NEWS: Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will begin paying all of its employees in the U.S. a minimum of $15 an hour.
WORDS: TEDxSpokane is on Saturday. We spoke to a Whitworth University lecturer who specializes in teaching how to design a good presentation.
ART: Terrain is Thursday and Friday. In last week’s paper, we took a closer look at the city’s premier art event after 10 years and what impact it’s having on Spokane’s art scene.
IN OTHER NEWS…
The Kavanaugh decision
The FBI plans to wrap up its investigation of alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh today, according to the New York Times.
Born with a silver spoon
The New York Times goes deep into the early financial history of President Donald Trump before he was ever elected.
“What emerges from this body of evidence is a financial biography of the 45th president fundamentally at odds with the story Mr. Trump has sold in his books, his TV shows and his political life. In Mr. Trump’s version of how he got rich, he was the master dealmaker who broke free of his father’s “tiny” outer-borough operation and parlayed a single $1 million loan from his father (“I had to pay him back with interest!”) into a $10 billion empire that would slap the Trump name on hotels, high-rises, casinos, airlines and golf courses the world over. In Mr. Trump’s version, it was always his guts and gumption that overcame setbacks. Fred Trump was simply a cheerleader. … By age 3, Mr. Trump was earning $200,000 a year in today’s dollars from his father’s empire. He was a millionaire by age 8. By the time he was 17, his father had given him part ownership of a 52-unit apartment building.”
Baby on board
The Trump baby landed in Spokane yesterday, hot on the trail of Vice President Mike Pence, who was in the Lilac City for a campaign fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Read all about the veep’s visit from the Spokesman-Review.
NHL inches yet closer to Seattle
Seattle will probably have an NHL team in 2020. The news comes after the NHL’s executive committee voted unanimously for a Seattle expansion. Another NHL vote is still needed in December though. More from the Seattle Times.
Scammers have reportedly been calling Idaho voters, collecting their personal information to "register" them to vote. Idaho election officials say that you cannot register to vote over the phone. KXLY has more.