Over 1 million less children with health insurance, Trump lashes out over impeachment, and other headlines


President Donald Trump, facing a mounting impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats is lashing out at Republicans for not being unified behind him.


Pivot to Russia
With the U.S. pulling out of Syria, Turkey is turning to Russia as the new power broker in the region. (New York Times)

Less coverage
Federal health programs Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program are covering over 1 million less children than in previous years, according to new data. Evidence suggests that rising fear about deportation in immigrant communities and new paperwork to prevent fraud are behind the drop. (New York Times)

'Sound' defense
Boeing's argument that recently disclosed text messages between pilots regarding problems with the flight simulators for the infamous 737 Max were not, at the time, indicative of problems with the jet system itself, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. (Seattle Times)

Hosting Tim Eyman
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart introduced a resolution affirming the council's opposition to Initiative 976, which would slash transportation funding by limiting car tab taxes. Tim Eyman, the backer of the initiative, showed up at the council meeting to speak against the resolution. (Spokesman-Review)

Dodgy firefighters
A complaint filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission alleges that the Spokane Firefighters Union has failed to account for the source of over $60,000 in contributions to its political action committee over the summer. The union has invested heavily in efforts to oppose Spokane mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward. (Spokesman-Review)

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Josh Kelety

As a staff writer, Josh covers criminal justice issues and Spokane County government. Previously, he worked as a reporter for Seattle Weekly. Josh grew up in Port Townsend and graduated from the University of Washington. Message him through Signal @ (360) 301-3490.