China and U.S. have increased carbon emissions, Trump defends service members accused of war crimes, and other headlines

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Grim outlook
A United Nations report issued on Tuesday found that the world's two biggest polluters, the United States and China, have increased their carbon footprint. The finding comes four years after countries — including the U.S. — signed the Paris Climate Agreement to cut emissions. (New York Times)

Defending war crimes
President Donald Trump doubled down on his decision to intervene on the behalf of several U.S. service members accused of war crimes — including Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher of the Navy SEALs — by claiming that he was standing up for "warriors." (New York Times)

Mandated appearance
A federal judge ruled on Monday that former White House counsel Donald F. McGhan II must testify before House impeachment investigators about Trump's efforts to obstruct the Muller inquiry. "Presidents are not kings," the judge wrote. (New York Times)

Dangerous waters
Four dams identified as having a high risk of failure by a recent Associated Press investigation lie within 50 miles of Spokane. (Spokesman-Review)


New cable player
TDS Telecommunications, a Wisconsin-based cable and internet provider, is negotiating with the city of Spokane to enter the local market, meaning that consumers will have an alternative to Comcast. (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.