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IN OTHER NEWS...
Spokane could ban annoying high-pitched noise devices
If you're young and/or have protected your hearing, you may have heard one of the annoying, high-pitched noisemakers employed by some downtown business owners to keep people from loitering around their businesses. Spokane City Council could vote to ban those devices, the Spokesman-Review reports.
Idaho universities will freeze tuition for 2020
Rather than raise tuition, Idaho's universities will freeze their rates so students won't have an increase next year, KXLY reports.
Booster seats until middle school?
A new Washington law will require children be strapped into booster seats or car seats until they reach 4-foot-9, or 13, KREM reports.
Boeing could shut down Renton manufacturing
As issues with the Boeing 737 MAX continue to shake out, Boeing is apparently considering shutting down production of the plane in Renton, at least temporarily, the Seattle Times reports.