Googly eyes on monuments, sanctions threatened against Saudi Arabia and other headlines


A phishing attack in Spokane targeted precinct committee officers with an email that appeared to be from the county but was in fact an apparent malicious attack.

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U.S. threatens repercussions if Saudi Arabia murdered journalist
After the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, who sometimes wrote for the Washington Post, Western nations are threatening sanctions and demanding the truth and a real investigation into his disappearance and apparent death, with Turkey claiming there is evidence a Saudi Arabian team killed and dismembered him after he entered a Saudi consulate at the beginning of October, the New York Times reports. Saudi Arabia has said it would fight back against any punishment.

Not silent, still deadly
The Spokane Police Department says it is putting suppressors on its rifles to protect hearing for both officers and members of the public, the Spokesman-Review reports. According to the report, rifles have been used in every officer-involved shooting since 2010.

Oogly Googly
The city of Savannah, Georgia, was not happy that someone pasted googly eyes on one of its monuments. But posting it on Facebook with photos and the phrase, "It may look funny but harming our historic monuments and public property is no laughing matter, in fact, it's a crime," may have invited the internet to do its worst. This is one case where we do recommend you read the comments.
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City of Savannah photo
No monkey business
An Idaho Fish and Game commissioner got backlash from several former commissioners after posting photos of a baboon family he killed in Africa last month, with one former commissioner asking him to resign to shield the institution from harm, writing "I’m sure what you did was legal, however, legal does not make it right," the Idaho Statesman reports.

'Bloody brawls'
Members of the right-wing Patriot Prayer group clashed with Antifa and counter-demonstrators in Portland this weekend after the group reportedly marched for "law and order" outside of a memorial for a 27-year-old black man who'd been shot and killed by police, the Oregonian 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...