Idaho "horse racing" ballot measure, another Kavanaugh accuser and other headlines


Idaho voters beware, the upcoming ballot measure on "historical horse racing" has little to do with horse racing and more to do with what amounts to legalizing slot machines.

GREEN ZONE: Coca-Cola is eyeing putting CBD in a beverage, marking just one example of more mainstreaming of the nonpsychoactive ingredient found in hemp and cannabis.


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Deal reached on Kavanaugh hearing
Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions about her claims that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school, the New York Times reports.

But after another woman came forward in a New Yorker report to allege more sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh when he was in college, some Senate Democrats are calling for that Thursday hearing to be postponed, the Hill reports.

Spokane asking voters for library funds
To renovate or replace several Spokane Public Libraries, the city is hoping voters will approve an increase in property tax this fall to pay for $77 million in upgrades, the Spokesman-Review reports.

From Washington farms to your table
Check out the Yakima Herald's beautiful video showing two farms that provide some of the freshest produce in the region.

Keep the dams or say good riddance?
Puget Sound orcas continue to struggle, with two very public orca deaths this summer, leading conservation groups to renew their calls to remove four lower Snake River dams, the Seattle Times reports. But agriculture and utility groups are still fighting for the hydropower and navigable waters the dams provide. 

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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...