Tuesday, January 16, 2018

McMorris Rodgers booed at MLK rally, Bannon subpoenaed, and morning headlines

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NEWS: Mandy Manning, a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year, will use her platform to elevate the voices of her refugee and immigrant students.

SPORTS: The West Coast Conference seems to have no answer for the Zags' Rui Hachimura.

IN OTHER NEWS

Not much has changed in a year
At Spokane's Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally yesterday, some audience members, like at last year's rally, booed and turned their backs to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, prompting other speakers to condemn the hecklers. (Spokesman-Review)

State gun legislation gets a vote
A bill that would ban "bump stocks," or devices that allow for the rapid firing of semiautomatic rifles, is scheduled for a vote this morning by the state legislature's Law and Justice Committee. The Las Vegas mass shooter who killed 58 people used bump stocks. (Spokesman-Review)

Hate speech

Police have found a man who is suspected of distributing racist propaganda promoting white supremacy in Sandpoint schools, but he hasn't been charged with a crime. (Bonner County Daily Bee)

Bannon to speak to Mueller
Steve Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, was subpoenaed by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, to testify as part of the Russia investigation. (New York Times)

Shutdown
Republicans say they will be unable to reach a long-term spending accord by Friday, meaning that the chances of a government shutdown are growing. (Washington Post)
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