Man shot by police outside motel also shot by officers in 2014

Man shot by police outside motel also shot by officers in 2014
Officers respond to an officer-involved shooting at the West Wynn Motel on Monday, May 2, 2016, in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
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Aaron D. Johnson, who suffers from schizophrenia, was shot eight times in a confrontation with Spokane police in 2014. He was shot again Monday at a motel in west Spokane. Family members say they have struggled to get the help he needs. Monday's incident was the third police shooting in five days in Spokane.

Bloomsday organizers investigating T-shirt shortage, offer online orders
Bloomsday

Bloomsday organizers investigating T-shirt shortage, offer online orders

Those runners who left the 40th Bloomsday without a finisher T-shirt have until the end of the week to contact race organizers. Director Don Kardong apologized for the shortage of the event’s signature keepsake in a news release Monday afternoon, urging participants who left shirtless to email race staff by 5 p.m. Friday.



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A flag representing the transgender community, right, flies next to the Massachusetts state flag, left, and an American flag, behind, in front of Boston City Hall on Monday. (Steven Senne / Associated Press)
A flag representing the transgender community, right, flies next to the Massachusetts state flag, left, and an American flag, behind, in front of Boston City Hall on Monday. (Steven Senne / Associated Press)

Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hall

BOSTON – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says a transgender pride flag raised Monday over Boston City Hall plaza will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts. The Democratic mayor and other elected officials joined activists ...



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Seattle SuperSonics fans, from left, Kris  Brannon, Kenneth Knutsen and Jason Billingsley react to the Seattle City Council’s 5-4 no vote Monday against  vacating stretch of road where investor Chris Hansen hopes to  build an arena that could house an NBA and NHL team. (Genna Martin / Associated Press)
Seattle SuperSonics fans, from left, Kris Brannon, Kenneth Knutsen and Jason Billingsley react to the Seattle City Council’s 5-4 no vote Monday against vacating stretch of road where investor Chris Hansen hopes to build an arena that could house an NBA and NHL team. (Genna Martin / Associated Press)

Seattle council votes not to sell street for potential arena 

SEATTLE – Seattle’s City Council on Monday voted not to vacate a stretch of road where an investor aiming to bring an NBA team to the city hopes to eventually build an arena that could house it. By a 5-4 vote the council chose not to sell a small section of Occidental Avenue South in the SoDo District, throwing a wrench in Chris Hansen’s arena project.



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Alan Littlejohn

Conservative North Idaho legislator faces challenge from the right  

In District 2, one of Idaho’s most conservative legislative districts, the seat formerly held by tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart has been going through political evolution. Hart was defeated in the 2012 GOP primary by businessman and longtime local real ...



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Norichika Aoki is congratulated after scoring the winning run for the Mariners against Oakland  in the seventh inning Monday night. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)
Norichika Aoki is congratulated after scoring the winning run for the Mariners against Oakland in the seventh inning Monday night. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Bullpen steps up to secure Mariners’ 4-3 victory over Athletics 

OAKLAND, Calif. – It might be time to start viewing the Mariners’ bullpen as a reliable strength after Monday’s shutdown relay effort closed out a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Vidal Nuno, Nick Vincent, Joel Peralta and Steve Cishek ...



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Phil Tyler slaps his hands behind his back as he does pushups for the #22Pushups for #22Kill Challenge, April 26, 2016, in his south Spokane home. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Phil Tyler slaps his hands behind his back as he does pushups for the #22Pushups for #22Kill Challenge, April 26, 2016, in his south Spokane home. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Pushing for help: Campaign raises awareness about veteran suicides 

On average, 22 veterans commit suicide every day, according to a national awareness movement called #22KILL. Under that initiative, some Spokane residents have embraced a social media campaign called #22Pushups, a challenge to honor veterans and raise awareness about veteran ...



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Education Notebook: U-Hi presents musical play ‘Evita’ 

University High School’s production of “Evita” premieres Thursday. The musical features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The story of Eva “Evita” Peron, the first lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952, is ...



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Editorials covered a six-week coal miners strike, the growing influence of women on the abortion issue, the expansion of mail-in ballots and struggles to roll out Medicare Part D

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