Trump abandons gun background checks, Spokane Police Guild calls for Matt Shea resignation, and other headlines


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Empty words
After the recent deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, President Trump said that he would endorse "very meaningful background checks" and that he would pressure the Senate and House to join him. But, after lobbying efforts from gun rights advocates — including the National Rifle Association — Trump is backing down. (New York Times)

Clashing with car makers
In its efforts to rollback Obama-era automobile emissions standards, the Trump administration is at odds with major car manufacturers who have made a pact with the state of California to abide by their fuel efficiency standards. (New York Times

Cops denounce Shea
The Spokane Police Guild is publicly calling for state Rep. Matt Shea (R–Spokane Valley) to step down after reports that he collected intelligence on local elected leaders and political rivals. (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.