reports.

Cheney pot shop employee taken at gunpoint
Police say an employee of Cheney's Lucid cannabis store was abducted at gunpoint over the weekend, and was still missing as of Sunday night.

KHQ reports the details:
"The victim was identified as 46-year-old Cameron Smith. He was last seen wearing a Lucid baseball cap and matching shirt.

Police believe the suspect is driving the victim's vehicle which is described as a 2008 Acura MDX SUV with Washington license plate BCV4296. The suspect said that he was from Yakima and they may be headed in that direction."

Baring it all

Bikini baristas are suing the city of Everett, claiming that recently passed city rules banning bare skin in fast-food restaurants (including coffee stands) set women's rights back decades, the Seattle Times reports.

Up in flames
The Cassini spaecraft that's been orbiting Saturn and sending us information about the planet's moons and rings will crash into the planet this week, ending its service to science. The New York Times put together this video to explain Cassini's work:

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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...