Tensions mount with Iran, single-family zoning isn't cool any more, and other headlines

click to enlarge President Donald Trump walks from Marine One, after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, May 5, 2018. Trump said on May 7 that he was ready to announce whether he would pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, as European officials quietly indicated they had failed to convince the administration that dismantling the accord would be a huge diplomatic error. - AL DRAGO FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Al Drago for The New York Times
President Donald Trump walks from Marine One, after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, May 5, 2018. Trump said on May 7 that he was ready to announce whether he would pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, as European officials quietly indicated they had failed to convince the administration that dismantling the accord would be a huge diplomatic error.

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NATION:
Harvard University has rescinded its previous admission offer to a survivor of the Parkland school shooting over racist remarks that he made as a 16-year-old student.

NEWS: A Canadian mining and smelting company will have to pay over $8.5 million in fines to the Confederated Colville Tribes as a consequence for long-term toxic waste dumps after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case.


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IN OTHER NEWS...

The third-party diplomat
Tensions are increasing between Iran and United States, placing European leaders in a difficult spot as they try and preserve the framework of the Iran nuclear deal that President Donald Trump withdrew from 13 months ago. (New York Times)

Build it up
Increasingly, elected leaders across the country are turning their sights on single-family zoning — a widespread urban planning regulation that prevents non-single-family homes from being built in a given area — in an effort to add housing stock, reduce inequality and segregation, and make cities denser and more environmentally friendly. (New York Times)


The best buses
The Spokane Transit Authority will add two more fully electric buses to its fleet. But it's still a small fraction of their total fleet. (Spokesman-Review)

Maybe suing big pharma
The Spokane City Council voted unanimously last night to direct the city's legal department to explore the feasibility of suing prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the current opioid crisis. (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.