Notre Dame still stands, Hamilton is coming to Spokane, and other headlines

click to enlarge Notre Dame still stands, Hamilton is coming to Spokane, and other headlines
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Hamilton is reportedly coming to Spokane for the 2020-21 season. Gear up for some long-term broadway planning.

NEWS: City officials have installed equipment to keep local ospreys from nesting atop the pavilion in Riverfront Park.


Ashen cathedral

Officials inspecting the burned-out Notre Dame cathedral in Paris said that the building remains structurally sound despite the fire that raged in the aging structure yesterday. (The roof and lacy spire have been destroyed, however.) While an investigation is just beginning, inspectors also said that nothing at this point suggests that the fire was started voluntarily. (New York Times)

Anti-consumer protection
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created after the 2008 financial crisis — and ushered along by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Massachusetts) to help centralize oversight of exploitive industries, such as pay-day loan companies. But Mick Mulvaney, a long-time critic of the agency and President Trump's pick to serve as its acting director, has made a point to de-fang it. (New York Times Magazine)

Family friendly
The Spokane City Council has approved a plan to install baby-changing stations in bathrooms at City Hall later this year. (Spokesman-Review)

Educational inequities
As Spokane Public Schools faces a $31 million budget deficit and teases plans to lay off roughly 325 jobs, some schools are facing more cuts than others. Rogers High School in Hillyard, which usually is staffed by younger teachers with less experience, received 16 layoff notices, while Lewis and Clark High School on the base of South Hill received none. (Spokesman-Review)

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Josh Kelety

As a staff writer, Josh covers criminal justice issues and Spokane County government. Previously, he worked as a reporter for Seattle Weekly. Josh grew up in Port Townsend and graduated from the University of Washington. Message him through Signal @ (360) 301-3490.