Kavanaugh becomes justice, Shea wants to shield deposition from public view and other headlines

click to enlarge Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. - ERIN SCHAFF/THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.


Rep. Matt Shea's attorney has asked that his upcoming deposition in a defamation case against him be sealed, rendering it unreadable to the public short of anything but a court order. The attorney for the man suing him says they won't strike that kind of deal. 

SPORTS: Chauncy Welliver was once one of the best. Now, the heavyweight boxer has been training to overcome the years and pounds he's added to his life since those glory days as he plans to take on a challenger at the Coeur d'Alene Casino this weekend.


Brett Kavanaugh becomes Supreme Court justice
Over the shouts of protesters, the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next justice of the Supreme Court Saturday, the New York Times reports.

Apples to apples
Washington apples may need to find new places to go this year with new tariffs being implemented by China and Mexico, the Yakima Herald reports.

Paul Turner takes Spokesman-Review buyout
In his goodbye to readers, Spokesman-Review columnist Paul Turner notes that he often told people who asked him about layoffs in the industry that he felt like he was in the eye of a hurricane.

"It was calm where I was, even as all sorts of chaos whirled around me.

"But here’s the thing about hurricanes: They move."

Scientists call for 'monumental task' of tackling greenhouse gases
Even if countries stick to the reductions agreed to in the Paris Climate Accord, other technologies may be necessary to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to prevent potentially catastrophic warming, scientists warn. NPR lays out some of the solutions being talked about

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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...