Trump vows to tax Mexican imports, federal judge rejects suit against border wall, and other headlines


Apple, Facebook, and other major tech giants are facing antitrust complaints and other scrutiny from both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

NEWS: The number of runway youths from Excelsior's residential child welfare program appears to have decreased dramatically last year. There were 910 reports of runaways in 2017, compared to 65 in 2018, according to figures from the Spokane Police Department.


Tariffs for all
President Donald Trump said that his administration plans to implement tariffs on Mexican imports next week in an effort to reduce immigration at the southern border. He also called critical Republican senators "foolish" if they try to stop him. (New York Times)

Court win
A federal judge sided with the Trump administration by agreeing that the president could use emergency powers to fund his coveted border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and rejecting a suit filed by House Democrats to stop the action. (Washington Post)

Climate upheaval
Major global companies are increasingly assessing the potential impacts of climate change to their bottom lines. While trillions in potential costs (such as from disrupted supply chains) are anticipated, some companies see financial upsides, such as drug manufacturers anticipating a rise in the spread of infectious diseases. (New York Times)

Case developments
Law enforcement found the car of Arezu Z. Kashify, a 24-year-old Afghan immigrant who was reported missing on Saturday at the Spokane International Airport — the same airport that her husband recently left from with a one-way ticket. (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.