Shea offered to help rightwing figures, Sri Lanka attacks kill hundreds, and other headlines

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Coordinated attacks kill nearly 300 in Sri Lanka

On Easter Sunday, terrorist bombings in churches across Sri Lanka killed hundreds of people, and despite security forces receiving warnings of the attacks 10 days ago, no precautions were taken, the New York Times reports.

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Rep. Matt Shea
Shea-dy Surveillance
In a private group chat with rightwing figures, Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley) apparently offered to help do background checks on liberal Spokane residents the participants wanted to target, including with described acts of violence, the Guardian reports. 

Climbers' remains recovered in Canada
The remains of Spokane climber Jess Roskelley and his two climbing companions were recovered in Alberta on Sunday from an avalanche field that likely took their lives, the Spokesman-Review reports. 

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Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...