MB: Whitworth students in blackface, Baltimore protests, push for County cop ombudsman

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Whitworth University students posed in blackface and posted it to Instagram. They were supposed to be the Jackson 5. (KXLY)

Proponents of independent police oversight will present 1,000 signatures to the County Commissioners today in support of a county ombudsman. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says the effort is a tactic by his political opponents. (Inlander, Spokesman Review) 

Spokane City Council approves "parklets" by vote of 5-1. (Inlander) 

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Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced her support of President Obama's Iran Nuclear deal, the final vote needed to survive a congressional challenge. (CNN)

Emails released by hackers reveal Sony Pictures altered the script and marketing of the new film "Concussion," which depicts death and demential football players endure from head injuries, to appease the N.F.L. (New York Times)

Activists and police prepare for protests in Baltimore as hearings in the death of Freddie Gray begin today. (Baltimore Sun)


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