Hoopfest gets $1M for new courts, Washington gun laws take effect, and other headlines

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An appeals court held that an in-stream flow rule for the Spokane River is arbitrary and capricious, and the state Department of Ecology needed to take uses such as recreation on the river into account when setting the minimum standard for how much water should be flowing.

FOOD: In Coeur d'Alene's Crown & Thistle pub, British pub fans have a new place to go that's been carefully styled to look like the original thing.


IN OTHER NEWS...

President Trump meets with Kim Jong-un in demilitarized zone

After President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this weekend, the New York Times reports Trump's administration is considering a nuclear deal that would potentially freeze the existing arsenal as is instead of require denuclearization.

New Washington gun laws take effect, still facing backlash
Whether or not sheriffs will enforce them, new gun regulations in Washington including safe storage requirements and raising the legal age to purchase a semi-automatic rifle to 21 take effect this month, the Seattle Times reports.
Hooptown downtown
On Saturday, MultiCare presented Hoopfest with a $1 million check, which is expected to pay for new basketball courts to be built in Riverfront Park, the Spokesman reports.

Rypien arrested on suspicion of domestic violence
Former football star Mark Rypien was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of domestic violence, the Spokesman 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...