Mattis resigns, Trump wall shutdown looms, and other morning headlines

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NEWS: Former star quarterback Jason Gesser did, in fact, violate Washington State University's sexual misconduct policy when he forced himself on a former WSU volleyball player, an investigation finds.


Bishop treated like pawn
Spokane’s Bishop Thomas Daly says he was never told about the priests accused of sexual abuse at Gonzaga University. (Spokesman-Review)

The Gleason for the season
Spokane legend Steve Gleason has been recommended for a Congressional Gold Medal. (Spokesman-Review)

Mattis: Hell, not going to take it anymore.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, angry over Trump's sudden decision to withdraw from Syria and Trump's treatment of allies, resigns. (New York Times)

The Trump shutdown looms
Trump has repeatedly threatened to shut down the government if he didn't get funding for the wall that he'd promised Mexico would pay for. Now, it seems like he may get his wish. (New York Times)

Fullscale retreat
It's not just Syria. Trump is ordering a massive reduction of troops from Afghanistan as well. (Washington Post)

Slide, baby, slide
The stock market is all sorts of messy, too. (USA Today)

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...