Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Visual poetry in Spokane, Northwest wildlife battle caught on camera, Kilauea's wrath and other headlines

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ART: Using “visual poetry,” Spokane filmmaker documented local poet Ellen Welcker to compete in the Seattle International Film Festival Fly Filmmaking Challenge. Her documentary will premier in Seattle on Monday, May 28.

NEWS: Four North Idaho schools received grant money from the Kootenai County Environmental Alliance to help them learn about their environment.

IN OTHER NEWS

Fox, eagle, rabbit battle royale
A fox and an eagle battled over a rabbit during the weekend in San Juan Island. The battle was caught on camera by Northwest photographers and shared widely across social media. The victor? The eagle. Duh. (Seattle Times)

Fox kit 1. Eagle 0 #sanjuan #eagles #fox #foxkit #summer2018 #viral

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Spokane deputies arrest man for animal cruelty
Deputies arrested Clinton Burrill on Monday on charges of animal cruelty after discovering a dead and mutilated horse at his residence. Deputies said he killed and likely tortured the animal because his ex-girlfriend didn’t want to be with him anymore. (Spokesman-Review)
click to enlarge Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller a long time ago — but the White House attorney threatened to resign if he did. - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller a long time ago — but the White House attorney threatened to resign if he did.

Oh, the possibilities

The New York Times suggests some potential outcomes for the Mueller investigation, now seemingly in its last days. (New York Times)

Kilauea’s wrath
The Hawaii County Civil Defense agency announced that lava from the Kilauea Volcano had begun to encroach on a significant source of the island’s power, the Puna Geothermal Venture.

"There's a steam release, there's many chemicals, but primarily the critical factor would be hydrogen sulfide, a very deadly gas," said Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency chief, Tom Travis, in reference to what would happen if the lava reached the plant.

Consider this one of the many reasons I’m happy to live here in the Northwest. (NPR)
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