NATION: After pulling out of the international Paris climate accord and actively working to rollback environmental protection regulations, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech on Monday touting "America's Environmental Leadership."
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The impetus for Trump's bizarre environmental speech was purportedly polling data showing that he is unpopular with suburban women and millennials going into his 2020 reelection campaign. (New York Times)
The Democratically controlled House Judiciary Committee plans to vote this week on a barrage of subpoenas to bring individuals involved in Trump's border family separation policy and key names in the Robert Muller investigation — such as Jeff Sessions and Corey R. Lewandowski —before them to testify publicly. (New York Times)
Recorded hate crimes rose 78 percent between 2013 and 2017 in Washington state, according to a new study released by safehome.org. (The organization analyzed data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.) Racial animosity was the most frequently reported hate crime both nationally and in Washington, according to the analysis. (Seattle Times)
Shooting suspect detained
Spokane County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man purportedly connected with Sunday's local drive-by shooting that killed a woman. The arrest was made after a high speed car chase. (Spokesman-Review)
The Downtown Spokane Partnership is offering up to $2,500 in matching funds for property owners in downtown who take action to decrease nuisance and criminal behavior through the design of buildings and landscaping. The organization has $26,000 set aside in total for this purpose. (Spokesman-Review)