Monday, May 14, 2018

Dozens dead in Gaza as US moves Israel embassy, Granite Point reopens no thanks to garbage people and other headlines

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A new respite home in Spokane will give caregivers for people with an intellectual or developmental disability the chance for a needed break.
click to enlarge The Arc of Spokane has opened a new respite home to give caretakers a break.
The Arc of Spokane has opened a new respite home to give caretakers a break.

MUSIC/FOR FUN!: The Spokane Arena released the bucket list of musical acts people said they wanted to see. Check out who made the list, which has been used in the past to book shows.


Another foot turns up on B.C. coast
It turns out the 14 feet that have washed up on beaches in British Columbia over the last several years probably aren't the calling card of a serial killer, but a sign of more buoyant shoe material and a lot of very sad individual cases involving missing people. (Seattle Times)

If they're being blunt...
In New York City, black and Hispanic people are arrested and charged with marijuana possession at significantly higher rates than white people, and while police say that's because their neighborhoods call the cops more, a New York Times analysis shows that still doesn't explain the higher arrest rates. (New York Times)

Don't be a garbage person
Granite Point is open again after people trashed the place in April, leaving hundreds of pounds of bottles and trash on the beach and parking lot, KREM reports. The Army Corps of Engineers reopened the site after WSU and U of I student volunteers helped clean up the swimming spot, but the Corps has said that an alcohol ban might be put in place if people trash it again. (KREM)

What are the odds
Sports betting is likely to become a legal option around the country after the Supreme Court struck down a ban on betting on individual sports matches. (KHQ/AP)

Dozens dead as U.S. opens embassy in Jerusalem
More than 40 people were killed and 2,200 wounded in violence in Gaza as the U.S. moved its Israel embassy to Jerusalem, which the BBC reports infuriated Palestinians who lay claim to part of the city. (BBC)

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85th Annual Greek Festival @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Sept. 23-25, 11 a.m.-8 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...