Oprah 2020 speculation, Spokane Tribe Casino opening, and morning headlines

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IN OTHER NEWS

Alleged murderer blames dog
A man named William Bost crashed into a Spokane Valley deputy's parked vehicle, then told the deputy that his dog killed his wife, Jade. Jade, a former biology instructor at Spokane Community College, was found dead with multiple stab wounds. Bost was arrested for murder. (KREM)

A STEP up
The long-awaited — and disputed — Spokane Tribe Casino opened in Airway Heights last night. (Spokesman-Review)

Veto-proof
In a 6-to-1 vote, the Spokane City Council overrode Mayor David Condon's veto of a new law that requires political committees to reveal donors when spending on behalf of candidates. (Spokesman-Review)

Sports bringing countries together
North Korea announced that it would participate in the winter Olympics, which take place in South Korea next month, even with tensions high amid threats of nuclear war. (New York Times)

Oprah Watch
As everyone speculated about whether Oprah will run for president in 2020 or not, her best friend, Gayle King, says Oprah is intrigued with the idea but ultimately doesn't see her running. (Associated Press)