FAA cuts led to flawed Boeing analysis, Ferguson sues opioid distributors, and other headlines


NEWS: Washington's attorney general is taking opioid distributors to task for their role in the opioid crisis, alleging that suspicious orders that could've indicated pill mills weren't reported to law enforcement.

FOOD & DRINK: Pathfinder cafe offers up a selection of healthy bites and tasty coffee on the South Hill, with an eye on sustainability and biking (the shop adjoins Wheel Sport).


Ordinary people help stop deadliest attack in modern New Zealand's history

After a gunman killed dozens of people at one mosque and started attacking people praying at another in Christchurch, New Zealand Friday, one man ran at the shooter, throwing a credit card machine and chasing him out of the space with a shotgun he'd dropped, the New York Times reports. A woman at the first mosque helped others hide, costing her own life. Authorities said the attack, which killed 50, could have been even worse if not for the actions of those untrained victims.

Bump stock buyback events in Spokane this week
With bump stocks becoming illegal at the end of the week, Washington State Patrol offices are holding buyback events in coming days where people can turn in the devices for $150, KREM reports.

Critical oversight function left to Boeing led to flawed analysis for planes involved in deadly crashes
In a watchdog report it was working on before a second Boeing 737 Max crashed in Ethiopia last week killing everyone on board, the Seattle Times reports that the Federal Aviation Administration let Boeing perform more safety analysis than normal while the plane was being readied for service, which led to analysis that understated problems with a flight control function on the planes.

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...