Thursday, April 5, 2018

How ISIS rules, how to reduce gun violence (and how not to) and morning headlines

Posted By on Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 9:33 AM


To keep and bear arms
America is much less violent than it used to be, yet the rate of gun homicides is still more than 25 times that of any other well-developed country. Suicides using firearms are out of control. Mass shootings are more deadlier now than ever.

So what can we do? Here is a list of 47 ideas — the good, the bad and the ugly — of how to reduce gun violence and save lives.

Bringing up Boomer
Meet the wild African serval (a medium sized cat native to the sub-Saharan region) living with a family on the Palouse prairie.

Turn it all the way up
Helio Sequence, Broncho and Maps & Atlases top the lineup for this year's Volume Music Festival. The more than 80 bands performing June 1 and 2 are joined by local acts such as Marshall McLean and the Holy Rollers, Indian Goat, Donna Donna, Mama Doll, Lavoy, Trego and Super Sparkle.

We even made you a playlist.


How ISIS ruled
A yearlong investigation using thousands of pages of documents collected from crumbled offices of the Islamic State reveal how the group maintained power. (New York Times)

'If Henry is killed, his death can be traced to a quiet moment in the fall of 2016'
A teenager helped police take on his gang, MS-13. In return, he's facing deportation and near certain death. (ProPublica and New York Magazine)

Flying off the rack
The editor of Spokane Falls Community College's student newspaper believes someone is stealing copies of the issue about Darren Pitcher, the acting president who resigned amid a sexual assault scandal. (Spokesman-Review)

Love songs for all
Bob Dylan, Kesha, St. Vincent and other artists will release an EP tomorrow featuring alternative versions of popular love songs. Dylan, for example, reworked the 1929 song "She'sFunny That Way," to "He's Funny That Way." (Pitchfork)

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.