Thursday, April 19, 2018

Earth Day news, Supreme Court hears Washington salmon case and other headlines

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It's almost Earth Day and in this week's Green Issue Inlander writers tell you about everything, from how to reduce your impact on the climate, to how farming could help trap carbon dioxide in the soil, to how Hangman Creek could finally get the cleanup it needs.  

click to enlarge Click the link on "how to reduce your impacts" above to learn more about these products meant to be a little friendlier to the planet.
Click the link on "how to reduce your impacts" above to learn more about these products meant to be a little friendlier to the planet.
NEWS: He's a man of God and an anti-fossil fuel activist, and he'll get to argue to the court that he had no other choice but to block the train tracks in 2016 to try to stop climate impacts from oil trains that daily make their way through Spokane.


Condon before ethics commission
In a hearing before the Ethics Commission Wednesday, Mayor David Condon denied allegations he lied about why former Police Chief Frank Straub was fired. (Spokesman-Review)

Washington salmon case hits Supreme Court
Washington state argues it shouldn't have to replace road culverts that block salmon migration as required by a court decision from a suit filed by Northwest tribes. But it didn't look like the U.S. Supreme Court would side with the state after hearing the case Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Riddled with errors
Chicago's database of suspected gang members is likely in need of some serious cleanup: ProPublica reports that more than 160 people in the data base are in their 70s and 80s, and a few are supposedly more than 100 years old. (ProPublica)

Former WSU associate athletic director left amid sexual harassment complaints
John Lucier, who settled with Washington State University for $31,000 and left his job last year, used inappropriate language in the workplace and violated other Title IX rules, according to investigative reports. (The Daily Evergreen)

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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...