EPA eases rules on chemicals found in water near Fairchild, morning headlines

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With years of experience digging into budgetary details, Spokane County's newest commissioner, Mary Kuney, hopes to help the county deal with a $10 million shortfall.

NEWS: With Spokane voters being asked whether to fine coal and oil train car owners who don't cover their coal or pre-treat their crude oil to a certain pressure before rolling their cars through the city, plenty of money has rolled in to sway voters' decisions. Read how much each side has reported bringing in so far.


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And you thought your hike was hard
A pair of "musical mountaineers" from western Washington pack their violin and nearly full-sized keyboard to the top of  mountain peaks in the North Cascades to share their music with the sunrise, craggy peaks, and fans, the Everett Herald reports.


Seizing control in Catalonia
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced over the weekend that the government would remove Catalan regional government officials until order is restored, following an independence vote the region held earlier this month, El PaĆ­s reports.

Suspect in Cheney pot shop murder could be linked with another body
The Spokesman-Review reports that the FBI found human remains on the Yakama Indian Reservation near where the man suspected of killing a Cheney pot shop employee claimed he had killed another man, but hasn't confirmed publicly if they're tied to the same suspect.

Harder to track
With a chemical industry insider now helping call the shots at the Environmental Protection Agency, it may become more difficult to track health impacts like those from the chemicals found in drinking water around Fairchild Air Force Base, reports the New York Times.