Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies, Elizabeth Warren's release of DNA backfires and other headlines

click to enlarge Paul Allen at the Flying Heritage Museum in Everett. - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/MILES HARRIS
Wikimedia Commons/Miles Harris
Paul Allen at the Flying Heritage Museum in Everett.


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Surge of cash
Avista shelled out $200,000 on ads supporting commissioners Mary Kuney and Al French in their bid to keep their seats on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. Kuney's opponent Rob Chase, currently Spokane County Treasurer, just so happens to be making an attempt to block the $5.3 billion sale of Avista to Toronto-based Hydro One. (Spokesman-Review)

GameDay comes to Pullman
Get ready to scream awkwardly behind a TV set, Coug fans, because ESPN's College GameDay will be live from Washington State University on Saturday morning. (KXLY)

A dangerous game
Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer resigned yesterday, three days after the Idaho Statesman reported that he shared photos of an African hunting trip. (Idaho Statesman)

Trail Blazer
Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, has died at 65. (Seattle Times)

2020 and Me
Possible 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, apparently in response to President Trump's "racism" of challenging her Native American ancestry, released a DNA test showing that she's (a tiny) part Native American. The move angered Native Americans who say being Native American is more than DNA. Trump, meanwhile, took delight in the criticism of Warren. (Washington Post

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.