Stratton violates ethics code, mass shooting in Seattle, and other headlines


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Going downtown?
Spokane Public Schools board President Jerrall Haynes says the district would consider changing plans and building a new high school sports stadium downtown "if circumstances change significantly," just like any capital project. (Spokesman-Review)

Overdose may be a homicide
A Mead student died of an overdose, and police are trying to determine whether the death could be considered a homicide. (KXLY)

Stratton violated ethics code
City Councilwoman Karen Stratton violated the city's ethics code when she advocated on behalf of a Spokane marijuana retailer, according to an ethics commission. (Spokesman-Review)

Seattle shooting
One person died and seven others are injured following a mass shooting in downtown Seattle. (Seattle Times)

Birth tourism
The Trump administration is making it more difficult for women to travel to the United States and have a baby. (Associated Press

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.