Fire at Spokane retirement home, Idaho superintendent wants input on added school security and other headlines


The superintendent of Idaho public schools wants feedback from students, parents and the public on plans to add security officers to schools and increase other resources in an attempt to be more prepared for gun violence or other emergencies.

NEWS: Former Air Force general/astronaut Kevin Chilton will speak at WSU's Pullman campus about nuclear deterrence at 4:30 pm today.

WHAT'S UP: This week's calendar is full with the Spokane Feminist Art Fest, Car Seat Headrest, trail building and much more. Check out some staff picks here.


Fire in retirement home

Spokane firefighters carried some residents down as many as 14 flights of stairs Monday after an early morning fire started near the top floors of the Lilac Plaza Retirement Community. (KXLY)

Trump weighing options after Syria attack
After bombs with toxic gas killed dozens in Syria, President Donald Trump tweeted his frustration with world leaders backing the Syrian government, including Vladimir Putin, and appeared to be rethinking plans to pull American troops out of the area. (New York Times)

'The power of the sex drive'
The Idaho Statesman reports on a 21-year-old mom who, after having twins at the age of 17, wants other students to have accurate sexual education available to them. To do so, she's trying to change an Idaho state law on sex ed that hasn't changed since 1970.

Pipeline pause
A massive expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to the British Columbia coast has been put on hold by Kinder Morgan as the company decides whether it's worth continuing to spend money to push the project in spite of strong backlash from the communities it would pass through. (Seattle Times)