Trump talks to Ukraine for dirt on Biden, federal agent with Nazi tattoo accused of discrimination, and other headlines

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NEWS: State officials including the governor and commissioner of public lands gathered in Spokane Valley on Friday to celebrate the opening of Katerra's cross-laminated timber manufacturing facility. They believe it will help economize forest health treatments, since the product can be made from small and dead trees, and could help with housing affordability.


IN OTHER NEWS...

Inslee backs Stuckart for mayor

Gov. Jay Inslee backed Ben Stuckart for Spokane mayor during his recent stop through town, a move that hasn't been seen recently in Spokane politics, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Lawsuit claims racial discrimination by federal agent with Nazi tattoo
A federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco who continues to wear a Nazi tattoo he says he got while working undercover years ago has been accused of racial discrimination by another Seattle agent, the Seattle Times reports.

Trump agrees he talked to Ukraine about Biden
Donald Trump is accused of talking to a foreign country to help undercut his main presidential opponent. No, this isn't Hillary Clinton and the 2016 race. Instead, the president has admitted he asked Ukraine to look into Joe Biden's potential role in the firing of a prosecutor there linked to a case involving Biden's son. In the meantime, Trump's administration was holding up $250 million in military funding for the country, the New York Times reports.


Apple Watch credited with helping Spokane man
A Spokane man shared how his dad was supposed to meet him for a bike trip, but after he didn't show up, he learned that after his dad crashed and hit his head, the watch called 911 and rescue workers took him to the hospital, KXLY reports. 

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...