Monday, June 18, 2018

Both sides of aisle call to end separation of families at border, Washington ID cards to change and other morning headlines

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Republicans and Democrats call to stop separating children from parents at border

After President Trump put a "zero tolerance" policy in place in April, thousands of children have been separated from their parents at the border after crossing illegally. Now both Republicans and Democrats are calling for an end to the policy, which is not, as the President tweeted, a law Democrats put in place. (New York Times)

Tales of survival and facing down the man who killed her family
Shasta Groene, now a mother living in south Idaho, is trying to raise funds to support the first run of the book she's been working on to tell her story of the kidnapping and sexual assault she endured at the hands of Joseph Duncan III after he murdered her family. If the campaign raises enough, she'd also like to film a documentary this year and include the moment she faces Duncan in prison for the first time. (Coeur d'Alene Press)

Who are you, Washington?
Washington's ID cards will change starting in July to comply with federal Real ID rules, by placing a notice in the top of normal ID cards that says "Federal Limits Apply." (Spokesman-Review)

Paying to file your taxes? There's a free way though...
There are ways to file your taxes online for free, but most Americans aren't doing it, instead forking over fees to the tune of $1 billion. (ProPublica)

Remaking Evergreen
With enrollment expected to drop by 20 percent this fall, the Evergreen State College is considering making some changes.  (Seattle Times

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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...