Whitworth joins in on Ben Shapiro drama, Beto O'Rourke enters 2020 race, and other headlines

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IN OTHER NEWS...

Saving the day
A Senate amendment to the daylight savings bill would mean voters would decide whether they want the clocks to change or not. (Spokesman-Review)

Bigger than the game
Gonzaga women's basketball coach Lisa Fortier's brother died on Wednesday from complications due to muscular dystrophy. (Spokesman-Review)

Hurting his feelings
Within a day after news broke that Ben Shapiro would not be coming to Gonzaga's campus after all because the primary sponsor pulled out, Whitworth student government said they didn't want to invite him either. (KXLY)


Bet-o on it
Former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who couldn't take down Sen. Ted Cruz last year, is now running for president. (Associated Press)

Boeing down
Investigators are piecing together why two Boeing 737s crashed for similar reasons in Ethiopia and during an Indonesian flight in October. Apparently, it could be due to a malfunctioning automated system that's supposed to keep the jet from stalling. (New York Times)

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