MB: STA ballot measure too close to call, Supreme Court debates lethal injection

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The numbers show that it's failing, but as of this morning the measure to increase local sales taxes to pay for improvements to the Spokane Transit Authority is too close to call. (Spokesman)

Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn wants to expand the number of commissioners from three to five. (Spokesman)

It's still unknown what the specific allegations are against EWU fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon, which has been suspended while its national organization investigates. (Inlander)

A man inducted into the Spokane Library Foundations's new Citizen Hall of Fame, said to be the first African-American elected official in Washington state, was actually white. (Spokesman)  

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Schools in Baltimore reopened today and a calm seems to be spreading across the city after several days of controversial riots spurred by acts of police brutality. (USA Today)

While much of the recent attention on the U.S. Supreme Court has been on its arguments over gay marriage, a hearing today about the constitutionality of lethal injection got pretty heated. (Washington Post)

Pope Francis speaks out about the gender wage gap. (Sydney Morning Herald)