See 2017 through the lens
of the Inlander's
staff photographer, Young Kwak.
No Democrat has won more than 40 percent of the vote in Eastern Washington's bright red 5th district. But that could change according to a recent CNN poll
, which means Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers could be in for a fight.
Let's unpack the new Star Wars,
Weed is good
Looking at you, Butch Otter. The World Health Organization recent announced that certain cannabis extracts such as cannabidiol
(CBD) should not be illegal, and could in fact be used to treat diseases. CBD is a non-psychoactive extract of marijuana that has been used to treat epilepsy. Earlier this year, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a bill that would have allowed kids with severe epilepsy to receive CBD treatment. (Idaho Statesman
IN OTHER NEWS
House lawmakers passed a $1.5 trillion overhaul
to the U.S. tax code — the first major rewrite in 31 years. So whose taxes are going up? And whose are going down?
(New York Times
Can Washington pot farmers survive
air pollution control regulations? (Spokesman-Review
#MeToo at the opera
World renowned opera conductor Charles Dutoit has been accused by four women of sexual assault. One of the women has accused Dutoit of throwing her against a wall in his dressing room, sticking his tongue down her throat and shoving her hand down his pants. (Associated Press
Former Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley was convicted of nine felonies
, including tax fraud. (KING 5
Hot in here
Rapper Nelly is being sued by the 22-year-old woman who accused him of rape
earlier this year. Prosecutors did not file charges against the St. Louis-based musician, born Cornell Haynes Jr., when the alleged victim refused to cooperate. The woman's attorney says she decided to sue Nelly after he accused her of lying about the incident. (Seattle Times