Monday, January 15, 2018

Hawaii false alarm, MLK's great speeches, morning headlines

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Saved or skunked

While a new funding mechanism for Washington state schools was meant to ease the burden from local levies and increase spending statewide, some local districts will actually get less money under the new plan and have less flexibility to pay for things outside the scope of basic education, like academic clubs or buses.

Helping hands, understanding poverty
There are a number of donation drives and upcoming events to help people in need and help the wider community better understand issues faced by their neighbors.

Get out, have fun
From Three Doors Down to the second North Idaho Women's March, here's what's up this week in the Inland Northwest.


The wrong button

An employee who was supposed to send an internal training message imitating the missile alert system in Hawaii accidentally sent the actual missile alert out to an unaware public, causing many to panic Saturday morning. (Washington Post)

Washington DOL won't give ICE info without order
Following a Seattle Times report, the Washington State Department of Licensing announced it will now require a court order before giving personal information to immigration enforcement, unless otherwise required to do so by law.  (Seattle Times)

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of MLK's assassination. Today, on the day America honors his life and work striving for a better world for all, here are some of his speeches that you may not be as familiar with. (Boston Globe)

Cheesin' in CDA
The first Mac and Cheese Festival took place in Coeur d'Alene this weekend, and the Coeur d'Alene Press reports it was a hit.

Police ID suspect in slew of racist calls, flyers
A man who Sandpoint police believe was involved in spreading racist propaganda at area schools and making anti-Semitic phone calls has been identified, but it's not clear if he'll be charged with a crime, the Spokesman-Review 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...