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Letting voters decide
Last night, Spokane City Council voted to put an advisory measure on the ballot asking voters a simple question: Where do you want to build a new stadium to replace Joe Albi? But the council wasn't happy that the burden to put out this advisory vote fell on them. (Spokesman-Review)

Primary primer
Don't forget, the primary election is today, with polls closing at 8 pm. The results may indicate just how close the race between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown actually is. (Spokesman-Review)

Student back in cuffs
The Lewis and Clark High School student who allegedly made threats to shoot up the school was re-arrested and booked into jail. The student, 18-year-old Ryan Lee, was released in June, but last month attended a youth group where one of the victims of his messages was. (KXLY)

California is burning
One fire in Northern California has doubled in size over the last three days, making it the largest fire in the state's history, nearly the size of Los Angeles. President Trump, meanwhile, sent a nonsensical tweet blaming the wildfires on the state's environmental laws. (SFGate)