Friday, June 8, 2018

Osprey live on Pavilion, Trump DOJ won't defend pre-existing conditions and other headlines

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 9:26 AM

click to enlarge Pavilion Osprey coming in for a landing. - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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Pavilion Osprey coming in for a landing.


The family that ospreys together stays together
There's definitely an osprey family living on the top of the Riverfront Park Pavilion. But do they want it covered or uncovered
click to enlarge An anti-smelter sign near the site of the proposed smelter. - QUINN WELSCH PHOTO
Quinn Welsch photo
An anti-smelter sign near the site of the proposed smelter.

Who smelt it dealt it
Anti-smelter groups file a lawsuit against Pend Oreille Public Utility District and the company behind a proposed Smelter near Newport.

“Pend Oreille County tax paying citizens had to file a legal complaint against their county in order to have a voice regarding life-altering decisions made by those whom they felt were trustworthy by voting them into public office,” says CANSS Chair Deborah Barker, in a news release about the suit. “Pend Oreille County sold property to the PUD, with full-knowledge that it would simply be passed-through to HiTest by the PUD for the planned smelter.”


EnVision Spokane

Spokane receives an "EnVision Center" designation from HUD, intended to connect low-income people with resources they need to get off federal aid. (Spokesman-Review)

Turn that NIMBY into a YIMBY
Shawn Vestal says that if we want more affordable housing, we have to be willing to live next to it. (Spokesman-Review)

G8 keepers

Trump wants Russia, kicked out of the Group of Eight for invading Crimea, back in the club. (New York Times)

Sorry, your new Department of Justice plan doesn't cover that condition

Trump's justice department isn't going to defend provisions of Obamacare — including protections against discriminating against preexisting conditions — from state lawsuits. (Washington Post)

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...