Drag panel discussion held, sheriff's deputy fired for slurs and harassment, and other headlines

click to enlarge Drag queen Nova Kaine speaks at the Understanding Drag panel at the Spokane Library last night. - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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Drag queen Nova Kaine speaks at the Understanding Drag panel at the Spokane Library last night.
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Drag discussion
Around 250 people attended a panel defending and celebrating this weekend's Drag Queen Story Hour. (Spokesman-Review)

You know it's bad when (racial slur) is in parenthesis
Spokane sheriff's deputy Jeff Thurman was fired after starting a phone conversation "You ready to kill some (racial slur) tonight or what?” (Spokesman-Review)


Depends on how he's feeling that day
Trump backtracks on whether he'd report campaign help offers from foreign governments. (New York Times)

Casus belli?
The U.S. claims Iran was involved with attacking tankers in the Gulf of Oman. (New York Times)

Lying, still
Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan says Sarah Sanders leaves the press secretary office with a legacy of dishonesty. (Washington Post)

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About The Author

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...