Stratton and former city union leader clash, GOP's 2018 fears and morning headlines

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Councilwoman Karen Stratton has sought to protect city employees, but her involvement in the city's internal decisions has sometimes frustrated and angered them. - DANIEL WALTERS PHOTO
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  • Councilwoman Karen Stratton has sought to protect city employees, but her involvement in the city's internal decisions has sometimes frustrated and angered them.

Parking wars
An angry parking lot argument, sparked by an Inlander story, between Karen Stratton and a former city union leader resulted in an HR complaint filed against Stratton early this year. While Stratton was completely cleared, Stratton still says she tries to avoid the complainant.

Propooperty rights

The neighbors of an Eastern Washington farmer are stoked that he's agreed not to spread biosolids — which include human waste (like from the toilet) on his property.

In other news...

Jolly Rogers
How Rogers' Lori Wyborney took on the challenge of getting more kids from the most low-income high school in Spokane to go to college. (Spokesman-Review)

The fallacy of simply 'teaching men not to harass'
Sexual harassment training, the Spokesman-Review's Shawn Vestal writes, won't do much to fix the spate of sexual harassment. (Spokesman-Review)

Unhealthy glow
Seven Hanford worker homes are being inspected for radiation, the Associated Press reports. (KREM)

We still haven't seen Trump's tax returns, by the way
Trump signs the Republican tax bill, handing corporations a massive financial win, exploding the deficit by at least $1.5 trillion and (temporarily, at least) slashing tax rates for most Americans.  (New York Times)

Crushing wave approaches
Republican leaders are feeling pretty queasy about the direction the 2018 elections are heading in. (Washington Post)