Boeing to hire workers in Moses Lake, Trump wants to detain migrant families indefinitely, and other morning headlines

click to enlarge A Boeing 737 Max at the Rento­n Munic­ipal Airpo­rt in Rento­n, Wash., May 15, 2019. - LINDSEY WASSON/THE NEW YORK TIMES
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A Boeing 737 Max at the Rento­n Munic­ipal Airpo­rt in Rento­n, Wash., May 15, 2019.


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Perpetual detention

The Trump administration rolled out a new regulatory change that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to indefinitely detain undocumented migrant families who cross the border illegally. (New York Times)

Rising deficits
The U.S. deficit will reach $1 trillion in 2020, according to new forecasts from the Congressional Budget Office. The nonpartisan research agency attributed the spike to President Trump's 2017 tax cuts and new military and non-defense domestic spending. (New York Times)

Jet care
Boeing announced that it would hire hundreds of temporary employees to work on its grounded 737 Max fleet in Moses Lake until regulators deem them fit to fly again. (Seattle Times)

One call
After the recent deadly mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, Trump indicated that he would support tougher background checks. Then he received a phone call from Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association. (New York Times)

Piling on
Spokane Mayor David Condon and Police Chief Craig Meidl both denounced state Rep. Matt Shea (R–Spokane Valley) over recent revelations that he gathered intelligence on local political rivals. (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.