Monday, February 12, 2018

Alexie wins Carnegie, bitcoin is Washington's new-age gold rush, and morning headlines

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Weakening science in Idaho, again
Lawmakers in Idaho really don't want to require curriculum in the state to touch on climate change as impacted by human activity, and at least one doesn't mind if students decide the Earth is flat.

Time's Up Spokane
Late last week, Spokane community leaders talked about what limits exist in the current criminal justice system for survivors of sexual assault, and answered questions from concerned attendees, several of whom shared their personal experiences.


Arrests and pepper spray at UW Patriot Prayer rally
Protestors clashed with speakers and attendees at a Patriot Prayer rally on University of Washington's campus this weekend, which resulted in arrests and pepper spray being used (one Stranger reporter continued to live stream after getting sprayed). (The Stranger)

You don't have to say
On Sunday, Sherman Alexie won a Carnegie Medal for literary excellence for his memoir, "You don't have to say you love me." (Spokesman-Review)

71 dead in Russia plane crash
It's still not clear what caused an airliner leaving Moscow, Russia, on Sunday to crash just minutes later, killing everyone on board. (BBC) 

A new gold rush
Washington state is a popular place for new bitcoin miners, who need cheap electricity, and lots of it. (Wall Street Journal)

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Samantha Wohlfeil

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...