Thursday, October 12, 2017

Weinstein under criminal investigation, and more morning headlines

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How two Whitworth University students are standing up for their rights, as well as those of other undocumented people.

SLAMMER: Two key members of Spokane's slam poetry scene are featured in the newest "Meet the Makers" video series by Spokane Arts.

RAPPER: Eminem joined the list of artists who've excoriated President Trump with a freestyle rap shown during the BET Hip Hop Awards:

“And any fan of mine / who’s a supporter of his / I’m drawing in the sand a line / you’re either for or against / and if you can’t decide / who you like more and you’re split / on who you should stand beside / I’ll do it for you with this,” he says with a middle finger to the camera. "F—- you." (via New York Times)


End run around Obamacare
President Trump signed an executive order today that will allow small businesses to join unregulated insurance plans and offer less coverage at lower cost. One of the most significant impacts of Trump's order is that people with pre-existing conditions could now be charged higher rates under the unregulated plans. (BuzzFeed)

“It would have a very negative impact on the markets,” Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler tells the New York Times. “Our state is a poster child of what can go wrong. Association health plans often shun the bad risks and stay with the good risks.”

Big-ass pumpkin
A Washington state man's 1,910-pound pumpkin took home top prize in the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. (Bellingham Herald

Weinstein under criminal investigation
Police in New York City and London have launched criminal investigations into Harvey Weinstein, a longtime movie mogul who (allegedly) wielded fame, power and money to sexually assault women, then cover it up. (BuzzFeed)

Drugs, sex and a Seattle Police detective
Seattle Police Det. Philip Wall was fired after admitting to using cocaine, eating marijuana-infused candy (which is against the rules for Seattle cops) and associating with a sex worker. (Seattle Times

Meet the 'Riot King'
Meet the controversial St. Louis police sergeant pulling the levers in the department's response to public demonstrations. Protesters call Sgt. Brian Rossomanno the 'Riot King.' (Riverfront Times)

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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.