Union members end strike at Lucky Friday mine, John Bolton willing to testify to Senate, and other headlines


John Bolton, a former White House national security advisor said on Monday that he is willing to testify during the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump if he is subpoenaed.

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Direct retaliation
In the hours after a U.S. air strike killed a top Iranian military commander, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told his government's National Security Council that retaliation for the killing must be proportional, carried out by Iranian forces and target American interests. (New York Times)

Ditching war crimes
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said on Monday that the military wouldn't attack cultural sites in Iran if the situation escalates further, despite President Trump's threats to destroy such sites. He also acknowledged that striking cultural sites with no military value would be a war crime. (New York Times)

Funeral deaths
A stampede killed at least 50 people during a massive funeral ceremony for Qasem Soleimani — the Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike last week — in his home town, Iranian state media reports. (Washington Post)
click to enlarge Lucky Friday mine is located a mile east of Mullan, Idaho. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
Young Kwak photo
Lucky Friday mine is located a mile east of Mullan, Idaho.
New contract
Union members representing over 160 workers at the Lucky Friday mine in North Idaho voted in favor of a settlement agreement with Hecla Mining Co., ending a two and a half year strike at the facility. (Spokesman-Review)

Spokane justice
Debra Stephens was sworn in as the Washington Supreme Court's new chief justice. She is the first person from Spokane to hold the post since 2001. The court's first Native American justice was also sworn in as well. (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.