Villanova win ends the madness, farmers worry about Chinese tariffs and other headlines

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Walgreens volunteer Alacia Miller gives 48 year old Michael Bryan a flu shot in August 2017 at Blessings Under the Bridge's annual Luau in Spokane. - STUART DANFORD PHOTO
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  • Walgreens volunteer Alacia Miller gives 48 year old Michael Bryan a flu shot in August 2017 at Blessings Under the Bridge's annual Luau in Spokane.


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IN OTHER NEWS

No upset this time

The favored Villanova Wildcats cruised to a national championship win last night, beating Michigan 79-62. And they're already a favorite to win again next year. (Washington Post)

Tough on trade
Chinese tariffs could harm cherry growers in the Pacific Northwest, since China is their biggest foreign market. (Spokesman-Review)

Staying where they are
Though they were rumored to potentially switch to the Mountain West Conference, Gonzaga will stay in the West Coast Conference. "We've had a great relationship for 39 years going on 40," says athletic director Mike Roth. (Spokesman-Review)

Cosby defense gets two victories in trial
Bill Cosby won two big victories in his sexual assault retrial. The judge says lawyers can call a witness who questioned the motives of the accuser, and that the jury can hear about how Cosby paid the accuser in a civil settlement. (Associated Press)