Thursday, January 4, 2018

Legal weed in jeopardy, Eagles return to Spokane and morning headlines

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The Progress Edition
A look back at regional accomplishments in 2017, featuring pot holes, public school funding, WSU's med school and addressing homelessness.

The Eagles are coming back
After their 2015 show at the Spokane Arena (voted best of the year by Inlander readers), the classic rock group will stop in Spokane once again, but this time the band will look a little different. Co-founder Glenn Frey died since 2015, and has been replaced by his son Deacon Frey. Country star Vince Gill is another new addition.

'Everybody Counts'
Spokane is changing the way it counts the number of homeless people. With better data, the city hopes to find better solutions.

IN OTHER NEWS

Trump counted on losing
An explosive excerpt from a new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff's intimate access to Trump's campaign and first year in the White House, shows the consequences of winning the most powerful position in the free world when you expected to lose. (New York Magazine)

Legal weed in jeopardy
The Trump administration is rolling back an Obama-era policy that allowed states to legalize and regulate marijuana. The new policy, announced today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, lets federal prosectors decide how to enforce the federal law prohibiting the drug. The move comes just days after recreational marijuana shops opened in California.  (Associated Press)

Contaminants in Spokane firefighters' air tanks
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is investigating the contamination after firefighters smelled something foul coming from their air canisters. (Spokesman-Review)
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