Monday, May 21, 2018

Seattle research close to curing cancer, cougar kills Seattle man and other morning headlines

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NEWS: Berry good news: The Berry-Go-Round ride will be opening in Riverfront Park on Memorial Day.
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NEWS: Employees at Spokane's Fire Station 2 have been accused of sexual harassment, bullying and general harassment of probationary firefighters. A human resources  investigation has substantiated some of the claims.

NEWS: Police, prosecutors, judges, victim advocates and survivors gathered for the End the Silence Domestic Violence Town Hall on Thursday to talk about a litany of solutions that could make the criminal justice system better for survivors and help reduce instances of violence.


Cougar kills Seattle man in first deadly cougar encounter in nearly 100 years
Two Seattle men were attacked by a cougar while mountain biking near North Bend on Saturday, and while they initially scared it off, the cougar attacked again and killed one of the men in the first deadly cougar attack in 94 years. (Associated Press)

Don't expect a Seattle-style head tax for homelessness in Spokane
Seattle recently passed a controversial tax on businesses with the most employees and profits to address homelessness, but there doesn't seem to be interest in looking at a similar style tax in Spokane, the Spokesman-Review reports after checking in with elected officials. (Spokesman-Review)

Cancer cure could be close in Seattle
The Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest Magazine reports: In ongoing research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, patients' immune systems are being tweaked to fight some of the trickiest cancers that resist other treatments, and it's working at incredible rates, enough for some researchers to say cures for some cancers could be very close. (Seattle Times)

Mawwaige, mawwaige is what bwings us heah togevuh todayyyy
If you were stuck under a rock this weekend, you might hear people at the office talking about how some royal people tied the knot. (CNN)

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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...