Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lauer fired for 'inappropriate sexual behavior,' man who shot at SPD killed, morning headlines

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THE FUZZ: In The Fuzz, Mitch Ryals brings you law enforcement-related stories from around the Pacific Northwest, including Spokane Police Chief Meidl on police reform, Oregon's rape kit problem, and what happens if police don't believe assault victims?


Lauer fired after "inappropriate sexual behavior"
NBC fired "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer after the company got a complaint detailing "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" Monday night, and after the New York Times had reportedly been looking into numerous accusations against Lauer for weeks. (NYT, CNN)

Man killed in Spokane police shooting
After a man opened fire on police responding to a domestic violence call in Hillyard, the officers shot back and killed him, KHQ reports.

Wheels on at least one bus go 'round
Bus drivers are on strike in Seattle today, but one driver appeared to literally break the picket line by driving a bus through it, The Seattle Times and other Seattle media report.

"It's OK to be..."
More posters stating "It's OK to be white" were plastered on Washington State University's campus, but people had altered them to say things like "It's OK to be gay" or "Love will always win" before staff removed the stuck-on signs Monday, The Daily Evergreen reports.

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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...