Thursday, September 28, 2017

Freeman shooter's plan, Hugh Hefner dead at 91, morning headlines

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Freeman shooter's plan, Hugh Hefner dead at 91, morning headlines (2)
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The election of Donald Trump emboldened the "alt-right," inflaming campus conflict at Washington State University.


POLITICS: How campus culture wars in the age of Trump and Twitter have reached a fever pitch at Washington State University — and elsewhere.

COUNTY COMMISSION: Gov. Jay Inslee picked Mary Kuney to fill the Spokane County Commission seat left vacant by Shelly O'Quinn, who resigned in June. The two remaining commissioners, Republicans Josh Kerns and Al French, could not agree on a replacement, punting the decision to Inslee, a Democrat.

AMAZON: Spokane likely won't be the new home for online retail giant Amazon, despite the Spokesman-Review's best efforts to convince its readers otherwise.

MUSIC: Quentin Tarantino, a landmark Supreme Court First Amendment case, and the Portland-based pop-punk band the Slants in the middle. The band plays an all-ages show at the Big Dipper next Tuesday.


If the coin landed on tails, Caleb Sharpe told detectives, he would abandon his plan "and never think about it again." It was heads; now the 15-year-old is accused of shootings in Freeman High School's hallways, killing one classmate and injuring three more. Court documents indicate he was obsessed with documentaries about school shootings. Yesterday, prosecutors added 51 new assault charges, in addition to murder and attempted murder, for other students impacted when the accused boy opened fire on the morning of Sept. 13. (Spokesman-Review)

Iconic Hugh
Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy and a symbol of America's 1950s sexual revolution, has died of natural causes. He was 91. (Esquire, New York Times)

False legacy
The effect of fake news on Twin Falls, Idaho, and why the city still hasn't recovered. (New York Times Magazine)

Poisoned meat in CdA
Police in Coeur d'Alene are looking for the person who is leaving pieces of poisoned meat around the North Idaho city. The tainted meat may be connected to cats attacked with metal blow darts over the past two years. (Spokesman-Review)

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Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.