Jewels Helping Hands founders receive racist threat, protests erupt in Bolivia, and other headlines

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Protests break out in Bolivia as president resigns
After a disputed election, the president of Bolivia resigned Sunday as protests and looting broke out across the capital and political rivals vowed to call for new elections on Monday, the New York Times reports.

Founders of nonprofit receiving scrutiny get racist threat thrown through home’s window
The founders of Jewels Helping Hands, the nonprofit selected to run Spokane’s emergency warming shelters this winter, said they had a rock with a racist threat thrown through their window over the weekend, KREM reports. The nonprofit has come under scrutiny this week as questions were raised about both founders’ potential and real abuse of money in former jobs.

I-976 could cause legislative scramble
After voters signaled for the third time they want $30 car tabs, legislators and state officials were already scrambling to figure out how Washington can handle the expected $4 billion blow to transportation project funding over the next six years, the Spokesman-Review 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...