Monday, May 7, 2018

Hanford safety questioned a year after tunnel collapse, "bombs in our backyard" and other headlines

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Early voting has started for Idaho's upcoming May 15 primary. We broke down the open race for governor, highlighting differences between Republican and Democratic challengers and some of the issues they face.

WHAT'S UP?: If you're like the lady walking near me and my mom at Bloomsday yesterday, you are gonna be super stoked to learn that Apocalyptica, the Metallica cover band made of cellos, is playing in town tonight. Learn more about that and other top events coming up on this week's curated calendar.


What's black, white, missing from Bloomsday and a sign of the times?

The Spokesman-Review asked where the Bloomsday-cheering nuns had gone, and the answer will tell you a lot more about the status of the church and opportunities for modern American women than you might think. (Spokesman-Review)

On anniversary of tunnel collapse, Hanford safety questioned
The Tri-City Herald looks at Hanford's safety record since a tunnel storing radioactive material collapsed last year. After the collapse, the community learned the tunnel's failure had been predicted, but fixing it was low on the list of priorities at the nuclear site. (Tri-City Herald)

Defense contamination mapped
The Department of Defense's environmental cleanup information for sites across the country has been released, and the folks over at ProPublica have mapped some of the sites that contain everything from water or soil contamination to buried bombs. (ProPublica)

Protected status revoked
The Trump administration has given more than 85,000 Hondurans living in the United States under protected status until 2020 to return to their home country. (Los Angeles Times)

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Spokane Folklore Society's Valentine's Dance @ East Spokane Grange

Sat., Feb. 11, 7-10 p.m.
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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...