Monday, March 12, 2018

Nagasaki survivor visits Hanford, Justice Department moves to ban bump stocks and other headlines

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Open swim
Spokane Parks makes swimming free at all of its six pools this summer. “Offering free open swim at city pools provides a great opportunity for many kids and families in our area,” says Park Board President Nick Sumner.

They believe the women
Six Spokane City Council members say that they believe community leader Phil Tyler’s ex-wives, who accused him last week of domestic violence. Read their statements here.

Former WSU athlete sues coach Leach
A dismissed WSU football player is suing coach Mike Leach for alleged selectively enforcing the team rules. Zaire Webb was kicked from the team when police accused him of stealing from Walmart, but other athletes have been accused of worse crimes and they still play, Webb says.


Arming teachers, backing off age restrictions

The White House wants to train some teachers to use guns and the Justice Department has started the steps to ban bump stocks, but the Trump administration backed off the president's statements about raising the minimum age to purchase some guns to 21. (Washington Post, NPR)

Atomic bomb survivor visits the place that sowed death in his life: Hanford
More than 70 years after an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, the Tri-City Herald reports that a survivor visited Hanford, incredulous that the reactor that created the necessary ingredients to kill so many is proudly opened to the public for tours.

Hope for Hope House
The number of beds for homeless women in Spokane will increase significantly as Hope House prepares to build a new 120-bed shelter. (Spokesman-Review)

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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...