PIG OUT: You know that huge celebration of gluttony that takes over Riverfront Park every year? They have music, too. Here are a few of our favorites.
FOOTBALL: As another football season ramps up, local parents grapple with the research on the debilitating effects of traumatic brain injuries.
IN OTHER NEWS
It seems Jamie Pendleton has been his own worst enemy. The former bar owner drew intense criticism when he named a drink "Date Grape Koolaide" at his downtown bar, the Spokane Daiquiri Factory. He also used a local university's logo to promote the place, and got sued. He also used his estranged daughter's name (which is the same as his) on a business license without her knowledge. He's also reportedly opened bank accounts and credit cards in her name without her knowledge.
But that's not the end of the story for the Daiquiri Factory guy. He has now, from his jail cell in the Spokane County Jail, filed a lawsuit against the city of Spokane, naming Mayor David Condon all the way down to employees who write parking tickets. (Spokesman-Review)
Yachts and dope and millions of dollars
Six people — including two Portlanders — were indicted on federal drug trafficking charges for shipping Oregon-grown weed to other states. The feds seized 11,000 plants, $2.8 million in cash, more than 500 pounds of marijuana, 51 firearms, 26 vehicles and a yacht. Damn. (Willamette Week)
U.S. citizens are being denied passports under Trump's State Department
The Trump administration is denying passports to American citizens. People like Juan, who served in the U.S. Army, as a cadet in the Border Patrol, and as a state prison guard. And he's not the only one, as the State Department is cracking down on suspected fraudulent birth records, and in some cases passport applicants with U.S. birth certificates are being thrown in immigration detention. (Washington Post)
It's not even Thanksgiving yet
And already the South Hill turkeys are apparently preparing for an uprising. (Spokesman-Review)