NEWS: The chemical contamination in the water around Fairchild Air Force Base is now affecting thousands of local residents.
ARTS & CULTURE: Spokane author Jess Walter will receive the Humanities Washington Award this fall for his work promoting literature and the arts.
IN OTHER NEWS
Terrorist attack in England
has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing attack in Manchester, England that killed 22 people and injured 59 others after a Ariana Grande concert. It's the deadliest terrorist attack in Britain since 2005, when 52 people died in attacks on London's transit system. Among those who died in last night's attack were several children, and Georgina Callender, an 18-year-old Ariana Grande "superfan." (The Telegraph)
SPD officer's daughter charged
Last week, Spokane police said officer John Arredondo was put on administrative leave after a family member showed up to his house with a kidnapping victim. Arredondo drove the victim to the hospital and notified his supervisors about the abduction, according to police. Now, his daughter is charged with kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. (KXLY)
Deadly and silent
The second suspect in the road-rage murder of William "Bo" Kirk refused to enter a plea at his arraignment in Coeur d'Alene. When asked by the judge how he pleaded, Justin Booth stood silently; his defense attorney entered a "not guilty" plea on his behalf. (CdA Press)
Slashing the safety net
President Donald Trump will release his budget that will cut programs for the poor, slashing Medicaid by $800 billion in the next decade. It would also increase military spending by 10 percent. (New York Times)
Roger Moore dies
Roger Moore, who played James Bond in seven films in the '70s and '80s, died on Tuesday in Switzerland at 89. (New York Times)