FBI starts limited Kavanaugh investigation, Tsunami kills 1,200+ in Indonesia and other headlines

click to enlarge Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. - ERIN SCHAFF/THE NEW YORK TIMES
Erin Schaff/The New York Times
Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.


Peter von Stackelberg told a Spokane audience about thousands of documents that show chemical companies systematically covered up the human health risks of some of their chemicals to keep making a profit. One of his suggestions? "We need to have a death penalty for corporations."

NEWS: After a week that caused many survivors of sexual assault, violence and harassment to relive painful memories associated with their own experiences, Lutheran Community Services Northwest is planning a gathering for survivors on Oct. 10.

FILM: Everybody be cool, this is a movie showing! Wednesday, Oct. 17, keep your night open for the Inlander's next Suds & Cinema: Pulp Fiction.

NEWS: Rep. Timm Ormsby hasn't ever debated an opponent, but Dave Lucas hopes to change that.


FBI starts week of investigations into Kavanaugh claims

On Saturday, agents with the FBI started contacting potential witnesses to interview them regarding sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as the agency works to complete a limited, days-long background check, the New York Times reports.

Tsunami kills more than 1,200 in Indonesia
An earthquake and tsunami killed more than 1,200 people in Indonesia this weekend, and crews are still working to clear debris and get aid to desperate people there who need water and food, NPR reports.

Sea cucumber caper
A Washington man who apparently underreported his take of sea cucumbers by nearly 250,000 pounds has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $1.5 million for so drastically impacting the sea cucumber population, the Associated Press reports. 

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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...