WORLD: Roughly two weeks after Canada's deadliest mass shooting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced an immediate ban on what he called “military-style assault weapons.”
NEWS: Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich blames a recent uptick in property crime on pandemic-related inmate releases. But other criminal justice players are skeptical that there's a connection.
NEWS: Photos from Thursday night's homeless camp police confrontation at Coeur d'Alene Park.
U.S. death toll
Around 67,000 people nationwide have died from COVID-19. (Johns Hopkins University)
While U.S. President Donald Trump has called for states to reopen their economies, his administration is privately projecting that COVID-19 cases and deaths will steadily increase as a result. By June 1, the estimated daily death toll will reach 3,000 — nearly double the current level. (New York Times)
Public health rationale
Stephen Miller, President Trump's chief advisor on immigration, has long sought to use disease as a justification to close down the country's borders. Then came COVID-19. (New York Times)
Amidst the pandemic, tribal governments across Washington are weighing when and how to reopen casinos, which are a major source of revenue and jobs. (Seattle Times)
Not a team player
Global health officials and diplomats are worried that, when a COVID-19 vaccine is found, the Trump administration's "America First" posture will result in a global vaccine brawl. (Politico)
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Bloomsday but not
With Bloomsday postponed, diehard fans still took to the streets on Sunday morning. (Spokesman-Review)
COVID-19 has prompted Democrats and Republicans to reconsider their summer conventions. But even before that, there was debate over whether they are an outdated ritual. (New York Times)
The pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis. And the system is not set up to handle it. (Washington Post)