In wildfire news: A rise
in respiratory illnesses is being linked to all the smoke in the air these past couple weeks, and the Cape Horn fire was likely started by a flare.
Once again the Washington Supreme Court has rejected Spokane serial killer
Robert Yates’ plea that his death penalty conviction be overturned. (KREM)
After anti-Muslim graffiti was discovered outside the Bosnia Herzegovina Heritage Association, Ramadan prayers
will continue. (Spokesman-Review)
Mayor David Condon has raised
more money for his reelection campaign than anyone else running for local office in Washington. (Inlander)
The exclusive first chapter of the hotly anticipated To Kill A Mockingbird sequel
by Harper Lee is here. (Guardian) The book drops next week.
The Office of Personnel Management computer systems data breach
affected more than 21 million people, investigators believe. (CNN)
Egyptian actor Omar Sharif
(Lawrence of Arabia, Funny Girl, Doctor Zhivago
) died at age 83. (BBC)