Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Crashed train was speeding, Mike Leach gets new WSU deal, more headlines

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#METOO: 14 local women all have something to say about the national reckoning with sexual misconduct and power — and each one of them says something a little different.

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Speeding toward disaster

The Amtrak train that derailed yesterday south of Seattle, killing several people, was on a new route and was supposed to slow down while bending around the curve where the crash occurred. Instead, it was going 80 mph in a 30 mph zone. (Seattle Times)

Washington State University football coach Mike Leach got a five-year contract extension worth about $4 million per year. Some, however, are criticizing that the contract extension comes amid a budget deficit at WSU that forced the closure of WSU's performing arts program. (Spokesman-Review)

Winter storms

If you made it to work this morning, congratulations. The snow, slush and ice made for a messy commute, but the rain today may wash some of that away. (KREM)

Money in your pocket
Will your taxes go up or down with the new tax bill? The Washington Post has you covered with this handy calculator.

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Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.