New Congress defies veto threat, Ridpath developer Ron Wells' authority stripped and other headlines

click to enlarge Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a news conference the day after the midterm elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 7, 2018. - SARAH SILBIGER/THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a news conference the day after the midterm elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 7, 2018.

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IN OTHER NEWS...

First order of business for new Congress
From Washington Post: "House Democrats Vote to Reopen Government and Deny Trump Wall Money, Defying Veto Threat."

Wells authority "stripped"

Developer Ron Wells has been stripped of his Ridpath authority as investors vow to complete the downtown Spokane affordable housing project. (Spokesman-Review)

Labor lowdown
A Labor Department report highlights the country's economic strength, despite the market's tumult. (New York Times)

Welcome to the world of Seahawks Twitter
It's the best place to be and the worst place to be during game day. The Seattle Times profiles the weird digital world of the Seahawks' online fan base.
“They’re just weird and self-deprecating, but the people on there are the nicest people ever. It’s such a cool community. I can’t imagine a better sports community than Seahawks Twitter.”

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