NEWS: Growth in the legal recreational marijuana industry continues to divide rural communities in Eastern Washington who consider cannabis an affront to their values.
NEWS: A disabled woman died after drinking vinegar given to her by an Aacres Spokane employee. But the state Department of Social and Health Services won't say who is responsible.
NEWS: Gov. Jay Inslee has ended his presidential campaign and plans to run for a third term as governor. But Republicans think he's vulnerable.
IN OTHER NEWS...
The Trump administration is planning to unveil significant rollbacks of the regulation of methane emissions — a major contributor to climate change. (New York Times)
Children of some U.S. military and federal employees born overseas would not be given automatic citizenship under a new policy that the Trump administration plans to put into effect in October. (New York Times)
The Shea files drip
A document authored by controversial state Rep. Matt Shea (R–Spokane Valley) lays out a strategy for controlling territory in the aftermath of governmental collapse and civil war, including limiting immigration based on ethnicity, capital punishment for sodomy, and government supported Christianity. (Spokesman-Review)
The Washington State Department of Health officer issued an order on Wednesday that allows any individuals and organizations to go to pharmacies and get Naloxone — a drug that prevents fatal opioid overdoses — without a prescription. (Spokesman-Review)