Spokane commits to renewable energy, local man killed in Iraq and morning headlines

click to enlarge Ben Stuckart, giving a speech on climate change with the blood-orange sun in the background - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
Daniel Walters photo
Ben Stuckart, giving a speech on climate change with the blood-orange sun in the background


NEWS: It's a little less smoky out there today, but still, the question must be asked: Did it always used to be like this? The answer is no.

NEWS: For a day, we all thought Spokane was getting a Chick-fil-A. But that was all because of a website glitch, according to the company.

FOR FUN!: Those charts showing the air quality are boring. Here are some more fun ones.


Planning ahead
With the wildfire smoke in the background, City Council Ben Stuckart painted a grim picture of how Spokane is being affected by climate change. The council then voted 6-1 to approve an ordinance that says the city will receive all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. (Spokesman-Review)

Spokane man killed in Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, from Spokane, was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. The helicopter was conducting a "partnered counterterrorism mission," according to the U.S.-led coalition. (KXLY)

Read the fine print
The Trump administration announced new pollution rules on coal-burning power plants, easing up on pollution rules for plants that need upgrades. Oh, and the fine print of the rules says the plan would lead to up to 1,400 premature deaths per year. (New York Times)

Not a fine person
The U.S. has deported a Nazi war crime suspect, the last one in the country. He is 95 years old. (Associated Press)

Hacking away
Russian hackers keep on hackin', and this time, they appear to have a new target: Conservative think tanks that have broken with President Trump and are seeking sanctions against Moscow. (New York Times)

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