Halloween ghost stories, Trump reacts to indictments, morning headlines

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NEWS: Spokane County prosecutors are filing felony charges more often than any other county in the state — but that doesn't mean Spokane is more dangerous.

NEWS: It's not like Russian agents using Facebook and social media to sway the election had that much of an influence. Their inflammatory posts only reached 126 million Facebook users. You know, a third of the U.S. population. (via New York Times)

NEWS: Another one of President Donald Trump's controversial actions has been blocked by a federal judge. This time, it was his policy barring military service by transgender troops. (via New York Times)


IN OTHER NEWS

Ghost reading
It's Halloween. Are you in the mood for a ghost story? Check out this one, by the Spokesman-Review, about a home on the South Hill where owner after owner reports strange activity. One neighbor calls it the "House of Broken Marriages."

Once you finish that, go back and read our cover story this week about why we want to believe in ghost stories.

Skating through the holidays
In less creepy holiday news, a new $10 million skating ribbon will be open in Riverfront Park for the holidays, quelling concerns that its rocky start would delay the project. It will be the first skating ribbon of its kind on the West Coast. (Spokesman-Review)

County sued over man's death
A decade after Kay Mita died the same day he showed up to the Spokane County Courthouse for jury duty, his son, Floyd Mita, is suing the county for negligence, arguing that it led to his father's death. Open arguments in the trial got underway Monday. (KXLY)

Evidence mounts against Trump
Despite President Trump shouting "NO COLLUSION' on Twitter, the indictment of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a guilty plea by a former foreign policy adviser continue to tie his campaign to Russia. (New York Times)