Trump waffles on Russia help, homeless people bused in and out of Spokane, and other headlines


COVER: Learn about how to avoid loneliness, how Titan is so much like Earth and why a lichen is named after Oprah in this year's annual Scholastic Fantastic issue.

NEWS: Why other communities help buy bus tickets to send homeless people to Spokane — and vice-versa.

NEWS: EWU's new data analytics program works with the city of Spokane to break down homelessness data.


All in the details
A man who was an assistant principal at a local elementary school this year is under investigation for sending and receiving nude photos from a 15-year-old girl. The man, who the Spokesman-Review would not name, resigned on May 14 from a school the Spokesman-Review would not identify. (Spokesman-Review)

Hazy daze
Did you notice the skies were a bit hazy yesterday? You're not crazy. Wildfire season is already starting. (KREM)

Ahead of the state
A new report has found that Spokane's rate of domestic violence offenses is higher than the state average. (KXLY)

Needing help
President Trump tweeted today that Russia helped "me to get elected." Less than an hour later, he denied that Russia helped him. (New York Times)

Out of sight, out of mind
U.S. officials say the White House ordered that a warship named for John McCain be kept out of Trump's sight. But Trump says he knew nothing about it. (Associated Press

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.