Spokane police shooting, Idaho growing fast, and morning headlines



NEWS: For many Marshall Islanders, health care is hard to come by in the fallout of nuclear bombs dropped by the United States in the first place.

NEWS: A new program for deaf and hard of hearing students has transformed Franklin Elementary in Spokane.


Suspected robber killed by police
Spokane police officers showed up to a Safeway in north Spokane, where a man was suspected of robbing the store at gunpoint. Police tracked the suspect and then shot and killed him when he ran away, police say. (KXLY)

Let the past die
Developers are planning on tearing down three 110-year-old homes in a historic neighborhood on the lower south hill, putting a new "high-end" apartment building in its place. (Spokesman-Review)

Making a push
Thinking Republicans — even Cathy McMorris Rodgers — may be vulnerable, Democrats plan to contest virtually every House seat in 2018. (Inlander/New York Times)

How 'bout them potatoes
Idaho — yes, Idaho — is the fastest-growing state in the union (Washington is fourth). Wyoming, Idaho's neighbor, is dead last. Why is this? Well, according to this analysis from the Washington Post, the answer has to do with coal and natural resources.