Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dems control state government, Air Force to pay Airway Heights for tainted water, morning headlines

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With most of the votes counted, Spokane voters have turned down Proposition 2 on coal and oil trains; two incumbent Spokane County and Spokane judges held onto their seats, but the three Spokane Valley City Council incumbents lost theirs.

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Dems again control Washington legislature
With the 45th District Senate seat in Seattle's eastside suburbs won by Manka Dhingra, Democrats now control the Senate, House, and Governor's office. Their one-vote Senate majority may help legislators pass the capital budget held up last session over political differences, but certain portions of that budget will still require 60 percent of the vote to pass. (Seattle Times)

The cost of clean water
The Air Force will reimburse the city of Airway Heights for the bottled water it's had to buy residents following news that part of the city's water supply was tainted by chemicals used in firefighting foam on the base, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Paradise lost
More than 13 million leaked documents, nicknamed the "Paradise Papers," have revealed where the world's wealthiest power players hide their money and profits. (Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting)

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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...