Monday, June 4, 2018

Supreme Court sides with anti-gay baker, Idaho teacher charged with feeding puppy to turtle and other morning headlines

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Supreme Court sides with baker

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for gay men. It's not clear how the narrow ruling might impact similar cases, like the florist in Washington state who similarly refused to provide floral arrangements for a gay wedding. (New York Times)

Pardon me, but did someone say pardon?
In case you don't follow him on Twitter, President Donald Trump took the chance this morning to remind people he has the right to pardon himself, but, you know, he's done nothing wrong. (Washington Post)

M's number 1!
King Felix brought the heat Sunday helping put the Mariners in the first place in the American League West. We're sure there's plenty of time to mess it up, but let's revel in this moment. (MLB)

Mountees in Spokane?
Expect to see some anti-crime volunteers on horses in city parks this summer.  (KXLY)

Idaho teacher allegedly fed puppy to snapping turtle in class
An Idaho teacher has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle in his classroom in March. (Idaho Statesman)

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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...