Colville forest group dealt a blow, Trudeau reelected (at a cost), and other headlines


Facebook vows to provide $1 billion for housing in California.


A big yikes
A county commissioner in Tennessee went on a bigoted tirade during a public meeting in Sevier County on Tuesday, describing Mayor Pete Buttigieg's run for president as "ugly as you can get" and calling him a "queer." Most of those in attendance at the meeting appeared to agree with him, though many who weren't there have called for him to resign. (CBS)

Dem denial
Even with the president on the defensive, Democrats are uneasy about their prospects for 2020.  “You can imagine much stronger candidates," one DNC member tells the Washington Post.

La victoire!
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has won reelection, but has lost face. His Liberal party no longer maintains a majority in government. (Politico)

Disappointment for environmentalists
The U.S. Forest Service announced an additional 61,000 acres of protected lands in the Colville National Forest. The Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition had initially wanted more than 200,000 acres. (Spokesman-Review)

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