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Help name Seattle's NHL team, Newport smelter hearing and more headlines 

click to enlarge Greg Kvasov, left, and Tony Sizov celebrate during an NHL game at the Hub Tavern. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Greg Kvasov, left, and Tony Sizov celebrate during an NHL game at the Hub Tavern.


President Donald Trump says he's siding with his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after the judge was accused of sexual misconduct.


Having nun of it
A crowd of about 100 people gathered in Spokane last night to tell the Department of Ecology what they think should be considered in the environmental review for a proposed silicon smelter in the Newport area. Echoing the concerns of many who live in the area, a Buddhist nun said she was most worried about air pollution. (Spokesman-Review)

Seattle is one step closer to getting an NHL team. But what to call it? The Seattle Times has an official(ly unofficial) naming tournament, AND YOU BETTER VOTE FOR THE FIGHTIN' GEOS.

Mass atrocities
A new 400-page report released by the United Nations condemns the "highest levels" of the Myanmarese military for war crimes against the country's Rohingya Muslim population. About 10,000 were killed in the first months of a brutal crackdown. Close to 1 million have fled the country. (Vox)

Camping in Boise
The city of Boise is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a new ruling on a local ordinance that prevented camping in the city. Previously, the 9th Circuit Court of appeals decided that ordinance was unconstitutional. More from the Idaho Statesman.

Shaving Blast
Anthony Torres was on a train headed for New Jersey when he decided to shave. Is that weird? Yes, and he was widely mocked for it online. But the man had also just left a homeless shelter. Remind you of any local social media groups? (Washington Post)

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