Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rubio jeered on gun control, Inslee calls for gun restrictions and other morning headlines

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Taking the heat
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and an NRA spokeswoman stood in front of a heartbroken, angry crowd in Florida in a forum on gun control measures following the shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The nationally televised broadcast featured Rubio repeatedly being scolded and heckled by people directly impacted by the shooting after Rubio expressed his opposition to a ban on assault weapons. (New York Times)

Meanwhile, survivors of school shootings shared their stories and calls to action with President Trump at the White House, before Trump raised the idea of allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons.  (New York Times)

Inslee calls for gun restrictions
Gov. Jay Inslee says the state Legislature should make it harder to buy a military-style semi-automatic rifle and require buyers of such weapons to be at least 21. (Spokesman-Review)

Out of space
The Kootenai County jail is low on beds as its jail population grows. Even though construction is underway to expand the jail, officials say it might not be enough. (KXLY)

Keeping it private
Democrats, who now control all three chambers of the state Legislature, are using their majority to roll back the state's Public Records Act. (The News Tribune)

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