Spokane Police Guild endorses Woodward, Boris Johnson to become UK prime minister, and other headlines

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NATION:
High rates of firearm ownership are associated with higher rates of domestic violence in the United States. However, the same does not hold true for homicide.

CULTURE: The legendary Steve Martin and Martin Short performed a comedy and musical act at Northern Quest Resort & Casino last Sunday. And it was great, Dan Nailen reports.


IN OTHER NEWS...

Reap what you sow
Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom's former foreign secretary and gaudy hardline proponent of Brexit, is slated to become the nation's next prime minister. He comes to power as the country continues to grapple with its potential exit from the European Union and what that will look like. (New York Times)

Popular uprising
Mass protests in Puerto Rico against the island's governor, Ricardo A. Rosselló, have entered their fourth day. Set off by the large leak of profane and offensive messages between the governor and his senior aides in which they mocked political opponents, Rosselló has said that he won't run for re-election but has stopped short of stepping down. (New York Times)

Trying an underage killer
A Spokane County Superior Court judge will decide this afternoon whether 17-year-old Caleb Sharpe, the culprit in the devastating Freeman High School shooting, should be tried as an adult or a juvenile. (Spokesman-Review)


Picking sides
The Spokane Police Guild has endorsed Nadine Woodward in the local mayoral race. The union's leadership cited her support of relocating the downtown Spokane Police Department precinct office. (Spokesman-Review)

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About The Author

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 in Seattle.